Pirate Birthday Party On a Budget {Jake & the Never Land Pirates}

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A few weeks ago when I took my fam to visit my brother, and we had our day at the beach, we also got to celebrate my nephew’s 4th birthday. He loves Jake and the Never Land Pirates, so my sister in law planned a fun Pirate Birthday Party. They’re just out of school, so it was all done on a budget, which thoroughly impressed me. I tend to go all out on my parties, and try to stick within a range, but try not to think about it as I collect ideas. I really loved the simplicity of this party, the details were perfect, and the games were fun.

Pirate Birthday Party

First, there was the awesome Canon and canon ball cake:

Canon and canon ball cake


Kim crafted the canon out of toilet paper rolls, tape, cereal boxes, and black spray paint. The Canon cupcakes with twizzlers, and a sphere giant canon ball with a sparkler on top.  Then she had some fun pirate party games complete with a treasure map, and a red “x” to mark the spot.

pirate party games

There was also walking of the plank (where they threw a water balloon “bomb” off the boat to the “x”), toss the ring on the hook/sword, make your own eyepatch…

Games for Kids Pirate Party

A few more random pictures:

Jake and the Never Land Pirate Party The adorable birthday boy:

Pirate Boy

The family who loves him (his dad is my little brother):

Blowing out the candles

Join The Discussion



  1. Nazzia says:

    That looks like such a fun party! I love how the birthday family has coordinated their outfits.

  2. Very Cute party and great photos!

  3. RAelene Hill says:

    Awesome! I now feel like I was there. Between costume making, recipe sharing, fun birthday parties, crafting, and spending family time together you are all fulfilling my dreams. Love the party ideas and that you were there to film and share. Thanks so much!

  4. Norm says:

    Ahoy, mateys! Love the picts, so glad you were there to take them so we could share in the fun.

  5. What a fun party – so fun that you could be there to join in!

  6. Meghan says:

    fun party!

  7. Rachel says:

    Love, love, love!

  8. This is too cute! I showed your ideas to my family & we all thought that watermelon shark was the best!

  9. kiki says:

    love your party, i’ve pinned it! i’ve seen it on notjustahousewife.

  10. Larry says:

    What fun! Great Party! And GREAT Pic Kristen – Thanks!

  11. heather says:

    such a cute party!! thank you for posting this! I just have to tell you how nice it is to see a real homemade party with actual diy decorations that look like something I could do! I love all the pretty blogs with fancy parties & decor, but they cost a fortune & are all professionally done, & look like an artist made everything! It’s so refreshing to see something different from that & just looks amazing & fun. Hopefully you take that as a huge compliment. I hope to get to do this for my nephews! Or even my nieces if they like! 😉


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