My little guy asked for a Jake and the Neverland Pirates 3rd birthday party. Luckily, there are tons of fun birthday supplies for this theme. I ordered Jake themed invitations, thank you cards, table cloth, plates, and napkins. We had the party around lunch-time so that younger kids would still be able to take afternoon naps. Here's what our food table looked like:
- Cake and Captain Hook Cupcakes (Instead of making a large tiered cake, I made a 9 inch, 2 layer chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, and funfetti cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. The cake was super easy to make. The water is frosting with blue food dye partially mixed in and swirled with a knife to look like waves. The sand is crushed graham crackers. The figures were purchased here and here. The palm trees are from this dinosaur play set. The cupcake liners and flags were purchased here.)
- Pirate Ship Hot Dogs (Hot dogs in buns with pirate flags. The flags were made out of card stock and lollipop sticks.)
- Tick-Tock Croc Fish and Chips (Little cups of goldfish and potato chips.)
- Mr. Smee's Marshmallow Pops (Marshmallows on a lollipop stick decorated to look like pirates. Dip the tops of the marshmallows in melted red candy melts. Then draw pirate faces on using a food safe marker. These were a huge hit with the kids!)
- Treasure Maps (Fruit roll-ups)
- Cubby's Candy (Rolos - gold nuggets, White Chocolate Covered Pretzels - skeleton bones, Swedish Fish - catch of the day, Milk Duds or Whoppers - cannonballs, Hershey's Nuggets - treasure, Kit Kats - planks)
- Pirate's Booty (Popcorn in cups)
- Scully's Scurvy Snacks (Carrots, celery, and bell pepper slices)
- Pirate Swords (Green and red grapes on sword toothpicks. These were another huge hit!)
- Sea Water (Bottled water in a cooler)
- Jake's Pirate Punch (Fruit punch) and Izzy's Lemonade (Lemonade)
All of the food tags were made by me and printed on card stock. This was a little time-consuming but worth it. I think it added to the overall theme, and both the kids and adults loved them.
I also made the birthday banner out of card stock. Again, this is a little time-consuming, but cheaper and cuter than anything I could have purchased.
Overall, I am so happy with how this party turned out! Check back tomorrow for Part 2 - the games!
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