Yesterday I took Quinn to a friend’s birthday party, an awesomely fun pirate birthday party. Naturally, we are pirate fans and because I know some of you are too, I wanted to share some of their fun pirate birthday party ideas!
Pirate Birthday Party Ideas
My absolute favorite part of the party was the “Walking the Plank” activity. All the kids LOVED it and lined up over and over again. I have seen the wood board (plank) before but not the jumping into the “water” part. The kids had a blast, landing into pillows and balloons at the end of the plank!
The party food was cute too, from pirate bananas and hot dog squids to boats on the ocean (blue jello, complete with a Swedish fish in the bottom and an orange slice ship). There was also little bags of pirate’s booty and cheese cubes on pirate sword cocktail picks.
The kids’ 2nd favorite activity had to be “cannonballs”. At least that’s what I think it was called. Basically the kids were split up into two teams and they tried to toss the most cannonballs (cheese poofs) onto a designated person’s head. The lucky volunteers were wearing shower caps with shaving cream on top so the cheese poofs would stick. It was quite silly but the kids loved it.
More pirate fun included making your own pirate patch and sword. You can see Quinn’s sword was more of a ceremonial pirate sword full of fancy gems. 😉 And no birthday party is complete without a pinata – A pirate pinata in this case!
This was definitely one of the best themed parties we have been too! More fun pirate birthday ideas I’ve seen on pinterest include digging for treasure in a sandbox, captain hook’s ring toss and making your own pirate hat. Speaking of pinterest, are you following me? 🙂 And check out my friend Sara’s Jake & The Neverland Pirates party for even more fun pirate birthday party ideas!