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Arrrgh! A Pirate Party

My youngest is a bit of a tomboy and she wanted a Pirate Party. So that is what the little buccaneer received. Many ideas inspired through Pinterest. Here is my board.

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Pinterest has really ruined me. I can no longer have a normal play in the backyard party with cake and a piñata. Now it has to be a production. Why? Good question.
I was once told the success of a party begins with the invitation’s ability to set a good impression so here is the invitation. I am pretty proud of it. I printed it up on scrapbook paper that kind of looked like a paper bag. Then, I burned the edges… carefully. The paper burns really fast if you aren’t paying attention.

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I purchased those adorable bottles from Oriental Trading. http://www.orientaltrading.com/skull-and-crossbones-invitations-in-a-bottle-a2-25_4949.fltr?Ntt=pirate

They were PERFECT!
Now onto decorations. I made most of the decorations with my cricut and the Life’s A Party cartridge. I purchased some fish netting off of Amazon.com and again from oriental trading treasure map placemats (which I had laminated)love them.
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We celebrated in the pool, or err, I mean the lagoon and went on a hunt for pirate treasure. I made up rhyming clues which lead us to the booty. I had pictures of the clue locations for the really young kids but the bigger kids enjoyed it as well.

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The treasure chest was created with one of those Styrofoam coolers and some spray paint. Super Cheap and looked good too.

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The treasure chest treat boxes inside the cooler also came from oriental trading. Pretty much love that website.

Here are the cupcakes. I did not bake them or frost them. I didn’t need the pressure of baking that many cupcakes and have them taste good. I just went to Walmart. That’s right, no shame. I got the whipped frosting and asked if they could make the frosting look like sand. The wrapper and flags were created from the Life’s A Party Cartridge as well. To get the antique look I took an ink pad and gently rubbed it on the edges. It was time consuming but totally worth it.

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2 thoughts on “Arrrgh! A Pirate Party

  1. Rachael says:

    I have the Life’s A Party Cartridge and am also going to make the cupcake wrappers, but can you tell me what you sized them to in order to cut them? 🙂

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