My family goes a little crazy with birthday parties. Remember this one?ย  And this?

Of course, my sis Lindsay always does a bit better. She’s much craftier than me. She can sew. I don’t own a machine or even a needle and thread for that matter.

I know mom. I know.

Her daughter, Anna and son, Harrison nearly share a birthday. They were born almost exactly two years apart. That means the two of them will be sharing their birthdays for many years to come. That also means my sis is going to come up with very creative boy/girl theme bashes! Starting with this one!

A pirate/princess party theme!

For this shin-dig she incorporated pink and black into the color scheme. Simple ideas included:

  • watermelon cut into the shape of a pirate ship
  • photo booth section with props
  • invitations with princess/pirate sticker embellishments
  • mini plastic swords for cheeses, etc
  • a craft table for all the kids which included pirate hats, princess crown, face tattoos
  • Pink Cake Pops stuck into black and white polka dot paper

And of course the princess/pirate theme party isn’t complete unless everyone is in costume.

Yes. Everyone.

Right down to mom and dad’s homemade concoction. Trust me. This one made my month.

Mom and Dad made everything down to the jar lid earrings, pirate swords and necklaces. It was quite the site.

Linds put up a simple backdrop for pics (I think it was a tablecloth) set out a few hats and accessories and we all took turns acting a little bit crazy.

We probably didn’t do much acting.

Clay and Anna’s dad poses with a mini sword? Not sure what he’s doing. I’m never sure what he’s doing. ๐Ÿ™‚


The first birthday boy!

The birthday girl turns 3!

My oldest niece, Rachel ~ย  stops for a pic!

My Ella and the birthday girl hangin’ out in princess gear.

It was a pretty fantastic party full of good food, a few adult drinks (with captain, of course) and goodies for the whole family.

P.S. This would make a fun Halloween theme party, too!

What do you do? We would love to hear your birthday party theme ideas!

Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published childrenโ€™s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When sheโ€™s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper โ€“ youโ€™ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. Thereโ€™s also a 75% chance at any given time, youโ€™ll spot her in the aisles at Target.