Pirate Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

 Pirate Theme Party Planning, Ideas and Supplies

Pirate Theme Party Planning, Ideas and Supplies

Pirate Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Let Party Idea {Pros} walk you through every step of your child's pirate birthday party including pirate party invitations,  decor, food ideas,  pirate fun and games and even pirate costumes for children.

Party Idea Pros has an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties.  We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple.  We love hula hoops, beach balls,, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments.  Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two.   Never, ever deliver invitations at school, unless every single child is invited!!!!!   Save money – skip the jumpies and the pony rides.

Many of the products here also work for pirate theme baby showers!

For a great kids pirate theme birthday party there are only six essentials

  1. A great pirate invitation — even before the party begins invitations create a sense of anticipation.  Think of all the time your own child spends  looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.
  2. Great pirate theme paper goods
  3. A  cluster or two of  pirate theme latex balloons mixed with some fabulous Pirate Balloons (be especially careful of latex balloons if you have very young children present)
  4. A toy treasure chest or pirate ship, and gold coins for  your centerpiece or simply use the centerpieces provided in the pirate party kits – you can always make them a little less commercial by adding balloons and some of your own pirate accessories.
  5. For the food –  keep it simple:  serve goldfish crackers and trail mix  in a pirate skull goblet,   use fish shaped cookie cutter to cut cheese, tea style sandwiches, and fruit or skewer small pieces of fruit onto pirate sword food picks,   and for dessert serve  pirate cookies , crispy pirate pops, or the classic decorated birthday cake/ cupcakes.
  6. Four  activities:  a “doing” activity such as a home “treasure hunt” a craft activity such as  decorating a treasure chest, and a game activity  like, “capture the pirate flag” or “pirate tug of war”,  and to end the party you absolutely must break the pirate ship pinata.  As the kids get older, the same activities work just make them more complex, and add a competitive/team component.

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Entertaining on Earth Day

Entertaining on Earth Day

Entertaining on Earth Day

Eco-Friendly Party Planning, Ideas, and Supplies

by Paige Minteer 

Mark your calendars for April 22, 2017

Earth Day

Go Green! Earth Day is approaching, and what a wonderful excuse to throw a green-themed soiree! The key to an Earth Day party is making each element as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible!  Use environmentally friendly invitations, party decor, and party favors. Even create your menu using fresh, local, organic ingredients.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Baseball Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Baseball Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

A celebration filled with peanuts, popcorn & cracker jacks is a winning party theme for baseball fans of all ages.

With another baseball season off to a start this week, we thought it would be a perfect time to update our baseball theme party. So many great ideas for your baseball birthday party, baby showers, and baseball viewing and tailgate parties, if we do say so ourselves.  Play Ball!
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Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ides of March Party)

Ides of March Party
Veni. Vidi. Vici. (Ides of March Party)

I Came           I Saw          I Conquered

March 15th.

What is the Ides of March?

courtesy of Jennifer Vernon, for National Geographic News, March 12, 2004

Julius Caesar's bloody assassination on March 15, 44 B.C., forever marked March 15, or the Ides of March, as a day of infamy. It has fascinated scholars and writers ever since. For ancient Romans living before that event, however, an ides was merely one of several common calendar terms used to mark monthly lunar events. The ides simply marked the appearance of the full moon.

But the Ides of March assumed a whole new identity after the events of 44 B.C. The phrase came to represent a specific day of abrupt change that set off a ripple of repercussions throughout Roman society and beyond. Click here for the rest of the article

Today, thanks to the William Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, the soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March,” has forever imbued that date with a sense of foreboding.  But here at Party Idea Pros we say the ides of March is just another excuse to party, especially for those interested in ancient Roman history, Shakespeare, or anything toga.   Pick and chose from a wide range of ideas.  This theme can go as elegant or as bawdy as you desire.

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