Pirate Party Invitations

When the kids were little I used to plan some pretty incredible and inexpensive parties. At least the kids thought they were incredible and that’s all that really matters. Ammon wanted a Pirate party when he was 5 so I used these maps as the invitations.

Pirate Party Invitations from map

I’m sharing a simple way to make invitations for a party. These Pirate Party Invitations turned out really fun and Ammon loved the details we added. The kids loved receiving them too and it gave them an idea of an activity we would be doing at the party.

Pirate Party Invitations from Map

Start with a graphic or photo that relates to your theme. Then add a few details or embellishments like I did to this map. I found this old world map on-line and printed it on tan colored cardstock. Then I used a sharpie marker to add the X on the map with dotted lines that leads to the “treasure”. It is such a simple but important added touch.

Pirate Party Invitations back

On the back I added the details of the party. I used stamps because it fit in with the old world feel of the map. To add more detail to the invitation I distressed the edges. To get this look tear all the way around the edges of the invitation then use ink to make it look old and worn. I just ran the ink pad across the torn edge so it looks slightly burned.

Pirate Party Invitations wrapped

I stamped simple tags with the names of the kids that were invited to the party. Then distressed the edge of the tag to match the invitation. Roll up the invitations then tie them with jute and attach the name tags. Now they’re ready to be delivered. As an alternative you could put the invitation in a bottle and attach the tag to the outside.

These were really easy and fun to make. Think about how you can make simple invitations by starting out with a photo or graphic.

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Pirate Party invitations from old world map

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  • Marsha September 21, 2009, 8:04 pm

    What an awesome idea!!! Love it! I’m sure the party goers are very excited to come!

  • Mendy January 4, 2010, 12:12 pm

    OMG this is fantastic!!! great work!!

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy January 4, 2010, 1:48 pm

    Wow Leanne, this is adorable!!! Super creative! I’m sure the kids will be so excited to get this. Your little boy is too cute! Thanks so much for playing along today for “Brag Monday”.

  • Kathy-Catnip Studio January 4, 2010, 11:48 pm

    I can’t get over how cute this is – it reminds of Peter Pan and all the best things of childhood! Your darling boy is very lucky to have such a creative and loving mom.

  • Stephanie Lynn January 5, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Love these – We had our pirate party in October and it was so fun to plan! You did a great job on the invites.

  • karen cox January 6, 2010, 3:47 pm

    This invitation is amazing, I think it is so creative. I love pirate parties.

  • Terri July 23, 2010, 10:04 am

    I love this. What a GREAT idea. I like how you inked them, that must have been time consuming! What we do for our kids, LOL

  • Delilah July 24, 2010, 7:10 pm

    Wow those are really cool invitations! I love how they were relatively simple but came out looking like you slaved over them. 🙂 Great work.

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