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Arghh! There’s a pirate Valentine party about and you are going to go crazy over it; submitted by the talented Laura Aguirre of Laura’s little Party out of La Habra, CA USA!

Pirate Themed Valentine Party 

I love party themes that are a little variation of the norm. This Valentine party with a pirate twist is a great example of thinking outside the {gable} box  (see what I did there? Oh boy, the stand up comedy never ends…). With only 11 days until the holiday of LOVE, enjoy the inspiration.

My lips are puckering up over these adorable details displayed in this sweet Valentines Party:

  • Pirate-themed cookies
  • Banner made from black + white paper lanterns and red foil “x” +”o” balloons
  • Gummy heart kabobs
  • Skull + heart cupcake toppers
  • Faux polka-dot cake
  • Wooden utensils + pirate patch attached to red lunch gable boxes with black tulle
  • Treasure chest full of Pirate-inspired decor
  • Black + white striped painted mason jars
  • Striped + polka dot partyware
  • and MORE!

Vendors:
Party styling| concept| photography: Laura’s little Party
Skull and glitter heart toppers: CreatiVities Galore
Plastic milk bottles| clear gumball tubes| heart balloon: Hoopla Events
Pirate themed cookies: Sweet Talk Bake Shoppe
Black tissue festooning| bamboo utensils: Shindigz
Pirate balloons: Oriental Trading
Painted mason jars: Just Add Glitter By Marla
Pirate acrylic cake topper: The TomKat Studio
Pirate hats| striped paper plates| striped popcorn holders |chalkboard heart| XO balloons| large plastic heart: Target
Fabric garland: Lilly Paul Designs

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Pirate Themed Valentine Party Details:

This is what Laura said about planning/styling the party- “Around my house there are constant sword fights, light saber wars, and lots of sound effects! My 5 year old is always the “good guy”, while my 2 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!
Before Christmas, 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 so 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 –
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. A year ago {Pirate Party on the beach} 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 semi gloss black paint, from Rustoleum. 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, 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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