How To Host The Perfect Pirate Party

Whether you’re thinking of an activity to pass a long summer day or planning the perfect birthday party we have thought of everything you need to host the Perfect Pirate Party for a Platoon of Powerful Pirates (say that 10x fast).


When you’re creating your invitations pay special attention to terminology.  Uses terms like:

  • Ahoy Me hearties
  • Arrrr
  • Shiver me timbers
  • X Marks The Spot
  • Plunder
  • Booty
  • Set Sail
  • Buried Treasure

Make sure to tell everyone to come in costume! They can be pirates, fairies, Peter Pan, mermaids or princesses!

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These invitations are super easy  to create with your computer or order on Etsy. Plus, they’re festive.

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If you have more time on your hands and are feeling crafty these invitations will really set the tone.

With either invitation you choose, you’ll need to include a few things. First, you will need to include a piece of your DIY Treasure Map. Secondly, you will want to include pirate jargon for your swashbucklers to brush up on before the party.

Pirate Speak

Aye:  Yes; an affirmation.

Blimey!: An exclamation of surprise.

Fire in the hole:  A warning issued before a cannon is fired.

Parley:  A conference or discussion between opposing sides during a dispute.

Swab:  (1) To clean, specifically the deck of a ship. (2) A disrespectful term for a seaman. ie: “Man that gun, ye cowardly swabs!”

Walk the plank:  Being forced off a ship by pirates as punishment or torture.[infobox]


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Decorate your space in combinations of Black, Red and White. Feel free to mix and match solids with stripes for a festive look. These can easily be found at dollar stores and party supply stores everywhere.

A few more ideas:

  •  Spread plastic (or chocolate) gold coins, sand dollars, and star fish along tables.
  • Decorate with other piratey accessories like ships, fishnets, rope , crates and destructed linens draped across walls.

Food and Drinks


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Bento Box sandwiches are absolutely adorable and they can be made the night before! Plus, they’re an absolute hit with kids, even the pickiest eaters enjoy them. 

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This sparkling punch contains few ingredients and looks just like sea water. To make it even more festive you can by plastic sharks to float inside the punch bowl. 

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5 thoughts on “How To Host The Perfect Pirate Party”

  1. I have a board full of Pirate themed party ideas. Thank you for this post. I can add to that board now. And yes, we have this film and my daughter loves it!

  2. This is awesome indeed and I adore the invites in the bottle. What a great theme and love the decor and the punch. Thanks for sharing.

  3. OK, these ideas are AMAZING! I love the sandwiches! I’m all about themed parties so I would totally do something like this. Arrrgghh me hearties!!!


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