Pirate Party Ideas

ARRRGH Me Hearties! We’ve rounded up a few ideas from around the Australia and from yonder shores to inspire you when planning your Pirate themed birthday party.

Pirate party play ship

Pirate Ship for hire in Brisbane Region

Pirate ship table setting

Pirate Ship setting indoors

No pirate party is complete without a Pirate ship. This incredible timber ship was created by the party stylists at Mums Little Party Secret.  It is cleverly crafted and once assembled it provides table seating for guests, buffet area for cake and other goodies and a play section where kids can take the wheel and search for buried treasure.

The best thing is that if you are living in the Brisbane area you have the option to hire this ship for your own birthday celebration. Soooo jealous as we’re down in Sydney.

Pirate themed cookies by Sweet Cheeks

Pirate themed cookies by Sweetcheeks

Yummy Pirate cookies from Sweetcheeks Cookies & Cakes. These pirate faces are made of Sweetcheeks’ signature sugar cookie recipe and can be customised to your liking (different faces/colours etc) and they are shipped Australia wide!

Treasure pirate party invitation

Our own Pirate party invitations in the shoppe are pretty sweet.  You can pop the head of your own child onto the body of a swashbuckling pirate marooned on an island with his treasure. Get our printable pirate invites here.

Pennant banner for a pirate party.

Red, black and white Pirate party bunting

Hand made pirate pennant banner decoration to string up around your party area from Giggle Berry Creations.

Pirate party theme

The Party Cupboard – Pirate Theme

All kinds of Pirate Party supplies from The Party Cupboard including cups, cupcake wrappers and toppers, balloons and other decorations, jolly rodger flags and loot bag gold coins. There’s quite a good range at the The Party Cupboard.

Pirate party favor - diy eye patch

Pirate eye patch party favor – DIY

Grace shares her tutorial to make your own eye patches with felt and elastic. This fun and easy Pirate Eye Patch tutorial will show you how to create a little soft eye patch for your mini pirate, which will be proudly paraded round with a resounding “Aaaah-Haaaaar”! These eye patches would make a great DIY party favor or party activity. There is a template and full instructions to make your own.

pie pops by bubble and sweet

how to make pirate themed pie pops with recipe.

Pirate Party Pie Pops, say that five times real fast without stopping… Another treat to add to my to do list, pie pops. I love pie and this recipe by bubble and sweet will certainly satisfy my love for pie.

pirate cake tutorial.

Pirate Cake Tutorial by Bronnie Bakes

Another tutorial, this time for a pirate cake. Looks simple enough to make and an easy theme to carry through out the party. Pirate cake tutorial by Bronnie Bakes

Games for a pirate party

Knock em down and dig for treasure games.

Here’s a party post with a bunch of different pirate party games. The best thing about them is that you can scrounge up most of the materials to prepare the games from around your own home. You might have to pull out your markers and dip into your well of creativity to draw up a game or two but they are very simplistic drawings that should be easy enough to manage.

Pirate Games include: Treasure Toss, Digging for gold, Knock ’em down, Walk the plank and pin the eye patch on the pirate.

There are some other cool game ideas at this pirate party

make a treasure chest pinata

Treasure Chest Pinata Tutorial

No party is complete without a pinata. Here is a Pirate themed treasure chest pinata made from an old nappy box. Cover it up with brown craft or packaging paper, fill it with loot and you are ready to go. You can see a more detailed description to make this pinata here

how to do pirate face paint

How to face paint a pirate

Pirate face painting tutorial . I love the face painting tutes on this site, super simple to follow and you will be amazed how awesome you are at face painting. who knew?

make a pirate costume with party props

Make fun pirate costumes for play

And last but not least some fun homemade pirate costumes by Dana. Fab for a a pirate themed party or just for a bit of dressup and playtime action at home.

Arrrgh-fterthough -I also found a bunch of pirate terms and phrases that might come in handy when wording your invites or creating party food labels here

Hope this helps you on your way to pirate bliss. There are a bunch of ideas out there and I’m sure you’ll find the right fit for you. Just make sure you have fun, because it ain’t no party if there ain’t any fun.

Check out our Pirate Party Ideas on Pinterest


  1. says

    What a gorgeous round up of piratey activities and party ideas – thank you SO much for including my eye patch tutorial in the mix. My son (3.5 yrs) is pirate obsessed so I’m going to have a good look through all the links for ideas to decorate his bedroom :-) Simmi xx

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