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Looking for some idea for a pirate themed party for your little one?
I found an old blog post of mine the other day, where we’d put on a pirate themed party for the twins’ third birthday.
We’d decorated the house with pirate themed decor. And even made pirate themed food.
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How to Decorate For a Pirate Themed Party?
There are so many brilliant things available online.
I got a lot of my props for the twin’s pirate themed bash from Party Delights. And although this event was 7 years ago, they’ve still got an amazing selection of stuff. Whether you need pirate bunting — a Jolly Roger flag — or pirate themed plates, they’ve got a great selection. Everything else came from good old Amazon!
What Food Do you Serve at a Pirate Party?
We served regular party food — plus bread sticks labelled pirate planks. And we used pirate themed cake picks for the cupcakes.
Best of all, we made some easy peasy edible pirate treasure!
Just spray Oreo cookies with edible gold lustre spray to create Doubloons.
I made a chocolate cake and used this Pirate Fun Cake Bunting Set from Party Plus to decorate it. Along with handfuls of gold chocolate pirate coins — and little edible gold balls.
But — if you were feeling crafty — you could make your own Pirate Ship Cake Topper! My friend Sarah — who blogs over at Extraordinary Chaos — has some fantastic downloadable pirate themed alphabets and files so you can create your own personalised props.
The Best Pirate Party Favours
- Chocolate gold coins
- Eye patch
- Pirate sword
- Temporary pirate tattoos
- Pirate themed stickers
Simple Pirate Party Favour Bags
I made our pirate party favour bags using simple red and white striped bags, luggage tag labels and mini wooden pegs. I made the skull sand crossbones stickers, to decorate the bags, but you could buy these.
They looked really effective!
We filled them with gold chocolate coins and pirate stickers.
1. Pirate Flag Wooden Tooth Picks Cocktail Sticks | £2.79 for pack of 50 — Amazon
2. Treasure Island Pirate Plates | £2.79 for a pack of 8 — Party Delights
3. 1.5m Pirate Cloth Flag — Party Delights
4. Pirate Treasure Plastic Tablecover — Party Delights
5. Pirate Ship SVG Cake Topper | £3.50 — Extraordinary Chaos
6. Pirate Coins | £9.99 for a 500g Bag — Ellies Jellies
7. Red Candy Stripe Sweet Bags | £2.95 for a pack of 50 — Amazon
8. Manilla Tie On Luggage Labels | £4.50 for pack of 50 — Amazon
9. Mini Wooden Pegs | £3.59 for pack of 100 — Amazon
It was such a great party!! I miss the days of themed parties for little ones!
Decor Ideas For a Pirate Themed Party
I think the key is to cover every surface with treasure or skull and crossbones related props!
We covered our chimney breast with a huge ‘Jolly Roger’ flag. And popped glitter covered skulls (originally bought for one of our Halloween parties) on mantles and shelves.
All the props we used were cheap — but really effective.
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.