You’re on your way to enjoying a fantastic Pirate Party.
Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me
Pirates’ mischievous behavior and illegal acts built them up quite the terrible reputation.
Regardless of their unruly demeanor and probably because of it, people have always been
fascinated by buccaneers. These sea rovers are amusing characters to learn about, watch
movies about, and pose as. There is nothing more entertaining than pretending to be a pirate
so indulge your guests and throw your own Pirate Party! Take advantage of Gig Salad and plan
the ultimate buccaneer bash with our help!
Ahoy Matey! Yer Invited!
Invitations for a pirate
party can be creative, mysterious, and exciting! They are the perfect way to get your invitees
eager to attend your party. First, send your invitations like the pirates did, in a message in a
bottle! Since these are difficult to mail, really impress your guests by sending them through a
singing telegram dressed as a
pirate! Your guests will feel extra special receiving these unique invitations. Next, try making
or using aged paper with scroll on it. Crumple and burn the edges of paper and write on it with
old time script writing. Last, another fun invitation is a treasure map marking the destination of
your party. On the other side you can put all the details for your party. Remember, if you want
your guests to wear costumes
let them know this in the invitation! Also, be sure to send your invitations out in advance so your
pirates have plenty of time to clear their schedules.
Beautify your Space Buccaneer Style
Bring the feeling of adventure to your pirate party with decorations that make your guests
feel like real pirates. The usual color scheme for party decor at a pirate party is red and black. Use black table clothes with
gold chocolate coins and fake jewels scattered on top. Have stands of pirate flags hanging
from your ceilings. Use Halloween skeletons and place them around the room along with
fake cannons. Get extra creative and have a pirate jail and a miniature pirate ship that
your guests can pose behind. Hire a photographer and send your guests home with a cool party favor. Also,
since most pirate’s home was the sea, deck out your room with fishing nets that have crabs or
lobsters scattered in or around them. Buy or rent some fake palm trees to add to the Caribbean
atmosphere. Last, don’t forget to decorate your guests. If you did not have your guests come
in costumes, give them bandannas, pirate hats, eye patches, and any other appropriate pirate
Heave Ho and Let the Fun Flow
Once all your guests have arrived it’s time for the entertainment! To begin, get the guests
grooving by hiring a calypso
band, Caribbean band,
steel drum band, an
event DJ, or Celtic musicians to set the mood during your
party. Another neat idea to add authenticity to the party is to hire a Jack Sparrow impersonator or a
costumed character with a
pirate theme to entertain the guests and get them engaged. Next, get some games going! A
treasure hunt, having the
guests search from clue to clue until finding the treasure filled with candy and other pirate party
favors, is always exciting. Deciphering pirate lingo, a treasure toss, and pin the hat on the pirate
are some party game favorites you can also play. If your buccaneers are young, make sure
you hire some children’s
entertainment. Face painting, balloon twisters, and children’s theatre are sure ways to keep the kids
entertained. Making their own pirate telescopes and flags are also creative ways to have fun
Get your Grub!
Have a feast just like a real pirate! The main dishes the buccaneers ate came straight from
the sea. Go all out with lobsters, shrimp, crabs, and any other seafood dish. Jerk chicken
was also a favorite of the pirates. To add some variety, have sandwiches or hot-dogs with
pirate ship sails stuck into them with toothpicks. For snacks, have goldfish crackers, swedish
fish, gummy worms, and golden/chicken nuggets. If you want to ease some stress and not
have to worry about serving anyone, hire a caterer for your party. Don’t forget desserts! Ice cupcakes or cookies with black
icing with skull and crossbones on them. Top off your menu with an amazing cake. Hire a cake decorator to make you
an authentic looking crossbones cake or a treasure chest cake. The preferred drink of pirates
was rum so get creative with mixed drinks with rum in them. Serve tropical drinks naming them
creative names like Pirate Punch or Buccaneer Brew. Have non-alcohol mixes of the tropical
drinks for kids or those not drinking alcohol. Be sure to offer beer too as it was also a favorite of
the scallywags. A fun way to serve your drinks is out of goblets like the real buccaneers used to
use. Another clever trick is to have ruby ice cubes or ice cubes colored with red food coloring.
If you want some delicious drinks and extravagant entertainment, hire a flair bartender that will definitely impress your
If planning a Pirate Party on your own is overwhelming or too time consuming, have an event planner help you out.
They will work with you side by side, ensuring you your party is a huge success. If you want to
take on the challenge of party planning by yourself, Gig Salad is here to help you step by step
along the way, providing you with a quicker and easier process.