Pirate Party, Part 1: Invitation and can toss

Why do they grow up so fast?

It feels like it’s just one year ago we took our boy home from the hospital. And now he is turning 5. After a Lego themed party last year we went for a Pirate party this year. I saw so many cool ideas browsing Pinterest like this one and this one. This got me inspired to put together a cool pirate party. Here are the first things I made for the party.

Pirate party invitation

old treasure map invitation pirate party

Blank treasure map

Aargh Pirate Party Invitations

I started by searching google for a good size blank “treasure map”. This one was the winner. I added text to the map in Photoshop to customize it. After that I took a lighter, a candle and a bucket of water and burned the edges to give the invitations a rough look. This was the final result. Don’t you just love them? I know I do!

Pirate party can toss

I have been saving my cans for a while for this project. I wanted to make a Pirate can toss game for the pirate party. It’s always a fun game and it helps kids developing their throwing skills. Hooray for playing AND learning.

pirate can toss

Sticker design for the pirate can toss game


I made stickers to upgrade the cans to the pirate party theme. I used two images from www.clker.com. You can find them here and here. I photoshopped them into a black and a red and white striped background

Pirate can toss game all ready to go

If you want to use them for your own party feel free to do so. You can download Pirate can toss stickers here or click on the picture to the left. The stickers are based on a can with a height of 10 cm ( 3.9 inch) and 24 cm (9.4 inch) measured around the can. I also used cans with a height of 8 cm (3.1 inch). For these just cut of the top and or bottom of the stickers.

I’ve got some other pirate party projects going on. So expect a pirate party part 2!

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