Man the Ship with Pirate Decorations

Pirate Cove KitShiver me timbers…it’s time to sail the seven seas looking for adventure! We’ve gathered everything you’ll need to decorate and celebrate in swashbuckling style!

Outdoor decorations:

Hang a weather resistant Pirate Customized Banner in the area where guests will enter the party. The birthday buccaneer will love seeing his name on display!

Attach a bouquet of helium filled pirate balloons to a light post or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will be that day!

Stick a couple pirate yard signs around the neighborhood so the guests will be sure to find the party location.

Indoor Decorations:

Start your decorating with a Pirate Party Ensemble. This ensemble contains balloons, streamers, curling ribbon, a treasure chest centerpiece, gold coins, toss beads, a skull shape mylar balloon, a captain’s wheel, a treasure chest piñata and more to match your theme.

Don’t forget the ultimate pirate ship, and your child is going to be delighted when he sets sight on this beauty! This cardboard and corrugated vessel will be the hub of activity for the party and the backdrop for lots of picture taking. Your child will enjoy hours and hours of imaginative play long after the party ends.

Treasure ChestEvery pirate worth the peg leg he stands on needs a skull & bones flag to fly above the treasure he’s about to claim.

A giant treasure chest is a delightful decoration that can be used as a gift drop box, and as a prop for a buried treasure party game.

Cover a floor or party area with dark blue water gossamer and 5” clear balloon water bubbles, for an authentic high seas feeling.

Add an island oasis for the giant treasure chest to rest upon in the open seas scene you’ve set. A jointed palm tree, and a little sand (or brown sugar) will easily do the trick!

Balloons can economically transform any room, backyard or park into a festive space in a matter of minutes by using some of the following ideas:

*Tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the birthday child’s chair, or tie one to the back of each chair.
*If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying lengths of curling ribbon, and hang balloons from the ceiling, or from a light fixture over the party table.

Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful effect by draping streamers from the center of the ceiling to the walls on each side of the room, or between trees if the party is being held outdoors. They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading vertically down walls.

Table Decorations & Napkins:

Setting a table with the partyware, including the tablecloth, cups, plates, napkins, and cutlery is the fastest way to create a focal point in a room. Start by setting your table with all the dressings in the Pirate Ensemble, creating a place setting at the table for each birthday guest. Add one or a few of the following touches to personalize your table:

Cover the food table with a white or blue fishnet.

Display your birthday cake in the center of the table…the kids will love the close up view!

Order red napkins and have them imprinted with your party slogan. Personalized napkins make a great finishing touch to bring the whole table together.

Tie napkins with toss beads or curling ribbon, and place in the center of each plate at an angle. Place a pirate flag or telescope on the top of each bundle. The cutlery can also be added before the napkin is tied with ribbon.

Let us know about your pirate party decorations!


  • Help! I’m hosting a pirate themed party for ADULTS and cannot find decorations that have a “scary” look v. cutsey (for kids). I’m hosting the party in my garage. I have my invitiations (using paint your own treasure boxes and adding pirate figurines and treasure map to my house). I’m hoping to go along with the scary or Davey Jones’ locker theme. I need suggestions….!

  • I had an adult pirate party last year I printed the invitations a copy of an old tresure map and rolled them up and put them in empty water bottles with corks in them and mailed them then a made all my own decorations.You can find skulls cheap and add scarves earrings eye patches.

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