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Pirate Party advice, ideas What do you do about inviting entire class???

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Hi, Its my son's 5th Birthday soon, he wants a pirate party, which we will have a home, hubby wants to decorate house, etc! great fun!, any ideas?? any good party suppliers you have used?
Also, as he is 5, he does not know all the kids names, and only wants 3 boys to come, along with a few cousins, it will be around 10 ( i have 3 boys myself), i feel awfull!, but there is 34 kids in his class, i could not invite them all!, also he does not get on with my friends little boy, so does not want him to come! argghh!! i see her every day
Anyone else have these or similar problems? what do you do???
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
wow i would love to decorate your house for you, that sounds like fun!
1 Like #2
I would invite them all as you can guarantee, youll expect 34 and only 10 will turn up!!
1 Like #3
Any "Birthday" stores which have a partyland within them have a whole range of party stuff with a pirate theme - treasure chest and pirate pinata, plates, cups, tablecloths, etc, gold coins, eye patches, haps, hooks, bubbles with pirates on bottle, writing pads, pencils etc all with pirate theme, balloons...........the list is endless!

Hope this helps. :-D
#4
just pick some at random and invite your mate.
the little one wont be aware on the day.
enjoy
#5
Ask his teaher or one of the TA's who he plays with/gets on well with in school, that's what i did for my little boy last year. Decided not to have a party this year for him went to the zoo instead :lol:
#6
REDRANGER86
wow i would love to decorate your house for you, that sounds like fun!


you're a bit far away!!
Hubby's talking about turning the entire deck into a pirate ship! with piles of playsand, but what on earth do you use??, and yep, sounds like fun, us adults even want to get dressed up, although the lady pirate costumes on e.bay are, shall we say a little too saucy?:whistling:
#7
As far as the who to invite problems, be prepared this doesn't change or get any easier as they get older! Sorry!!!

I'd invite all the boys from his class, as they all won't come and the cousins etc. he wants.

You will have to invite the friends little boy really, would cause untold offence otherwise!
#8
loony1
I would invite them all as you can guarantee, youll expect 34 and only 10 will turn up!!


I was thinking that, but known my luck, they will all turn up!:oops:
#9
Party Delights were really good for party stuff & you can get Quidco :thumbsup:
#10
suze
As far as the who to invite problems, be prepared this doesn't change or get any easier as they get older! Sorry!!!

I'd invite all the boys from his class, as they all won't come and the cousins etc. he wants.

You will have to invite the friends little boy really, would cause untold offence otherwise!


oh god, and i'll be doing 3 a year, one april, june, one december! all for boys, jeepers i think i'll forget trying for a girl!, this whole thing is putting me off!!!
and my friend has another kid, she'll want to bring her too!, the list goes on & on!
#11
cheerleader
Ask his teaher or one of the TA's who he plays with/gets on well with in school, that's what i did for my little boy last year. Decided not to have a party this year for him went to the zoo instead :lol:


Yes, thats a good idea, asking his teacher!, will be doing that! so is the zoo one x
#12
karen3boysxxx
oh god, and i'll be doing 3 a year, one april, june, one december! all for boys, jeepers i think i'll forget trying for a girl!, this whole thing is putting me off!!!
and my friend has another kid, she'll want to bring her too!, the list goes on & on!


I know, I remember it well! I've only got my youngest 18 and 21 left to worry about now!
#13
Crikey! Invite them all and let them decorate your house for you :giggle:
If I was going to invite the whole class, it would be wise to hire a local hall/community centre. They don't cost much and you don't need to worry about spillages & breakages. That way, if parents want to stay they can and there is enough room for everyone.
Either pick the party guest list for him or If you are going to let him pick who comes to his party, then you will have to stand by who he picks (or you could try the greed approach and explain that if he doesn't invite your friends child then that would be one less present - its wrong, I know, but other parents do sometimes take it personally when their child isn't invited).
Good luck & have fun.
#14
I think you should let him choose who to invites then that way he will be with his mates and not children he hardly pays with or may not like !
1 Like #15
Well i never have that luck when inviting loads(that half decline). I invited 50 to a Christening and 48 accepted. I also invited 25 kids to a 5th birthday party and 24 turned up and were running riot in the garden.
Now i have cut RIGHT down because there used to be so many children either from school and friends/family that i tell them they can invite 1 maybe 2 friends from school and then close family.
It has been far easier.
#16
karen3boysxxx
you're a bit far away!!
Hubby's talking about turning the entire deck into a pirate ship! with piles of playsand, but what on earth do you use??, and yep, sounds like fun, us adults even want to get dressed up, although the lady pirate costumes on e.bay are, shall we say a little too saucy?:whistling:



im sure [url]www.halfcost.co.uk[/url] had some in really cheap!!
1 Like #17
yeah when its party time with my little boy (4yrs), we get the invites from the school, they are normally just in his bag when i pick him up, its a great idea is the pirate theme but have you thought it may be cheaper to go to a playbarn type place that is already themed? that way you could spend the cash on inviting all the little darlings from his class, although 34 seems a huge group, i thought my sons was big with about 12 of em!!!
1 Like #18
My daughter was 11 last week and I let her invite 4 girls round for a pamper party and sleepover!
It was great, all had fun, didn't cost a fortune and for that evening I forgot my age!
#19
cheerleader
Party Delights were really good for party stuff & you can get Quidco :thumbsup:


yes, it does, will have a look tonight when kids in bed!!:thumbsup:
#20
holly100
im sure [url]www.halfcost.co.uk[/url] had some in really cheap!!


wow, thats a great site, added to favourites, will look later! rep adding to all!
1 Like #21
My son is having a 'Pirate and Princess' themed party for his 4th birthday in May. We have invited the whole class which is also 34! Argh! I am only expecting around 20 to make it on top of 15 friends out of school.

We have hired a huge bouncy castle at our local leisure centre - £70 for 2 hours, all we need to do is the food. We could of hired the local rugby club for £30, i would rather pay that than have all those children running riot in my house! :?

I have shopped around and managed to find the 'golden tooth pirate' tableware reduced in Tescos; Wilkinsons also have a great range, check here
They also have skull balloons for £1!

I bought quite a bit from http://www.partypacks.co.uk/

I bought my sons pirate outfit from Marks and Spencers for £10 but i also seen some nice ones on ebay for £5.99 including postage :thumbsup:
#22
cassieismydoggie
My daughter was 11 last week and I let her invite 4 girls round for a pamper party and sleepover!
It was great, all had fun, didn't cost a fortune and for that evening I forgot my age!


Thats sounds lovely, will be doing that when he is older, although much older prob. little kids find it harder to sleep at sleepovers i expect!
#23
Aimee1985
My son is having a 'Pirate and Princess' themed party for his 4th birthday in May. We have invited the whole class which is also 34! Argh! I am only expecting around 20 to make it on top of 15 friends out of school.

We have hired a huge bouncy castle at our local leisure centre - £70 for 2 hours, all we need to do is the food. We could of hired the local rugby club for £30, i would rather pay that than have all those children running riot in my house! :?

I have shopped around and managed to find the 'golden tooth pirate' tableware reduced in Tescos; Wilkinsons also have a great range, check here
They also have skull balloons for £1!

I bought quite a bit from http://www.partypacks.co.uk/

I bought my sons pirate outfit from Marks and Spencers for £10 but i also seen some nice ones on ebay for £5.99 including postage :thumbsup:


Thanks aimee, will check the site out, great ides, beginning to think about a hall now! sending hubby to wilkinsons! i got him a BNWT davey jones costume for £8 off e.bay, worth £25 from disney store, it came today, how cute! rep added! x
#24
karen3boysxxx
Thats sounds lovely, will be doing that when he is older, although much older prob. little kids find it harder to sleep at sleepovers i expect!


My daughter and her friends didn't sleep! lol.
The only one that did ended up with writing on her face.:-D
We could hear wispering and giggling all night but its only once a year and they are all good girls on the whole.
#25
karen3boysxxx
Thanks aimee, will check the site out, great ides, beginning to think about a hall now! sending hubby to wilkinsons! i got him a BNWT davey jones costume for £8 off e.bay, worth £25 from disney store, it came today, how cute! rep added! x


Jack Sparrow - now there's a costume!
#26
I am doing a Pirate party in a couple of weeks for my sons 2nd birthday. I got some cheap pirate fabric & have made small draw string bags for party bags. I have also brought some red & white striped material to make bandana's & kneckerchiefs.

Wilkinsons have packs of pirate party bags for 50p. also cups, tablecloths etc. they also have a party pack that comes with party bags & fillers.

how about playing "Captains coming".. sure your son will know the game!
1 Like #27
karen3boysxxx
Thanks aimee, will check the site out, great ides, beginning to think about a hall now! sending hubby to wilkinsons! i got him a BNWT davey jones costume for £8 off e.bay, worth £25 from disney store, it came today, how cute! rep added! x


How cute! The pirate theme is all in this yr so there are lots of bits around. Another cute idea would be to get them to make a pirate telescope (might give you some peace!)

This will give you a few ideas :thumbsup:
#28
if you have a poundland near you - they have pirate items in - knew i had seen them somewhere

http://www.poundland.co.uk/pages/offers/party_2.aspx
#29
karen3boysxxx
you're a bit far away!!
Hubby's talking about turning the entire deck into a pirate ship! with piles of playsand, but what on earth do you use??, and yep, sounds like fun, us adults even want to get dressed up, although the lady pirate costumes on e.bay are, shall we say a little too saucy?:whistling:


I mihgt make my flat in to a pitate den, woul be sweet.

*knock knock* i've come to read your meter, oh yes its in the chest next to the skelington and the pile of gold!
#30
Thank you everyone!, got some great ideas, and sites, Thank you all for your help, rep added to hopefully all (it said i'd handed out too much try again later!!):)
#31
Your welcome, glad to have hopefully helped and good luck with the party! :thumbsup:

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