You guys know I love pirates, right? I think it’s pretty obvious from my recent front yard makeover.
I’ve had some people ask me if I also dress up like a pirate. I do, but only on special occasions. Like International Talk Like A Pirate Day in September. My friend Mark throws a Pirate Party every year, so I thought it was pretty cool when these tips from a costume site came across my inbox.
This is my fancy dress from last year’s Pirate Party.
Perhaps one of the most popular type of fancy dress parties around, pirate parties can be a lot of fun to be involved in, whether you’ve planned it yourself or you’re at someone else’s. If you’ve been to one before and want to see if you can make one organized by you better, what’s needed to be done? As is the case with any other party, there are a few things needed to be taken care of before you’re ready.
The most important thing about pirate parties is, of course, the costumes. When looking for outfits, you’ll want to get some which look realistic yet fun, and at the same time, you’ll want them to be good value. This is where going to an online retailer like Fancy Dress Ball will help, as you’re able to buy outfits for any occasion, including pirate outfits and Halloween costumes. Once the costumes are bought, you’re ready to plan everything else.
Almost as important as the costumes are the invitations: you’ll want to get them sent out nice and early, as you give those you’ve invited plenty of time to decide if they’re able to make it. Other things needed include food, drinks, decorations to make the venue seem more in keeping with pirate life and, of course, the games.
One of the best games you could play at your pirate party is a treasure hunt. By hiding ‘treasure’, which could be a bag of candy or something similar, you divide everyone at the party into teams and whoever finds the treasure first gets to keep it. All you need to give them is a series of clues that need to be worked out, and you’re guaranteed to have fun playing. Other games you could play include ‘walk the plank’ and ‘pass the booty’, which is pirate speak for ‘pass the parcel’.
Ok, maybe this isn’t the most detailed how-to, but I have to give them credit for trying. For most pirate parties, all you need is some great costumes and plenty of grog. Themed food and decorations are a nice touch, but really, after Yo Ho Ho-ing with bottles of rum, everyone is happy anyway.
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