The key to a successful party is a fun theme and a variety of awesome party games and activities. Today, I am sharing the fabulous games and activities that entertained all the little pirate party guests at my son's 5th "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" party.
DIY Hook Toss - I made a really fun ring toss using dollar store supplies. I made some pirate hooks (using the tutorial you can find here), and then I used hot glue to attach them to a piece of foam core that I decorated with stickers. Then, I created rings by cutting the centres out of paper plates. The result was an easy and inexpensive "hook toss".
Bean Bag Toss - I cut four holes in a box, covered it in duct tape and added a picture that my son colored. It's a simple way to create an adorable bean bag toss. You can find a full tutorial here.
Walk the Plank - I nailed a few pieces of wood together to create a "plank" and placed it in water (i.e. on top of a blue tarp). Then, I added a blow up crocodile from the dollar store. "Walking the plank" was a big hit with the kids at the party.
Tattoo Parlor - I bought some dollar store tattoos, and used them to create "Smee's" tattoo parlor.
Make a necklace/ Pirate Treasure - I set up a station for the kids to make their own edible necklaces/ pirate treasures. They strung Froot Loops onto cording and added a chocolate coin charm (which I created by gluing a bit of pipe cleaner to the coin).
Treasure Hunt - Every pirate party needs a pirate treasure hunt, and we did ours by following clues to the "Team Treasure Chest".
Here are the clues that we used:
a) To find a treasure that you'll like, go and look for a purple bike.
b) Great job finding the first clue. Look by the hose to see what to do.
c) Next, we won't go far you see. You'll find a clue attached to a tree.
d) Keep on going. You are almost there. Take a look under the porch chair.
e) Here's a place you'll want to check. There's a clue under the deck.
f) This is it. There is no doubt. You'll find a treasure in Jake's hideout.
The kids had a great time running around the yard, playing games, and hunting for treasure. I think these easy pirate party games and activities are perfect for a Jake and the Neverland Pirates party, don't you?
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)