Well the Pirate Party went excellent. Before I get to the party here is the rest of the preparations. The Treasure Chest had to be filled. We filled ours with little Treasure Chests.
So you put 24 of these together and place them in the big Treasure Chest.
Add some more decorations and you have the perfect Pirate Party Treasure Chest.
Next we move on to sharks and water for plank walking. I cut out a couple of shark fins from grey felt.
Sew the felt fin along the front and back edges leaving the bottom open.
Turn the felt fin inside out. I use the eraser end of a pencil to turn the point of the fin fully out.
Next stuff the fin with fiber fill until it looks like a menacing shark fin.
Take your shark fin an stitch it to a piece of blue cloth.
I figured three sharks would suffice for four to seven year olds.
That is about it for preparation. We also have quicksand to cross (gold fabric with rocks painted on it), a plank to walk, balloon swords and cannonballs (black balloons) for the cannonball races. All that is left is to set up and await the guests.
One of the guest’s mother made us a cardboard Pirate Ship for even more pirate adventure.
All and all it was a great party. Everyone seemed to have a good time and I spent quite a bit of time sword fighting with little pirates. They brandish a mean balloon sword.