Some great cake themes include treasure map shape, pirate face, sword shape, treasure chest (filled with cold coin chocolates), and pirate
ship. To get some useful visual inspiration visit this website.
This is a great group acitivity and everyone can join in, win the prize and be active!
Before the party, purchase or make a Pirate Treasure Chest. You can make one from an old box, decorate and fill it with lollies and party
favours. Your child will probably get more enjoyment out of hand crafting it and being involved in the preparation. Use paper and paint to
decorate. Remember that this box has "been under water" for quite some time, so it doesn't need to be beautiful.
You can then make up a set of clues that guide the players around the location eventually leading them to the treasure location. Clues can
be easier for younger children and a bit harder for older ones making it a great game for everyone!
Simply create a new way of playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey using a map with a treasure chest marked on it and black “X” pices for the
players to push in place. At game time cover the players eyes (one player at a time) with a pirate's bandana. Spin the player gently 2-3 times,
then point him towards the map where he will attempt to find the treasure with his flag.
The player with the “X” closest to the treasure chest wins!
Before the party decorate a cardboard box to look like a wooden chest, or use a real chest if you have one. Leave the top off or open. Make
or purchase five bean bags or small balls. This is a simple bean bag toss game where the children will take turns tossing the bean bags into
the box from a pre-determined location.
This is an easy craft activity where everyone gets something to take home. Build a telescope using paper towel tubes or toilet rolls, colored
cellophane and a rubber band. Decorate with stickers, paint, glitter and textas.
Fish Fingers and Chips
Seaweed Pasta (Green Linguine)
Hot Dog Ships
Golden Nuggets (chicken nuggets)
Veggie Palm Trees
Collect old plastic/glass drinking bottles (from your softdrinks), wash and clean them, remove the label. Then, once they are dry put the following
iteams inside: a note, pirate eye-patch, some lollies and party favourst to create a ‘Message in a Bottle’ party favour that each guest gets to
take home and enjoy. Your note might include a message of thanks for attending your party personalised to each person.
Involve your child in selecting the guest list, writing and sending the invites. Make sure you send the invitations 2-3 weeks before the party.
You can create your own design or download and use this one, courtesy of The Fun Team!