Help! I want to throw a pirate themed party for my son who will be 5 in January and would like to get some feedback on whether this sounds like fun (or any other activities/games we could do). I’m going to have it in our home-owners association rental facilities because it is cheap and there will be more space than having it at our house. I was going to give all the kids some dress-up stuff when they get there (like eyepatches, bandanas, a pirate booty bag, blow up play swords, mardi gras beads, etc) and then have different areas set up with various activities and games. Here is what I was thinking of setting up:
Game – Hot crab (like Hot potato)
Game - Pop the Canon Ball – tie a black balloon to their ankles and they have to try to pop each others balloon
Play Activity – Cut two large boxes in half and make them look like ships. Put cannonballs (made out of black socks stuffed with cotton) in them and let them throw them.
Craft activity – Make an ocean in a bottle
Craft activity – Decorate a wooden chest
Play activity – make a plank with plywood and set it up like a low balance beam.
I want to do the invitations like a message in the bottle, which will actually be pretty cheap because we will just hand deliver them and I will use my printer to print them, coffee to stain them, and a lighter to singe the edges. All I have to buy will be the coke bottles so for $12, I should be able to make some really cool invites!
Any other ideas? Do you think your kids would enjoy a party like this? I’ve never thrown a party at home, but I wanted to try something a little cheaper this year.