For the food I kept in mind that the kids were 4 years old. It's hard for them to focus on eating when they are so excited to play together. So we had a simple table set with fruit and made Pirate Pizza.
The table cover was just two yards of striped fabric from IKEA. It set the mood perfectly, but without overwhelming the kids. I paid the extra amount to have quality fabric so I could use it again. It will look great on our patio table for summer BBQ's.
I found a few different versions of the pirate pizza, but I kept it simple. I think it still turned out cute.
One thing about parties lately is that they have gorgeous buffets with cute labels for everything. It's so cute and coordinated, and as an adult I would appreciate it, but I knew my 4 year old wouldn't really appreciate all that work the same way. So I just didn't do it. Instead, we had different fun details
Tropical Island Straws.
Fun, but really simple.
Pirate Ship and Treasure Chest Chocolate Pops in a Pirate Ship.
(I made these over a week early because I could. I got the mold at Joanns.)
That's it for the food. I kept it fairly simple. It was good, the kids ate a little bit, but honestly they were way more excited to play pirates and have fun then eat. There is a lot more to show you from the party though, so check back soon!