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Pirate party ideas

Pirate Party Ideas

Pillaging, plundering, buried treasure and bottles of rum - who doesn't love a pirate party? Whether you're a swashbuckling young thing or an old man of the sea, our pirate party ideas could be just the thing to make your party go with a yo ho ho (and perhaps a bottle or two of rum into the bargain).

Enticing Invitations

Daring decorations

Where do pirates hold their parties? Well, not in suburban homes, anyway! Turn your party venue into a pirate ship or a desert island.

If you're decorating on a budget, and there's a fisherman in the family, strew some nets and rods around for a nautical theme, or splash out a little with Inflatable Sharks and a Parrot or two.

Dressing Up Ideas

make it easy and inexpensive to transform your landlubber clothes into pirate togs.

Go the whole-hog with an Anchor Tattoo - a must-have for every well-dressed pirate, which handily wipes off when it's time to go home! For little girls who don't want to don an eye patch and beard, why not go with the "Captain Hook" theme, and let them come as Tinkerbell, with fairy wings and wand? For girls there is also Tiger Lily the Indian Princess Peter rescues from Captain Hook.

Pirate Games

Here are some activities for both young and not so young:

Fabulous Food

One of the big advantages of throwing a pirate party is that pirates aren't too picky, and you can serve up pretty much anything you like, as long as you call it by the right name. So hot soup becomes black bart broth, good old stew becomes salmagundi, the pirate's favourite, and fish n' chips will always go down well, as long as you claim it came straight from the sea!

You might want to serve it in some skull decorated tableware.

You may also want to try: Loot bags: Pirating is hungry work, so prepare a loot bag for your guests to take home. Fill it up with chocolate coins and other goodies, including the pirate accessories of your choice.

Give them some Grog: What is grog, we hear you ask? Well, in this case it's coke, ribena, or any other suitably dark-coloured drink served up in an interestingly shaped bottle with an appropriate label.

Remember, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day!

SillyJokes' Pirates Resources at a glance