Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jake and The Neverland Pirate Party

Back in November, Maddox started talking about his 4th birthday party.  He wanted it at Pump It Up (a bouncy place we have locally), and he wanted it Jake and The Neverland Pirate theme.  I wasn't sure how I was going to combined the two, but it ended up working out great.

I can tell you with 100% certainity and well-researched, there was NOTHING out in the stores for Jake and The Neverland Pirates back in November 2011.  So became my new best friend. I found some centerpieces on etsy. You can order them {here}.

I also found some shirts on etsy.  You can check them out {here}.
Maddox was eating his cupcake like a pirate in this photo.  I posted it, because you can get the best view of the Jake shirt.  Maddox's brother had a Captain Hook shirt.
I ordered from both of these places before Christmas.

Then in the new year I kept looking...still nothing.  I ordered his invitation and thank you from etsy found {here} and had them printed locally.

Thank You Note
When I called to book Pump It Up, they were offering an add-on package of either Superheros or Pirates.  Well, the pirates would be yes, I booked that!

Pump It Up was supposed to have pirate music but when they called to confirm the week before the party, the girl told me the CD hadn't arrived from the head office.  So I made a pirate mix on our iPod and took it in for the party.  This way the kids could JUMP-JUMP-JUMP to pirate music.

I looked from November to February for some type of party favor.  I knew I could always fall back on the Pump It Up water bottle of treats.  But I wanted something pirate and specifically something Jake and The Neverland Pirate.  Pump It Up was giving the kids eye patches (as part of the treasure box find).  I ordered (from etsy found {here}) these Jake headbands.

And then I found these Jake plates at  The site now has several things to choose from but a few weeks ago, this was about it.  Yet, it was a perfect favor to give a group of 4-year-olds.  I added a "thank you" tag to the plate.  The tags can be found {here}.

So the kids got to take home a Disney plate, an eye patch, a headband, a swirly straw, and a Jake tattoo (I found those at Walmart also).

And wouldn't you know four days before the party, Walmart got their Jack and The Neverland Pirate party plates, napkins, etc in their stores.  Yipee!  We had some Jake stuff.

I purchased plastic cups and lids (I knew the drink they were serving was going to be red; hence, the lids), added a Jake sticker to the cup (a name tag sticker worked great because I could add the kids' names to the cups), and got swirly straws.  The tags for the cups can be found {here}.

Pump It Up did a great job.  The party host was dressed like a pirate.

The pirate's parrot came to visit us during the party.

And the kids searched for clues during the party so they could locate a key that would open the treasure box.

After jumping for 80-ish minutes, we went into the party room to eat pizza (Maddox's request), have cupcakes, and FIND THE TREASURE BOX!!!

These cupcake toppers are so cute. I found them on etsy (surprise, surprise).  You have to print and cut them yourself.  I would NOT suggest buying them if you do not have a Silhouette.  It was so easy to cut them on the Silhouette.  However, I would not want to hand cut these.  You can find the cupcake wrapper and toppers {here}.  The cupcake stand was found at HomeGoods and worked perfectly as it mimicked the top of a ship.  UPDATED TO ADD A NEW LINK FOR THE CUPCAKE WRAPPERS: {here}

The Happy Birthday banner was found at Walmart when I found the plates, napkins, & tattoos.  It all came together well.

Best of all, Maddox had a great time at his party.  Argh! Mateys! 


  1. I am a complete stranger - ha ha! I was googling the Jake and the Neverland Pirate theme and came across your blog. I absolutely LOVE this party - you did an amazing job. My twins are turning 4 and we are doing the same theme. I was just in Walmart and couldn't believe they now have plates, napkins, cups and stickers. My Walmart did not have the banner so I'll have to go back and check that out at another store. I also had found some of the same ideas on Etsy - we have very similar taste - too funny! I am glad to hear your party went so well. The pictures are great!

  2. Thanks for the comment. Glad you liked the ideas. Hope your party is great!

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  4. Hello, you need to know that Wal - Mart got things birthday, I do not find

    Sorry but I do not speak English, I speak Castilian

    Thanks, I hope your answer
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  5. I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. The party supplies from Walmart were in their party section near the greeting cards. Hope this helps! Thanks for checking out the blog!

  6. hi i'm not too sure where you are but i am from california and have not yet seen jake at my local walmart i am heading there RIGHT NOW! lol i really hope they got somethings in. thank you so much for the ideas and information. your son's birthday turned out great!

  7. I missed this somehow, but this is great Jennifer! I especially love the nametags on the cups, so you can tell which drink belongs to which child. Genius!

  8. Hi, I wish a pic of me would have posted Im faceless. Lol. I was admiring your post and wanted to say it was beautiful. I wondered where you got the host from ? and the parrot. It is absolutely adorable. Im sure your little guy had a blast.

  9. sorry I kept sending post thinking you werent getting the but it says they have to be approved. Sorrry.

  10. Hi! Your part looks amazing. I am palnning o my son birthday. I was checking the sites that you gave, but they don't sell te cupcake wrappers anymore. i was wonderin if you still have the files and you can share it with. I would be so grateful. My emails adrs. is Thanks

  11. Sparky - This could be too late. I am JUST seeing this. Oh, my...I'm so sorry! What happened to me over the holidays??? The cupcake file says it is not shareable as it is copyrighted. But here is a link:

  12. I wondered where you got the host from ? and the parrot mascot?

    1. Ladydeason, I'm not sure what you mean by "got the host from". The party was at a bounce place called Pump It Up. The parrot mascot was there's. The location offered a package where I could upgrade the party to a princess or pirate theme. It was obvious that for this party, the pirate theme upgrade was a MUST! :)

  13. Hi jenifer i was checking this theme in the internet and your blog came across. You really did a great job. I love the center pieces with your child name at the bottom i was trying to enter the web side but i could not find it. I found the cup cakes design and also i found a custom invitation. Please help me with the webside for the center pieces. Thanks for your prompt answer

    1. Michael - Thank you for the kind words about the party. Check out this web address for the center pieces: