Every pirate has a love of loot! All sorts of treasure, from gold coins, to precious gems, and pearls of the ocean. The little pirates at my daughter Parker’s Pirate Party were no exception – their eyes lit up at the sight of the multi colored gems in our “Treasure Cove” favor station! Because the Party was heavy on crafting activities (get details on all of the Pirate Activities HERE), I wanted to have “loot baskets” big enough to hold fun little pirate favors, as well as the crafts they made at the party. Read on to see how we created this easy and fun pegboard favor station for the perfect pirate party!
- 2 Sheets of peg board (can also find at local hardware store) – spray paint to preference
- Peg board hooks
- Pirate Flag
- Pirate canopy or tent
- Rope baskets (I found mine in the Target dollar spot)
- Pirate Props
- Zip ties
- Removable picture hook
To create the basic frame of the cove, I used zip ties to connect two pieces of painted peg board. This held the boards together and gave me more width to support multiple baskets. I then inserted the peg hooks into the board.
Step 2 –
The next step was to attach a hook to the ceiling above the boards for the canopy to hang from. The canopy had a loop at the top, which meant I simply slipped this loop onto the hook. The canopy/tent then hung down in front of the boards. I popped the back of the canopy behind the boards and had the front of the canopy gathered at each side (there are velcro hooks on each side to draw back the front of the canopy).
Step 3 –
You’re then ready to add the props! I used treasure chests, large sea shells, and plants that have the look and feel of the ocean. I also added some swords and eye patches, a pirate flag draped over a large sack (I filled it with pillows to give the look of a grain bag), and some DIY Pirate Treasure Chest and Bushel Barrel full of treasure. You can get the details for how I quickly and affordably made them appear to be full of treasure HERE.
Step 4 –
Now that the Treasure Cove is set-up with props and hooks at the ready, it’s time to add the rope baskets full of goodies (and room for more goodies)! Use the hooks inserted into the peg holes to hang the favor bags by their handles. It is super easy to get the spacing right, as you can count the holes between each basket!
There are tons of options for what to fill your loot bags with – but here is what I included in mine:
- Mini wooden treasure chest
- Glitter pens
- Pirate coins
- Sea shells
- Shredded paper
- Favor tags from Jen T. by Design
That’s it! Your Treasure Cove Favor Station is ready for the little Pirates to pillage and plunder!
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