The photos for DIY Pirate Party Ideas were submitted by Courtney Jacques at Recherché Custom Invitations.
Inspiring Pirate Party Ideas by Courtney Jacques
This may be my favorite DIY Pirate Parties that I’ve seen. With so many creative Pirate party ideas, this one works for kids of every age. Courtney and her husband created all the graphics for the invitations and decorations as well as the woodwork and art for the games and décor. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspired me.
Here is a quick video:
Let’s start with the invitations. They start with: “Ahoy Mateys! Ye be invited to set sail with Captain Jalina and her crew to celebrate her 5th birthday!” For the date and time it says “All hands on deck Ye best be wearin’ yer Pirate attire”. The address section is headed, “Chart ye course to” and the RSVP says, “Say yay or Nay”. For siblings, she cleverly put “all crewmates welcome!”
The guests were encouraged to dress up. A chalkboard sign that says “Ye best be lookin’ like a Pirate” offered Pirate hats, hooks, and eye patches. The birthday girl looked adorable in her red and black outfit.
Easy Pirate Dress Up Ideas
- Bandannas around the head and ankle
- Eye Patch
- Red and White Striped Clothing
- Ripped shorts or pants
- White tops or blouses
- Hoop earrings
The décor was fabulous and very detailed including a Pirate ship, lantern, treasure chest and compass. There was fish netting layered with black table clothes with Pirate treasure and fake gold coins (affiliate link) scattered here and there.
Reuse things you already have around the house like:
- Glass bottles with rolled up paper inside
- Empty wine bottles with the labels removed
- Ornate trinkets
- Costume jewelry
- Beaded necklaces
- Any nautical decor
- Skulls and bones from your Halloween decorations
- Trunks and wooden boxes
Other Pirate Decor Ideas to Consider
- Stick with Red, Black, White, metallic colors, and Neutral colors
- Use textured fabrics like netting, burlap, and red bandannas
- Use old wooden boxes and scrap wood that you can find at a thrift store or yard sale
Pirate Party Food and Drink
For food, Courtney served fish and chips, scurvy dogs, and seaweed wraps. She created water bottle labels, drinking straws, and matching cupcake toppers. The food table was beautifully decorated as well.
There was a beautifully painted ocean backdrop for photo opportunities.
DIY Pirate Games and Activities
Misty Cove provided a place for the guests to cool off.
DIY Pirate Party Games
Lastly, the games were my favorite including:
- Walk the Plank, Cornhole
- Hook Toss
- Pirate Ship Piñata
- Treasure Hunt – complete with map and treasure of course
Other Fun Kid’s Birthday Party Ideas:
Here are some other themed birthday party ideas to spark your creativity and inspire you!
- Fortnite Birthday Party Ideas
- Finding Dory Party
- Cinderella Movie Party with Butterflies
- Villains Birthday Party
- Frozen Fever Birthday Party for the Summer
- DIY Minions Party Ideas
- DIY Circus and Carnival Party Ideas