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Pirate Party Homemade Cake

If you’re on a *treasure* hunt for creative pirate party ideas… X marks THIS spot! 😉

I’m excited to share this Pirate Party theme with you today. It features one of my favorite color combos and lots of playful (& totally doable! 🙌) ideas. Scroll down for a closer peek at everything – from 3-ingredients Caribbean Punch to cheeky Pirate Bananas, “X Marks the Spot” Loot Bags and more.

Pirate Party Printables

P.S. I have 2 expanded and customizable versions of these pirate printables available to purchase:
1. the Pirate Birthday kids party collection (pictured below) 🥳
2. the Ahoy, Baby! pirate baby shower collection 🍼

Pirate Party Printables


1. Pirate Letters

These paper mache letters are a great way to personalize the party too. In addition to pirate phrases, try decorating the name or initials of the guest of honor!

Pirate Party Decorations - Paper Mache Letters

2. “Caribbean Sea” Pirate Party Punch

This tasty party punch will have pint-sized pirates beggin’ for more! To make it, combine 1 gallon of Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch, 2 liters of lemon-lime soda, and 32 oz white grape juice. Serve in a drink dispenser embellished with pirate-y trims like nautical rope, chains, and giant craft jewels. Get the party punch label here.

Pirate Party Punch

3. Jolly Roger Jello Ships

Cute toppers are for more than just cupcakes! Little ones will love these fun & colorful jello pirate ship snacks. Click here for the tutorial.

Jolly Roger Jello Ships - Pirate Party Food

4. Pirate Bananas

Proof that even “healthy” party treats can bring smiles. (P.S. This a fun “anytime” surprise for lunch boxes too!)

Pirate Bananas - Pirate Party Food

5. Pirate Party Sandwiches

Cookie Cutters make sandwiches (or “sandys”) fun too! I added some crushed potato chips to the PB & Honey for a bit of that awesome salty/sweet combo AND so we could label them our “crunchy skulls”. Get the customizable pirate labels here.

Pirate Party Food - Skull and Shark Sandwiches

6. Homemade Pirate Party Cake

I’m definitely no pro when it comes to cake decorating, but I’ve enjoyed challenging myself to find easy/doable ways to make homemade cakes still look awesome. Gotta say I LOVE how this pirate cake turned out! (See the full pic at the top of the post, and a close-up below.) Wanna make it for your pirate party, too? Click here for the tutorial.

Pirate Party Cake Decorations

7. Pirate Dress Up Station

What little pirates wouldn’t love to dress like a MATEY?! Use a printable sign to invite them to plunder some goodies to dress up with…

Pirate Party Dress Up Station

And of course, you can never have too much gold at a pirate party… ;)

Pirate Party Gold Chains

8. X Marks the Spot Favor Bags

Send your guests off with a little “loot” before they sail away. These cute DIY favor bags are super easy to make! Click here for the tutorial.

Pirate Party Favor Bags - X Marks the Spot

Hope you’re able to have some fun with these ideas! If you need more inspiration, check out our Pirate Party Archives here on HWTM.

Pirate Party Printables

Printables are my go-to *secret weapon* for adding style & personalization to any celebration! Click here to customize my Pirate Birthday collection for your own party – instantly, online! 🤗

Pirate Party Printables