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Monday, August 29, 2011

Pirate Party Pt. 2 - Decorations

The decorations were one of the things I was most excited about because I had every table laid out detailed in my mind and I spent so much time making certain things. But there were two things working against me; time (the venue we had reserved fell through and we scrambled at the last minute to find somewhere) and wind. Yes, the wind decided that it wanted to join the party too.
The color palette I went with for the whole party was red, white, and black - classic pirate.
The first table was the dress up table... As the guests arrived, the kids got to get all dressed up as pirates. They each got a sash, sword, pirate bandanna, eye patch, hook, mustache (if wanted), tattoo, and were given a pirate name. Here is some more pictures of that table: Then there was the snack table. I was super excited about this, and will go into more detail with that on the next post. I didn't get a straight shot of the whole table but this will give you an idea of what is looked like. Then there was the beverage table, also not the best picture. I will go into more detail with this table on the next post about all the food. Then there was the kids table where they got to eat their lunches. I was super excited about this one. I made large sails and a flag to put on the table to make it feel like the kids were sitting at a pirate ship. Then I had a treasure chest at one end of the table with treasure spilling out and down the middle of the table, along with cannon balls and bottles with treasure maps inside. Each setting had a treasure map place matte that had activities on the other side, a red and white striped plate, and a lunch box with their meal inside. There was also a little cannon with cannon balls that I made sitting at the other end of the table. I was so sad that the wind kept knocking down the sails and flag despite our best efforts to weigh or tie them down. We ended up just taking them down, but I just loved them so much I had to take a picture of them anyway! And last there was the party favor table. Each kid got their own little treasure chest filled with a map, tattoos, toy compass, mini telescope, and some pirate gold in a pouch.
There were also some other random decorations that we threw out with the no time we had left, like this pirate birthday banner But I still have a box of decorations that I wasn't able to get put up, tons of "Beware of Pirates" streamers, a giant pirate skull and crossbones arch that the wind knocked down, pirate flags, and some balloons. ARGH! My OCBD was going crazy!!!

P.S. Most all of the dress up items and party favor boxes and toys were ordered from Oriental Trading or Birthday Express. The birthday banner and table signs were ordered from here.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome party! We are planning one for our 3 year old and would love the pirate names if you still have the list? Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  2. Great party! Where did you find the gable boxes that the food was in?

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