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Pirate Party Food

Published May 9, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

Here is a list of foods you can have at your Pirate Party.

Deadman Fingers – Bread or cookie dough shaped into fingers, add a sliver of almond for the nail and take a knife and make grooves for knuckles.

Parrot Beaks – potatoe or orange wedges

Parrot Legs – Chicken drumsticks

Swimming with the Fishes snack mix – make chex cereal mix and dye it blue, then add goldfishes.

Beware of Shark Punch – fill icecube trays with cranberry juice and gummi sharks, freeze. then on party night put lemon lime soda in beverage container and add icecubes. the icecubes will color your soda and once the sharks are loose they will float to the top.

Long John Silver Peg Legs – chocolate covered pretzels (you will need the long straight pretzels)

Squirmy Octopus’s – Hotdogs cut in half and then you cut legs in the bottoms, pop into a pot of boiling water so the legs will curl and then take them out and serve.

Cannonballs – chocolate malt balls or cheesy puffs

Goonie Dubloons – Chocolate coins with the silver or gold wrappers

Catch of the day – Gummi fish, gummi sharks and gummi octopus

One-Eyed Willies Rich Stuff – Candy Rings, Dubloons, Candy necklaces or any kind of candy jewelry

Flesh & Lard  on a Bisquit – Meat & Cheese platter with crackers

Watermelon Pirate Ship and Veggie Island

Published May 5, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

At our Pirate Party we covered the island in our kitchen with a water and sand decor, creating a place for our watermelon pirate ship and veggie island. They were a hit with our guests.

I used blue Easter grass for the water. Placed a couple of my agua glass rectangle dished for the sword picks and veggie and fruit dips. Then topped if off with our ship.

How to make the ship: hollow out a watermelon shell, making sure you angle the opening to look like a ship. then to make the masts, I used to bread kneaders that are mixer attachments and tied on the paper masts. then you fill the watermelon up with all your fruits. we used pineapple, cantelope, grapes and of course watermelon 🙂

Here is my model Jonathan showing off the ship.

Now we take a few steps over and we arrive at Veggie Island. The mounds are cabbage halfs. then to make the palm trees. take a carrot and make notches criss crossing down the carrot to look like the bark of a palm tree, using toothpicks, place them in the bottom of the carrot and poke into the cabbages. then make zip zags through the middle of a green bell pepper and separate. take more toothpicks, half them and attach the green bell pepper to the top of the carrots. Now to make the sand. I used brown sugar and it looked awesome.

Jonathan modeling off the veggie island.

Pirate Game Photo Tags

Published April 26, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

We decided that we would not only use these photo tags to play the “who am I game” but also to divide our guests into 2 teams for games. So we chose to take characters from the movie Goonies and Pirates of the Caribbean.
I first typed up all the names using a pirate text and printed onto a white sheet of cardstock paper.

Then using both red and white inks I spotted and smeared color onto the names.


Now cut them out.

Glue them onto a black cardstock sheet of paper and cut around them again. (Leave a little more black on the bottom of the photos for embellishments)

print out photos using the wallet size onto another sheet of white cardstock. Cut around these, mount them on black cardstock and cut around them again also.

I used a brown/green raffia ribbon.

pull on the raffia and expand it.

Tie around the bottom of the mounted photo and tie into a knot.

Now add the cut and mounted name onto the photo.

Last but not least. adding a safety pin to the back. I used large safety pins to make it easy to pin onto a guest.

Taking a piece of tape. Place it over the pin and tape to the back of the photo tag. you are now finished.

characters that we made are:
Goonies: Mikey, Brand, Chunk, Mouth, Andy, Stef, Data, Sloth, Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli,, Mama Fratelli, One Eyed Willie
Pirates of the Caribbean: Captain Jack Sparrow, Pintel, Captain Barbossa, Ragetti, William Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Davy Jones, Captain Sao Feng, Boot Strap Bill Turner, Captain Blackbeard.

Chocolate covered pretzels

Published April 25, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

Today I am going to teach you how to make chocolate covered pretzels.
I used these at my Pirate party, as Peg legs.
Items you will need are a bag of long large straight pretzels, a bag of chocolate (I used semi sweet chocolate chips) and sprinkles or nuts.

Melt your chocolate it a microwave safe container. Start off with a minute and then 15 second increments until it is totally melted. Be careful not to heat to long, chocolate can burn easily.

Using a spoon I would take a couple pretzels at a time and spoon melted chocolate 2/3rd’s of the way up the pretzel. Then I would tap the pretzel in the bowl to remove excess chocolate.

Now take a sheet of waxed paper and lay on the bottom of a cookie sheet. Once you finish adding chocolate onto your pretzel lay on top of waxed paper.

Add sprinkles, nuts or swirl a different color chocolate onto the chocolate dipped part of pretzel.
Continue until you have a complete row on waxed paper.



Once I finished all of the pretzels and the were all layed out. I placed in the freezer for and hour to set. These were a hit at the party and we all love the sweet and salty taste. mmmmm

Pirate Eye Patches

Published April 17, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

Another fantastic tutorial on how to make pirate eye patches.
I can hear what you are thinking, I have been posting a ton of stuff on pirate party items. well after this weekend you will have full blown photos of my pirate party. and let me tell you all, you are all going to simply love it.
Anyway back to the how-to today.
I printed off a pirate patch and cut around the design to use as a template.

Place the design on the whatever material you choose to use for the project. I chose to use 2 different shades of felt.
Now that the design is in place, use a pen, marker or pencil to trace around the design. Continue this process until you reach the number of patches you need.

Here you can see I chose a red and a green felt and have traced many patches.
Time to cut them all out now.

To make the holes more sturdy and so that the ribbon or thick thread you chose to use won’t pull through the felt. I used eyelets in a variety of colors.

Once the eyelets were attached to the patches. I used a thick black thread to make the straps. and now you are finished unless you decide to bling them out on the front or add a skull to the front.