Amazing pirate party ideas for kids

29. July 2023 - Anika Semmer

Pirate Party Ideas for Kids - Best Games, DIY, Food and More


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Message in a bottle, nasty pirate names, treasure hunts and sea battles: with a few creative pirate party ideas for kids the birthday party will be a dream coming true. From preparation to implementation of pirate games and craft ideas, you will find a great treasure trove of pirate party ideas for kids here.

What child doesn’t dream of being a pirate and having an adventure? Going on an exciting treasure hunt, sailing the seven seas as a real buccaneer in costume with his corsair friends and partying like a real buccaneer. There are plenty of great creative programme items and inexpensive decorations, snacks and drinks that are very easy to implement for a pirate party for a child’s birthday. Little pirates watch out, for one day your home will be transformed into a little pirate republic and you will experience exciting adventures on the seven seas. Real pirates are not only famous for their raids, exciting treasure hunts and famous sea battles, but also for their lively parties!

In this article we give lots of pirate party ideas for kids on how little landlubbers, brave buccaneers and clever pirates can have an imaginative pirate themed party that will make you want to be a child all over again. A pirate party goes down very well with children of all ages, but of course it is important that the birthday child is a buccaneer at heart and that he or she is enthusiastic about a pirate theme party. The programme and the design of the pirate party with games, craft ideas, decorations, treasure hunts or sea battles can simply be adapted to the age and preferences of the children. Of course, with so much adventure, a hearty pirate meal and tasty drinks must also be provided.

A pirate birthday is one of the most popular birthday themes for girls and boys and there are an incredible number of great ways to create a cool birthday.

All set to board? Cast off for an adventurous journey through the ideas of a creative Corsair!

Pirate Party Ideas for Kids for the Best Children’s Birthday Party Ever

"Pirate games are part of every good pirate party for kids"

Highlight at the pirate party for kids: a treasure hunt

1. Preparation and Checklist

To save time and stress and to ensure that everything runs like clockwork, it is first worth creating a party checklist with to-dos for the pirate theme party. In this way, you can plan the to-dos in a relaxed way, have an overview from the very beginning and the preparations will run smoothly.

These are the 9 most important questions you should answer when planning your pirate party for kids, and you’ll have your party framework and to-dos:

  1. How many children are coming?
  2. How many adults do I need to supervise and who do I ask?
  3. Is the party taking place at home? Is there a treasure hunt at a certain place or a sea battle in the swimming pool?
  4. Who all needs a costume?
  5. What is there to eat and drink to go with the pirate party theme?
  6. What pirate decorations are available, will they be handicrafts or do they need to be bought?
  7. Which music fits the pirate theme?
  8. What programme (games, handicraft projects, activities) is planned and what do I need for it?
  9. What presents do the little pirates get?

It is important that you don’t take on too much for the pirate party for the children’s birthday party – especially when it comes to games and handicraft projects. Young children in particular still have a limited concentration span and don’t need so much programme, but are already absorbed in pirate role-play. The older the kids, the more demanding the programme can become, up to and including the treasure hunt, for which you prepare a day-long adventure.

2. Location and Decoration

"Pirate party ideas for kids up to 6 years to celebrate well indoors, older children need the movement outside"

Celebrate indoors or outdoors? Location and program must fit together

Will the pirate party take place indoors or outdoors? Is a treasure hunt or sea battle planned and where will it take place?

Where do pirates actually live? Of course, in the pirate republic of Nassau, in a pirate castle and on their black-flagged pirate ships. If you live in a big city like Berlin, you should definitely check out the themed and adventure playgrounds. Where can you find a wooden ship to climb and romp on? Even playhouses in the garden can be easily redesigned to match the pirate theme party with inexpensive decorations such as a pirate flag with skull and crossbones, pennant strings.

The younger the children, the easier it is to celebrate them indoors simply because of the supervision and to decorate everything nicely. Be sure to use decorations that the children can play with, such as telescopes, plastic parrots and the like.

Kids Pirate Party Decoration Ideas

You can find inexpensive and atmospheric pirate party decorations at amazon* at the end of the product boxes with prices. The cheapest and most sufficient is actually a large set with various pirate decorations – these are available in 46 to 156 pieces!

  • Inflatable or plastic sabres
  • Inflatable balloons: sea creatures, pirate, pirate ship
  • Disposable tableware, tablecloth and co with pirate motifs
  • Hanging decoration
  • Treasure chest
  • Gold coins
  • Diamonds

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3. The Invitation to the Pirate Party for Kids

A yellowed, stained parchment roll sealed with a seal or tied with string, or an invitation to a pirate party for a child’s birthday party as a treasure map? Both creative invitations can be made in a relatively short time (depending on how many guests are invited) or you can save time and buy them.

DIY Message in a Bottle Pirate Theme Party Invitation

For the bottle post, simply peel the label off transparent glass bottles. This works great with nail polish remover or pure alcohol. Stain the paper with black tea and crumple and smooth it a few times. Burn the edge of the paper with a lighter until you have a nice burnt edge all the way around. Write the invitation text on the parchment, roll it up, tie it with string and seal it with a seal. Put the cork in – done!

Or you can save time and buy one or more components ready to make :-).

Einladungen zum Geburtstag (20 Stück) im Flaschenpost Motiv Einladungskarten
Einladungen zum Geburtstag (20 Stück) im Flaschenpost Motiv Einladungskarten
Format: DIN Lang quer (210 x 98 mm),Papier: 300g/qm; Druck: Offset & Digital; Highlights: individuell bedruckt
36,00 EUR
hocz Glasflaschen Set mit Press-korken | 6/8/10 teilig | Füllmenge 150 ml | Feinkost Korkverschluss Likörflasche Ölflasche Glasflasche (6 Stück)
hocz Glasflaschen Set mit Press-korken | 6/8/10 teilig | Füllmenge 150 ml | Feinkost Korkverschluss Likörflasche Ölflasche Glasflasche (6 Stück)
Set Feinkost Korkenflaschen Flaschen Füllmenge 150 ml; incl Korkenverschluss höhe der Flaschen 14,8 cm Durchmesser 5,1 cm
16,99 EUR Amazon Prime

DIY Treasure Map as an Invitation

Are you planning a treasure hunt? Then a treasure map is just perfect as an invitation card. Of course, you can draw it yourself – preferably with black ink on white paper. Then scan the drawn treasure map and print it out on vintage parchment paper and finish the invitation by burning the edge all around with a lighter.

Ready-made treasure maps are also available:

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10x Kinder Einladungskarten Einladung Kindergeburtstag Pirat Piraten Party Piratenparty Schatzsuche Geburtstag Pastell Aquarell 10x15 cm Party Kinder 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
10x Kinder Einladungskarten Einladung Kindergeburtstag Pirat Piraten Party Piratenparty Schatzsuche Geburtstag Pastell Aquarell 10x15 cm Party Kinder 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
✅ KARTEN: Dieses Set besteht aus 10 Einladungs-Karten 2-seitig; ✅ FORMAT: DIN A6 Karten / Postkartenformat
8,99 EUR Amazon Prime
60 Blatt (6 Designs, je 10 Stück) x A4 Vintage Pergamentpapier aus recyceltem vintage Briefpapier (80 g/m²)
60 Blatt (6 Designs, je 10 Stück) x A4 Vintage Pergamentpapier aus recyceltem vintage Briefpapier (80 g/m²)
Umweltfreundlich: Das gesamte Papier wird aus Recyclingpapier hergestellt.
14,95 EUR Amazon Prime

4. The Most Beautiful Pirate Costumes for the Family

"Costume ideas for a pirate party for kids"

Disguise is a must at a pirate party for kids

There are lots of great costumes for buccaneers, pirates, sabre-rattling pirates and pirate women. Or alternatively, you can grab a few inexpensive accessories such as eye patches, telescope, compass, sabre, triangular scarf, tricorn and moustache and pistol or sabre.

Smiffys Hochsee-Pirat Frauenzimmer-Kostüm, mit Kleid, Hose und Bandelier
Smiffys Hochsee-Pirat Frauenzimmer-Kostüm, mit Kleid, Hose und Bandelier
Einfaches An- und Ausziehen dank Reißverschluss
44,33 EUR Amazon Prime
MAYLYNN 13711-M - Piratenhemd Rüschenhemd Mittelalter Hemd, Größe M, weiß
MAYLYNN 13711-M - Piratenhemd Rüschenhemd Mittelalter Hemd, Größe M, weiß
Weißes Hemd - kann als Piratenhemd oder zu einem Mittelalter Kostüm getragen werden; 100% Baumwolle
24,90 EUR Amazon Prime
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Boland 81938 - Hut Pirat Dirty Jack mit Kunsthaaren für Karneval und Mottoparty, Piraten Mütze, Seeräuber Hut, Zubehör Faschingskostüme, Kostüm Accessoire
Boland 81938 - Hut Pirat Dirty Jack mit Kunsthaaren für Karneval und Mottoparty, Piraten Mütze, Seeräuber Hut, Zubehör Faschingskostüme, Kostüm Accessoire
Sie erhalten einen Piratenhut der Marke Boland; Dieser Dreispitz ist braun und mit einem roten Kopftuch versehen
10,99 EUR Amazon Prime

5. Pirate Feast

"Pirate party ideas for kids include creative snacks and drinks"

With the snacks and drinks for the pirate party for kids you can make a lot of effort

For a pirate feast, you can do a lot of work or use finger food and drinks, fill them into bowls and stylish bottles and simply create the pirate look with the decorations. For all those who feel like getting into the kitchen, here are a few nice ideas that look great and taste delicious:

Creative snacks for little pirates

  • Melon boats: Melon slices with a party skewer with fruit cubes piled on top with a pirate flag on top (and a paper sail if you like)
  • Pirate faces: Paint mini frozen Americans with pirate faces using cake icing and food colouring
  • Nibble paper boats: Fold the paper boats as bowls and fill them with peanuts, gummy bears and Smarties

Beverages

  • Pirate Rum: Place canning jars as kegs next to a Bowles bowl filled with a favourite drink
  • Fill swing-top bottles with children’s beer: Fill swing-top bottles with a fizzy drink mix
  • Beverage: Fill rinsed-out liquor bottles of all sizes and colours with soft drinks

6. Adventurous Pirate Games

"Some giveaways are a part of our pirate party ideas for kids"

With good giveaways little pirates can play at home

Tug-of-war, gold coin diving, treasure hunts, frigate races, island hopping or a pirate piñata? Pirate games provide movement, adventure, action or challenge dexterity and team spirit and with them the kids have a lot of fun at the pirate party for kids. Most of them can be prepared super quickly!

Tip for the smallest pirates: A nice idea for toddlers from 3 to 6 years is to build a pirate ship or a pirate castle out of large cardboard boxes to play with and paint.

Pirate Piñata

Hang a papier-mâché treasure chest or pirate ship and let the kids smash the piñata. Here you can find beautiful ideas for Piñata fillings and how to make the birthday Piñata for a child.

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Gold Treasure Pot Banging

Hide a few chocolate gold coins under a pot and send the children one after the other, blindfolded and with a wooden spoon to tap, to look for the treasure. If the child moves in the right direction, the other children call out: warm, warmer or even hot. If it moves away from the treasure cold, colder or freezing!

Island Hopping

The pirates form two teams. Move all the furniture to the side or play the game outside. Mark a starting line with a rope and place a bucket for each team at a distance of 5-10 metres. Each team gets 2 cushions as islands. At the start signal, they place the first island in front of them, the first child climbs onto it and places the second one in front of them. The aim of the game is for the entire team to move to the bucket one after the other on the cushions only and to cross the starting line again first and win. If a crew member touches the sea, they have to start again from the beginning.

Tug of War

Two teams of equal strength each pull on one end of a rope that is marked in colour in the middle. As soon as one team has pulled the marked middle part of the rope on a spot on the ground marked on their side, they have won!

Treasure Diving

Fill a tub with water and fill the bottom with gold coins and all kinds of other objects. The children form two teams and two are tied together. At a start signal, each pair of pirates is blindfolded and allowed to dive into the tub with one hand for as many gold coins and diamonds as possible for 30 seconds.

Fregatta Race

Each child folds a paper boat (preferably made of wax-covered construction paper). The boats are lowered into the water in the inflatable pool outside at the same time and each child tries to get their boat over the finish line first without capsizing and win by blowing.

Treasure Hunt, Scavenger Hunt Outdoors and Indoors

For a simple treasure hunt, all you need is a chalk to draw arrows on the ground or snippets to point the way to the treasure. Depending on how old the children are and how much time this part of the programme takes, there are many great ways to customise the treasure hunt. For example, with riddles whose solutions give the clue where to go next or stations with tasks that need to be completed in order to get further instead of snippets. On our blog you will find lots of creative ideas and input on how to design your birthday treasure hunt for kids, scavenger hunt tasks for a child’s birthday and for a scavenger hunt at home.

7. Pirate Party Craft Ideas for Kids

One of the best pirate party ideas for kids are a creative DIY session. Paint, stick and decorate small treasure chests, build and design their own pirate ships together or pirate swords or paddleball bats with pirate motifs. It’s great fun and the children can take home a great souvenir to play with.

You can buy ready-made sets with wooden chests, swords and ships on amazon* – all you have to do is get creative materials and paints for crafting.

Baker Ross Paddleballschläger Piraten aus Holz, Ball ist mit Gummiband am Schläger befestigt (Packung mit 5). Perfekt für Jede Party.
Baker Ross Paddleballschläger Piraten aus Holz, Ball ist mit Gummiband am Schläger befestigt (Packung mit 5). Perfekt für Jede Party.
Lass uns paddeln.- Leichte Holzpaddel zum Ausmalen und Spielen für Kinder; Jedes 0,2 cm dicke Holzpaddel ist ideal für kleine Kinderhände: 16 cm
8,99 EUR Amazon Prime
Baker Ross Piratenschiffe aus Holz zum Aufstellen (6 Stück) – für Kinder zum Basteln und Gestalten von 3D-Piratenschiffen
Baker Ross Piratenschiffe aus Holz zum Aufstellen (6 Stück) – für Kinder zum Basteln und Gestalten von 3D-Piratenschiffen
In der Packung enthalten sind 6 Schiffsschablonen aus Holz, die 16 cm hoch sind.
14,99 EUR Amazon Prime
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Baker Ross Bastelsets „Piratenschiff“ (3 Stück) – Bastelidee für Kinder zum Zusammensetzen und Spielen, Sortiert
Baker Ross Bastelsets „Piratenschiff“ (3 Stück) – Bastelidee für Kinder zum Zusammensetzen und Spielen, Sortiert
Segel setzen und mit einen Schatz zurück kommen; Diese Bastelsets bestehen aus Moosgummi und erfordern keinen Kleber
10,99 EUR Amazon Prime

8. Giveaways for Little Buccaneers, Corsairs and Pirates

Chocolate coins and sweets packaged in a nice treasure chest, a pirate treasure pouch or a bag are suitable as giveaways. But there are also inexpensive sets with lots of cheap pirate accessories on amazon, which you can divide up as a giveaway.

  • Pirate treasure bag with chocolate gold coins and sweets
  • Mini Pirate Treasure Chest with Sweets
  • Pirate Gift Bags
  • Pirate Snap Bracelet
  • Pirate Eye Patches
  • Pirate Telescopes
  • Mix set with pirate accessories, gems, coins, ring, chain with gold coin, moustaches, temporary, tattoos to give away

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ewtshop® Piratengeschenktüten + Mini-Holzwäscheklammern, 12 Geschenktüten mit 6 verschiedenen süßen Piraten für Mitgebsel, Geschenke, Kindergeburtstage und vieles mehr
ewtshop® Piratengeschenktüten + Mini-Holzwäscheklammern, 12 Geschenktüten mit 6 verschiedenen süßen Piraten für Mitgebsel, Geschenke, Kindergeburtstage und vieles mehr
✅ Format: 23 x 15 x 5 cm; ✅ 6 verschiedene Piratenmotive mit der Aufschrift "Danke, dass du da warst !"
8,95 EUR Amazon Prime

Have fun planning and hosting a amazing party with these pirate party ideas for kids!

Set sail for the land of 1001 ideas and plunder our treasure trove of ideas! There you’ll find lots of great kids’ birthday party ideas from the cowboy party and dinosaur theme party to the Witch party for kids and even more game tips and craft tutorials for occasions, themes and every day. Colourful inspiration for every day of the year is here for families, friends and couples. Life is too short for boredom!

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