Monday, June 14, 2010

Pirates & Princess Party {Real Parties}

I am SO excited to share some of the pictures I took at the Pirate and Princess party this weekend. I had about three weeks to consult, prepare and create everything for this event and I loved every minute! The professional photos should be coming midweek, which I am dying to see and share!

Are you ready to see??? Here we go... This was the paper cake centerpiece I created. A little bit princess a little bit pirate. This could easily be changed up to suit just one or the other theme. Have boy and girl twins, this is a great theme to incorporate both as individuals! 

Next up, the cupcakes. I love it when families make things together and that is what Caylen and her parents did. The three of them made homemade cupcakes and had fun decorating each little cake differently. So bright and colorful and really gave the table a lot of interest. I created both Pirate themed cupcake picks as well as Princess picks. That way the boys at the party could snag a "BOY" cupcake and not feel embarrassed about having girlie stuff on it...LOL

Next on the dessert island were Hershey bars covered in my custom envelopes. These are one of my favorite favors to hand out. Super simple, one candy bar per guest. They work for either gender and any age. Plus little kids love getting a FULL size candy bar to them self. The ones I created for Caylen's party were all the same, only half of the bars had a red and black envelope and the others had a pink and purple envelope. Again catering to both genders.

The Princess side of the island. We displayed the cupcakes, candy bowls and candy bars all on the families kitchen island. It was wonderful, because everyone could see it, but little hands weren't so tempted to sneak a finger full of frosting since it wasn't quite at eye level for them. SO, one side of the island was Princess themed and the other was Pirate.
Next up the popcorn table. This table was at eye level for kids, so they felt free to grab a popcorn box of their own and snack away. I hung these banners in front of the table to spruce it up just a tad bit more. Popcorn boxes...a huge hit with the kids AND parents oh and the dog ;)

Another view of the popcorn boxes...

Here is the goodie table. I had so much fun creating this and hopefully my photographer was able to capture the entire table. This is where I set up the goodie bags and cake slice boxes. The family filled each cake slice with stickers, tattoos, figures, balls, lip balm and candy. Each guest grabbed a cake slice box and a candy bar along with a goodie bag of their choice, to put their treats in.

Can't forget the treasure map...A couple of days before the party Caylen's Dad created a map of the backyard and where they would be placing treasure boxes. I took this hand drawn map and created these...This is what I was up until 2AM out in front of my house burning...LOL I love the way they turned out, even though my hands were mustard colored for a couple of days.

Oh and can't forget the water bottles. I suggested that the family served water to the kids, since guests would be running around, not to mention eating popcorn and lots of sweets. A much healthier option as well...we can all use a little more water. (myself totally included) So I created these labels leaving space for kids to use a permanent marker to write their names. This way everyone knows where their bottle is and won't keep running back for a new one.  I was surprised at how much kids loved these, which is great!

Well I covered just about everything...and I will be sharing the professional photos as soon as I can. Thanks so much to Caylen and her fabulous parents for sharing their special day with me and allowing me to show all of you!
Happy Monday!


  1. So cute Pam! I especially loved the water bottles :D

  2. Love love LOVE the popcorn boxes! It all looks so cute!

  3. Looks awesome! (of course!) boxes and the maps are my fav!

    hugs! Kim @
    party inspiration

  4. Everything looks awesome. Great job.

  5. That is SO cool! Why couldn't you have been doing this when I was a kid??? Very good job, the kids must have been flabbergasted :)

  6. Great party! So great, I can't pick a favorite thing... love the paper cake centerpiece, the popcorn boxes, the fun cupcake picks, and the TREASURE MAPS look awesome! (I chuckled at your 2 a.m. comment!... been there!) Everything turned out great!

  7. I like to get up early to go out and breathe fresh air. I feel that it is good for health and a good habit


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