A Pirate and Mermaid Birthday Party

Posted on: October 18, 2017

My youngest son turned four last month. When I had asked him what kind of party he wanted, he immediately said a pirate and mermaid party. Here it is for you:

All guests had to follow the path to in order to arrive at the party.

I set up a fun photo “booth” area for the kids. All pirates got a hat, eye patch, and sword. All mermaids got a necklace, hair clip, and ring. They also got to make up their own pirate and mermaid names.

I drew a large treasure map on some butcher roll paper and hung it up on the wall as the backdrop for the food table. I decorated the table with some pirate toys my boys have and some costume jewelry and pirate treasure. I also made a jar of “mermaid wishes” and “mermaid treasure”. I had a lot of fun with the food for this party! There was treasure map pizza, crabby sea shell pasta, walk the plank Jell-O, driftwood (pretzels), seaweed spirals (ham & cheese spirals with spinach), fish and chips (goldfish and chips), pirate booty, and pearls (Sixlets).

Polly the parrot is guarding the treasure maps I made for each child to use on our backyard treasure hunt with Firebeard the pirate.

For the drinks, I had a mermaid potion and all who wanted to drink the potion had to sign a contract. If they drank the potion, they would become a mermaid. 🙂

For the favors, each child got to take home the costume pieces above. But they were also sent home with a treasure chest filled with pirate stickers, a necklace, and jewels.

Since I work as a Fairy for Wings and Whimsies, my boss and her husband offered to come to Raylan’s party as their mermaid and pirate characters, Pearl and Firebeard. It was a blast! The kids learned pirate lingo, got to walk the plank, were told two stories, and went on a treasure hunt lead by Firebeard. The kids ate it up and had so much fun!

Enjoying their treasure after the treasure hunt! Oreo gold Dabloons.


Happy Birthday banner on the front of food table found HERE.

Grab Some Loot sign can be found HERE.

Mermaid Potion contract found HERE.

What’s Your Pirate Name found HERE.

Food labels can be found HERE.

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