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What could be more fun than a pirate themed party? And for any age?
See our Pirate Page for more information about Pirates.
The invitations are the first thing your guests will see regarding your party and a great pirate themed invitation will set the proper mood for all who attend.
Penmanship or Font style can really bring a pirate invitation to life.
Treasure Map Deadhand
Message in a Bottle
Plastic bottle, masking tape and shoe polish
Professionally done invitations.
Treasure Map Invitations
Always a favorite.
Thanks You Card
Wax seal - nice
Ahrrr. A Pirate Cake!
Pirate Ship Cakes
More fondant pirates here
A square pirate ship with ninjas.
Nice looking ship!
NordicWare is made of nonstick cast aluminum
Pretty basic cake kit.
The Baker's Kitchen Pirate Ship Signature Cake Kit
Playmobil ship parts
Simple paper ships (See Toy Boat Page)
Can't Bake? No problem
Pound Cake - buy 2 cakes in the grocery store and start trimming. It's easier to work with than regular cake and looks the same once covered in frosting.
Cupcake ships can easily made with minimal talent and effort compared to a ship cake
They can also require a good deal of time and talent for impressive results
Pirate Ship or themed Cupcake Wrappers
Cute cupcake toppers
Treasure Map Cakes
Simple cake topper kit
Just add plastic party favors
Sometimes the memories are even more special when guests get to take home the artwork that they've created themselves at the party. Whether they make treasure maps or decorate treasure chests, it will be something special that helps them remember and share their event with others.
Pirate Hat Making
disney.go.com Pirate pdf Princess pdf
Make a Newspaper Hat
busybeekidscrafts.com/Newspaper-Pirate-Hat Newspaper Hat with Stencil for Scull and Crossbones
Ocean in a Bottle
Make a Treasure Chest
Make a Parrot
Make a Pirate
dltk-kids.com/crafts/pirates/mpirate Pirate TP Roll Craft
dltk-kids.com/crafts/pirates/mplatepirate Paper Plate
dltk-teach.com/shapes/mdiamond Danny Diamond Shapes Buddy
Pirate Paper Dolls and Figurines
These may also may reasonable and economical take home favors
If you cover your printouts with clear packing tape prior to folding, cutting and gluing, - your final product will be durable and almost waterproof. Cardstock will make more durable figures than plain paper. You can also glue on a second layers of paper to your figures for a similar effect or use white labels to reinforce your figures. White labels or tape can be used to attach a coin (penny or nickel) to the bottom of the figure. This will make it significantly more stable.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates Playset - PDF
SHADOW PUPPET THEATER
Castaway.pdf chroniclebooks.com the-castaway-pirates
themez-paper-cut-out-pirate-5-pcs.jpg mybabycart.com 7551-themez-paper-cut-out-pirate-5-pcs
Ahoy! Build a Pirate Ship
Captain's Cabin & Side of the Ship web.archive pdf
Masts & Deck web.archive pdf
Pulpit & Sails web.archive pdf
Crew Members & Cannons web.archive pdf
Little Critter Paper Doll
Make a Pirate Flag
Make a Treasure Map
See our Treasure Map Page for ideas
dltk-kids.com/crafts/pirates/color/index Pirates Tracer Pages
coloring.ws/pirates Pirate Coloring Pages
first-school.ws/theme/coloring-pages/pirate Pirates Coloring Pages
kidzone.ws/kindergarten/learning-letters/ib-book-pirate itsy Bitsy Book - Pirate
makinglearningfun.com/themepages/PirateDottoDot connect the dots
makinglearningfun.com/themepages/PirateColorbyNumber Pirate Color by Number
funschool.kaboose.com/time-warp/pirates/printables/pirate-coloring Nice Ship and Cartoon Sail
printactivities.com/Theme-Printables/Pirate-Printables plus printable games
busybeekidsprintables.com/Pirate-Dot-to-Dot dot to dot
magictreehouse.com/teachersclub/resource_center/pdfs/4-captain-kidds-treasure-map.pdf Pirate maze
funschool.kaboose.com/time-warp/pirates/printables/pirate-puzzles maze and crossword
Make a Pirate Ship
makinglearningfun.com/themepages/PirateShipsFromJuiceBoxes Juice Box Pirate Ships
makinglearningfun.com/PirateShipFromTrapezoids Trapezoid Pirate Ship - flat paper
funschool.kaboose.com/time-warp/pirates/crafts/milk-carton-pirate-ship Milk Cartons
dltk-kids.com/crafts/transportation/mmilk_carton_pirate_ship Milk Cartons
plaidkidscrafts.com/2011/05/04/EcoFriendlyCraftsPirateShipsx Milk Carton
1/2 a walnut shells. Insert Plasticine in the bottom. Then attach a toothpick with a little paper sail. You can have pirate ship races.
children.invescoperpetual.co.uk/portal/site/ipchildrens/thingstomake/pirateship/ plastic soda container
Door Knob Hangers for Pirates
Make a Sword
alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/talk-like-a-pirate-day-crafts/ Rolled up newspaper
disney.go.com foreversword.pdf paper or board
Face Painting and Piratizing
Paint mustaches, goatees, eyeliner (maybe skip that one) and scars on. Apply eye patch and cut up sheet for bandanna. You have an instant pirate.
What do pirates do? If you are thinking PG, then that might include treasure hunting, sailing, raiding ships and fighting naval forces and other pirates.
Pin the ...
...Sail on the Ship
(image above via actingtheparty.co.ukkk)
flickr.com 6303971590 Pin the Sail on the Kayak
... X on the treasure
(Copy of Disney Never Land map - white poster board antiqued with coffee splatter and staining)
Make a large map with an outline of an "X". Give each child a crayon and blindfold them. Have them make one "X" on the map. You can also use a thumbtack, pirate flag, numbered flag or paper shovel with your name on it.
Use this Shovel PDF for shovels and "X" marks. Removable double sided tape allows you to reuse your map and move around your "X" marks.
Pin the Flag on the Treasure Map centurynovelty.com/detail_402_014-66671
You can print out different pirate flags and use them and markers.
...Hat on the Captain
...Eyepatch on the Pirate
... Pin the parrot on the pirate
...Tail on the Monkey, Monkey on the Mast, Beak on the Parrott, etc.
Pirate Dress up Station
Have a station at the entrance point of your party. Everyone needs to get piratey for the party! Many options here.
Economical options include:
cut up bed sheets from a second hand store on discount day (washed twice) to be used as bandannas and sashes.
Face paint for facial hair and maybe scars
paper pirate hats
pin on parrot made from paper
Best Costume Contest - place votes in bowl
You also give certificates or prizes to everyone - the the best scaly wager and best princess pirate and best buccaneer
Treasure Hunt - will need map, treasures and possibly clue cards
pennilessparenting.com/2011/09/budget-double-birthday-party collecting colored popsicle sticks
pennilessparenting.com/2011/09/budget-double-birthday-party simple drawings
Search for Gold spray painted rocks or coins in sand or tub of water. The key is that you can't use your hands to grab treasure. You need to use a plastic shovel or kitchen utensil and have a time limit.
Cardboard box sealed with tape (important if used indoors)
Sand area in yard
Plastic Gold coins
Rocks or coins painted gold
1 skull & cross bones
1 Jolly Roger Flag
4 golden doubloons (chocolate gold covered coins)
1 bottle of rum (little liqueur chocolate bottles)
3 jewels (use different colored beads, red for rubies, green for emeralds and so on)
1 gold earring
2 parrot feathers
1 eye patch
1 treasure map
magictreehousebookclub.blogspot.com/2011/07/pirates-past-noon - dig for coins in dry macaroni
Musical Treasure/Pass the Parcel/Hot Potato
Treasure wrapped in many layers of newspaper or colored paper and passed around. When the music stops, the one holding the treasure removes one layer. Music is optional.
lelloandmonkey.co.uk/pirate_party_games - place treat in each layer
Sink the Ship
There are many ways to build a ship out of cardboard. Here are some notes:
Get large boxes from large appliance store - they will generally let you pick what you like out of their recycle bin. Call first, you may need to get there early in the day before the boxes get cut up.
Cut boxes and open up so that print in on inside of ship.
Score boxes with something smooth to make folding the cardboard easy.
Use packing tape or duct tape to hold thing together
If you need a strong seam, punch holes and use string to hold boards together.
A pointed front makes for a more ship shape
A rear captains quarters and deck with railing makes for a nice touch
Mast and sails will really make this look like a ship, but will complicated building and sometimes play in ship.
Drive or bury mast(s) in ground like fence posts for an easy mast
Make a wood or cardboard box frame to support mast - this make walking through the ship a bit trickier, but will also significantly strengthen the hull of the ship
Mount mast to boxes in ship - such as boxes used for the fore and aft of the ship
Weld together a metal frame and mount mast to this. Mount this frame to bottom of ship (duct tape). This allows of secure support while allowing kids to run back and forth past masts without much hindrance.
Sails can catch the wind and pose a structural challenge.
If you use sails, shape them like actual sails - don't just cut out rectangles. Tie knot in ends and use a clove hitch to grab sail corners for tie downs
A ghost ship with ragged hanging sails will don't pose such a challenge to the wind. Holes cut in mounted sails will also air to pass through the sail more easily and creates less stress on the mast when windy.
You can also tie up the sails in their storage configuration. This looks better than no sails at all, allows you less of an obstructed view fore and aft of the ship and doesn't catch the wind nearly as much as lowered sails. But is doesn't have that moving in the water look. Kids probably won't notice.
Nets (Disneyland) can be used as sail shaped sails and don't catch the wind much as any other kind of sail.
Paint is a really nice touch
Duct tape can also be used to reinforce, "waterproof" and color your ship.
A door allows you to get in and out of a ship
A side which turns into a ramp gives the illusion of boarding a ship via a boarding plank
Portholes and cannon ports allow kids to peek out of a ship - this is fun.
A box with the top cut open is enough of a ship for many kids. A low effort ship is better than no ship at all.
duckbrand.com duck-tape-pirate-ship Cardboard and Duct Tape
Several variations to this.
Get a refrigerator box and cut in half. Divide children and put each team in their box. Give team one, 2 dozen ping-pong balls and see how many "cannon balls" they can toss into the other teams "ship" to try and sink it. Team two can catch the "bombs" and toss back into team ones ship, but they cannot pick "bombs" up off of the floor. After team one has used their 2 dozen balls, give team two a try, then count the bombs to see who sunk who's ship.
createwithyourhands.blogspot.com/2012/04/pirate-birthday-party single box ship
designdazzle.blogspot.com/2009/12/ahoy-matey-its-pirate-birthday-party painted inside and out
lighteningonline.com/2008/12/10/pirate-birthday-party-photos/ black fabric ship
dinorentosstudios.com/Custom-Foam-Props-Gallery Large foam ship (several on this page)
mommygoesgreen.com/2010/09/turning-cardboard-boxes-into-your-childs-dream-playhouse/ nice paint job and mast
fancyfacepainting.com/pirateparty single sided ship - nice paint
sambellinasparty.blogspot.com/2011/02/pirate-party-ship single sided; big; sail orientation allows for rebound cannon ball shots
arsenicwitchery.blogspot.com/2011/09/pumpkin-patches-corn-mazes-and-apple Wood Ship
coolest-kid-birthday-parties.com/party-theme-ideas simple box with porthole/cannon ports
pirateplayships.com/play-forts-mobile-ship - rent a trailer pirate ship
myfavoritekidstoys.com/cart/itemdetail.php?id=10523 - prefab and pained mini ship
windsorpeak.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=335164 - one kid ship built on wagon
sunburnedfeet.blogspot.com/2011/01/arrrrrrrrggggg-matey IMG_7509.jpg paint and sails
Wood Ships - Play on Pirate Ship
princessandthefrogblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/pirate-playhouse - plywood ship
imprintables.blogspot.com/2010/05/ultimate-pirate-ship giant ship/party table - Ghost Sails
duckworksmagazine.com/12/reports/feb/index - Mahogany wood
shawneestructures.com/swing-boat-castle Pirate ships and castles
Bean Bag Toss
A very simple way to entertain pirates young and old. You can use a professionally made bean bag board, make your own board with holes in it or use and empty box or bucket or aim at plates or other targets. Bean bags don't bounce like balls, so you don't have to spend time chasing balls around the yard, down the street or around the house and under the couch.
Made by sewing together fabric squares
Made by hot glueing together fabric squares
Beans tied up in socks
Beans tied up in stockings
Use balls and chase them around the yard or house when they miss
To make it Piratey, you can use these themes:
Sink the Pirate ship
Make a Treasure map board (must hit each hole)
Aim at paper plates with pirate drawing/pictures on them (Ships or pirates or treasure, etc.)
Feed the shark/crocodile - perfect with Beanie Babies
dribbble.com/shots/244759-Shark-vs-Gator-Bags-Boards - shark vs alligator
expatmom.info/quick-and-easy-bean-bag-game-for-rainy-days/ - sock bean bags
mermaidscreations.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/4043/ - stocking bean bags
squidoo.com/pirate-birthday-party-ideas Bomb the ship
No tennis or Ping-Pong balls? No problem - use wadded up newspaper. dressesandmesses.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/pirate-party-part-1/
Like musical chairs, only use a piece of paper in place of the chairs. If you are islandless when the music stops, you walk the plank.
lelloandmonkey.co.uk/category?id=17 Pirate Stepping Stones version
Walking the plank: Use a little tykes pool or other hard side kiddie pool and make a wooden plank to go across the top. Purchase enough rubber alligators for each child and put them at the bottom of the pool. Then filled with water. As they go out at Musical Island, they walked the plank.
Musical Pirate Statues
This pirate party game is exactly the same as musical statues. When the music stops everyone has to stand still and anyone moving is knocked out until there is a winner (older children can stand on one leg when the music stops to make it more challenging).
Walking the Plank
coolest-kid-birthday-parties.com/pirates-birthday a low lying wobbly 2x4 with snakes or crocs underneath
Add a ball pit and a shark for added realism.
Pop the Cannon Balls
Use black balloons and try to pop them by hitting them with dart or swords (even foam swords). Some or all balloons have a prize slip, gumballs or something else in them.
Hook the Pretzels
Use a pirate hook to see how many pretzels they could hook in 10 seconds
Bingo with a Pirate Theme
Pirate Captain Says
This pirate party game is exactly the same as ‘Simon Says’ but instead the Captain says an action like ‘Captain says put your hands on your head’. If the Captain doesn’t say it and the children still do it they are knocked out of the game until there is a winner.
Pirate Story Time
After all those pirate party games this is perfect to calm younger children down for 10 minutes. All you need is a big story book with bright colorful pictures and the ability to read upside down, so that children can see the pictures. A pirate story is obviously the best for this type of party!
Someone is going to want to sit in front of a TV at some point of even the entire party. They may be sick, exhausted or socially inept. Because of this, you might as well have a good pirate movie playing. Jake and the Never Land Pirates is a good one for small children and Pirates of the Caribbean is good for older kid and adults as well.
This will keep little ones and big ones alike entertained for hours. If you are with worried type, you can use inflatable or foam swords.
I would think salted meats and tropical foods which store well would be kept on board the ship, but a pirate is going to go nuts over food once he/she hits land.
rice and peas
There's nothing special with this other than fish matching the seafaring theme of a pirate birthday party. Usually even the fussiest of eaters like goldfish, so it's a nice pirate snack that most kids will enjoy.
The little swashbucklers always love swords, so why not create some carrot and cucumber swords for a healthy and fun pirate snack.
What you'll need:
Carrots (long thin ones, not baby carrots)
Cucumber (fairly fat one)
Your favorite dip
What to do:
Slice the carrots into quarters lengthwise.
Slice the cucumbers into round slices.
Slide the cucumber slices down each carrot stick from the pointy end down towards the fatter end.
Leave a little space at the end for the handle
The kids should have fun dueling as they snack. This is one time when playing with their food is part of the plan.
extra large round loaves and cut them into uneven chunks and leave a big dish of butter (real butter) on the side
seafood dish - for adult parties
big pile of prawns - Yum!
A chicken or pig on a roast, or BBQ fish...do kids go for this?
Big pile of cut up meat! Arrh!
Pirates would be at sea for weeks at a time, so preserved meats like beef jerky were a mainstay of a pirate's diet at sea. This is more of an authentic pirate snack (which often also included rotten maggot infested previsions), but it may not be appealing to a lot of kids, especially for younger ones. But it might be a good treat for other kids looking to try some more authentic pirate grub.
Blue Jell-O with gummy octopuses and/or fish suspended in the middle to look like sealife in the ocean. Optional - use ice cream for island and/or place a ship on top.
Peach slice ship
melon cut with fish cookie cutters
hotdog with pirate sails attached. Too bad they are still hotdogs...or maybe you can use Bockwurst?
OctoDog - Octopus Hot Dogs
lunchinabox.net/2008/02/22/how-to-make-an-octodog-octopus-hot-dog various dogs tested
lunchinabox.net/2008/02/23/octodogs-revisited-fry-hard deep fried
kristymakes.blogspot.com/2011/03/hot-dog-octopus spaghetti tentacles
curiobot.net/products/Octodog_Hotdog_Converter - OctoDog tool
You can stick a pirate flag sail in just about anything from breads, meats, deviled eggs, fruit, etc.
Treasure Map Quesadilla
Real Pirate Food
The ordinary food on ship was universally atrocious. The water stank; the meat and fish were rotten; the biscuits were infested with large black-headed weevil maggots. It has been said that the men could bring themselves to eat only in the dark. But at least seamen and merchantment had a reasonable expectation of something to eat, no matter how objectionable. For pirates, thirst and starvation were constant companions.
Depending on location, they may be able to run across a turtle, the perfect staple for pirates. When found, they were immobilized on their backs and would stay that way until its captor returned to reclaim it. In a ship’s hold it could be kept alive until the cook slaughtered it.
For the pirates it was feast or famine – often the latter. But when the pirates went ashore or captured a merchantman with a well-stocked larder, they displayed a penchant for a hearty concoction called salmagundi.
The name is thought to be a corruption of the medieval French salemine, meaning salted or highly seasoned, and to have evolved to salmagonde by the gourmandizing Rabelais in the 16th century. In any case, salmagundi was a dish of great versatility.
A cook might include as the basis of his salmagundi any or all of the following: turtle meat, fish, pork, chicken, corned beef, ham, duck and pigeon. The meats would be roasted, chopped into chunks and marinated in spiced wine, then combined with cabbage, anchovies, pickled herring, mangoes, hard-boiled eggs, palm hearts, onions, olives, grapes and any other pickled vegetables that were available. The whole would then be highly seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper and mustard seed and doused with oil and vinegar – and served with drafts of beer and rum. Yum!
Spiced rum comes to mind, but this is a kid's page. So, spiced cider or root beer? Please email me with ideas if you have them.
Tastes good; comes in beer bottle; frothy head like Guinness
Root Beer Floats
Tastes really good
It's an "ale"
In this drink (grog) the ice cubes "bleed" as they melt into a clear drink, creating a tasty punch. Kids will love the bleeding effect.
What you'll need:
Ice cube tray
Red concentrated fruit punch or cranberry juice
7UP, Sprite, or other clear bubbly drink
Clear mugs (or other clear glass or plastic cup)
What to do:
Freeze the concentrated fruit punch in the ice cube tray
Pour some of the clear drink into mugs (or other clear drinking cups) for each child
Distribute the drinks to each child and drop a red punch ice cube into each mug
Watch the ice cubes bleed into the drink, while adding flavor.
The Shark Bite
Ahead of your pirate birthday party, make some ice cubes out of cranberry juice and freeze a gummi shark into each one. Then serve a clear drink at the party such as Sprite, but add a few of the ice cubes to each glass when serving. Add 'Beware of the Shark' labels to each glass then sit back and wait. As the ice cubes melt the Sprite will start to turn blood red and the gummi sharks will float to the top.
Caribbean Sea Water
Serve blue drinks, such as Kool-Aid, in a big punch bowl and label it 'Caribbean Sea Water' then float a toy pirate ship on the surface. You can even pick up some great shark fin ice cube trays online so you can turn your punch bowl into a shark infested ocean.
Give them a taste of the Caribbean with a Pineapple, Coconut, and Banana Smoothie. This delicious recipe is a great fit for pirate party ideas and can also be turned into a cocktail for the adults by adding a splash of rum.
Serve any red coloured juice drinks in goldfish bowls and balance a toy parrot on the rim of the bowl—or pick up a cheap talking parrot toy to really bring the punch to life. Use parrot shaped cookie cutters to cut out fresh pineapple parrots. Slit them up the side so they sit on the rim of the glass as a garnish.
Pirate Party Ice
Shark Fin Cubes
Shark Gummy in cube
diva-girl-parties-and-stuff.com/support-files/piratedrinklabels.pdf Pirate Drink Labels
talklikeapirate.com/drinks Adult alcoholic and non alcoholic
Real Pirate Drinks
Pirate drinks were hearty and spicy. Popular bombo or bumboo, for instance, was a concoction of rum, water, sugar, and nutmeg. Another favorite was a blend of raw eggs, sugar, sherry, gin, and beer called Rumfustian, although it contained no rum. The rovers also greatly appreciated brandy, sherry, and port, which they looted from prizes. Alcoholism was an occupational hazard and led to many untimely deaths.
Pirates liked their victuals hearty and spicy too. The shanty taverns of New Providence offered palate-pleasing dishes of “Solomon Grundy” or salamagundi, a sort of spicy chef’s salad that included whatever was handy. Bits of meat, fish, turtle, and shellfish were marinated in a mixture of herbs, palm hearts, garlic, spiced wine, and oil, and then served with hard-boiled eggs and pickled onions, cabbage, grapes, and olives.
The best setting for a Pirate Party would be in a Pirate Ship. But if you don't have access to one of these, you can set up your party spot to look piratey.
Either buy or make a really big Jolly Roger on a flag to pop on one of the walls.
parenting.leehansen.com/Printables/Halloween/jolly-roger-2-sided-flag.pdf - Party Banner
If you have time, tie lots of string or black wool in rough knots to look like fisherman’s nets and randomly string these around the room.
Borrow some old barrels or treasure chest like furniture or paint/draw on a cardboard box to make it look like a chest.
Any richly colored materials/ladies silk scarves (charity shops) can be thrown over the backs of chairs or draped over anything that looks too modern and you want to hide.
These guys went all out!
Simple ship made from table cloth and table.
Card Table Cover/Hideout
On the tables you might want to scatter:
Plastic gold coins
tarnished coins (pennies or dimes?)
fake jewels/jewelry (dollar or thrift shop)
Add sign that says 'Grog'
Hide the drink cans in an open cardboard box decorated to look like a crate.
Roughly tear the labels off the wine bottles or cover them with labels saying Grog! diva-girl-parties-and-stuff.com/support-files/piratedrinklabels.pdf
Print out a large picture of a pirate type ship sailing on a sea with a red sunset and palm tree silhouettes (several bits of A4 paper joined together)
Use dark brown card to boarder the picture and separate it down the middle to make a "window".
For some reason, many feel compelled or expected to provide gifts for guests. This does cheer up folks and lets the non birthday kids feel included.
Sword - used to beat each other and they get to take home
Bandannas and sashes made from sheets - used to dress up kids when they enter
Eye patch - same as above
Pirate Coin bag with pirate duck and coins in it - treasure hunt treasure
Never Land map antiqued with coffee
Many pages of Jake and the Pirate coloring pages
Jake and the Never Land Pirates Activity set print on cardstock
If you would like to spend more money, you can add:
Musket water or rubber band guns
Better pirate attire - perhaps a hat
Chocolate gold coins (surprisingly expensive)
More gold coins
Printable Pirate Activity Packs
These make reasonable educational activities for a slow party or as after party activities for your "Packet of Fun" party favor.
Please see our Preschool Education Page for more Activity Packs.
find and download the following PDF from the page above Pirate_Preschool_Lapbook.pdf
Jake and the Neverland Pirates packs!
To play the part of a pirate, ye must dress the part! Make sure that you provide guests with locations where costumes can be purchased and ideas that come from the closet so that they will show up dress appropriately.
See our Pirate Clothing Page for more information.
Also see Real Pirates don't wear the Jolley Roger is you are looking for a more "real" pirate look. And don't come dresses as a Somali Pirate with an AK47; nobody likes those pirates.
Budget Pirate Dress
For Pirate Dress on a limited budget, consider:
Bandanas made from old sheets or shirt (found as second hand store for almost nothing on certain days)
Sash made from old sheets or shirt (found as second hand store for almost nothing on certain days)
Hats made from paper
Distressed clothing made from old clothing which may now be too small - cut up the sleeves, leggings and edges
Find baggy pants in maternity section of second hand store.
You can paint a skull and crossbones on just about anything to make it "piratey"
A plastic sword from a dollar or pound store may complete the look
A hook made from a coat hanger (roll the end of the hook for safety), duct tape and an old sock
Eye patch made from extra fabric or even paper/cardboard
If you are making custom printed games, backdrops and even cake toppers, you will need a few images.
There are several "original" Jolley Rogers used by pirates of old. This is similar to one of them
squidoo.com Pirate Clip Art and Graphics
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