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Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Birthday Party Planning Guide

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BirthdayExpress.com is every host's secret for making birthday wishes come true! Our Jake and the Never Land Pirates party planning guide offers step-by-step instruction to help you plan, prepare and execute a memorable day for the birthday guest of honor. The helpful checklist ensures that no detail is forgotten, while the themed games and recipes take the guesswork out of finding treats and activities that complement your décor. And we know you're busy, so the entire guide is printable – keeping you organized on the fly, from balloon blow-up to confetti clean-up!

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Jake and the Never Land Pirates Party Supplies, 
Jake and the Never Land Pirates Favors

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Jake and the Never Land Pirates Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party


Gold Doubloon Hunt

  • chocolate gold coins

Blow me down! There be treasure on these grounds! Purchase chocolate coins and hide them in and around the house. Call them doubloons just like the coins Jake and the Crew collect on the cartoon series! Let the kids keep the doubloons they find and place them in a favor bag.

Find Tick Tock Croc

  • kitchen timer

Set your kitchen timer for 10 minutes and hide it somewhere in your party space. After you've hidden the timer, have the kids try to find "Tick tock Croc" Before the timer goes off. The kid who finds the timer gets to pick the next hiding place.

Pirate Dress Up


A fun way to get your party guests to walk the pirate walk and talk the pirate talk! Pick up some of our pirate themed dress up items and have the children dress as pirates for the day!


Goldfish Party Mix

Estimated Total Time: 5 minutes

  • 3 cups of multicolored goldfish
  • 1 cup of pretzel fish
  • 1 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of raisins

Simply delicious! Toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl and serve! A fun and festive snack that the guests can snack on throughout the entire party!

Gold Nuggets

Estimated Total Time: 20 minutes

  • Frozen Chicken Nuggets
  • Condiments (Ranch, Honey Mustard, BBQ Sauce)

Bake your cookies on a baking sheet according to the instructions on the box.Serve Chicken nuggets with a variety of dipping sauces and call them "Golden nuggets". Compliment them with potato chips, French fries or veggies.

Ocean Gelatin

Estimated Total Time: 3 to 4 hours

  • 1 pkg of blue gelatin
  • 1 pkg of gummy fish

A dessert as refreshing as the open sea! Line the bottom a glass bowl with gummy fish and other gummy sea creatures. Then, prepare a package of blue gelatin as directed on the package. Pour the contents into the glass bowl. Refrigerate until gelatin is set and serve!

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