Pirates & Princesses party - girl pirate?

(17 Posts)
ManVsPink Sun 21-May-17 07:16:46

5yo has been invited to a classmate's Pirates & Princesses party. The invite specifically asks her to dress as a princess (boys had the same for pirate). But my daughter is adamant she wants to go as a pirate.

I totally support this, but if you were one of the host parents, would you be annoyed if a child attending did this?

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RNBrie Sun 21-May-17 07:22:38

Nope. Go as a pirate. (we have this exact same situation today too except they are turning 6!! My dd is going as a pirate.)

Janek Sun 21-May-17 07:23:47

My dd went to a si ilar party as a pirate - i don't think it occurred to her she could be a princess (stealth boast!!!).

Gizlotsmum Sun 21-May-17 07:23:53

Nope. Never had one with gender specific invites. Would just be happy that she came in whatever she wanted

ANiceSliceOfCake Sun 21-May-17 07:24:02

I'd send her in what ever she wanted, she could be a princess pirate! If the hosts parents are even the slightest bit annoyed they'd need to give their heads a good wobble!

MaisyPops Sun 21-May-17 07:25:05

Nope. Go pirate.

I really think they'll be happy she's there having fun.

Anyone who is more bothered by the fancy dress choice of a child because it's from the 'wrong part of their theme' is just ridiculous.

coolaschmoola Sun 21-May-17 07:29:32

DD went to a pirate and princess party as a pirate.

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OctopusArmEnvy Sun 21-May-17 07:32:28

We had a pirate and princess party for my eldest when he was 4. Not only did we have a few girl pirates we also had several batmans and a ninja turtle. Nobody batted an eyelid and the kids all had a great time.

MissRainbowBrite Sun 21-May-17 07:33:32

My DD had one of these invites. She put on her best party frock and accessorised with a pirate hat and pirate sword as she wanted to be both.
I'd say let her go as a pirate

Ecureuil Sun 21-May-17 07:35:58

I really doubt they'll be bothered. We went to a pirate and princesses party and there were about 25 pirates and 2 princesses. Pirates are much more fun to dress as!

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sun 21-May-17 07:41:18

My DS went to one when he was about 5. He went as a prince because "pirates are naughty" grin

ManVsPink Sun 21-May-17 07:42:59

Thanks all. I was always going to let her go as a pirate if she wanted - but I'm just hoping the hosts aren't to p***ed off, given they specified girls as princesses, boys as pirates (which was v.weird tbh)

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BikeRunSki Sun 21-May-17 08:05:58

DD (5) has never been into the whole princess thing. Has been to many parties as a pirate, regardless of the theme.

stinkingbishop Sun 21-May-17 08:11:44

We had a pirate and princess party for our DTDs - they both wanted to be princesses, and only allowed pirates on the invite too after much persuasion. Until about 5 minutes before the party itself when DTD2 decided she actually wanted to be a pirate herself...so no, really doubt they'll be annoyed. And if they are, you're right to annoy them! Pirate girls are derring do!

unicorn5629 Sun 21-May-17 09:09:42

I'm totally 100% behind girls dressing as pirates and think she should do it !
It's a shame the invites were so gender stereotyped and with that in mind would the parents be likely to have done gender themed activities and party bags ? All I'd do is say my lg is going to be a pirate thank you please to sew the seed that they might need to make one more pirate place and one less
Princess...

Hope she has a good time !! smile

ManVsPink Sun 21-May-17 18:47:06

FYI - host parents didn't seem to care, and daughter was getting compliments all afternoon from parents about how awesome she looked as a pirate smile

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TheOriginalAngel Sun 21-May-17 20:53:30

My Son went as a Princess. Let them go as whatever they want.

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