Whew! It's hard work to talk like a pirate sometimes!
We have done pirate night twice now and my boys LOVE it! This time was at the request of Mr. A specifically :D
This time I kept things a titch simpler than last time, but I'll fill you in on all the details!
First I made pirate hooks! I had pictures, but who knows what happened to them... so check out this tutorial from East Coast Mommy on a really easy way to make awesome hooks that my boys LOVE to play with!
Next! Telescopes! Again, I had pictures, they are gone :( But! These are also super simple! All I did was paint toilet paper tubes black and then glued strips of foil to make them look like telescopes. You can check out similar telescopes here, at The Imagination Tree to see what I mean.
Next, Treasure Maps! These maps didn't actually lead anywhere for our activities, but they could! We just used some scrap paper, crumpled and tore it a bit (no pirate map is smooth and perfect, right?!) and drew a map!
Last step, I pulled out some bandannas and eye patches (The Party Store, 40c each!) and a little mascara for a scruffy beard!
Now for Dinner!
(leftover pie crust with butter and cinnamon-sugar)
Steak-n-Cheese Pirate Hats!
(circle of pie-crust, strips of steak, onions, and green peppers, mixed in with cream cheese and mozzarella cheese! mix everything together, then put a scoop of the mixture in the middle of a circle of pie-crust then pinch to make a three corner hat. Cook until crust is done. Yum!)
(slices of string cheese)
(Lemonade with purred raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries!)
Yum!! Honestly you could do anything your family would like! Last time we had octopus leg-spaghetti and cannon balls (meat balls). Get creative!
We finished off this pirate night with a round of Jake and the Neverland Pirates, but last time we watched Hook with the boys and then me and my husband watched Pirates of the Caribbean after the kids went to bed!
Yo-Ho! Let me know how your pirate nights goes!