Pirate Party Ideas

A pirate birthday party is one of the most popular kid party ideas around!!

The adventure, daring, danger...all make for fun.

Party favors and pirate items are pretty easy to come by, they even make balloons with skulls and crossbones for your party!

Here are a few easy ideas, taken from several pirate parties that we have attended, that you might enjoy!

Pirate Party Invitations

Place a message in a bottle.

You can also make your own party invitations - make a treasure map and put an "x" marking the spot of the party!

Arrival Activities and Ice Breakers

  • Decorate Treasure Chests
  • Decorate paper swords
  • Talk like a pirate from the beginning of the party to the end.
  • Give each guest a pirate and as they arrive.
  • Let each child design their own pirate flag.
  • Read a story about pirates.

  • Pirate Kid Party Games

  • Go on a Pirate Party Treasure Hunt! Have a treasure map with "x" marking the spot.
  • Make your own game of pin the patch on the pirate by drawing a pirate on poster board, and creating patches out of paper with double sided tape (or cut out patches from large mailing labels.)
  • Hit a Pirate Ship Pinata. How to make a pinata
  • Have a Canonball Toss. Take turns tossing a black ball thru a hole or hula hoop, or try to keep black balloons afloat.
  • Play Walk the Plank. You can even do Follow the Leader on a blank or long wooden board set on the ground.
  • More Kids Party Games

  • Pirate Birthday Party Cakes

  • Use Pirate Figures on your cake like on this pirate cake example.
  • Use a pirate ship cake pan - this makes it easy to have a fabulous birthday party cake!
  • Shop for a pirate ship cake pan.

    Pirate Birthday Party Favors

    Favorite ideas for pirate-themed childrens birthday party favors include:

  • Eye Patches
  • Jolly Roger Flags
  • Pirate Telescopes
  • Pirate Stickers
  • Inflatable swords or cutlasses
  • Pirate Hats
  • Treasure Chests

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