Mid February we celebrate our miracle baby, our Lincoln. His Birthday celebration always begins at Disney and ends over the weekend with family gathering for an intimate party. His Birthday has fallen only on weekdays so far, so the husband takes off of work and we spend his actual Birthday at Magic Kingdom where they spoil him and I eat it up. We ride the same rides (Pirates is his favorite), take the same photo in front of the castle, have lunch in the park, and pick one item from the gift shop. This year he told a Disney employee he’s 3 and that his name is Jack Sparrow so they made sure his Birthday button said so. We conquered Disney and came home with a Jack Sparrow sword. The next day we celebrated with family members by hosting a pirates themed party, of course! Family arrived in costume which made his day. Here’s snap shots and details from Lincoln’s Pirate Themed 3rd Birthday Party.
My Lincoln had very specific requests for his Pirates themed party and mama made those happen.
He wanted to see some part of The Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean which I made happen by creating a creepy black mast with a bird in it. He loved it! I wanted to keep the mast and decor small for a few reasons but mostly because we were having a small party with just family members so no need to have a large scale anything. I created the mast by using dowels from Home Depot and Halloween fabric from Oriental Trading. Super easy and we still have the mast on display in the playroom. To keep the mast in place I put it in a vase and then surrounded it by fabric and pieces of a gold skeleton, the perfect creepy yet friendly pirate decor. He liked The Black Pearl making an appearance at his party along with the large pirate flag which was the table backdrop. This flag alone would have been all this boy needed to make his Birthday celebration complete. He used it as a blanket and asked me to hang it in the playroom after the party. Ha!
I also made sure he had a treasure chest filled with pirate treasures and gold bones. There’s a section on the pirates ride where there’s a skeleton laying beside treasure and he mentions it each time we ride it so the skeleton parts were a must.
Our sweet boy enjoys having his photo taken so pirate props were a must. So many family members showed up in costume that we forgot to even use these props!
Next up is the food requests from the birthday boy.
His favorite foods are fruit, pancakes, sausage, donuts and chocolate. I mean, who doesn’t love all of those things? With the party beginning at 10:30am we hosted a brunch with all of his requested items on hand. Pancakes, sausage, fruit and donuts were enjoyed but I could tell everyone was anxious for the cake! The favorite fruit (strawberry, raspberry and blueberry) was the first item gone as it always is in my house. Who else buys fruit multiple times a week for their toddler?
His favorite donuts are “pink with sprinkles”. I don’t know when this favorite donut started but I support it, so it was added to his pirate party by request with Captain Hook hooks on display too. Best pirate party donuts ever!
Now for our favorite part, the cake! We played a few pirate themed games outside to let our brunch settle before we dove into this delicious cake.
Lincoln specifically asked for a chocolate cake, with pink inside (strawberry flavored), pirate treasures on top with some pink sprinkles. My boy knows what he wants and mama totally made this happen. I ordered a strawberry cake with chocolate fudge frosting for pick up at our local Publix. Then I decorated. I added an L for our Lincoln, a handful of pirate coins and jewels then sprinkled the cake with pink sprinkles to finish it out. I love how this simple cake looks and so did our Lincoln. The birthday boy was so excited about his cake he stuck his fingers in it a few times before guests arrived. MINE! haha
Below is the cake when it arrived and then the finished product. I highly recommend making your own cakes for celebrations by decorating them the way you want! This only took minutes as the cake was picked up one hour before party time. A one of a kind pirate treasure cake for our tiny pirate.
- Cake: Publix and Decorated by Me
- Donuts: Dunkin Donuts
- Pirate Food Hooks: Oriental Trading
- Treasure Chest: Oriental Trading
- Skeleton Pieces and Pirate Coins: Oriental Trading
- Pirate Props: Oriental Trading
- Fabric: Joanns
- Mast: Home Depot and Oriental Trading
- Pirate Flag: Amazon
The pirate party cost about $150 including food which is fantastic, y’all! It can be hard for me to pull it in when it comes to decorating a party but the smaller the better to give focus to the birthday boy and the people that came to celebrate him.