Pictures of a Pirate Birthday Party | Siblings March

Looking for pictures of a pirate birthday party? I took more than 400 images of the twins’ third birthday at the weekend!

I’ve managed to cut them down as much as I can, but you’ll still see what we got up to in the pics below.

A pirate birthday party
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As quick as a flash, the not so ‘terrible twos’ are over and my sons are into another year of their lives.

Lots of folk have said to me recently:

‘Ooh, I bet you’ll be glad when the two’s are over won’t you?’

But I can honestly say — hand on heart — no, I’m not glad it’s over.

Growing Up Fast

I’m delighted to have seen my two little boys safely into another year of their lives but time seems to be gobbled up so quickly these days.

They’re speeding, ever faster, away from the babies I once knew. I love the fact that they’re growing up into such amazing little people but I wish it wasn’t happening quite so fast.

Their birthday dawned misty, with the promise of sunshine — a far cry from the day that I met my babies for the first time. There was snow on the ground that day and the sky was the colour of iron.

It was bitterly cold and I remember feeling so fearful, wondering if I was going to be able to keep them warm enough — they were so tiny and fragile.

Three years on and the babygrows have been replaced by jeans and hoodies, the booties have given way to cute little sneakers and the tiny, mewling little scraps of skin and bone are now mop-headed, rambunctious little boys.

We celebrated with a pirate birthday party — a little gathering of friends and family — and more chocolate and cake than you can shake a (piñata) stick at.

A Pirate Birthday Party

A pirate birthday party
The table all laid and ready for our shipmates
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A pirate birthday party
Little Pirate design tableware from Party Delights — perfect for a pirate birthday party
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A pirate birthday party
A pirate birthday party | I’d made pirate themed cupcakes and a birthday cake
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The twins on their third birthday
The two birthday boys
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It was so much fun decorating the house, ready for the party! I can totally see how party planners get hooked into doing that for a living.

I found some amazing pirate themed tableware and decorations from a website called Party Delights.

They’ve got SO much stuff to choose from. It was really difficult to make a decision. Balloons, party favours, a fantastic range of tableware — and not just for little pirates either.

They also do an amazing line in Halloween props! We use them for our annual Halloween party.

A pirate birthday party
This guy looks like he could do with feeding up ;)
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A pirate birthday party
A pirate birthday party | I sprayed Oreo cookies with edible gold to look like Doubloons
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A little pirate planning on what cake to eat next
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A pirate birthday party
Lemon cupcakes with pirate decorations
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A pirate birthday party
Bags of loot — perfect for a pirate birthday party
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The boys wore sweet little striped tops by Bob & Blossom.

I’d decided against getting them dressed up head to toe in pirate fancy dress but a little nod to the theme, by way of a nautical stripe, was perfect.

The twins on their third birthday
Bertie getting a bit confused how old he is!
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The twins on their third birthday
Recreating the bubble shot from their first birthday!
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The twins on their third birthday
Mesmerised by bubbles
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Fun In The Sun

We played Piñata — this was the first time that the boys had done this and they took great delight in belting a giant treasure chest, which we’d filled with chocolate coins.

I’m so thankful it was such a beautiful afternoon too, being able to get outside in the fresh air made me feel as thought we’ve finally said goodbye to the winter.

A pirate birthday party
A pirate birthday party | One of the birthdays boys wearing his gorgeous striped tee from Little Chickie
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A pirate birthday party
Pirate themed Piñata
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A pirate birthday party
Cake and Champagne — a lovely combo!
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The birthday boys with my sister — their Auntie Jingle
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A pirate birthday party
The perfect cake for a pirate birthday party
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The Most Amazing Pirate Party

All in all the most amazing day — a pirate birthday party for my two favourite little people — and a fitting celebration to mark them turning three.

They are the absolute light of our lives; more precious than I can put into words. Their daddy and I were happy before they arrived — he’s my best friend in the whole world and we love each other’s company — but the arrival of our sons shifted everything, in a way that I couldn’t really have imagined and made everything complete.

They altered our relationship in the best way possible; changed our label as ‘a couple’ into that of ‘parents’.

I love these little faces more than I can say! Here’s to them and to a magical, brilliant fourth year — Happy Birthday Twinkles xx

The twins on their third birthday
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Caro Davies editor of The Listed Home
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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44 thoughts on “Pictures of a Pirate Birthday Party | Siblings March”

  1. Oh what a wonderful party! Happy Birthday boys, I really can’t believe you’re three either but I love that you celebrated in style!!

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  2. Arrrrr! Oh I do love all the details in your child’s pirate themed party. Love the loot bags and decorations :)

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  3. We had this pirate themed party for my eldest last year and he loved it. There are so many different pirate things out there that you can buy for parties. This year luckly there is no theme as we have hired a play bus so the kids can go in there and play.

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  4. What an amazing looking party! Every last detail is done to perfection and O bet my little boy would live the pirate theme. The cake is fab!

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  5. Aww cute boys! My boy turns 4 next month. I love theme birthday parties we did a pumpkin patch theme for our 1 year old whose birthday is beginning of nov. She loved it and so did we. :) enjoy the year of 3 year old. They definatly grow way to fast!

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  6. I’m planning my son’s 5th birthday in May. Though we will be hiring a hall as I will not be having 20+ 4 and 5 year old boys running our house!! I may steal some of your ideas though- especially the gold Oreo’s- love that! xx

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  7. WOW!! It looks like you threw the BEST pirate party ever – the gold dubloon Oreo cookies are a stroke of genius, and I love the golden coins on the cake too! I’m sure your boys had the most wonderful of days, something I hope they always remember! Magical.

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  8. Aah looks like such a fun party :) My youngest is about to turn three and I just can’t believe it. I’m not glad to see the back of two either. I desperately want time to slow down. Where have three years gone!?? Hope your boys enjoyed their birthday x

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  9. So, so cool, Caro! I adore the pirate theme and the gold Oreos are inspired!! My littlest turned three in Jan and it seems to have come with a grasp of so many words. One of my favourite things is simply to sit and listen to him make sense of the world. And you’ll have double that!!! It’s an amazing age x

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  10. Ah Happy Birthday boys!! Don’t you just wish time would slow down!! This looks like a fab party and brilliantly designed, those Oreo’s look fab!! I hope you all had a magical day x

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