To celebrate Talk like a Pirate Day, we thought it would be great to share some inspiration to help you host a pirate-themed party that kids will love! From awesome invites to pirate party games, we'll get you 'hooked' on these cool ideas!


Plan a Pirate Party! - Ahoy Shipmates

Featured Design: "Kids Birthday Invitations - Ahoy Shipmates Pirate Party"

Themed invitations are a great way to start off your pirate party. A fun design gets children excited for the adventure! Just remember to include the important details, including the time and address. You can also add whether the party is fancy dress or not!

Food and Drink

Gold coins are a traditional kids favourite and make a great pirate treasure. Put them in pirate party bags or send the kids on a treasure hunt, they will be sure to thrill as they 'arrrr' delicious!

Plan a Pirate Party! - Amazon - Gold Coins

Gold Coins: Amazon

If you're looking for a healthy snack, these fun fruit skewers make a delicious treat. Choose an array of fruit to make your own pirate boat masts! First, create your own boat by carving a pineapple. Alternatively, save time and put them in a decorated bowl instead. Then arrange the skewers and decorate with pirate flags. They're 'shore' to go down a treat!

Plan a Pirate Party! - Catch My Party - Fruit Skewers

Skewers: Catch My Party 

This bright pirate punch will delight. Choose a blood red or ocean blue colour for the ultimate pirate theme. Then serve in a barrel to compete the look!

Plan a Pirate Party! - Kara's Party Ideas - Punch

Punch: Kara's Party Ideas


This fun telescope DIY is super easy for kids to make! Simply paint an empty cardboard tube black and then add a touch of detailing with gold paint. It's super affordable and will allow kids to get creative.

Plan a Pirate Party! - The Imagination Tree - Telescopes

Telescopes: The Imagination Tree

Kids love playing pretend, so fuel their imaginations with a classic treasure hunt. Creating a fun treasure map with your kids is a great experience and will also allow them to spend some quality time outside! For a blue sea theme, use watercolour paints to give it a nautical twist. For a more vintage look, use watered down tea to stain your paper and then crinkle the edges to make it look worn down. Next, paint or draw a map of your party location and then use a classic 'X' to mark the spot.

Plan a Pirate Party! - Make the Best of Everything - Map

Treasure Map: Make the Best of Everything

Pirate Party Games

A fun twist on the classic 'pin the tail on the donkey', 'pin the patch on the pirate' is an awesome pirate-themed children's party game. Continue using your DIY skills to create this game by painting a large pirate's head and cutting out your own eye patches. If you're pressed for time, buy it online!

Plan a Pirate Party! - Hodge Podge Craft - Game

Pirate Game: Hodge Podge Craft

Face paint will take your pirate party to the next level! You can make these as detailed or as simple as you want. An easy way to recreate the pirate look is to paint a black eye-patch and beard, as you will only need black face paint. Combined with a pirate party outfit, this will really help get kids into the spirit.

Plan a Pirate Party! - Made For Mums - Face Paint

Face Paint Tutorial: Made for Mums

Thank You Notes

After the party finishes, it's always kind to thank guests for any gifts. So, use a pirate-themed thank you note to finish off your theme - it makes saying thank you fun for the kids, too!

Plan a Pirate Party! - Ready to Write Kids Thank You Cards - Pirate Boat

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