Baby’s First Birthday – A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party

I. Can’t. Believe. It.

My baby boy is about to turn one year old this month! How does that even happen!? My oldest is only four! The middle is only two! How can my precious last baby boy be a whole year old?! Time sure does fly. And now that it’s so close, we have to figure out just how we want to celebrate. I’ll admit, we haven’t ever made a really big deal about our kids birthdays. Until they’re older and can understand the point, I’ve not been one to make a huge fuss. But something about this one – knowing he is my last baby – makes me want to go all out. So… I’ve been planning.

Chester’s birthday is October 22nd, which means that he’s got an awesome theme for any birthday – Halloween! We can go super spooky when he’s older, but for now I figured it would be fun to create a costume theme that his little friends can really get into. So we went for a sort of Pirate Halloween theme, and it’s going to be epic.

Our planning has been all-in, with cakes and decorations ready to rock. And I’m going to show you just how it’s done. Let me present the most AWESOME Pirate Halloween Birthday Party!

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So here’s what you will need for this Halloween Pirate Tablescape set for a party of 6:

2 Pirate Tablecloths (one to cover the table and one to cover the wall in the party area)
6 Pirate Goody Bags
6 Pirate Hats
6 Pirate Eye Patches
Pirate Napkins
Plastic Silverware
A Pack of Pirate Paper Plates and Cups for the kids
Assortment of Candy Corn, Halloween Candy, etc
Poision Jug for Juice (filled with Green Hawaiian Punch)
6 Pirate Ceramic Plates (ideal for adults to use)
6 Red Chargers
6 White Plates
6 Halloween Glassware ( you can use clear glasses and pick up the Halloween drink stickers from JoAnn’s)
6 Drinking Straws
Centerpiece: Spiderweb Cupcake holder
10 Halloween Theme Monster boxes (the ones pictured come from Party City)
Black Feather Wreath
2 Black Trees
1 BOO Pumpkin
1 Plastic Pirate Hat
Birthday Candle & other birthday related decor 

Most of my products were purchased at Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, Target or Party City. However, many of these products can be found online, like Amazon

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

When planning a party, it’s best to sit down and create a list of how many kids will be attending the party. What type of food to prepare, games, etc. With little ones, serving finger food and cupcakes is ideal. 

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

And yes, the cakes/cupcakes are homemade! Recipes to come later!

Putting your Halloween Pirate Tablescape Together

1. Lay the Pirate Tablecloth across the table. 

2. Next, roll out the black happy birthday wrapping paper. I like using wrapping paper since it makes for an easy cleanup. Just roll it in a bunch and toss it in the trash. This is a great way to save your good tablecloths and table. 

3. Place 6 chargers around the table. 

4. Then place 6 white plates on top of the red chargers. 

5. After that, place the 6 Pirate Posion plates on top of the white plates. 

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

6. Lay out your centerpiece. 

7. Place the Spider Cupcake Holder in the middle. Fill it with the Halloween Theme monster boxes. 

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

8. Place the Spider Cupcake Holder inside of the Black Feather Wreath. 

9. Place the Black Trees on each side of the Spider Cup Cake Holder. 

10. Place a Pirate Goody bag by each place setting. If you want to assign seats, this would be a great way to do it. Write the child’s or adult’s name on each bag. 

11. Place a Pirate Patch next to each place setting. 

12. At the foot of the table or on a side table, fill jars with assorted candy. 

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

13. Place the birthday cake, cupcakes and other food in this area. 

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

14. It would be ideal to have a separate area for the gifts or far enough away from the food. 

15. If it’s within the budget, stop by your dollar store or .99 cents store to find Pirate hats, swords and other accessories to really pull off the ultimate Halloween Pirate Party. 

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party for Your Child | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

Vanilla Cake with Pumpkin Buttercream with Candy Corn-7

And that’s it! To make this party even more of a Pirate party, have the guests come dressed like Pirates or in their favorite halloween costume. 

Other Decorating Ideas

Have a treasure chest big enough to use as a gift table. 

Come up with Pirate and Halloween related games  or watch Pirate themed movies

Create a Pirate Photo Booth with props

Add a Pinata

 Most of all, just enjoy the day. Kids will have fun no matter what you do, and everyone can join in to make even the most simple parties fun. But adding in a little bit of a theme can make memories that last a lifetime!

Stay tuned for recipes for these delicious Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes and the to DIE for Vanilla Cake with Pumpkin Buttercream with Candy Corn. YUMMO!

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

21 Responses

  1. I am so jealous he has his birthday right before Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday! Sadly, mine is 2 days before Christmas, so I get lost in the shuffle lol. Great theme!

  2. That looks like it is going to be an amazing party. I think this would also work for the Halloween Party we are throwing – I like that there are skulls but nothing too scary for the kids.

  3. This is amazing. What a party and the food looks amazing. A pirate theme is perfect for this time of year and kids love it. I love the idea of having everyone come dresses as a pirate.

  4. This looks like it was an amazing party. I love the theme. I will have to share this with my friend. Her Son has a birthday near Halloween.

  5. That party is going to be a really great time! I can just imagine a little guy in a pirate costume! Great decorations and favors. I love all the candy corn!

  6. That’s a fun theme and definitely one my son would love (and he’s way older than 1). 🙂 Sweet birthday memories to be made w/that kind of party. 🙂

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