Petite Celebrations Pirate Party

This weekend we celebrated my son’s 8th birthday with a Pirate Party!  The interesting thing is that I’ve been so busy creating parties for others these past couple of months that I literally had nothing for this party (except the plates & a few miscellaneous items) a week before.  I know…mother of the year here…  Thankfully, my items were ordered, shipped, and arrived in time, AND my friend Amanda of Shindig helped pull me through by sending me her pirate printables and her fabric bunting!  She was truly the party planner’s party fairy last week.  You may remember Amanda from her incredible Enchanted Fairy party, but now she also has an Etsy shop with printables for your own parties!
Now, here’s the Pirate Party for my own little Skallywag:
The good thing about designing a pirate party in late September is that there are lots of cool things out for Halloween, that I could use.
As for the snack table, I wanted it to have the feel of old crates from the ship that had been pried open.  I was happy with the look but the printablesadded a much needed pop of color among the neutral boxes.
What do you know, I turned out to be mother of the year after all!


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  1. Christi Bennett @ pisforparty says

    What a fun party! Everything looks great! Glad Shindig could help you out in your time of need. =)

  2. Maddycakes says

    Awesome party as usual!! Congrats on your new division! Trust me when all of those weekend kiddo shindigs start flooding in~ your last minute throwing together party skills will be invaluable!! Especially the fabulous way you do it!!

  3. thelittlebeanboutique says

    I love it Chris! Pirate parties are one of my favorites.. and yours is spectacular! I love the place settings!

  4. Pam @ PartyStart.Me says

    Amazing party Chris. I know the feeling of planning my own kids parties a week before…goes with the territory I suppose! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Save the Date for Cupcakes says

    Okay~ so I missed this! Glad I saw the link on FB. What would we do w/o it?! Your rocked it!

  6. Amy Ro. says

    I LOVE this party! I featured it on my blog, hope its OK with you. Again, thank you for sharing all your great work!

  7. Bianca says

    Everything looks GREAT!! My daughter wants a Pink Pirate party for her 7th birthday and I was wondering where did you get the black tote bags? did they come with the skull?

    Thanks for sharing!!

    • Chris says

      Hi Bianca,
      Those were actually from the Halloween store – great timing for my party in late September.
      You may be able to find something similar in pink through Google search(?)
      OR, buy a plain tote bag and DIY it with iron-on “bling” transfers from the craft store – I’ve seen ones with skulls!

  8. Marisa says

    Hi I was wondering what u used to cover the chairs at the table? Did it cover the whole chair or was it just draped over the back of it?

    • Chris says

      Marisa, that’s what you call strategic folding and pinning. LOL I used sheets {cut to size} and draped it so it covered the back of the chair but not the seat of the chair. Pinned from the underside so it doesn’t show.

  9. Brittney says

    Hey! I LOVE EVERYTHING! im thtowing my son a pirate birthday party in march i wanted to know where did you find all the stuff for the centerpieces(treasure chest, skull head goblets ect.)!