Pirate Party!


Argghh! Here are some awesome ideas on how to throw a pirate themed party for your little matey!

Invites: 







Invites can be made on traditional paper and include pirate theme ideas or make your invites look like a map! An even more creative idea is to deliver invites in glass bottles to look like treasure maps in a bottle. 

Decorations:



Create tables to look like pirate ships! Each table should have a black tablecloth, white sails and black flags with skulls and cross bones on them. You can use treasure chests filled with plastic jewelry and chocolate gold coins as centerpieces. 


If you're going more the Disney's Hook/Peter Pan route, you can have a cardboard cut out of Tinker Bell locked in a bird's cage for decoration like in the movie. 


Creative door decorations can be made using red, white and black construction paper. 


Pirate ship centerpieces are made from black construction paper and skull cutouts. 

Party Food: 



Incorporate pirate fun into every aspect of your cake to make it look like this one. Include a hook, skull and cross bones, treasure and water. 



For your very own pirate food table include sour gummy worms in a jar labeled Fish Bait. 




Fill a bowl with potato chips and gold fish crackers and label it Fish N Chips.



Chocolate donut holes or grapes can be labeled Cannonballs and blue mondos are now Salty Sea Water drinks.


Create your own pirate's hat cake!


Or for the really talented, make your own treasure map cupcakes!




Assorted fruits are now Pirate's Jewels on your pirate food snack table. Hotdog wienies are now Dead Man's Fingers and pinwheel cheese and meat sandwiches in green tortillas are now Seaweed Wraps. 




Fill a bowl with any candy with a gold wrapper and label it Pirate Loot. 



These are printable cupcake toppers to go on top of your cupcakes! 



A cheese and cracker dish is now Polly's Crackers!

Games: 




Create your own Hook Toss! Paint a piece of cardboard red and black and glue several hooks to the cardboard. You can use round pool toys with open holes to throw onto the hooks. 



Set up a tattoo parlor for all of the little pirate's coming to the party! Provide various tattoos that stick with the theme like skulls, flowers, crossbones, parrots, ships, water and mermaids. 



Have your guests walk the plank! Lay down blue tarp for the ocean and spray paint cardboard fins silver to make sharks. Spray paint a piece of wood to say "Walk the Plank" and all guests have to see if they can make it across the sea! 


Treasure Hunt! Fill a sand box with the following items or hide them throughout your back yard. 
-5 gold coins
-1 plastic alligator
-1 large jewel
-1 pirate ball
-1 gemstone ring

Whoever finds the most treasure wins!


Party Favors: 




Send home party favor bags filled with candy, eye patches, cold coins and polly's crackers. These perfect tags for the party favor bags say, "Thanks for the treasure! For it was a pleasure!" 



Set up a table full of eye patches so that all of the guests can be pirates. Another possibility is a table full of pirates' hats as well. 


An awesome way to send guests home in a fun way is to create your own Pirate Booty bags with your child's name on them. Fill with candy for the kids! 


Giggle Bean specializes in children's parties, showers and events of all kinds in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Credits:
Printable toppers: Catch My Party
Pirate ship centerpieces: Etsy
Pirate Cake: Catch My Party
Invites in bottle: Serenity Lane
Invites: Etsy
Tattoo Parlor: Feathers and Sunshine
Personalized favor bags: Karas Party Ideas
Tinkerbell Decoration: Catch My Party
Hook Toss: Apple & Hubby
Pirate Loot: Catch My Party
Map Cake: Cake Central
Ship Tables: Indulgy
Party food: The Creative Paige
Map Invite: Party Idea Collections
Eye Patches: Catch My Party
Fish Bait: lvsocia
Treasure Hunt:Hostess with the Mostess
Polly's crackers: Hostess with the Mostess
Walk the Plank: Etsy

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