Birthday ahoy! It’s your baby’s first party, so why not celebrate with a bang and host a pirate-themed bash? We’ve dug up a treasure chest full of engaging activities and games for your guests, old and young, to join in with.
Meanwhile, find cakes, food inspiration and even party favour ideas over in our ultimate guide to a pirate-themed party.
1. Pirate selfie booth.
Reserve a corner of your home or venue especially for snapping photos of the day. We love the idea of incorporating some pirate-themed props, such as this cardboard ship.
2. Discover your pirate name.
Have your guests adopt a new persona for the day with this hilarious name chart.
3. Treasure hunt sensory play.
Little ones may not be able to join in with some of the more advanced games, so be sure to set up a sensory play area where they can still get a piece of the pirate action.
4. Pin the eye-patch on the captain.
A classic game with a swashbuckling twist. Get an artistic friend or relative to paint or draw a huge pirate face and then get your guests to try and pin his eye-patch on whilst blindfolded.
5. Captain Hook!
This clever rendition of a traditional activity can be enjoyed by all ages.
6. Treasure hunt.
Would it even be a pirate party if you didn’t organise some sort of treasure hunt? Hide sweets, clues and small gifts around your home for children to discover throughout the day.
7. Tattoo parlour.
Bring back the nostalgia of fake stick-on tattoos as you dress your little shipmates up.
8. Pirate tin can toss.
This easy DIY game is super easy to put together and really effective when creating a pirate theme in your back garden. All you need is some old tin cans and some creativity.
9. Walk the plank.
See who can survive the sharks as they walk the rickety plank. Just be sure a responsible adult is around to supervise and that your plank surrounded by soft cushions to avoid mishaps.
Pirate theme not quite for you? We have a whole bunch of ideas for your baby’s first birthday here.