"Ahoy, matey!" Pirates of all ages will get on board with this fun and adventurous party theme. From pirate hats to inflatable pirate swords, we have dozens of pirate-themed party supplies selected for you!
Yo Ho Ho and a barrel of FUN! What can be more entertaining than a party fit for a pirate king or queen? There is a treasure chest full of pirate theme party ideas with supplies and decorations to turn any venue into a pirate hall fit for a rollicking band of merry old salts. Pirate fun is for kids of all ages; it starts with a love of history for the days of tall ships and grows through a spirit of imagination and adventure. Boys and girls love dressing in costume and playing pretend, and that love of playacting does not end when they grow to adults. Costumes come in all sizes and can be as simple as hats and eye patches to the most elaborate designs with accessories such as boots and gloves. A costume contest with simple prizes and bragging rights can be a fun focal point of the gathering.
Next, most importantly is getting the right supplies and decorations. Invitations, wall décor, piñatas and banners are available in pirate themes. Plates and cups, napkins and even cake forms lend to the festive atmosphere. Everyone has fun with pirate trinkets and small toys. Fill party bags with pirate trinkets and treats and provide the guests with clues on how to find their booty. Break the group into teams and give them a map or for older kids hold a full scavenger hunt to find a group of bags or another prize. Make sure there is a time limit on this activity, or there might be guests looking under couch cushions all night. Making over old favorite games like pin the tail on the donkey or charades to fit pirate themes will add to the fun.
Be sure to include some active games for the younger guests such as “Follow the Captain” or “First Mate Says” to burn off some energy. Older kids might prefer kicking back and watching their favorite pirate classic films. Cake and ice cream with an appropriate aged film is a good way for any age group to wind down at the end of the event. Older guests may enjoy the Disney Pirates, but remember to include some of the old Errol Flynn Classics and favorites like Peter Pan to show who really puts the swash in the swashbuckler. Some kids have never seen a movie without computer graphics! Then, as guests leave, be sure to send them home with a little pirate booty and a big slice of cake so they can relive their glory days on the high seas! Check out our full line of fresh pirate theme party ideas with supplies and decorations in our Pirate Party Section.