Back in the swing of things to share another project from earlier in the year for one of my best friends: a pirate birthday banner! Her son requested a pirate birthday party and she found some plates & napkins at Target, so I helped create a banner and topper for his party.

Pirate Birthday Banner

What you’ll need:

  • Black card stock
  • White card stock
  • Red card stock
  • Cricut Maker
  • Glue
  • Twine
  • 8″ wooden skewer (for topper)

I created the banner from a previous project, but made it 1 layer so it’d be similar to a pirate ship’s sails. The letters were a font that was close to matching the plates and the images were from Design Space.

After cutting the banner pieces, skulls and letters, glue them together, then thread the twine between the banner pieces. If you’re making a topper, glue the “sails” to the skewer, with room for it it stick into something like a cake or watermelon ship.

They setup a table at a park with fun pirate decor and hung the banner between 2 columns. Such a cute party!

Banners and other paper crafts will always be the easiest way to customize an event. In this case, making them match some paper goods and personalized to a happy 4 year old!

On a funny note, we all grew up as Braves fans in Atlanta, but her husband is from Pennsylvania and likes the Phillies. Her poor sons have been wearing Phillies gear, so I got some navy blue t-shirts and made them some Braves gear to represent the World Series champions! She loved it, but he was less than thrilled, haha.

Go Braves!

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