Idea No.

17363

Pirate Teen Party -15yr- Skull & Cross Bones

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Date

January 2008

From

Thornton, CO, USA

 

Teen Pirate Party

PIRATE PARTY TEEN. For my 15th birthday party, I decided to do a pirate theme. It was veRRRy fun! This is how I planned it and how it went: 

INVITATIONS: I invited about 6 of my closest friends, and my invitations were a piece of regular printer paper that I soaked in coffee and let dry, then I crumpled it and burned the edges to make it look old. Then I wrote in pen this: Avast! Ye lucky landlubber be invited to me 15th Pirate Party! Aye me buckos I bid ye to be thur at __'o clock on the __ day of ___! (Ex: "21st day of July) We'll have swash-buckling fun! Be thur or walk the plank! Arrr.....!" and put it in a glass bottle. Then of course I put When Where Time all that. 

Decoration: It was summer and we had it at my house so I decorated my house to be very pirate-y. We put up some rope that looked like a fishnet in one corner and put plastic fish in it. We had fake palm trees and seashells all over and had blue and red balloons everywhere.

There was a treasure chest in one corner that had plastic coins beads little pieces of foil and any other shiny things we could find! We also put up a few of our Halloween decorations like a skeleton that we put a bandanna on and some skull and cross bones.

The good thing about pirate decorations is that you can pretty much combine decoration from a luau party and Halloween decoration and that looks very pirate-y! 

FOOD: For my food we had lobster as our main dish. We also had pizza (for girls that didn't like lobster) chips soda and things like that. For drinks we had "Pirate Punch". It was a punch with pomegranate juice cranberry juice ginger ale 7up and raspberry sherbet. I even had a skull punch bowl that I had left over from Halloween so we used that. My cake was decorated like Pirates of The Caribbean. 

ACTIVITIES: I have a small-ish pool in my yard so when the girls arrived first we swam in it for a little while. Then we played "walk the plank". A girl stands on the edge of the diving board and she is blindfolded. She is asked to guess a number between one and ten and if she gets it wrong someone says "walk the plank" and pushes her in! It was so fun!

Next we had a shaving cream fight with water guns loaded with shaving cream. Then to clean us up we had an actual water gun fight! The water guns were like pirate guns so it fits in with the theme.

After that we all got dressed and ate and opened presents. Then we got to the main event: The Treasure Hunt! We all got divided into teams and each team got a set of clues and riddles to solve. Once they got to the spot where the treasure is the winning team all got a giant candy bar. But they all got to share what is in the treasure box (mostly chocolate beads and other "shiny" things.

After that we all just goofed around and played Wii until we went to bed and watched Pirates of the Caribbean until we dozed off. In the morning my mom took us to McDonalds for breakfast and we went home. 

GOODIE BAGS: My party was a bit different: instead of me handing out goodie bags they got to fill it themselves. I gave them each a loot bagĀ and they got to fill it with the candy from the treasure chest. I also included a picture that I took at the party.  

This party was very fun and my friends think so too!"

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