Pirate Playdate Sets Sail

Turn this Playdate into a Pirate Birthday Party with more Freebie Printables!

Ahoy Mateys! Get ready to set sail with us on a pirate playdate adventure. We’ve put together several pirate-themed ideas to make your next playdate (or rainy day) a memorable journey.

In addition to the goods below, today we posted more ideas at the fun blog Make and Takes. There you’ll find tutorials and printables for a DIY pirate hook, striped pirate spyglass and yummy pirate ship snacks.

To get started we sent our kids on a mission to collect anything pirate from their dress-up boxes — they came back pretty decked out. Alas, we quickly realized that if we wanted a real adventure, we needed a few more pirate essentials — so we grabbed items from around the house, designed a few printables and the fun began!

The kids’ first request was the Pirate Eye Patch!

To make, download and print our Pirate Eye Patch template. Place over a piece of black foam (or black construction paper). Using a ball point pen, trace over the template pattern to impress the pattern into the foam (or paper). Cut along the pressed lines. Slit the top corners, and thread elastic (or string) through the slits. Secure patch around your child’s head.

Newspaper Pirate Hat

Next, if you don’t have enough bandanas to go around, grab some newspaper and make some Newspaper Pirate Hats! (What? You don’t get the paper either? A quick jog next door solved our no-paper issue—of course, wrapping paper or a paper grocery sack would work great, too!)

Using a full sheet of newspaper, bend the top portion of the paper down, folding the paper in half. Fold in the top corners of the paper making sure to leave a few inches of paper on the bottom. Fold the top layer of the bottom portion up. Turn hat over. Fold the bottom portion of the paper up. You can download and print our free Newspaper Pirate Hat instructions here.

Our kids sailed and hunted long enough to work up quite an appetite. In addition to the Pirate Ship Jello Snacks (get the instructions and printable over at Make and Takes), we also served a bucket full of goldfish crackers that any buccaneer would chow!

Be sure to check out our other pirate playdate ideas at Make and Takes, including how to make a pirate hook (our kids’ favorite), a striped pirate spyglass (our favorite) and a yummy pirate ship snack, complete with printable sails!

What do you think? Are you ready to set sail with your kids on a pirate adventure?

Turn this Playdate into a Pirate Birthday Party with more Freebie Printables!

About Aimée

Aimée is a co-founder and designer here at Paging Supermom. Although she dreams in pink, she wouldn’t trade her two energetic boys for anything. Between using The Force on surrounding battle droids and flying to infinity and beyond, Aimée enjoys squeezing in some personal creative time. With a background in advertising, marketing and design, she is proud to stay home raising her boys.


14 Responses to Pirate Playdate Sets Sail
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  2. Jenny says:

    How cute! I love this idea!

  3. Sarah says:

    CUTE!!!! I can’t wait to have the pirate party now.

  4. jane says:

    We had a great pirate party, thanks to your ideas! :) http://still-cookin.blogspot.com/2011/08/pirate-day.html

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  11. Danielle says:

    Thank you so much for the great inspiration! I am in the early stages of planning my son’s 7th Birthday Party…they are going to have so much fun!

  12. Julie says:

    What a fun idea! I think we may have a pirate party ‘just because’ very soon!

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