Pirate Party Ideas

Updated on May 02, 2008
N.W. asks from Jacksonville, FL
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Hi Moms!
I am planning a pirate party for my soon to be four year old! Any tips, advice, or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Please tell me what you did or what you would do!
Thanks,
N.

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Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas! We had an excellent time! We played pin the patch on the pirate, shoot "canonballs" at the ship, and we made nautical picture frames. It was a blast!

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S.K.

answers from Tampa on

I was just in Home Depot yesterday & they have wall clings. Both in Disney Princess & Pirates of the Caribbean! You may have to ask where they are. I work in Sun City & came across them when I was looking for Blinds, I would not have found them otherwise. I also had one year when I was broke and could not find much for my son's party. So I took two hangers, got some wire that was decorated with confetti, some extra invitations and made mobils out of it. They were a hit! Charcoal mustashes are great fun. Red fabric would be great for sashes on head & waist.
If you don't have the $$ to buy a cake (Publix or Costco are my recomendations) just make 2 mixes, make them in rectangular pans, or square pans & cut them to make a treasure chest. Don't worry about the top of the chest, just pile chocolate coins and those beads we all have from the festivals on and around it - they will love it. Claires always has tatoos, but not always for boys, you may have to go to Party City for them - but only after trying -
My best party secret - Toys R Us at Ellington Mall. They always have treat bag stuff, stuff that the adults get a kick out of because it is stuff we had when we were growing up.
Most important - HAVE FUN!!

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J.B.

answers from Tampa on

I can make a piratey cake at cost. only cost to you is cost of supplies, and if you so choose tip and to pread the word. lol. Also, I do party planning, set a budget and watch your childs party unfold with the biggest smiles on your quest faces. Same here cost of supplies and tip/spread the good word.

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J.J.

answers from Ocala on

have the kids dress up like pirates & everybody can wear something different that the pirates wear...

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V.Y.

answers from Pensacola on

Hello N....I have never had a pirate party before but I have seen some really cute ideas on the website, www.kraft.com. Once there go to the Food and Family section, go to the bottom to the kids corner section and then go to party ideas. There is a cute cake there, it is a treasure chest. It also has several party ideas. If you have any more questions or if I can help you find anything, just let me know. I have yahoo messenger, vyale5050,or even aol messenger, mamfrogg.

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M.H.

answers from Tampa on

I got party hats for free at Long John Silvers! :-)

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L.S.

answers from Tampa on

Be sure to check out www.birthdaypartyideas.com . They have tons of ideas on every theme you could think of. I use it for every party.

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S.G.

answers from Tampa on

There is a great book by Usborne books called "Pirate things to make and do" you can find it on my website, here is the direct link to the book:
http://www.ubah.com/ecommerce/details.asp?sid=H2494&g...
There are other great books for the little ones including board book and Kid Kits. If you have any questions please contact me. My website without the direct link to the book is http;//www.ubah.com/H2494 and you can e-mail me directly at [email protected]____.com

I also sell stuff your own animal kits that you could choose any animal....
Good Luck with your party!!!
S. Gallo
Stuff your own Animal and Doll Kits!!
http://www.stuff-n-snuggle.com/index.php?ref=376

Usborne Books!!
http://www.ubah.com/H2494

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A.L.

answers from Sarasota on

A friend of mine recently had a pirate party for her 4 year old. She made little treasure maps and the kids had to find burried treasures at the park. She also gave the kids eye patches and blow up swords. Although she says if she had to do it over again she would not get the swords as they were a distraction. She also had a ship pinata. Good Luck!

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H.W.

answers from Tampa on

You might want to check out: www.orientaltrading.com
I know that they always have lots of ideas for decorating.
Also, another one that you might check out is: www.party411.com
They have tons of ideas on that sight. I hope this helps you out N..
Your Welcome,
H.

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A.K.

answers from Jacksonville on

well thats neat im also planning a pirate party for my 3 year old on dec 2nd. ive rented a bounce house and ordered decoration from oriental trading.com and made signs and instead of doing goody bags i ordered a treasure chest filled with toys and the dollar store had tons of pirate hats in october so i got plenty for all the kids and to make it extra fun theres a costume contest so everyone can get involed. i ordered a pirate ship bean bag toss game and pin the eye pacth on the pirate and i still have i go get black ballonns but my friend is making sheet cake and decorating the top to look like water i bought a pirate of the carribean figuren and boat to put on top.also im gonna put beaded neecklaces and things in his sand box

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S.K.

answers from Jacksonville on

Hi N.:

For some FUN entertainment without breaking the bank have you checked into the kids doing a Party Animalz:The Stuff & Fluff Workshop with a pirate outfit? It's cool and the kids can take it home with them so that beats spending a lot on trinkets for a loot bag.

For any fun occasion that you're needing some easy entertainment check out Party Animalz:The Stuff & Fluff Workshop. Read the reviews, they come highly recommended too:)

Blessings,
~S

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A.L.

answers from Pensacola on

We did a similar party a couple of years back. The biggest success was the treasure hunt. We hid the "goody bags" in a treasure box out in the yard. Then we made up really simple clues for the kids to follow. It took up time and the kids loved it!!! Also, we made the invitations to look like treasure maps. We cut up brown paper bags and crumbled them up. Then we drew the map to our house using the infamous big X. One the other side we wrote all the information. Then we rolled them up and tied them with ribbon. All of the parents thought I had spent a lot of time, but it actually didn't take that long (with my husbands help)

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S.P.

answers from Jacksonville on

N.,
We had a pirate party for my 10 year old this year. The most popular thing with the kids was this:
I got small wooden boxes ($1 each) from Michael's and glitter, markers and jewels for them to glue on. Everyone made a "treasure chest" and I gave them all chocolate coins to go inside.
We got Pirates of the Caribbean eye patches, prizes and decorations at the party supply store (in OP near Babies R Us). We had a delicious pirate cake from Publix, which said "Ahoy mateys, Happy Birthday Captain Caitlin." We also had pin the patch on the pirate, but it wasn't nearly as popular as the treasure chests.
Just be creative with it and have fun. I looked around on-line and got a lot of creative ideas and then just did what worked best for us. It can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be.
One other idea I liked that we didn't use was to have the kids come up with Pirate names for all their guests and give them Stick-on nametags with pirate names. (Like Captain Caitlin, Scallywag Sam, etc. You can even have the kids come dressed as pirates.
Good Luck & Have Fun,
S.

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