I had so much fun with this theme and the fact that pirates are popular made this easy!
Invites: Message in a Bottle. The invites were printed on white paper front to back with a picture of "scroll looking" paper in the back-ground. Once they were printed I burned the edges to each sheet to give it a true scroll appearance. This was a messy time consuming process because of the paper ash and I had to continually blow out the flame so it didn't burn too much of the paper! However, the overall final affect was perfect!
|The printed invite that was rolled up and inside the bottle|
I added tiny shells to the bottom of each bottle along with shredded brown paper to give the appearance of sand. I tied raffia around each bottle and added a little paper tag to the top of each that was red striped along with the pirate logo I was using for the party
|Partially assembled invite bottles|
|Each invite was tightly rolled and tied off with raffia, leaving a very long end that would stick out the top|
|Mostly assembled, with cork around the top and invite "strings" hanging out the top. I still had to add the name tags|
|Invites ready to go!|
Cupcake Toppers - I was just about done punching out the circles for the cupcake toppers and decided to add pirate flags and gold doubloons. It made for a great variety.
Table Decorations, Food, Set-up - Our location gave us one food table and two tables for the adults. The kids had their own table (no decorations on it, they were crazy enough from all the running around the play land!)
These cute little message in bottles were up-cycled from one of my hair care products (hair powder). They were the perfect shape and size. I used a bamboo skewer to attach the message.
Here's the entire crew along with their pirate hats and patches. We even had a few in the back saying "Arrgghh"
If you have looked at the other birthday party ideas, here is the official picture and shirt!
I bought the shirt off of Etsy. I've been very happy with the quality of the shirt and the embroidery. It's been washed numerous times already and still looks good!
Arrgh Matey! Hope ye enjoyed this party idea!