We are so excited to share this super cute Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party styled by Xiomara of A Styled Fete. The vintage maps, neutral decor with vintage accents and the authentic props make this such a classy and fun pirate party!
You can find the Pirate Party Printables in the shop here. Read on for all of the party details and photos! Any Jake and the Neverland Pirate or Peter Pan lovers will adore this!
You might remember Xio’s work from the neon bridal shower, modern rocket party or ombre princess party or her Choo Choo goes to the farm party that we shared on our blog before. Her style is so classic and cool and I love her take on this theme! I love that this pirate birthday party is so cool and vintage feeling!
Party Details… (in Xiomara’s words)
This year we decided to go with a Pirate inspired party for William’s 4th Birthday. He loves to pretend he is Jake (from Jake and Neverland Pirates) and go on “treasure hunts” around the house, so a pirate themed party seemed like the obvious choice for him.
I found some really cute napkins that looked like a map and I was immediately inspired to design the party around them. I loved the idea of a neutral color palette with hints of green, gold and navy blue. I am not a fan of skulls and I realize that they are a staple on every pirate party out there but I really wanted something more subtle but that would still say “pirate party.”
Anders Ruff designed the perfect pirate printables for the party using a vintage map, compass and pirate ship graphics. All the party details were beautifully captured by Stacy Hart Photography.
We encouraged our little guests to come dressed as pirates. When they arrived to the party, they were greeted with a table set up with eye patches, Jake’s bandanas, pirate hooks and Izzy’s pixie dust necklaces for everyone to wear.
One of my favorite elements I created for the party was the huge ”treasure map” table runner for the kids table. While I am obviously not an illustrator, I had so much fun drawing all the islands, sea creatures, pirate ships and coming up with silly names for all the creeks and lagoons on it. The kids really enjoyed it too!
I also purchased cardboard treasure chests for each of our little pirate friends and arranged them on the kids table. The treasure chests contained pirate booty, “pirate jewels” (fresh fruit cups), a rolled “map” (napkin with silverware) and a toy compass. I used navy blue lanterns and gold wooden pirate ships for centerpieces.
The adults tables were decorated with wooden crates, glass bottles with jute, gold coins, skeleton keys and an anchor.
I used a two tier gray washed console to set up the dessert table and a burlap covered canvas for our backdrop. To bring in some of the ”Jake and Neverland Pirate” details, I made a pennant banner from storybook pages which I feel was a good way to incorporate it into the party décor. The desserts consisted of the cake that resembled a pirate ship at sea, cannon balls (chocolate malted balls), chocolate gold doubloons, skeleton bones (white chocolate pretzels) and crocodile gummies arranged next to a vintage clock (tick tock croc gummies). Perhaps my favorite sweet treat at the table were the beautifully detailed compass cookies by Sweet Goosie Girl which were not only gorgeous, but yummy too!
At the bottom of the console I arranged the party favors. Each boy took home a pirate sword and every girl received a pirate princess tiara, both with a coordinating thank you tag.
No pirate party would be complete without a pirate ship! I knew William and his friends would love to play pretend inside a pirate ship. I found a cardboard pirate ship here and painted it to give it a more realistic look. The kids absolutely loved it! Next to the pirate ship, the kids had so much fun walking the plank.
Since my little pirate loves adventure, we hired a pirate entertainer to come to the party. He made William captain for the day, gave each child a pirate certificate, lead them on a treasure hunt and made balloon swords. The kids loved the balloon sword fight! After this, they got to fire their “pirate ammunition” which were actually party confetti poppers.
I decided to make a pasta bar for the party. William’s favorite food in the world is mac n cheese and the pasta bar idea seemed like a good way to serve everyone a dish they could customize to their liking. It was not only delicious but also fun and interactive! We had three choices of pasta: “sea” shells, penne, spaghetti and three choices of sauce: homemade meat sauce, alfredo and cheese sauce. Toppings included grilled chicken, sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, parsley and grated parmesan cheese. We also served a salad and bread rolls. The kids sipped on some apple juice from plastic milk bottles adorned with jute.
Thanks for sharing, Xiomara! Great job!
– Party Concept & Styling: A Styled Fete
– Photos: Stacy Hart Photography
– Printable Party Stationery: Anders Ruff
– Compass Cookies: Sweet Goosie Girl
– Cardboard Treasure Chests: here
– Wooden Pirate Ships (centerpieces): Michaels
– Cardboard Pirate Ship: here
Helfpul Resources to create your own Neverland Pirates Party!
– Solid Red Bandanas: here
– Pirate Felt Eye Patches
– Pirate Telescopes
– Treasure Map
– Plastic Gold Coins
– Malted Chocolate Cannon Ball Candy
– Chocolate Golden Coins
– Crocodile Gummies
– Inflatable Pirate Swords
– Plastic Pirate Swords
– Pirate Hooks
– Vintage Pirate Clock