There are a number of creative ways to host a Halloween party for children, including use of pirate party supplies and things you already have in your possession. Have fun with the decorations by using buckets to hold loot bags, old fashioned bowls to hold party favors, and foot lockers to hold other pirate party supplies and pirate costumes for kids. These parties can be approached in a couple of ways:
- On the Halloween party invitation, ask that all the guests dress in pirate costumes for kids.
- On the Halloween party invitation, ask that everyone bring some of what a pirate would wear. For example, this could include an eye patch and a pirate hat.
Before making a decision about which type of party you’d like to host, have a discussion with your child (or children) about what they think are some good party ideas. Incorporate their ideas in with the options listed above, and you’re sure to have a successful Halloween party.
If you decide to use option one where all the guests arrive in pirate costumes for kids, consider holding a costume contest. Once you receive all of your RSVPs, you’ll know exactly (or pretty close to) how many guests are planning to attend. Using printer paper that looks like parchment paper (it’s available at most office supply stores), create a separate certificate for each child. Write their name using fancy handwriting, and give each child their own winning certificate, that way no one feels left out. You can get really creative with these certificate descriptions:
- Most colorful (or vibrant) costume
- Pirate costume with the most patches (or holes!)
- Socks with the most stripes (or holes!)
- Shiniest belt buckle (or hat buckle)
- Biggest hat (or most unique bandanna)
- Best face paint
- Biggest mole (or longest hair on mole)
- Funniest fake teeth
If you decide to go with option number two, you’re going to need additional pirate party supplies. Many party supply stores, as well as dollar stores and big box stores carry pirate party supplies and pirate costumes for kids. So, if you want to pick up some extra costumes if it fits within your party’s budget, this might be a fun idea for those who want to change and dress up. In addition, pick up some paper pirate hats, plastic eye patches, and periscopes for the guests to dress up with and play with. Even though you requested that each guest bring something pirate related on the Halloween party invitation, make sure you still purchase enough for each guest incase someone forgets.
Don’t forget to get yourself a pirate costume, and to ask all your adult helpers to dress up as pirates as well. The idea is to become part of the party, rather than someone in the background facilitating and cleaning up. Worry about cleaning up later – focus on having fun now. There’s no getting around the facilitation process, so why not do it in costume? You and your party helpers might also have fun using pirate-like voices and accents to further add to the party’s dynamics. (And, you’re sure to get a lot of laughs!)
A pirate-themed party may be just what your child wants. Let them live their dreams and become the buccaneer of their fantasies. To make this happen, check out Rebecca’s kids pirate costume and pirate party supplies site. Rebecca can offer you some top-notch products through her affilliation with the largest retailers of costumes and party supplies online, offering a 110% best price guarantee!