Aidan & Kai’s Pirate Party

Last month my two boys, Aidan and Kai, celebrated their 4th and 2nd birthdays.  Their birthdays are just 3 days apart, so having a joint party is a no-brainer.  The 4 year old absolutely loves anything pirate so he naturally chose to have a pirate party.  It was a fun filled day full of family, friends, food, jumpy house and a gazillion presents!  A big thank you to Jihan of Jihan Cerda Photography for the fabulous images you see below, Encore Event Rentals and Kristin of Sweet Spot.  Enjoy!

The Invitation that I designed really set the mood and theme for this party.  I wanted the classic pirate colors of red and black, but I also wanted to add some aqua blues to make the palette a little more kid friendly.  The foam swords that the kids got to take home were a great find in the Target dollar section.

I created custom popcorn cones to match the design, which the kids loved.  The cone holder was simply made out of shipping boxes that I cut slits into and covered with kraft paper  then wrapped with ribbon.

Printable Water Bottle Labels which are water resistant and food tags.

A BIG thank you goes to Kristin of Sweet Spot for creating these adorable fondant cupcake toppers.  Kristin and I have worked together for quite awhile now and each time I receive a package from her I am blown away at the amazing work she does.

Kristin also created these delicious sugar cookies to match my design.  Thanks Kristin, they turned out great as always!

This year I tried something that made the party go a lot smoother.  I pre-scooped the ice cream into ice cream cups from The Tomkat Studio the night before.  When it was time for cupcakes I pulled the trays out, popped my hand stamped wooden spoons in and they were ready to go.  Definitely a must for any party with ice cream!

These pirate PB&J sandwiches come from an idea that I found on Sweeten Your Day Events.  I think that they turned out really cute and were so easy to make.  They are Uncrustables, the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches found in the freezer section.  They were thawed out and stamped with a toast stamper that I painted edible ink onto.  How easy is that?!

Each one of the little guests also received eye patches and little bags of pirate booty (aka chocolate coins) that were personalized and stamped with their names.

Pinata Time!

And here are the birthday boys getting ready to blow out their candles.
Aidan and Kai, I hope you had a fun filled party day and we look forward to many more celebrations to come!
The entire pirate collection will be available in my shop very soon.  For more information feel free to email me @ kaydenashley@att.net.
Tammy Nguyen-Le - April 26, 2012 - 3:59 pm

so adorable! such great details and creative ways to label food. :)

Christine {Pure Joy Events} - April 26, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Love the PBJ idea! If you’d like to share any DIY projects from the party on my blog, Pure Joy Events (http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/), just email me at christine@purejoyeventsblog.com.

Christine

Kelly Klaas - April 26, 2012 - 4:34 pm

So cute Katie! When we were little my aunt used to always have the ice cream pre-scooped into cupcake liners. Brings back memories!

michelle - August 24, 2012 - 8:36 pm

How did you personalize the little pirate bags? Iron on? Stamp? Some other clever way? I would love to know how to do that. Thank you!

kaydenashley - August 25, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Michelle- It is a technique using the designs I created and printed using a laser printer then transferred with paint thinner.

kelsey - September 24, 2013 - 7:34 pm

I am so glad you finished the treat bags in time- they turned out so cute!!!

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