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Aaah having a childrens party at home ideas and advice needed.....

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mum2samandalex Fri 26-Sep-08 12:31:50

its for a 4year old and there will be about 10 children plus a few adults going along a pirate sort of thing so was thinking of a treasure hunt weather permitting etc any advice or ideas i will prob regret this.......

mum2samandalex Fri 26-Sep-08 12:32:38

oh it will be mainly boys plus a few girls thinking of pirates and fairy stuff fo the girls

PrimulaVeris Fri 26-Sep-08 12:46:58

Bucket of sand and fill with (wrapped!) choc coins, they have to dig 'em out

Make the scurvy crew walk the plank (well a length of wood if you've got one, on lawn. INflatable crocs an asset)

A pin up of Johnny Depp may be appreciated by teh mums grin

MimisMama Fri 26-Sep-08 13:01:50

Pin the parrot on the pirate?!

Isn't there a game when you say 'Climb the rigging!' and they have to pretend to climb, 'Scrub the decks' (get down and scrub), 'Captain on board!' (salute), 'Hoist the mainsail!' etc - I can't remember how you decide who wins (perhaps its like Simon Says where if you don't say a catchphrase and they do the action they're out?) but basically its just an excuse to wear them out!

Play chase but where the person who's 'it' is a shark?!

Good luck!!

mum2samandalex Fri 26-Sep-08 19:36:54

that all sounds good any other ideas referring food etc

southeastastra Fri 26-Sep-08 19:38:18

is it soon? if the weather's nice you can get a tarp for the garden and do it outside

mum2samandalex Fri 26-Sep-08 19:57:32

its next weeekend so hoping the weather stays nice

TillyScoutsmum Fri 26-Sep-08 20:00:34

have a look here for ideas incl food

TillyScoutsmum Fri 26-Sep-08 20:08:18

some more here

Or make potato "boats"

Jacket spuds, cut in half, lots of fillings and some skull and crossbone/fairy flags. Dc's make their own potato boats and choose their filling and put their flag in it and eat them (hopefully)

spudmasher Fri 26-Sep-08 20:14:47 has some great reasonably priced pirate party stuff.

SlurZoom Fri 26-Sep-08 20:15:38

Captain says/parrot says - don't do what a parrot tells you! (simon says)

I did a treasure hunt through house, with picture messages in wine bottles as clues.

pin the parrot on pirate, flag on treasue.

Hide the treasure (in circle try to quietly pas keys to each other behind back, one in middle has to guess where treasure is when you say stop)

We built a boat in garden out of cardboard boxes that went down very well.

sandpit and treasure.

Make your own flag craft.

sharks and pirates team chasing.

Food - pizza islands (little circular pizzas)
Popeye pie (spinach and feta - mainly for adults!)
Treasure chest cake.
Treasure pockets (filled pittas)
Fishy shells - tuna pasta (conchy) salad.

RUM - fruit punch (with alcohol versoin for adults)

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