Aargh! It’s a Pirate Party!

pirate party walk the plankBoys and girls alike enjoy a good ol’ fashioned pirate party–especially one that is filled with swashbucklin’ fun activities, pirate costumes, treasure chest loot and delicious pirate booty.  Pull out your telescope and peek at all of the scurvy details of this pirate party we had the opportunity to plan!  The photos by Simply Enjoy Photography may leave you shouting “Aargh”!

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pirate party costumes

Upon arrival, each guest was invited to grab some pirate garb and dress the part!  Each pint-sized pirate in the making could choose their own pirate garb which was fashionably displayed on the party table.  Items included bandannas, pirate hats, mustaches and eye patches, hooks & even swords. I adore the unique look each pirate created.  Guests loved getting into character, which set the course for an even more exciting birthday adventure.

pirate party sword fighting

Once in character, these pirate scallywags could participate in a number of sea-faring activities.  As previously pictured, they could test their skills by “walking the plank”.  Engaging in play sword fights was another popular activity.  Or, best of all, they could work off some of the extra energy by getting carried away in the pirate themed bounce house from Merry Makers!

pirate party setup

Pirate booty was plentiful on the treat table.  How perfect are the delicious skull pretzel sticks from Pretzels Pleaze?

Pirate Party Desserts

Pirate cupcakes by  Covered with Sprinkles and darling cake pops by Cakepops by Rachel certainly didn’t disappoint!

pirate party cakepops

And if the aforementioned booty wasn’t enough edible treasure, fabulous pirate cookies by Eleni’s Cookies were prepared in awesome pirate inspired shapes–parrots, ships and of course….treasure!

pirate party cookies

Drinks were cleverly displayed in a giant treasure chest, made more authentic looking with beaded necklaces and various loot strewn about. The adorable pirate labels were designed by Party So Perfect and gave the water bottles that perfect theme coordinating look.

pirate party treasure

Hungry pirates could feast from a festive table, where there was plenty of “loot” for each child to take home. Swords, hooks, and of course their costume choices from earlier, plus a treasure chest full of gifts that doubled as place setting décor.  The table was made more exciting by dressing it up with blue cellophane “water”, a printable pennant banner and cute milk bottles from Cute Kids Foodbox with striped straws from Sweets and Treats Boutique.

pirate party tabletop decor

pirate party table

pirate party loot

Pirate Party Decorations

This birthday party was fantastic in an outdoor setting where the kids could frolic all they wanted.  Many of the details and activities could easily be adapted for indoors too!


Photographer:  Simply Enjoy Photography
Event Planner: Hoopla Events
Party Printables: Party So Perfect
Floral & Design: Stems Floral Design
Cakepops: Cakepops by Rachel
Cupcakes: Covered with Sprinkles
Pretzels: Pretzels Pleaze
Bouncy House: Merry Makers
Cookies: Eleni’s Cookies
Milk Bottles: Cute Kids Foodbox
Straws: Sweets and Treats Boutique
Paper Goods: Paper Eskimo
Party Rentals: Celebrations 

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Planning your own pirate themed party?  Check out these fun pirate party resources (or walk the plank)!

Red & White Stripes Tablecover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)
Pirate Tattoos Favors 36 per package [Toy]
Pirate Pennant (100FT)
Felt Pirate Eye Patches 1 Dozen
Pirate Flag Picks Party Accessory (1 count) (50/Pkg)
Foam Pirate Masks (12)
Ahoy Mates! – Pirate – Cupcake Wrappers (set of 12)
11″ Pirate Skull & Cross Bones Around Balloons (10 ct) (10 per package)
Pirate Bandana – Pirate Party Favor – set of 12
Piece of Cake Parties Birthday Skull and Crossbones Vinyl Decals, Deadly Drink, Set of 8
Polyester Pirate Loot Backpacks (12 Count)
Pirate Hook Hand Party Favor – MyBirthdaySupplies
Rhode Island Novelty 5″ Pirate Telescopes, 12-Pack
Pirate Ship Pinata – 10 ½ x 12 Inches
Pirate inflatable Sword 24 inch (1 Dozen)
Fisher price Imaginext Black and Red Pirate Ship with 2 Figures
Unique 9″ Pirate Dinner Plates (8 Count), Red
Pirate Fun Dessert Plates
Unique 9-Ounce Pirate Paper Cups (8 Count), Red
Treasure Chest Treat Boxes (1 Dozen) – Bulk

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Pirate Party Decorations

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