Pirate and Princess Party Ideas
|The Pirate and princess birthday party
theme is great for siblings, twins or boy / girl parties.
This is a great party theme when you need to include both girls
and boys at the party. Creative ideas that will keep all
the kids happy and having fun!
||Pirate and Princess
Treasure Map - A fun way to make an invitation that will get
guests excited about the pirate / princess party is to make a
Pirate treasure map invitation. Print party
information in the middle of a sheet of off white paper.
Draw an island shape around the information and add a palm tree,
mountains and broken lines that lead to a red X. You
can say something like "X marks the spot!" at the top of the
invitation. If you make the island look like your
city or neighborhood and add a little street information it can
double as a map to the party venue. Crumple
up the paper and stain it by dipping it into a container of tea.
Lay them flat and let them dry. Then roll up into
scrolls and hand out to guests.
- See our princes themed
Pirate Side - Decorate with pirate flags, parrots, treasure chests, gold
coins, treasure and brown streamers so the party looks like a festive
pirate ship. Decorate the table in black and white and sprinkle gold
coins around the party table.
Decorate princess crowns and tie
bandana doo rags on the pirates.
Make princess wands and pirate swords from heavy cardboard
covered with aluminum foil.
Decorate pillow cases with pink fabric paint and write “Princess
________“ (name of girl) or "Pirate ________" (name of boy).
Decorate fairy wands or scepters.
or use a bubble machine and have the Princesses and
Pirates pop the bubbles with their scepters and swords.
Apply make up to the Princesses and draw on beards,
mustaches, scars and sideburns to the pirates.
Princesses: give the princesses crowns, high heel slippers,
gowns, clip-on earrings, large rings and jewels and scepters.
Pirates: doo rags (bandanas), clip on hoop earrings,
eye patches, temporary tattoos, and foam swords. You can also make
sashes from black and white cloth or pick up pirate hats for them to
wear. (Long John Silver’s has paper pirate hats.)
Pirate and Princess Party Games
Make clues that lead
and princesses from one area of the house to
the next. The clues should be hard enough that they kids
have to think, but easy enough for children to figure out. Make the
Pirate and Princess treasure hunt last longer we always make the guests
have to do a challenge or game to get the next clue at each station.
Once they finish the challenge then they get the clue to the next
destination. Some great pirate and princess themed activities and
challenges would be:
Walk the plank
Lay down a big flat board
or piece of Styrofoam onto the ground. Blindfold the first player. The
players have to walk the length of the plank and back (can’t turn
around, must walk backwards!) without stepping off the “plank”.
Princesses and Pirates throw plastic coins so they
land inside a big treasure chest.
Pirate Island Scurry
Cut five island shapes from card board or poster board (or one more shape then the
total number of kids in each team) - big enough for kids to stand on
about 10 x 10. Tell the princesses and pirates that they are to use only
the islands to sail across the sea (the playing field). Teams use the
pieces by standing on them and then placing the extra piece at the
line's front. The last piece is picked up and moved to the teams front -
then they all move up one spot.
piñata can be filled with candies and small prizes and a clue that's
next on the pirate's treasure map or treasure hunt. Let the kids take
turns trying to open the piñata. * When the pirates first arrive at the
birthday party you may want to have them decorate a paper lunch sack to
hold the Piñata “loot” when the piñata is opened.
Sword and Scepter Relay
This game will use princess scepters or fairy wands and foam swords.
Divide pirates and princesses into teams.
Give the teams 20 foil covered chocolate or plastic coins. Two treasure
chests should be set up opposite the teams - one for each team. Kids
take the sword (or wand) and balance 2 or 3 coins on the blade of the
foam sword. They then run and put the coins inside their treasure chest.
Then they go back where the next child has a turn. The one team that
moves all their coins into the treasure chest is the winner. If
they drop the coins while running to their treasure chest then they
return to start and the next person has a turn. Once they master having
two or three coins on their sword run relays that make them balance 4, 5
Pirate Princess Treasure Dig
In two plastic pools filled
with play sand (or in the summer fill with water and bubbles) and 50 or
more pennies. On "go" teams send one person to try and find one penny.
When a penny is found they run to their waiting team and put it inside
the team's container. For each round have a short time limit, say 5 - 10
minutes, and play several rounds.
Party Food Ideas
fish and chips
Macaroni and cheese using the Shells pasta - serve in large conch
Cannon Ball Meatballs
Bread Stick Swords
Fruit kabobs - skewer pieces of cut up strawberries, pineapples and
bananas on pretzels.
Peanut butter and jelly(fish) sandwiches cut into starfish shapes
with a cookie cutter.
Party Favor Ideas
Tiaras or crowns
Foam pirate swords
Eye patches with skull and cross bones
Plastic or felt Pirate hat
Gold chocolate coins
Individual packages of gold fish crackers
Goody / Loot Bag Ideas
Small wooden crates or treasure chests painted and filled with
Black and Pink solid color Chinese take out containers.