Dig for buried treasure, sip on seaweed water and even walk the plank at this Jake and the Neverland Pirates inspired birthday party I did for my son’s 6th birthday. We incorporated a mix of his favorite cartoon, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and inspiration from these adorable Paper Eskimo pirate invitations. The two themes made this party both fun and colorful.
All of the food and desserts were setup in my kitchen. We turned my dinning table into a pirate boat with a black table cloth, fish net made by my husband with jute twine and twist ties. We also made the backdrop using metal rods as a sail and draped them with red and white fabric and added a blue curtain as the sea!
Seaweed pirate water was created with lemonade and mint leaves and we dressed up the juice jug with a thick jute rope.
We used our mini plastic containers and filled them with blue jello and a gummy fish. Then tied them with some rustic twine, a wooden spoon and called it walk the plank jello.
I decorated rice krispie treats with red and brown melting chocolate and designed them to look like mini treasure maps.
Instead of cake, I made cupcakes using the Paper Eskimo red and black stripe baking cups and topped them off with character cutout toppers. The toppers were simply done by punching out the characters using a 2 ½ paper punch and attaching them to a 4 inch lollipop stick and inserting them into the cupcakes.
The kids loot bags were labeled “pirate’s loot” and they were red and black striped paper bags filled with toys and left open for the kids to add treats off of the dessert table.
The dessert table also included some salty snacks like a bucket of fish and chips and paper bags filled with popcorn.
For the food and appetizers, I made individual servings of layered dip in these plastic tumbler cups and mini buckets of veggie sticks and dip labeled as the pirate slop, and Pirate boat hot dogs served in retro hot dog trays. We added a sail to the hot dogs using wooden stick and a character cutout.
The main activity for the kids was a scavenger hunt in which they had to find the hidden treasure by following the clues on the treasure map. These included digging, walking the plank and smashing cannon ball water balloons. All the clues led them to a treasure box filled with diamonds (ring pops) gold coins (chocolate), beaded necklaces and gold nuggets (ferrero rocher).
My kids and their friends had a blast and really go into character dressing up as little pirates.
Even the little ones enjoying the party.
We created the printables used for this party and you can use them all for FREE. They are easy to download, save and print, but please use them for personal use only. Click here to download.
Other items also used for this party are:
Happy Party Planning!