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Pirate Party Ideas

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Pirate Parties have been a common favourite in dress up parties, where you can dress up as your favourite pirate such as Captain Jack Sparrow and sail the 7 seas.

Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates. The earliest documented instances of piracy were in the 14th century BC, when the Sea Peoples, a group of ocean raiders, attacked the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations.

Pirate Party Ideas:

liPirate Themed Invitations.
liTreasure Map – Make a treasure map path out of tape or chalk around your home.
liPirate Gold – Chocolate covered coins in gold wrapping
liWalk the Plank – Find a wooden plank, place it over a small portable pool (optional) or make shift pool.
liCan Toss – Take empty cans and wrap them in pirate decorations, have the children through a ball at it to win a prize

Pirate Party Phrases to be said at your party:

• All hands hoay = Everyone get on the deck
• Avast ye = Pay attention
• Black spot = Death threat
• Dance the hempen jig = To hang someone
• Dungbie = Rear end
• Hempen halter = The noose used to hang people
• Hornswaggle = To cheat
• Shiver me timbers = An expression used to show shock or disbelief
• Abaft = Back area of the boat
• Binnacle = Where the compass is kept on board the ship
• Cackle fruit = Chicken eggs
• Coaming = A surface that prevented water on the deck from dripping to lower levels of the ship
• Duffle = A sailor’s belongings
• Head = Toilet on board the ship
• Holystone = Sandstone that was used to scrub the ships
• Jacob’s Ladder = Rope ladder that was used to climb aboard ships
• Monkey = Small cannon
• Monkey jacket = Short jacket worn by some of those aboard the ship
• Orlop = Deck where cables are stored away
• Poop deck = Deck that is the highest and farthest back
• Cockswain = The helmsman
• Flibustier = Pirates of the Golden Age
• Freebooter = Refers to an actual pirate
• Landlubber = A person who is not incredibly skilled at sea
• Powder monkey = A gunner’s assistant
• Black jack = Large drinking cups
• Davy Jones’ Locker = Refers to death
• Ahoy = Hello
• Ahoy, matey = Hello, friend
• Batten down the hatches = A signal to prepare the ship for an upcoming storm
• Blimey! &= Something said when one is in a state of surprise
• Blow the man down = A command which means to kill somebody
• Booty = Treasure
• Buccaneer = Name for a pirate
• Crow’s nest = The place on the ship where the lookout stand is built
• Cutlass = Type of sword used by the pirates
• Feed the fish = Meaning that an individual or group of individuals will soon die
• Heave ho = Instruction to put some strength into whatever one is doing
• Jolly Roger = The famous pirate flag with a skull and crossbones on it
• Man-O-War = The name used for a pirate ship that is all set and ready to go to war
• Old salt = A sailor that has a great deal of experience on the seas
• Privateer = Pirates who are sponsored by the government
• Scallywag = A name that is used as an insult to someone
• Scuttle = To sink a ship
• Seadog = An old sailor or pirate
• Shark bait = Going to die soon
• Thar she blows! = An expression used when a whale is spotted from the ship
• Son of a biscuit eater = An insult
• Three sheets to the wind = Someone who is quite drunk
• Walk the plank = A punishment which entails someone who walks over the side of the ship off of the plank. Their hands are often tied so that they cannot swim and they drowned.
• Yo Ho Ho = There is often used to express some sort of cheer but also can be used to call attention to the speaker.