Homemade Pirate Party Ideas for Backyard to Pool: "Ahoy, mateys!"

"Yo-ho-ho and a…bubble of gum!" Well, something like that can be playing in your head as you check out these crazy-creative ideas for a pirate-themed backyard or pool party. These featured finds for pirate ship DIY decorations and birthday cakes are just amazing! 

Just take your pick for what you have time and space for. Whether land locked with just a backyard or lucky to have a pool, there are options for you to wow your little pirate with the most Aaaargh-worthy birthday party decor and cake this summer!

DIY Pirate Ship Decorations

Kudos to these super-crafty parents and party planners for coming up with these pirate ship projects, and sharing them with all of us!

Homemade Pirate Party Ideas for Backyard to Pool

If you have a home pool, you’ve got to see these two float-able creations. From Pinch a Penny, a detailed tutorial for a make-your-own floating pirate ship (1) using pool noodles, foam sheets, paint, and printable pirate symbols. And from Milk and Cuddles, a cardboard pirate ship craft (2) made from recyclables like milk cartons and k-cups. Small and easy enough to make one for each party guest!

No pool? These next 3 DIY projects would be great for a backyard or even indoor pirate party. An actual child-size cardboard pirate ship (3) from a party featured on Chickabug (no how-to, but great tips and suggestions to make your own). From Molly Moo Crafts, the cutest cardboard box to pirate ship (4) project that would make a great party centerpiece or treat holder. Then, for a pirate ship-party costume (5) (yes, this is wearable!), follow this step-by-step tutorial from Tamara’s Joy for transforming a large cardboard box into an amazing party prop or game!

Pirate Ship Cakes: Recipes + Decorating Ideas

If you think those pirate ship decorations were wow, see these incredible pirate ship birthday cakes. The details are so clever and creative, but each baker generously shares how you can do them, too!

Pirate themed birthday cake tutorials

1 – DIY – Bucky Pirate Ship Cake – from Suburban Wife City Life

2 – Pirate Ship Cake – from Favorite Family Recipes

3 – Pirate Ship Birthday Cake – from 3 Little Greenwoods

4 – DIY Pirate Ship Cake with Gumpaste – from Stella and Olive

5 – Pirate Ship Cake Tutorial – from Cute Sweet Things

All ready to set sail across the high seas with a Pirate-themed Birthday Party this summer? Anchors aweigh!

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