Pirate Party: Arghh you ready for a Buccaneer Bash?  Today, I’m sharing this super fun Pirate Party I recently styled.  Check out our other pirate posts if you are looking for more Pirate ideas and inspiration!!

What’s more fun than searching for pirates gold and walking the plank? Perhaps having a stink eye contest and watching pirate clothed four years olds sword fight for the title of Captain.  For Mason’s fourth birthday, we broke out the pirate gear.

Ok so seriously…Pirates are cool.  It’s funny to me that real pirates are a rather unsavory group, but yet, they can be so cute as a costume or party theme.  I recently styled a super fun swashbuckling pirate party. This party was also featured in the debut issue of Carousel Magazine. (Which is so cool because it is our first print feature!!)

I had such fun styling this party.  One of the best parts about this party was the fabric ripping. Usually with a party, I am meticulous about lines and symmetry.   Call it OCD if you will, but everything has to be just so.  Pirates, however, are NOT neat and tidy people.  They would not have clean lines and symmetry.   So fabric ripping and crooked lines ahoy!!

Check out the details:)  Hope you love it!!

I loved mixing the pirate patterns and being able to mix up the textures. We included plenty of wood and burlap and even some sand (brown sugar) and water (blue ruffled fabric).  My favorite piece of the decor was the pirate ship we built from cardboard and covered with the wood grain patterned paper.  I used a wooden ship steering wheel and anchor as well.  The pirate’s treasure was kept “securely” locked away in this cute treasure chest!
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Our Pirate loot included cannon ball cake pops, pirate cake pops, red velvet cupcakes with cute pirate fondant toppers, chocolate cake, gang planks (blueberry yogurt, graham crackers), pirate sugar cookies, gold doubloon sugar cookies, crunchy bones (white frosted pretzels), lollipops and black spot whoopie pies.   To drink, our little pirates had Pirate’s (root) Beer, Pirate’s (ginger) Ale, and Bilge Water.  I used old wine and liquor bottles to serve the root beer and ginger ale to give it that authentic feel.



The kids enjoyed climbing on a giant play-set with rope ladders and ship steering wheels. They had sword fighting contests, and a cannon ball water balloon battle. When it was time to cool off, they enjoyed using their pirate activity pages.










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For the cake, I ordered a plain white frosted round cake from a local grocery store and wrapped with burlap and added a pirate’s hook to the top.  So easy and super inexpensive!!

Here are some helpful links for throwing a pirate party:


Party Styling and Printables: Mimi’s Dollhouse

Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Designs by Letty

Cookies: Sweet Art Sweets

Pirate Shirts: Little Pitter Pat

Pirate Hats: Pixie and Penelope

Check out our other pirate posts if you are looking for more Pirate ideas and inspiration!!

Wanna throw a Pirate Party?

The Printable Pirate Party Collection is available for purchase in my shop: