Pirate themed Valentine Party| Valentine Party Ideas - LAURA'S little PARTY

Pirate themed Valentine Party| Valentine Party Ideas

January 11, 2017

Around my house there are constant sword fights, light saber wars, and lots of sound effects! My 6 year old is always the "good guy", while my 3 year old tends to gravitate towards the villians, or "bad guys", if you will. My boys have a wooden treasure chest in their room that was passed down from a family friend. It's the coolest thing! I use it to store all of their role playing items: hats, swords, sabers, gloves, masks, eye patches, and... you get the idea!

I stumbled upon the CUTEST Pirate Valentine cards from Minted, and I was instantly inspired! We love pirates, and pirate parties! And because my boys are so adventurous, I thought it would be fun to put together a Pirate themed Valentine Party! 

One of the great things about putting this Pirate themed Valentine Party together, was that I already had most of the decor that I kept from past parties. Red & black is an easy color palette to work with, especially when you can mix + match patterns! I loved that I didn't have to shop for much, and I also had a lot of pirate party decor left over from my littlest guy's 1st birthday party - you can see his Pirate party on the beach, here!

I created a fun kid-sized party table with lots of fun decor, sweet treats, and yummy snacks. I made a couple party treats myself, such as the heart rice krispy treats, and the gummy heart kabobs. I also popped some microwave popcorn, and put it inside coordinating plastic popcorn holders. 
Don't you just love the glitter hearts + the pirate skull tags with the heart-shaped eye patches? I thought they were simply aaargh-dorable! My friend Blanca, from Creativities Galore created them especially for our Pirate themed Valentine Party! I'll also show you more ways I used her tags throughout our party.

The krispy treat hearts and gummy kabobs were very simple to make! I took store bought rice krispy treats and stamped them into heart shapes, with a mini cookie cutter. Then, I squeezed Betty Crocker cookie icing on top, and finished them off with black sugar sprinkles. 

For the candy kabobs, I took gummy heart candies and stacked them on top of skull paper straws. Other than getting sticky-gooey fingers while pushing the candies onto the straws, it was a simple process and my little guys loved them! I stuck the kabobs inside of this fun painted Mason jar from Just Add Glitter By Marla! All of her jars are so amazing!

I often add faux cakes to my party tables. I knew I had to create one for our Pirate themed Valentine Party! I took a styrofoam cake form from FloraCraft, and covered it with polka dotted wrapping paper. I finished it off with black tissue festooning from Shindigz, and topped it with a pirate acrylic cake topper, from The TomKat Studio

Store bought cupcakes were set inside of paper baking cups, and topped with these darling skull + glitter heart toppers. 

Can we just talk about these cookies, from Maddi over at Sweet Talk Bake Shoppe?! So aargh-mazing... and delicious too. She captured our Pirate themed Valentine Party perfectly! I love how the pirate treasure map takes you on an adventure to find the red heart.

 One of my favorite things to do is create a child's party table. I grabbed some red polka dotted fabric from Walmart, and used it as my table cover. Then I just started adding all sorts of fun stuff that I thought my boys would enjoy.

I filled a bubble gum machine with small treasures: gold beads, coins, a wooden pirate flag, treat boxes, and red hearts.

 Each place setting had a black charger, a striped paper plate, mini treat boxes that held their eating utensils, a candy tube filled with swedish fish, and an eye patch! The cute bamboo utensils are from Shindigz!

I found the clear plastic tubes over at Hoopla Events! They have the cutest party shop, with all sorts of fun items. 

When I start planning one of my kid parties, I like to dream up different seating options. I created some seats out of plain car wash buckets, from Walmart. They were the perfect alternative to regular chairs. Here I spray painted the buckets with Rustoleum semi gloss black paint. After my two coats were dry, I hand painted some dotted lines to resemble a treasure map, and added a wooden heart instead of a red X. 

You can also find these plastic milk bottles from Hoopla Events. I've used them for lots of parties! They're perfect for kid's drinks, and I love that they're easy for little hands to grasp. 

Right next to the party table, I set out a small treasure chest and filled it with a ship's wheel that I updated with Rustoleum protective enamel spray in sunrise red, a globe, lantern, a skull, and festive balloons! I picked up the pirate balloons from Oriental Trading, and the red balloons with white hearts are from Hoopla Events.
Hanging on the inside of the trunk's lid is a darling fabric garland from Lilly Paul Designs.

My boys had such a fun time during our Pirate themed Valentine Party! Do you like to throw small holiday celebrations for your family? I'd love to hear about it!

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  1. Laura! I love pirates (totally have a pirate themed Pinterest board) and this party is simply too cute! I love all the little details you added and now I can't stop thinking of other things to stuff into a gumball machine! :)