January 28, 2012

Pirate Party Part 5: Invitations,Thank You Notes

Down to the last few details of the pirate party - the invitations and the thank you notes.
I thought about sending a "message in a bottle" for the invitations (like you see here), but ultimately decided not to.  I still love the idea - but it was not what I decided to spend my time on.

Instead, I made little treasure map invitations.
They have a little rhyme that says:
Ahoy Matey!
Come and join our pirate crew,
As we sail the ocean blue,
Let's go find treasure and gold,
As we celebrate
[Child's Name]
Turning __ years old!

After printing these out 2 to a page onto offwhite cardstock, I cut the edges wavy and actually burned them all around, using a candle :)  It was fun, and I think the kids loved getting them in the mail that way.
We put stickers over the back flap that looked like this:
I am so happy that my daughter was so excited to write her own thank you notes!
During the party, I took pictures of each of the kids.
Then, we had them printed out and used them for the front of the thank you cards!
I folded a piece of cardstock, and using photo corners, attached the pictures to the front.  That way, the parents could keep the pictures without ultimately having to keep the note :)

My daughter wrote in every single one - which was so sweet.  She also insisted on including a pirate coloring page in each one, since we had printed those for the party but didn't end up using them.  I thought it was a sweet touch.

And that my friends, is it!  5 posts to commemorate my first birthday party ever planned - and I am still so happy :)

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  1. Merhabalar bayıldım,çok güzellerrrr..sevgilerrrr..

  2. I'm just starting to plan a pirate party for ,y soon to be 4 year old. thanks for the ideas!

  3. I'm in the process of putting together my son's 4th birthday party for the end of September. Thanks for the ideas for the invitations. We have a lot of stuff already, but still have just over 3 months for the party. Yo Ho Ho!!

  4. Did you create the invite or purchase the template? I love it and would love to use it for my sons birthday!

  5. Did you create the invite or purchase the template? I love it and would love to use it for my sons birthday!

  6. Hi Kari,
    I created the invitation myself.
    Email me if you are interested in having me make a personalized one for you.

  7. For those of you who are interested, I will make a custom .pdf of the pirate invitation, with your information, for a small price. You will receive an email of the .pdf file which you can save and print off. They are two to a page, so you would cut the page in half and then burn the edges to achieve this look.
    Feel free to email me at craftyladylindsay at for information!