Walk the Plank to a Pirate Party

Whether you’re looking for kids’ pirate party ideas for Halloween or for any time of year, this pirate party from celebrations.com looks like a swashbuckling good time. And it all starts with the unexpected arrival of a pirate mask Halloween party invitation in the mail—talk about building excitement ahead of time! The text on the invitation can be changed to work for either a Halloween party or a birthday party, and the colors are a great starting point for all of your kids pirate party ideas.
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Red and black were used throughout the party, from the food to the decorations, to keep the theme simple and impactful. Each guest had a pirate name skull & crossbones decal to make them feel part of the gang. Gold “treasure” in the form of candy favors and serving trays made fun accents.
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Black cannon-ball cupcakes were simple to make, along with red cherry pomegranate punch, which was a huge hit with the kids. They also decorated their own sugar cookies with black eye-patches for munching, and picture frames for take-home mementos. By hook or by crook, these pirate party ideas will be the talk of the neighborhood.
Kids pirate party ideas from #peartreegreetings! #pirate #birthday #halloweenKids pirate party ideas from #peartreegreetings! #pirate #birthday #halloween
Kids pirate party ideas from #peartreegreetings! #pirate #birthday #halloweenKids pirate party ideas from #peartreegreetings! #pirate #birthday #halloween

Look for more Halloween party ideas and kids’ birthday party ideas on our blog! And be sure to check out our Halloween invitations or kids birthday invitations that perfectly set the theme!


As the marketing and website copywriter for Pear Tree, Cathy knows how intimidating writing a Christmas card or thank you note can be. She is married to an active husband and Mom to three teenage boys.

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3 thoughts on “Walk the Plank to a Pirate Party

  1. Love this! Came across your page while researching pirate party ideas for my son’s 3rd birthday party next month. I was wondering if you could tell me where you found the crossbone picture frames and the black die cuts that your wrote each child’s name on? I’m sure if be able to find more crossbone stuff closer to Halloween and wish I would have already decided on this theme before last Halloween so I could have stocked up! Thanks!

    1. Hi, Jennifer. Sorry for the delayed reply, but we have a new person working on our blog, now and she’s just catching up with comments. Since that party occurred several years ago we don’t have any record of how those frames or die cuts were made, but we DID find a site that has free printables that look pretty close, if you wanted to cut it out or trace it from there! Here’s the link. Good luck with your party!

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