How to throw a Child’s Pirate Party
Ahoy there me hearties! So you’re thinking of throwing a Pirate Party for your littl’uns are ye? Then have a squander at these top tips:
Firstly, let everyone know the theme - send out a Pirate themed Invitation. If you want all those mini Jacks Sparrows and Elizabeth Swanns to really get in to character, include a list of some choice Pirate phrases...Avast! Me hearties! Send them to the Dead Men’s Chest etc.
Plan your Pirate Fancy Dress Costumes in plenty of time, and maybe fill a Treasure Chest with some Fancy Dress accessories such as Eyepatches, Cutlasses, Telescopes and Bandanas, in case anyone forgets to dress up.
To decorate your Child’s Pirate Party Room, hoist up a Jolly Roger and some Pirate bunting, as well as some Pirate Cutout Danglers to add some colour. Theme your Party food table with some Pirate Bounty or Pirates Treasure Tableware and some Gold Plastic Cutlery. A Helium-filled Pirate Balloon makes a great alternative to a traditional Pirate Centrepiece, and can be used as a room decoration too if you leave the ribbon long and place the balloon weight on the floor or a shelf..
Give your party games a Pirate twist with a Pirate Party Game - a swashbuckling version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Hide some Gold Coins and Plastic Rings around the room or house and send your mini-pirates off on their own Treasure Hunt. The Pirate with the most booty wins a prize. If the room is large enough, or your party is outside, how about ‘Stuck in the Quicksand’ or What’s the Time Mr Pirate? The ultimate Pirate Party Game is a Piñata. From Pirates of the Caribbean to crocodiles and mermaids, a Pirate Piñata is a fun end to your festivities. Fill the Piñata with confetti and booty of your choice and watch as the children try to hit it open to get their prize. For very young children, we recommend a pull-open Piñata.
As the Party draws to an end and the pirate guests prepare to set sail for home, present them with a treasure-filled loot bag to remind them of their buccaneering adventure. Puzzles, pencils, coins, rings, figures and stickers all make lovely mementos and reasonably priced. Then, it’s time to write those Pirate Thank-yous and scrub the decks. Arr!