AHOY! I am excited to share a Pirate themed birthday party featured in Issue 18 of our free online magazine which you can view HERE 

This shoot was by Carly of Sassy Snaps Perth who brought a Pirate theme to life in the way only she can – with incredible props, different themed stations, amazing decor….have a browse and find all the vendor credits at the end of the post





The balloon work by Oh My Balloon Bar was just incredible and the balloon octopus and anchor are amazing!





I love how everything was coordinated for this Pirate party from the water bottles to the favours!








The kids table was SO amazing on this boat with cute pirate treasure chests! The kids would have really felt like little pirates at this party





The kids enjoyed all the entertainment from a jumping castle and soft play to a pirate scavenger hunt







Gorgeous hat and badge details by Schooza were an extra special touch for this Pirate party





The cake and the desserts were amazingly detailed with Pirate touches!






It truly was such a spectacular Pirate birthday party and collaboration shoot by our Perth Celebrate Society members!

Item Provided: Styling & Coordination

Business Name: Sassy Snaps


Item Provided: Photography

Business Name: LeCamo Photography


Item Provided: Balloon Installations

Business Name: Oh My Balloon Bar


Item Provided: Partyware

Business Name: Bam Party & Events


Item Provided: Desserts

Business Name: Happily Ever After


Item Provided: Drinks Cart

Business Name: Candy Cart Co


Item Provided: Cookie Mix Favours

Business Name: Sweet Health Cookie Mix


Item Provided: Pirate Hats, Badge & Scavenger Hunt

Business Name: Schooza


Item Provided: Soft Play

Business Name: Fun HQ


Item Provided: Cake

Business Name: Silly Sugar by Suji


Item Provided: Character Cutouts & Standees

Business Name: Event Signs


Item Provided: Decals

Business Name: Barley Boy


Item Provided: Bouncy Castle

Business Name: White Castle Co


Item Provided: Venue Hire

Business Name: Warehouse 95


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.





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:



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:



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


 Perfect kid friendly candy bar!:



Great prop sign!:


Love this pirate tent and the happy pirate birthday boy:


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