::: It’s a Pirate’s Life for Luka :::

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I am so excited to share my son, Luka’s, fifth pirate themed birthday party.  It was so much fun creating the party package, planning the party, styling the day of and of course…

arghh matey! c e l e b r a t i n g !

My boys have really been into pirates this year and so this party took on a life of its own when they got dressed in costume, waving their swords and swinging their hooks!

The kids had a table of pirate costume accessories to don and they wore it in such a way that any true pirate would be proud to join their crew!

When I was designing the party package, I knew I wanted to create a cupcake topper that would look like a mini pirate ship and when assembled and placed together, would look like a fleet.  I was so happy how the “shipcakes” turned out…I used a bamboo skewer because it looks more autentic, then I used a 1/8 hole punch at the top and bottom of the pirate flag sail.  The top flag was the created with one of the straw flag designs included in the party package, taped and trimmed.  So easy and so cute…I mean tough!

Marshmallow pops are a must at all of my parties, not only for the kids, but my mom loves them too! She must have had at least three, but who’s counting…love you mom!  I drew on the faces with an edible marker I purchased from Michael’s and dipped the tops into red chocolate wafers that I had melted in the microwave.  They took maybe ten minutes to make, I would really recommend making them for the pirate theme because they are so easy and effective!

I made the cake, yes it was simple, but it is like a large version of my cupcake shipcake.  Same idea in assembling the sail and I finished it with a cute pirate sugar cookie.  There are many designs of cupcake toppers in the package because really what is a party package without cupcake toppers!

I have to send some etsy love on over to Ira of Batches, The Cookie Jar for the adorable and tasty sugar cookies!

All my party packages come with favor tags and thank you notes. It is a nice way to tie the whole theme together from start to finish.  Our pint sized guests each recieved the pirate costume goodies and fistfulls of gold! arghhh..chocolate gold coins that is!

the blue streamer backdrop  had to be twisted around the railing because as many of you well know, moms can’t control the weather and the wind was a blowing! Just have to go with the flow with these sorts of things.

It really was so much fun celebrating Luka’s fifth and I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into our party life at home.

Happy celebrating!







  1. 1

    I’m really interested in your printables, my son is turning one and his party theme is PIRATES!! Where can I download or purchase the lables, cake toppers, etc. ?

    • 2
      totfulmemories says:

      hi tyanna

      thanks for contacting me. i have emailed you with instructions on how to purchase the party package


  2. 3

    Cute Party! Where did you find the red/white striped bandanas and the red suitcases? I love all of your details! We are having a Pirates and Pixies party in May! :)

  3. 5

    Hi Tania,
    I am interested in the food label folded cards as well as the little flags and wondering if there is a way to purchase already printed and assembled?

    Thank yo,

  4. 7

    Hi Tania,

    I likewise am interested in purchasing your printables for the Pirate Party… assuming they are available. I have scoured the web for something just like you have created. amazing work!

    thanks- Jessica

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