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Spectacular Pirate Party on the Beach

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pirate party on the beach

Meet you on the beach, mates! For Dylan’s first birthday, mommy and party stylist, Laura of LAURA’S little PARTY, definitely stole the show at the shore with this awesome location-celebration featuring bandana-bedecked skeletons, treasure chests full of beach toys, rag tie banners and plenty of that thing that no pirate can ever seem to get enough of… GOLD!

From an amazing pirate cake by Oh For Cake’s Sake and to the most clever little “treasure map” bucket seats you ever will see, scroll down to check out the entire, plunder-worthy fleet of creative ideas from this Spectacular Pirate Party. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Clever “X marks the spot” painted globe & bucket beach “seats”
  • Skull and crossbones drink bottles + a “Pick Yer Poison” chained drink cart
  • Handcrafted high chair garland made from burlap, skull fabric, and pompoms
  • (Incredibly detailed!) silhouette pirate ship cupcake toppers from Creativities Galore
  • Gold pirate hooks, eye patches, paper party crowns and “buried treasure” gold necklaces
  • Black & white striped Shawna Brockmeier fabric crowns for the birthday boy & his big bro!

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach

pirate party on the beach
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PARTY DETAILS as told by Laura…

My little guy’s 1st year went by so quickly! I’ve always wanted to do a pirate themed party. With the help of some sweet friends, we planned a fun gathering for my little Pirate. Dylan’s pirate themed party took place on the beach, while vacationing at our time share, in San Clemente, CA.

I created a few DIY projects for the party. The projects included a pirate teepee, a ship’s mast, a sword shack, and painted car wash buckets, that served as seating, for the little party guests.

MENU & DESSERTS
We served the kids gold coin nuggets, sweet corn on the cob, and mini cups of fruit. The adults feasted on chicken & veggie kabobs, kale salad, and beans.

My little guy’s 3-tiered pirate cake was nothing less than spectacular! The detail, and love that was put into it, was just amazing. Not to mention, delicious! We also had yummy mini oreo cookies that had the most detailed treasure maps, swords, and hooks that I’ve ever seen! We also served cupcakes that I bought from the grocery store. I added some fabulous ship cupcake toppers, and printable circles to them, and they so perfectly completed our dessert bar.

KIDS TABLE
I added a few fun elements here. I took little wooden spoons, and stamped them with pirate lingo. I embellished plastic milk bottles with twine, pieces of burlap, and pirate printables. I then added some cool paper straws that had skulls on them. The kids ate on pirate ship shaped plates. The table scape included pirate hooks, and paper crowns for each guest, embellished Ikea lanterns, and a mini pirate ship, on top of a burlap runner.

FAVORS
The guests got to take home black flip flops {perfect for the little beach-goers}, swords, eye patches, goody bags that were filled with bubbles, ring pops, along with a few other “treasures”. And to help contain all their pirate’s booty, they carried everything home in their bucket seats!

DECOR
I painted a wooden high chair for the birthday boy, and added the most beautiful, personalized, handmade garland. It was made from burlap, skull fabric, and pompoms. This is something we’ll treasure & use for years to come. Another fun element were the hand painted Mason jars! Decorated with stripes, and twine, they held our pirate skull lollipops, oh-so-perfectly. I also had the pleasure of displaying a darling letter D {for Dylan}. It was decorated so sweetly with a map background, and a cute little anchor that was connected with rope. I just fell in love with all the handmade decor from so many fabulous vendors. They added so much cuteness, and a wonderful personal touch that we will all truly treasure.

CROWNS
One of my favorite touches for this pirate party were the handmade birthday crowns! No birthday child should go without one. They were beautifully crafted, and it was just perfect that the big brother got to feel included on this special day, by getting his own birthday crown!

I can’t believe how quickly our little Dylan’s first birthday party came & went! But it was perfectly celebrated with lots of love, and wonderful vendors that helped make it so special!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

6 responses to “Spectacular Pirate Party on the Beach”

  1. Bella's Bakery says:

    Wow! Love this party!! Perfect for summer.
    Thank you for having my Oreos!!

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  5. AMAZING!!! Every detail is so unique and darling! LOVE that it’s on a beach, too!

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