Dress Like a Pirate {Jake and the Neverland Pirate Party}

Last week my son had his Jake and the Neverland Pirate birthday party. I shared the Jake treasure map invites with you and today I’m back to share how I put together one of the activities. (Check out everything Disney on Scrap Inspired)

Here was the Dress Like a Pirate station that met the guests as they came in our front door. Since we had both girls and boys at our party I gathered supplies for dressing like all the characters (Jake, Cubby, and Izzy). To create the signs I just googled “Jake and the Neverland Pirate” images.

Both Cubby and Izzy simply wear a bandana wrapped around their head. Those were easy. I just bought bandanas for about $1 at Hobby Lobby. But Jake wears a headband so I made those myself.

I started with a red bandana, also from Hobby Lobby. I then cut it into quarters. No real measuring, just sort of went with the fold lines.

Then I took one of those pieces and cut it in half lengthwise and cut each of those pieces in half width wise. These smaller strips are for making the ties on the back of the bandana.

I was super lazy with these bandanas and didn’t particularly care about being able to see the stitch. So I didn’t do the standard sew and turn inside out. I folded over the raw edge and folded it again then pinned it.

I used a zigzag stitch to seal it up. Once I got to the end I turned the fabric and stitched across one of the ends. I left the other end open because it will be inside the larger headband.

Once I had two ties made I used the same process to make the larger headband. For the headband I left both ends open.

Now it’s time to attach the 3 pieces. I just slid the open end of the tie into the open end of the bandana. Then I stitched it closed.

And with that I had a Jake headband! I just had to repeat the steps a few more times to have enough for the party.

Now any fan of Jake and the Neverland Pirate knows all about Izzy’s pixie dust. My boys wanted their own pixie dust as well and I was more than willing to oblige

I bought these small jewelry bags (again from Hobby Lobby) and a package of glitter tubes.

To finish these off I simply dropped the glitter tube into the bag and tied some bakers twine onto the bag handles.

We used the white bags for the girls and the black bags for the boys. I did institute a rule that no pixie dust would be used within my home during the party! Ha! 🙂

I brought all of these items together along with the mirror from our dress up area. Our Dress Like a Pirate station was ready to go!

My little pirate was certainly happy with his costume! And I love how easy it was to pull together! I’ll come back soon and give you more details about the party games and food!

Monica

PS If you like this post, check out more of my Disney crafting!

Supplies: Click on the image for links to the products (bandanas and bags are similar but not exact)

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6 Comments

  1. Emily
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    What are the measurements of the squares for the bandanas? I did not think of looking at Hobby Lobby (how dumb) and bought a big piece of material (1 blue and 1 pink) to cut out the bandanas for the kids….. and I’m not very crafty and am pulling my hair off 😉
    Thanks!

    • Posted May 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

      Sorry for the wait on this Emily! I had to find one to measure. 🙂 They seem to be 19 in square. Hope that helps!

  2. Haley
    Posted May 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    How many headbands did you make out of one bandana?

    • Haley
      Posted May 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

      Oh and thanks for sharing all of your ideas. I am re-creating several of the things in this post and so far they have been easy to do. I am also not a creative or crafty person, but have enjoyed it. 🙂

      • Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

        Yay Haley! So glad you are finding the posts helpful!

    • Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

      I believe I got 3 headbands out of each bandana. Hope that helps!

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