No stranger to birthday parties, with four kids aged 12 and under, Erica offers some tips, tricks and how-tos for hosting budget-friendly bashes. She'll even show you her cakes and share her cake pop (mis)adventures.
Between my family and Laura’s, seven kids in the same age ranges means duplicate party themes. Sometimes for the same kid!
I’ve made a Lightning McQueen cake twice, repurposed Blue’s Clues decorations, done two variations of Monster Jam cakes and had all manner of princess parties.
Today we’ll be talkin’ swashbucklers, mateys! And how I made the Pirate Theme work for boys of different ages.
This birthday theme is sooo much fun for kids. I’ve done it twice, once with Aidan when he turned seven and again when Xavier turned four. Fortunately for me, Laura is incredibly adept at handling props and reinventing decorations while I cover all aspects of the noshing.
Here are some great ideas that you can execute on a low budget, especially if you do your own baking. Otherwise, your splurge item might be your cake.
Invitations and Parting Gifts
Food and Cakes
Pirate Birthdays Arrrr Awesome!
Have you hosted a pirate-themed party or attended one? I’d love to hear your ideas or if you saw something that really stood out to you. Feel free to share in the comments below.
Erica kicked off her party-planning adventures when her eldest turned one and even had a home cake business for a short time. Now, four kiddos later, she shares the cakes she has made over the past 12 years as well as ideas and tutorials for hosting budget-friendly birthday parties. And if you're looking for the ins and outs of how to make (or break) cake pops, you've come to the right place!