There’s nothing cuter than a pack of toddlers decked out in eye patches, tricorne hats, stripy trousers, tiny cutlasses, and the occasional parrot doesn’t hurt. Any party with ‘yo ho ho and a bottle of rum’ as its tagline is a good one for all ages! Give out treasure map invitations, hang up skull and crossbones flags and buntings, and have a wooden chest or box filled with pirates’ booty, like snacks or fake (chocolate) buillions (get your props at ParteeBoo, www.partee-boo.com).
A pirate-themed party can be held indoors or outside and depending on where you are, there are some really fun games for the kids, like walking the plank (a wooden plank supported by two blocks), digging for treasure in a sandpit (or you fill a large basin with sand and hide small gifts) and the cannonball toss (fill black balloons with water and hit a target). An easy way to decorate food would be to create pirate ship sails, threaded through toothpicks or longer bamboo sticks and put them through finger food like hotdogs, ‘seaweed’ dip (any green dip) and even blue jelly shots (nonalcoholic of course) to signify the ocean. Party favours Gold coin chocolates, pirate-themed tattoos, toy parrots