Plan a fun birthday party for your favorite pint sized pirates with my tips for Throwing a Jake and the Neverland Pirates Birthday Party...
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I have to admit that my youngest surprised me this year when choosing the theme for her fourth birthday party. I was fully expecting to be planning a Doc McStuffins (can we say obsessed? ;) ) or maybe a Sophia the First princess tea party, but nope! I let her loose in the children's party aisle at our local party supplies store, and she ended up going in an entirely different direction- she asked for a Jake and the Neverland Pirates birthday party! :) Pirates? Okay! That is a party theme that I can totally get behind.
Planning this party was so much fun, and I couldn't believe how many awesome ideas there are out there for children's pirate themed parties! :) So let's get into the party details, shall we?
The party table was the main focal point of the party. I did a mix of licensed Jake and the Neverland Pirates party supplies and general pirate themed party goodies. I picked up some of our party things at local stores & ordered some supplies online as well. (You can scroll down towards the end of this post to get my full party supply list from Amazon.) I also pulled out all my daughter's Jake and the Neverland Pirates toys from her room. We ended up having a Captain Hook sword and hook, and a Cubby & Izzy Lego set. Money saving tip- Your kiddos' toys and action figures make excellent additions to your birthday party decor!
Little Miss begged me for a pinata for her party for weeks. I was pretty much dead set against it. There were only a small handful of kids invited to the party, and most pinatas that I saw in the stores are HUGE. But I lucked out on a random shopping trip to my local Target and snagged this much smaller pirate parrot pinata there! Seriously, folks. It was only $4! (what??), and the perfect size for our guest list of 2-4 kiddos. Time saving tip- Cut a few slits in the bottom of the parrot pinata before letting the kids go at it. We found this one was hard to break open- even when my 17 year old took a few whacks at it. ;)
Cupcakes happen to be my favorite thing to serve for kids' birthday parties. They are already perfectly portioned and ready to go- no cutting of a cake necessary. For these Jake and the Neverland Pirates cupcakes, I used my doctored up chocolate cake mix recipe from my Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake. Folks, this recipe takes boxed cake mixes to a whole other level. ;) I went lazy for the frosting and just used store bought vanilla that I colored bright red with food coloring. I suggest using gel food coloring to get this vibrant of a red. I topped each cupcake with Jake and the Neverland Pirates Icing Decorations, and I displayed them on a cute Neverland Pirates themed cupcake stand. For the cupcakes that I didn't have an icing decoration for, I simply sprinkled them with gold metallic sugar, aka "pixie dust".
I created this creamy Oh Coconuts! Dip in honor of one member of the lovable trio of pint sized pirates- Cubby. :) Cubby has an affinity for collecting coconuts, and one of his signature expressions on the show is, "Oh coconuts!". I also got a little clever and served this dip with "Gold Doubloon" vanilla wafers. Get the recipe for the dip and the how-to for making the "gold doubloons" by CLICKING HERE.
What's a kids' birthday party without the party favors, right? Each of our pint sized party guests went home with a Jake and the Neverland Pirates themed bucket filled with gold doubloons, jewels (bead necklaces), a spyglass, and Jake and Skully PEZ dispensers. I found the buckets at my local party supply store.
Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party Amazon Shopping List:
- Disney Jake and the Neverland Pirates Cupcake Stand
- Jake and the Neverland Pirates Icing Decorations
- Fun Express Inflatable Alligator Ring Toss Game- Okay, so I am totally bummed that not a single one of the photos I took of the kids playing with this didn't come out, but this game was a huge hit! We just pretended it was Tick Tock Crock. ;)
- Jake and the Neverland Pirates Deluxe Party Set (this has everything that you need- plates, napkins, cups, utensils, tablecloth, party streamers!)
- Jake and the Neverland Pirates gold coins (this is what we used to put in each party favor basket)
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