Party Essentials for a swash-bucklin’ Pirate Party

Pirate party – Kiss With Style

 

Aaarrrrgghhhh me ‘arty’s!

Grab yer eye-patches and yer parrot and let’s plan a swash-bucklin’ good time!

We’ve seen some fantastic variations of the pirate theme over the years, from your traditional skull and crossbones to more character themed parties of Tinkerbell and Captain Hook, and Jake and The Neverland Pirates more recently. But essential to any good pirate themed party are:

  1. Pirate costumes
  2. Treasure
  3. A map
  4. Pirate themed games
  5. Cake (it is a party after all!)

So to help you make your party as individual as your little pirate, here’s some great products and inspiration from our LLC vendors to get you started.

 

Pirate Party Invitations

Let ‘X’ mark the spot and tell all the other pirates exactly where they can have a swash-bucklin’ good time.

 

 

Pirate invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs

 

 

pirate party invitation

Emma Smith Stationery

 

 

pirate party invitations

Jellyfish Prints

 

 

 

Pirate party invitations

Paper Blossom Creations

 

Pirate party printables – Jo Studio

 

 

Preprinted pirate invitations

The Party Parlour

 

 

 

Pirate Party Decorations

Get the kids involved and go all out with props for this theme. Build a ship using cardboard boxes and sheets, turn your sandpit into a treasure hunt or build an obstacle course in the backyard. Just add bunting, flags, parrots and hey presto!

Of course styled tables and hired props don’t go astray either!

 

 

pirate balloons

Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Pirate balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Red honeycomb ball – Emiko Blue

 

Paper fans – The Party Parlour

 

 

pirate flag

Party Ideas In A Box

 

pirate balloons

Deer Little Parties

 

 

 

 

Pirate Party Tableware

Whilst your average (real) pirate probably wouldn’t worry about plates too much, to keep the kids from getting too much into character, plates, cups and napkins are advised!

Stick with the traditional red, white and black or opt for pinks and purples if it pleases! No-one wants to argue with a pirate…

 

Pirate table centrepiece – Little Event Company

 

Hessian tablerunner – The Party Parlour

 

Black and white plates – Emiko Blue

 

 

Pirate plates – Love The Occasion

 

 

pirate plates

Fantasy Kids Parties

 

 

Pirate party napkins – Love The Occasion

pirate party plates

Happy Little Soiree

 

 

 

pirate party supplies

Hip & Hooray

 

 

pirate party kits

Party Pax

 

 

pirate party tableware

The Party Kit Company

 

 

Pirate Party Hire

If you want to create a true pirate feel then there is an array of fun pirate props which can be hired to really excite the kids!:

 

Party package for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)

 

Kids tables and chairs for hire – Tiny Tables and Chairs (Melb)

 

Pirate hire package – Dream a little Dream events (Perth)

 

Pirate chest for hire – My Garden Party Sydney

 

Pirate ship for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)

 

Pirate Party treats

With a little imagination, even your humble cupcake can turn into a swash-bucklin’ pirate treat!

 

 

pirate cupcakes

Cookie Queen Kitsch’n – Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

pirate themed cookies

Flyaway Pineapple – Posts Australia wide

 

 

pirate cake

Pirate cake – Love That Lollybar Sydney

 

 

 

 

pirate cookies

One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes

 

 

pirate cookies

Petite Cookies – Melbourne

 

 

 

Top your cake or home made cupcakes off with these pirate cake decorating accessories!:

 

Pirate cake topper – Mooi Co

 

Pirate cupcake kit – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

Pirate cupcake holders – Little Kite

 

Pirate cake topper – Kaivalya Designs

 

 

Pirate Party Loot and Games

A few fun Pirate party extras – dress up items, party favours and games!:

 

Kids pirates costume – Special Celebration Events

 

Pirate costume dress up – Paper Face Party

 

 

Pirate hat – Love The Occasion

 

Pin the parrot game – Party ideas in a box

 

Pirate pass the parcel – Party Ideas in a Box

 

Pirate jar of dirt necklace – The Little Event Company

 

Pirate tattoos favours – Ruby Rabbit Partyware

 

 

 

 

pirate eye patch party favor

Pirate eye patch – Deer Little Parties

 

 

pirate party favors

Pirate party favours – Fantasy Kids Parties

pirate ring favors

Pirate party favours – Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

 

pirate party favors

Favor Lane Party Boutique

 

 

pirate party photo booth props

Pirate photo booth props – Favor Lane Boutique

 

Pirate Kaleidoscope – Party ideas in a box

 

 

 

pirate party favors

Pirate party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs

 

Paper stripe lolly bag – The Little Event Company

 

Red stripe favour box – Emiko Blue

 

 

Sambellina party bag – The Party Parlour

 

 

The kids will go crazy for this theme and will drive you nuts for a few days as they stay in character and call you ‘matey’… but hey, that’s the life of a pirate and you’re only a kid once.

 

Aaaarrrrr!!!

 

 

Pirate Theme Real Party Feature

Today being official “Talk like a pirate day” –  I am sharing some images that one of my blog readers/facebook followers Melanie sent me of her son’s Pirate Themed 3rd birthday.

I was excited to share these because often I see and share images of parties styled by professional stylists and I think it is important to also see parties hosted by mum’s who aren’t professional stylists to see what an amazing and fun party can be created by someone just like – you!

Melanie who has a 3yr old and a 13 month old made all the decorations, the cake and most of the food herself – not an easy feat with two toddlers at home! However she said it was all worth it to see her son Max have a great time and see how excited he was at the set up!

She used the printables from One Magic Day who is one of the vendors in the children’s party directory. Cookies and macarons are from “Oh Sugar”.

I love the clever use of props at this party such as the wooden elements and creative cake stands Melanie made. So many fantastic details in this party which I have mentioned below.

Enjoy the photos and all the creative ideas of this wonderful pirate party!

Fantastic treasure map backdrop that Melanie made is perfect for this theme:

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Clever styling with the gold coins spilling out of the hessian bag:

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Love these toppers in the jelly which look like boats:

 

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Melanie made this cake herself and I love the sand effect. Also how fantastic are those mason jars on stands?

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 Perfect kid friendly candy bar!:

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Great prop sign!:

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Love this pirate tent and the happy pirate birthday boy:

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Melanie has done such an amazing job. Thanks so much for sharing Melanie!

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