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Pirate parties perfected.

Capn' Hook and his new first mate: the birthday boy!

Capn’ Hook and his new first mate: the birthday boy!

You’ve sent out the message-in-a-bottle invitations, made the seaweed wraps, and organized the treasure hunt. These are all festive ways to create a pirate party theme, but how will you make your child’s party stand out from all the other parties? And how will you entertain the huge group of six-year-olds… coming over to your house?!

The best way to both entertain your wee scallywags and make your son or daughter’s party unique, is by bringing the party theme to life with a children’s character entertainer.



At Papillons Entertainment, we have cast members who are at the top of their field in children’s party entertainment, having performed at hundreds, some of them at thousands of special events and kids parties all across Los Angeles and Southern California.

Pictured here, for example, is one of our actors portraying ‘Captain Hook’. In this video of a recent party performance, you’ll hear his English accent, see the detailed costume in action, experience some of the corny jokes and witness Jr. Swashbucklers (a.k.a. children) having a funtastic time!

 The stow-away tries to escape!

The stow-away tries to escape!

Along with Neverland games and perhaps dancing the jig, your Papillons pirate party performance also includes a mini magic show, background music to enhance the excitement of the activities, and swords made out of balloons (choose a Pirate Lass and she’ll transform little landlubbers with her face-painting “tattoos”).

For more ideas on how to create a pirate theme, check out our Pinterest board.

And, of course, to book a real, live pirate entertainer for your kid’s birthday party, get in touch with us at


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Food for your Fête: Goat Cheese Tarts with Leeks & Apricot Preserves

Tasty tarts.Where there are little kids, their parents are sure to follow. What does this mean for your pip-squeak’s party? Be sure to have some food options that will appeal to the grown-up palate.

These tarts are the perfect mix of elegance and taste. The sweetness of the apricot preserves, paired with the savory goat cheese and sauteed leeks and the flaky crust, will have your big-kid guests begging for the recipe. Not to mention, you can use just about any round-ish shaped cookie cutter (we used a flower cookie cutter here) to help tie-in your party’s theme.

We found the recipe here:

Our tips: You want to serve these hot or warm at the least; have them prepped on your baking pans and stick ’em in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them, that way you can serve them to guests nice n’ toasty. And make more than you think you need; they will get devoured and fast!