Talk Like A Pirate Day Party Kit

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Throw a party for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, September 19th

By popular demand, here's some help fer those who'd like t'go beyond talkin' like a pirate - and on t' partyin' like pirates!

Help spread the word, and the word is "Arrrr"

  • Build your own pirate ship! Complete instructions for building a 12'-long dry-land pirate ship for Talk Like a Pirate Day, Halloween or whatever, from $200-300 worth of readily available parts in just 24 hours.". By Jim Litchko, from KnowPress. (Seems to be out of print as of 2012, but used copies are still available.

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Don't forget to check our Pirate Booty store for Talk Like A Pirate Day commemorative T-shirts and other great garb!

For additional garb, gear and party decor, see our links page.

And for more ideas - especially for kids' pirate parties - see this Web page .

Pirate Party Games

Disclaimer: These suggestions come from our fans, an' a raucous lot o' rapscallions they be. By offerin' these game ideas, the Pirate Guys are not suggestin' that our fans celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day in a drunken stupor (although it is entirely likely that the Pirate Guys will do just that). Play at yer own risk. Not recommended for those concerned about the life-alterin' effects of third-degree burns. Minors, avert yer eyes.


... I have discovered the perfect pirate game; I'd heard about it over the summer solstice, and am heartily ashamed I didna think t'send it to ye earlier. It is the ultimate game ever, combining the best non-sexual game elements there are: eating tasty things, drinking booze, lightning fast reflexes, and FIRE!

Snapdragons is played by only the heartiest and craziest of brave crewmen (and wenches). The required materials be a bottle of rum (or acceptibly high-proof booze), and good solid fistful of raisins or other dried fruit, and some sort of heavy-constructed shallow container, such as a pyrex pie plate, an iron skillet (important point: skillets must not have been recently used; any oil in them will ruin the game) or even a hubcap if it's on a sturdy outdoor surface.

Best played outdoors in low light conditions. Better still if people have already had a few to stiffen their reserve.

One takes the container and puts a good single layer of the fruit into it, just covering it with the booze. Let soak a bit, till the fruit gets a bit plump.

Then light it! Observe the lovely blue flames. Now, reach in and grab a raisin and eat it while it's still burning! Players take turns until the fire goes out. Any leftover fruit can be eaten warm. ;)

The goal of the game (apparently) is to trick your friends into burning off their facial hair. Even skilled players will singe off the hair on their fingers, but it's well worth it. Enjoy!

-- Iron John Kidd AKA Jon Kerr

For more games and party ideas, see our book, Pirattitude!