If you have been directed here it is most likely because you generously donated a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters at the TD Bank in Kemptville. Thank you so much for your generous donation.
As a gift to you we would like to give you a Pirate Party starter pack. A pirate party is such a great party theme for both adults and kids. This kit is designed for kids. The great thing about a pirate party theme is that it is perfect for both girls and boys.
Depending on the age of the children there is a wide range of fun activities you can do to entertain your little pirates. A treasure hunt is always a great activity. Fill a child’s pool or a large bucket with sand and bury all kinds of cool little treasures in the sand. If the children are older why not have them dig for treasure while blind folded to make it a little more difficult.
How about having the kids walk the plank. Lay out a blue table cloth in your living room, put two milk crates upside down on the tablecloth about 6 feet apart. Get a piece of wood about 8 feet long and lay it across the milk crates to make the plank. At the dollar store buy a bunch of rubber crocodiles and lay them out on the blue tablecloth to make it look like crocodile infested waters. Have each child balance their way across the plank.
If you’ve read my post about loot bags (if you haven’t now is a good time to) this would be a great opportunity to put this thinking into play. Use all the pirate loot for the party as the kids loot bags. Tell each child to come wearing a striped shirt and let them know you will provide the rest of their required attire. When the kids arrive you can give them their pirate hat to get them started. Then as they complete the rest of the tasks you have created for the party the kids can earn the rest of their pirate attire and some fun little extras that they can take home with them. So, for example, when they make it across the crocodile infested water they earn their eye patch. In the sand you can bury the gold coins that they have to find. And why not add some chocolate coins to the hunt too so they have a chocolate treat to take home too.
As the party progesses you can tidy up by filling the loot bags with the rubber crocodiles, pirate flags and any other fun items you purchased for the activities or to decorate with. That way you haven’t bought more stuff to fill a loot bag and you won’t be left with a bunch of pirate stuff you have no idea what to do with.
Their parents will have dropped them off dressed like a cute little kid dressed in a striped shirt and pick them up looking like a pirate who just earned his spot on the Black Pearl next to Captain Jack.