Hosting a pirate party is far from being an original theme, but when done right it is always a blast. To help you set sail to success, the following pirate party ideas are offered for your consideration.
Play off your theme and make your invites a treasure map filled with all your party details. Your guests will be charting their course in no time in search of that perfect pirate patch.
For added fun, be sure to tell your guests to come donning their pirate best, along with coming up with a pirate name that they would like to use during the party.
PIRATE THEME DECORATIONS
To help turn your designated room into one that shouts pirate party, decorate with black and white to create a striking theme room. You can also use some accents of red. Make or buy a large Jolly Roger flag and hang it on one of your main walls for a focal point. Hang a sign on the front door made out of driftwood and paint on something like “Enter At Ye Own Risk Me Swabbies.”
Another fun focal point is a treasure chest with all the goodies spilling out. If you don’t have an actual chest, create one out of Styrofoam. Spray paint it brown. Line it with a piece of red velvet and have strands of pearls and beads spilling out. To make gold nuggets, spray paint some small rocks gold. If you have any “diamond” tiaras laying around from old princess costumes, toss them in. Also be sure to add some silver to the mix. Things like silver trays, goblets, candlesticks, etc. are all appropriate choices. Finally, be sure to add some foil wrapped chocolate coins for guests to pilfer.
PIRATE PARTY GAMES
Be sure to come up with a few games for the little buccaneers to enjoy. For an easy theme activity, just clear an area, give the pirates plastic swords, and let their imaginations run wild.
Speaking of imaginations, you could also provide some boards and large pieces of cardboard and let the kids create pirate ships to do battle upon.
To eat up another good chunk of time, send the troops out on a treasure hunt. They work as teams or on an individual basis. Just give them treasure maps to follow, and if you’ve done your job properly, they won’t find the hidden treasures too quickly. If you want to send them out into the neighborhood with teen chaperones, you could send them on a pirate scavenger hunt.
You might consider having a pirate movie available if there comes a time that you would like for them to wind down.
Give each child a mini treasure chest or have them create one as one of your party activities. Regardless of which route you select, fill the chests with edible and playable booty. The kids will then be able to munch on their treats while enjoying other activities.
Thar you have it! Start your party planning early to insure you get all of your pirate party ideas set-up in plenty of time. If ye ready yourselves for a fun and fabulous pirate adventure now, you’ll be able to enjoy your children, as they enjoy their party.