Theme prizes for the boys courtesy of Oriental trading:
Sword and eyepatch
Theme prizes for the girls:
We have a shark pinata filled with lots of goodies for our little buccaneer's.
These were the invitations that we used. I was originally going to burn the edges and mail them out for for time restraints we just e-mailed them... I used Lucinda Blackletter as the font in Word.
We went to the park where the party is going to be a drew a map, then transferred it onto brown packing paper and outlined it in sharpie. We tried to give fun piratical names to the landmarks on the map and used some fun extra pictures like what you might find on an old map. We cut off the bottom corner of the map into 6 pieces. At each of the 6 x's on the map they will get a missing piece. Once they have all 6 pieces they can figure out where the treasure is! For fun we burned 2 holes in the map and burned around the edges of the paper.
Today my project is the cake.
I have some fun games planned to do with the kids:
Walk the Plank:
The area around the playground has about a 4" plastic ring around the outside. We will see how far the kids can walk before falling off into the sea getting gobbled by the Kracken!
Lay some sheets of paper around on the ground to represent dry ground the rest is "water". The friends all walk around until "Shark Attack" is called. Everyone has to run to the safety of dry land. Each time one piece of "land" is removed until there is one victor left standing.
Nature Scavenger Hunt:
Since some of the kids coming have older siblings while the younger pirates do the Treasure hunt, the big ones will do the nature scavenger hunt. Then they will switch so they both have a fun time doing the activity without anyone getting run over.
The pirates are divided into two teams and have the goal of defending their own flag and capturing the opposite team's flag.
Crumble up balls of paper and cover them with pieces of tin foil. These are the cannonballs. Divide the pirates into "crews" and have them battle it out.
These were the great resources I used to come up with my plan for the day!