|-How to Throw a Buccaneer Pirate Party!!!
-Throw an Adult Pirate Party
-Pirate Cocktails and Drinks
Fun Pirate Birthday Ideas
Thar be fun pirate birthday party ideas ahead me buckos...AAARRRH! So haul in the gang plank, trim yer sails and be watching for ships flying the Jolly Roger.
"Avast and ahoy maties, this here be yer captain speakin to ya... Captain Grandpa Mike says me."
Yer birthday child and all their guests will be having a swashbuckling good time with this here adventure on the fun kid birthday parties high seas!
Fun Pirate Birthday Party Ideas - Invitations
Yo Ho A Pirates Treasure Map
Your party guests will really get into your Pirate theme when you send them an invitation that looks like an old Pirate Treasure map...
Cut a brown paper bag into a square.
Then, with a black marker write something like "Captain__________s (insert your birthday childs name) treasure map"...
"Ye be invited to a swash-buckling good time matey... (then give the party date, time, length of the party and any other details) then close the invitation by saying something like...
"If you dare, you will be findin the party by followin this here treasure map... And remember this me buckos... "X" marks the spot!"
The map is actually directions to your party location and the "X" is the actual birthday party address...
Then crumble up the paper so your map looks old and mail it to your guest... You can even be creative with the envelope.
Fun Pirate Birthday Party Ideas - Treasure Map
Have some fun with your Pirate Party Invitation buy constructing another treasure map for a real treasure hidden somewhere at your party location.
Cut this map up into puzzle pieces (one for each child you are inviting).
Include a piece of the treasure map in the envelope and instruct your guests to bring their piece of the treasure map to the party.
When your guests arrive, have them put their puzzle pieces together, then they can all hunt for the treasure you have hidden...
Make sure you keep a copy of the map in case one of your guests does nott show up.
For treasure, put some chocolate coins (always a big hit with our kids) in a box and hid them somewhere for your guests to find together with their map.
Fun Kid Pirate Costume
Your birthday child will love wearing a special pirate costume at their party.
-A Tip From Grandpa Mike
When I was a boy, one of my favorite Halloween costumes was a pirate costume.
You can find a head bandanna at your local thrift store, a colorful old shirt and grey stripped pants.
Cut the shirt sleeves to 3/4 length and fray the edge of the sleeves so they look worn... Cut the pant legs to 3/4 length and fray the edges so they look worn and "ship wrecked".
You can make an eye patch out of a small piece of black card stock or black cloth... Attach a black string or shoe lace to the eye patch and tie it around your childs head.
A wide black belt with a large buckle (you can make a buckle) can be cut to fit around your childs waist.
Fun Pirate Make-Up
You can complete your childs pirate look by putting black smudges on their face with an eyebrow pencil. Smear it around to look like a beard on a rough pirate face.
Fun Pirate Birthday Party Ideas - Decorations
Black, red, yellow, orange, blue and white are great pirate colors.
Use streamers and balloons to decorate your party area.
You can also pick up some pirate flags and make treasure maps and swords to put on the walls.
Fish nets, star fish and sea shells will help give yer party a sea going look.
Fun Pirate Birthday Party Ideas - Pirate Pinata
Imagine the fun when one of yer ship mates breaks open a pirate treasure chest pinata aaarrrh, an all kinds ah "treasures" fill yer pirate ships cabin. You can easily find online stores that feature pinatas for just about any party theme.
Fun Pirate Birthday Party Ideas
With these ideas to get your creative juices flowing, you will be able to come up with lots more great ideas that will make your childs Pirate birthday party adventure a great success.
"Shiver me timbers, this be Captain Grandpa Mike sayin have a swashbucklin fun Pirate birthday party, AAARRRH!"
Mike Dougherty has lots more fun pirate birthday party ideas waiting for you at http://fun-kid-birthday-parties.com where you will discover just about everything you will need for a successful fun kid birthday party.
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Throw an Adult Pirate Party
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum is the cry of the pirates. Of course, rum is not what you want to serve at your child’s pirate party but what about a pirate party for adults? Try using these pirate party ideas for pirate decorations, games and party favors.
Though pirate parties are popular birthday party themes, there’s no reason your pirate party could not be held any time, for any reason!
First of all, consider the great decorations you can use for this pirate fest. Pinatas in the shape of tropical birds would make great party decorations as well as serve as a game later in the evening. You can fill your piñata with chocolate gold coins or perhaps a few more expensive treasures to encourage guests to get into the action. Plastic swords might be used not only for party props but also for the piñata game. Have a few eye patches ready for those who were too shy to wear a costume but then want to get into the fun once they arrive.
Decorating for a pirate party can also involve treasure chests, buckets overflowing with iced beverages, palm fronds across door frames and tables covered in bright tropical colors or even the pirate flag of skull and cross bones. Food ideas can be roasted turkey legs, beverages served in frosty mugs, and fruit-filled watermelon boats. Having some sea going songs playing in the background along with sounds of Jimmy Buffet are other ideas for carrying out your theme.
Use good judgment about serving alcohol and recruit a few pirates or feisty “wenches” to serve as designated drivers if the need arises. When the party ends, you want to be 100% certain that everyone sails safely home.
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Pirate Cocktails and Drinks
3/4 oz. Peach Schnapps & Captain Morgan, Dash of Orange Curacao, Splash of Orange juice
Shake over ice, Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. From http://cocktails.about.com
The White Pirate is a take off from a White Russian and was developed by my friend John Weston. It has become a favorite of many on the West Coast of Florida.
1 1/4 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1 1/4 oz. Kahlua
Half and Half or milk to fill
Shake over ice & pour into a highball glass
2 oz. dark rum
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
Place all yer ingredients in a heat-proof glass or mug (or better yet, a glass mug!) You will be stirring until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Add steamin hot water to top off; stir again. Enjoy, matey From http://www.digsmagazine.com/drinkrecipes/
2 oz. dark rum
3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
garnish: lemon twist
Pour all yer ingredients except the garnish into a cocktail shaker over plenty of ice. Shake until yer hand is near ready to freeze off. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a twist of lemon. Bottoms up, Captin! From http://www.digsmagazine.com/drinkrecipes/
2 oz. dark rum
1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp. not-from concentrate orange juice
1 tsp. simple syrup
garnish: cherry, orange slice
Fer this brew, ye will be adding all yer (non-garnish) ingredients to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake untill icy cold, aye. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice. For ye garnish, spear a cherry and orange slice with a toothpick. Now drink. From http://www.digsmagazine.com/drinkrecipes/
1? oz. dark rum
? oz. sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
garnish: maraschino cherry
Add all ye ingredients (excepting the garnish of course) to a cocktail shaker, and shake with plenty of ice. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with a bounty of ice. Drop in a cherry and enjoy. Shiver me timbers! From http://www.digsmagazine.com/drinkrecipes/