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How To Plan a Pirate Themed Kids Party

Aaargh matey! Here’s how to throw a fabulous Pirate Themed Kids Party, with DIY decor, amazing cake and games ideas.…
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Written by (Author):  Chanel Hoole  |  Last updated:  November 17, 2023

It’s time to party like a pirate! Here at Yombu, we love making your job as parents and party planners so much easier with professional party advice for your kiddos favorite theme. Today, it’s How To Throw A Pirate Themed Kids Party where we showcase our favourite Pirate party invites, games, decor, venue ideas and party food.– so, anchor’s away!

1) Pirate Themed Party Invitations

Aaarghh, me hearties.. Did you know you can get a great pirate inspired party invitation from Yombu and our digital creatives, for only $4.50.

All you have to do is click the button below, fill in all your party details and download it. Your Pirate party invites sorted, in seconds.

2) Pirate Party Games

If your little guests are super energetic, then a pirate relay will be an excellent way to get them to burn off some steam. Yombu knows some amazing kids entertainers that can rally the children into interactive, hilarious party games to keep them busy for 60 minutes. One coordinator will run 7-8 party games, while you sit back and chill. Other themed games can be a pirate twist on the classic pin the tail on the donkey – in this case, the eyepatch on the pirate.

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3) Pirate Themed Party Decor

Black, red and white are a great base for pirate themed décor. You can string bunting, position skeletons and use props like treasure chests for an authentic pirate look. Etsy has loads of DIY pirate balloon kits, as well as tableware. You can set up life-sized skeletons  at the entrance to your party, and some smaller ones sitting at the food tables. Maps and barrels also make for great accessories. The Party Muse does bespoke kids events and can turn your pirate party into a stunning scene of sophisticated pirate booty!

4) Pirate Birthday Party – on the Beach!

If you want more than just pirate party ideas, consider hosting the party at a nearby lake or beach and making it a beach party! The scenery will really immerse guests in the pirate theme, and the venue allows for plenty more fun pirate games. Challenge your guests to create paper boats and hold contests for things like “biggest boat to float”, “boat that floated for the longest”, “boat that made it the furthest”, and more! If you don’t live close to a large body of water, there are still ways to add to your venue. A sandbox is a perfect touch, and the paper boat races will work just as well in a large kids pool. Let the children play make believe with toy boats, pirate figures, skeletons and treasure. Let them dress up and provide a space for them to role play. If you need some ideas on how to create a pirate world, check this out.

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5) Pirate Birthday Party Food

A party is never complete without a delicious cake! There are tons of different ways to go about a birthday cake. You can find pirate themed party decorations to put on your own homemade cake, or you could go to your local bakery or supermarket and have them create a themed cake for you. Hostess with The Mostess has some amazing pirate dessert table and drink station ideas too, as well as where to grab that cake (hint: 4 Kids Cakes)! Other food options include walk the plank sandwiches, cut into narrow strips, and cannon meatballs.

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We hope this sparked your creativity in How To Throw your own Pirate Themed Kids Party. The key is to have lots of activities going on at the same time so that the kids don’t sit bored. Invite other parents over too and have a ball! You’ve got this – happy sailing!


How do you talk like a Pirate?

Here is our Pirate lingo dictionary of popular phrases you can use at your next Bash:

* Ahoy: Hey!
* Aye: Yes
* Booty: treasure
* Buccaneer: a pirate who be answerin’ to no man or blasted government.
* Cat o’ nine tails: whip for floggin’ mutineers
* Davy Jones’ Locker: the bottom o’ the sea, where the souls of dead men lie
* Grog: A pirate’s favorite drink.
* Jolly Roger: the skull and crossbones, the pirate flag!
* Lass: A woman.
* Lily-livered: faint o’ heart
* Matey: A shipmate or a friend.
* Me hearty: a friend or shipmate.
* Me: My.
* Pieces o’ eight: pieces o’ silver which can be cut into eights to be givin’ small change.
* Scallywag: A bad person. A scoundrel.
* Shiver me timbers!: an exclamation of surprise, to be shouted most loud.
* Swaggy: a ship what ye be intendin’ to loot!
* Swashbucklin’: fightin’ and carousin’ on the high seas
* Walk the plank: Walk the plank.
* Yo-ho-ho: Pirate laughter

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  1. Joel Kiula

    Prates parties are always great . The idea to do a party at beach seems so cool and for the kids they will love it. Just having an actualy person dressing like a pirate and all pirate games will surely make a great party. I love the idea and i am happy to try it.

  2. Shanice Carr

    Currently planning a pirate themed party for my kiddo this spring, and what I love the most is how interactive the party can be! One of my biggest worries was not being able to keep the guests entertained long enough. I know the kids will have a blast learning your list of “pirate lingo” and even the adults can dress up in pirate costumes and play games like “pirate trivia” or “pirate-themed charades.”

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