Arrggh… Are you planning a pirate birthday party? Check out the coolest pirate party games and activities that are entertain the rowdiest of pirate crews. From a treasure scavenger hunt to a peg leg relay, these include some of the best games for kids that fit any pirate themed birthday party. Fun times ahead!
Ahoy, mateys! Throwing a pirate party is a great way to have some fun on the high seas and enjoy some fun with some of your best swashbuckling friends. From Pirate party games to silly costumes, there are so many exciting ways to plan a great time!
Pirate Theme Party Games
When you’re ready to plan the best pirate birthday party games on the high seas, make sure you have plenty of hilarious activities on hand to entertain your crew. Pirate themed games are perfect for talk like a pirate day, a Pirates of the Caribbean movie night or even for a pirate birthday party.
One of the best parts of throwing a pirate party is the wide range of pirate themed party games that are available.
Here are some of our favorites:
1. Treasure hunt – Set up a treasure hunt for your guests, complete with clues and hidden treasures. This is perfect for keeping kids entertained and engaged throughout the party. The treasure can vary according to the age group. A few ideas that would work for kids include chocolate coins, play jewels, eye patches, and pirate hats. Older guests will enjoy finding treasures such as mini rum bottles, gift cards, or silly pirate costume items.
2. Pin the patch on the pirate – This classic party game is always a hit with kids and adults alike. Print out a large picture of a pirate (or find one online) and cut out patches for each guest. Blindfold each player and have them try to pin the patch in the right spot.
3. Walk the plank – This game is perfect for older guests. Create a makeshift plank out of some sturdy wood or a large piece of cardboard. Mark off a starting point and an endpoint, and see how far your guests can make it without falling off. One fun idea is to add your plank over a kiddie pool.
4. Balloon swords – This duel is a perfect game for kids of all ages. Blow up some balloons and give each player a sword made out of a balloon. The first player to pop their opponent’s balloon while sword fighting, wins!
Of course for a true pirate themed birthday party, you are going to want more than just a few activities. It important to be prepared or you might find yourself waving the white flag and surrendering the pirate ship to the rowdiest of unorganized pirate crews.
Pirate Party Printable
When it comes to pirate party games for kids, you want activities that will keep them entertained and engaged and these creative games are super to do the trick. To make it even easier to plan the best pirate party ever, we’ve pulled together 12 of the best pirate games for you to choose from.
One of the best things about this list of pirate party games is that it has all of the instructions for each game, a supply list, and it takes the stress out of planning.
List of Pirate Games
Funny games from the printable set include:
Captain Says – similar to the traditional game ‘Simon Says’, but with a pirate twist
Cannonball Attack – this dodgeball-like game is perfect for outdoors
Peg Leg Relay – great for both younger and older kids, partners will go to the finish line with two of their legs tied together. Who will be the fastest?
Coconut Bowling – using real coconuts and a few empty soda bottles, knock over the most pins for the win!
Find the Croc – Remember doggie, doggie where’s your bone. Well in this fun game, tick toc, where’s the croc?. Set the timer and find the crocodile in the set time.
Hook Ring Toss – Using plastic pirate hooks and rings, see how many rings you can get on the hook.
Cannonball Blast – Every man for themselves in this hilarious balloon game. Don’t let your cannonball blast!
Cannons Up! – Musical chairs, only with balloons. Make sure you have a balloon when the music stops.
Pirate Scavenger Hunt – This easy scavenger hunt is perfect for the younger kids. It’s a checklist so no words need to be read. If using it with older party guests, hide the scavenger hunt items in harder places.
Human Piñata Mutiny – Everyone’s a winner in this fun piñata activity. Instead of having your traditional piñata, you have an adult running around and tossing candy when they are tagged by kids.
Bobbing for Apples – In this classic party game, hang apples from the sky or dunk in a bucket of water.
Pirate Hook Relay – Collect chocolate coins in this Captain Hook pirate relay.
The instructions are very clear and placed on two printable pages for easy access and availability. In addition, there is a third page you can print these treasure maps as many times as needed for your scavenger hunt check list. It’s a fun treasure hunt checklist for your captain birthday boy/girl and their crewmates.
To keep you from walking the plank, the printable set also includes a list of pirate party supplies needed for the games. You might find yourself with supplies around the house, going to the Dollar Store, or even using some of your pirate party décor and props.
A few examples of supplies include:
- Black Balloons
- Red bandana
- Treasure box
- Chocolate gold coins
- Eye patches
- Small prizes
With this printable game set, you will have everything you need to make your pirate party games a success. So whether you’re looking for something simple that will keep the kids busy or a full-blown pirate adventure with tons of pirate party ideas, we’ve got you covered.
Hold on to your pirate’s booty. No need to empty the pirate treasure chest. Best of all this bundle is pretty affordable.
So what are you waiting for? Set sail and plan some serious pirate party games!
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