My boys are obsessed with Jake and the Neverland Pirates. So it was no surprise to me when my youngest declared that he wanted a Jake party! (Check out everything Disney on Scrap Inspired)
I knew from my experience with searching for a Jake Halloween costume that Disney hasn’t produced much product around the Jake and the Neverland Pirate brand. So this party is all on me and my creativity. (Want to see what I came up with? Check out my costume post and party game post for all the details) Thankfully there is lots of pirate stuff out there, but I for one am not willing to decorate a five year old’s birthday party with skulls and crossbones. So again, it’s going to be mostly up to me! If you’ve followed my blog for long you know that about this time each year I share with you all my preparations for my boys’ birthday parties. (Remember Mickey and Diego?) This year will be no different. I’ll share as we go. You can even follow my birthday party pinboard on Pinterest if you want to follow along as I pin ideas!
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I wanted to make my invites look like an old treasure map. So paper grocery bags were the obvious choice to use as my foundation. I used the back of the bag because it didn’t have any logos printed on it. I measured the size of my envelopes (5×7) and ripped the paper to be slightly smaller.
I printed up these Jake logos that I found here. I sized each image about 1×2 inches. Sometime soon I’ll show you exactly how I adapted the original image in PSE.
To create the X marks the spot I grabbed my red letter stickers. I mean, who doesn’t have extra capital Xs? I still didn’t have quite enough so I also pulled some pink chipboard ones and used red spray mist to alter them.
and began pressing my bakers twine into the Glossy Accents (I get mine at The Twinery). Glossy Accents makes an excellent adhesive for this because it holds really well, and dries super clear.
And then it was time to add my wording. I couldn’t help my self, I just had to use the saying I hear nearly every day…”Yo Ho Let’s Go!” I think these Jake and the Neverland Pirate invites turned out super cute!
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