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A Johnny Depp look-alike pirate captain not unlike Jack Sparrow is a big hit with young adults, teenagers, and kids of all ages as well as mature adults and seniors at birthday parties or any kind of party or corporate event or any special event or social function. Captain Parrot Jack the pirate entertainer, a Johnny Depp look-alike impersonator can meet and greet your guests at company picnics and any other public or private event, or he can be the MC of any event that won't mind being taken over by a pirate. Parrot Jack and other pirates can perform skits and sword battles with comedy, parody and product placement to provide executive introductions and other corporate theatre production in everything from a a hotel banquet room in San Diego and LA or NY, NY, to a Las Vegas showroom, or a pirate party staged on the beach or a sailing ship. We provide set design and decoration with Hollywood pirate props for your large scale pirate event. See more pictures of pirate entertainers below. View Kids Pirate birthday party pictures We will perform limited engagements all over the U.S., Call us for an East coast pirate party or event (we also serve New York - NY, NJ, PA, CT, MA, MD, DE, VA, RI, FL, OH, IL, TX, NV, SF - San Francisco - San Jose ) call for details. Read What Our Customers Think of Us - We're the professional's choice.
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Ideas Ideas for Planning the ultimate pirate Party
For a party they will never forget there is only one choice: the pirate party. Here you will find details for everything you need to know to throw your own highly successful pirate-themed party. You will impress all your neighbors and the guests will make your name known throughout the Caribbean. But first a little history of piracy in the Caribbean.
Pirates were the true free men of the sea. They lived by their own social rules. Rum was an important part of that pirate social life. Captains would give rations of rum to the crew to keep them motivated as they worked the sails on deck and after a hard day at sea when the sun had set and when they had a successful day of plunder. Pirates of the Caribbean founded the city state of Port Royal. A city built by and for pirates. Wild pirate parties were common in Port Royal's short existence.
Before pirates were branded as pirates these seamen were privateers and worked in the service of their king having been granted a letter of marque. As the colonies became more populated and the need for the privateers waned the governors of the colonies declared the privateers persona non grata and they became un authorized privateers known as pirates. Pirates terrorized ships that brought those settling the colonies and ship that supplied the colonies or shipped precious goods destined for Europe.
Great riches were plundered by the more successful Pirate captains and their crews but many of these ill gotten gains were short lived as many pirates were captured and executed with their corpse left out to rot in public view in a gibbet cage custom made to fit the body of the deceased pirate. Many times they were also tarred and feathered. The most famous indignity suffered a great pirate was the decapitation and subsequent mounting on the bow sprit of the conquering ship for the head of Black Beard.
With a live fast and die young lifestyle many pirates lived large. They wore the finest clothes they could steal from the ships that they plundered. Often time the clothing would not match or would be highly decorative making them overdressed when sailing the coast in search of plunder.
When Caribbean pirates put ashore they would anchor the sloops in shallow coves and then party on the beach among the dunes and seaside trees and brush. This would become a great barbecue for the captain and all of the crew. They would drink rum and grog which is any drink made with rum. For you to decorate like a real pirate shore party place palms and barrels and crates around the party area and place lanterns and candelabras on the barrels and crates around the area. Be sure to have pirate flags on poles placed among the pirate props. See pirate props
When pirates were ashore in a safe haven in the Caribbean islands they would spend time in the pubs and public houses of the towns. They spent their pieces of eight and other plunder buying rum, women, and more rum living a life of drunken debauchery and celebration. Pirates were the salt of the earth but they were also homicidal criminals that would follow only the code of honor reserved for pirates and pirates only. This lifestyle was based on freedom and equality for all men of every race and a handful of pirate women that actually sailed with pirate crews in the golden age of piracy from 1675 to 1736.
You can make very authentic pirate invitations on your own by using parchment paper such as Southworth (brand) 24lb ivory fine parchment paper for the stock of the invitation. Then you can get real artistic by getting a small sheet of flat linoleum floor tile or a wood block and then carving the image you want into the tile or wood block to make a real 18th century looking invitation. For you modern minded swabs you can make the whole invitation in your computer with a word processor and use a Caribbean theme font for the text and an image of a real wood engraving illustration of a real pirate like black Beard and print the invitation all in black with a laser or inkjet printer on the parchment paper.
For real extra pirate appearance burn the edges of each invitation on a gas stove for just a split second for each portion of the paper. You can even crumple each page for added realism then flatten each out. For even more pirate realism then role up each invitation and then tie each rolled pirate party invitation with some twine. This means you would have to send the rolled invitation in a tube or small box thru the mail. You may want to consider placing the roll into a bottle, small clear plastic bottles for invitations are available at www .OrientalTrading.com.
Making your own Pirate Map
To make your own pirate map for a children's party or an adult pirate party you just need to have something that looks like it has been kept hidden away in some pirates pocket for many months at a time. It should look worn around the edges and aged possible also damaged from being torn in a bar fight or divided into separate pieces for safe keeping between conspiring comrades of crewmen or a secretive pirate captain.
To make your own authentic looking pirate treasure map use the parchment paper or you can use a crumpled brown paper bag which has no modern printing on it. Tear the edges rather than cutting. Burn the edges slightly on the stove (DANGER ADULTS ONLY). Use a fine tip black marker to draw a single map using old english style lettering without using proper spelling or grammar. Show a crude rendering of the location of the party venue in relation to north and the nearest body of water (ocean). Add small drawing of clues or points of interest along a broken snaking line on the page which should terminate at the X on the page for the location of the treasure.
The bottle played an important role in a pirates life, it held the rum he was carrying with him. A message in a bottle conjures up images of stranded sailors lost on a uncharted desert island. Tossing the bottle out into the waves in the vain hope that someone would find the note inside and send a ship to the rescue.
For your bottled note pirate party invitation place the invitation for the party into an empty washed and dried glass bottle and place a cork in the top. Be sure to make the rolled note smaller than the width of the bottle opening so it will slide out easily. Place the bottle in padded box for shipping to the invitees. You may consider using plastic bottles such as those from Oriental Trading. For a tropical inspired invitation greeting you might try:
Ahoy Mates! Ye be invited to attend a Piratical gathering at ___your address____ at the hour and day of; __the time and date______ Keep to the code and share the rum! BYOB - Be there in your best pirate attire and be ready to party like it's 1709!
Pirate Attire for the Pirate party
Guys can do a perfect pirate look with a bandana and a dark tan wearing just tattered pants cut off below the knee and a colorful sash wrapped around the waist with a wide leather belt placed over the sash and a cutlass tucked in the sash. The pants can be authentic breeches or they can be pants from a karate outfit dyed a dull color. Pirates wore long socks and shoes with buckles or they wore no socks with the shoe or no shoes at all. Some pirates wore boots but not many crew men would have worn boots on a deck.
Some of the crew might wear pieces of different naval uniforms captured from the crew and officers of vanquished navy ships. Many captains would wear fancy frock coats and all pirate crew men would wear a waist coat (a long vest). Men of the 17th and 18th century would never be seen without wearing a waistcoat over their shirt. A typical pirate shirt would be a poet's shirt or a open collared white shirt with billowy sleeves worn under the long vest or waistcoat. A sash made of stolen fine fabric would be wrapped around the outside of the waist coat, which made a perfect place to tuck a flintlock pistol or two. The white pirate's shirt should always be soaked in coffee first to make it look authentic. Pirates did not have bleached white cloth. After soaking the whole shirt in the coffee in a sink, squeeze the excess coffee out by wring the shirt out over the sink and then toss it in your clothes dryer.
To really look the part of a true pirate you need to not look too pale. For the right look of a swarthy seafaring pirate, try theatrical bronzing tint or use a self tanner on your face if you don't have a real tan. Real pirates spent enough time at sea to have a tanned face and hands. For extra authenticity men can grow a beard or long stubble on the face. Tie a braid in your beard if it is long enough. Mustaches should be drooping lower than the sides of the mouth. Wear a wig if your hair is cut in a modern hair style or cover the hair with a pirate style bandana, pirates in the 1700's did not have crew cuts, most men had long hair in this era. Many pirates and most working men then had their hair pulled back into a pony tail.
You may want to finish the look off with a flintlock pistol tucked in the sash and a cutlass sword in a scabbard hanging from a baldric that lays across your chest with the sword at your side in its scabbard. A three cornered hat will round out the look. Don't add too much plumage to your hat to avoid looking like a dandy.
Women pirates of the Caribbean tended to dress like men all the time and hid their femininity in order to live among the men on the ship in secret posing as boys or young men. It would be a great danger to be exposed as women for female pirates. In the golden age of Caribbean pirates, it appears that Anne Bonney and Mary Read the most famous lady pirates, were able to shed their secret personas on board the pirate ship they both sailed on and eventually both women became pregnant while sailing with a pirate crew. It was the fact that both Mary Read and Anne Bonney were both found to be with child at the time of their trial for piracy that they were spared from the gallows, the fate that befell the rest of their crew and their Captain Calico Jack Rackham.
Today's lady pirates will flaunt their femininity by wearing a combination of ladies period apparel with wide leather belts and a leather baldric with sword and other pirate weaponry and aristocratic hats. The look is completed by a corset or a bodice worn over the dress or with a full skirt and a white peasant blouse pulled low to the top of the bodice to enhance cleavage. Some women my try an updated look by wearing black spandex pants with thigh high boots or tight black leather pants with boots with a fitted short black waist coat or vest over a red blouse. Some may prefer the classic pirate wench look and appear as ladies of Port Royale wearing elaborate dresses of the 17th and 18th century. A ladies outfit suitable for a ren faire may also fit with the pirate party look.
Pirate Props and Decorations
Making your venue look like a pirate's lair is easy if you consider the line of work of the typical pirate crew. A pirate gathering would be in a pub, or a seaside encampment or a secret pirate hideout like a cave. The location would contain many examples of hoarded pirate loot and plunder such as wooden crates and barrels and burlap sacks stuffed with tea or coffee. Mark everything with the logo of the East India Trading Company for added authenticity. Cover any modern looking areas in the room or venue with jute netting hung about the area. Add pirate flags everywhere and lanterns with electric candles inside. Place potted palms throughout.
Make a buffet table display featuring a treasure chest centerpiece filled with gold plastic coins and cold mardi gras beads. Don't make this one display if you are having a kids treasure hunt. Place ornate candelabras on the table and elaborate serving platters with tropical fruit piled about on the table among the platters of food.
You can rent pirate props and decorations from us here
Pirate Music for the Pirate Party
For a festive Pirate Party, pirate music will set the right mood. You can book a pirate band with our grand production party package for the ultimate pirate party. See Pirate Bands . WIthout hiring the band you still party like a pirate with music from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies soundtracks.
Pirate Party Guest Arrival & Announcement
You may want to emulate an 18th century grand ball for your pirate party by have someone announce the guests while in character as the guests arrive. The announcer could be a pirate actor from pirates for parties or it could be a family member. Maybe you have a young actor in the family to volunteer for this.
Suggested lines for your guest announcer:
Announcer: “Ladies and Gentleman, it is my pleasure to announce the honorable Captain _______, captain of the fine ship "Lucky Endeavor".
Drunk Pirate Announcer: “ Pirates and pirate lords, it be my pleasure to announce to the presence of his lordship Captain ______ and lady _______.”
Pirate Party Favors
Pirate party favors can be any kind of take home swag maybe even provided in a small treasure chest box. These can be gold mardi gras beads, plastic gold coins, plastic rings, chocolate gold foil coins.
Pirate Party Activities
A pirate party should be filled with piratical entertainment a company like pirates for parties has pirate party entertainers in your area. You can always have someone who looks a little like a pirate captain from your circle of as your pirate master of ceremonies. He will lead the kids and adults in all the pirate activities.
The Timed Pirate Treasure Hunt for Adults
Use the invitation you sent to the guest for the treasure map. Provide a set of clues on the map to direct the guests to search the party venue for a hidden prize or you can put different party favors at each place located by the clues. During the party announce the hunt to the guest and give a time to end the hunt. Be sure to hide each treasure well but not too well to prevent it from being found.
Kids Treasure Hunt with Jack
When you hire a pirate entertainer like Parrot Jack or another pirate entertainer from a company like Pirates for Parties to entertain at a kids party he will lead the kids on a treasure hunt using his compass. (you need to tell the pirate where the treasure is hidden when he first arrives) Parents: Hide a box or chest somewhere in the yard covered with a green tarp or place the chest or box in a hidden hole covered with a piece of plywood covered with ground cover in the garden. In the chest place back for each kid invited plus six or more extra bags. Fill the bags with two strands of gold mardi gras beads, six plastic gold coins, two plastic novelty rings, and a Ring Pops candy. Cover the bags with extra gold bears and plastic gold coins, and hide the box well.
Kids Walk the Plank
For a kids party you can have kids walk the plank over a sheet of plastic and wet the plastic .Place numerous filled water balloons all over the plastic around the plank. Place a 2 x 6 board over the plastic mounted on sturdy raised wood blocks. Place a blindfold on the the child while on the board and One by One have the blindfolded kids cross the plank, the kids that step off the sides of the plank step on the water balloons and get a splash of water on their feet.
Cannon Ball Toss. Divide the guest into two groups of lines facing each other. Place the guests 4 feet apart from the two lines. Give each guest a small black water balloon. each guest must toss toward each other the water balloon. Each time the balloon is tossed to the opposite side the moderator will then ask the lines to takes one step away from each other. He then orders the guest to toss the balloon to each other. Each guest must catch the balloon and avoid getting wet as they continue to step further back away from the opposing line of guests. The last guest with an unbroken balloon is the winner.
Sword Fighting with Jack
The ultimate pirate party will have pirate sword fighting lessons. The really ultimate pirate party with have sword fighting lessons with Jack for the kids. This game should only be moderated by trained fencer or a skilled sword fighter. The sword trainer (Jack) will line up all the guests and pick a guest to do a demonstration. The moderator will demonstrate a jab and deflecting a jab to the guests. The moderator can only use soft rubber swords for this demonstration and game. Real swords or wooden swords can cause injuries to the moderator by over excited guests wielding the sword. The object of the game is to have the winner place the tip of the sword in the center of the opponents body.
Food & Drink
Pirates did not have a very good diet while at sea but they would create a feast with anything available when camped ashore on a beach. The meals would include seafood caught from the shore or speared in the shallows or bartered on the docks. Roasted spicy chicken would also be common as well as roast goat, lamb, whole pig pork roast and plenty of fresh tropical fruit. Tankards of grog and bottles of rum would be hoisted by all. The captain would join the crew in a raucous bacchanal of singing and drinking and occasional sword fighting among drunken pirates.
Your pirate party feast might include Jamaican Jerk Chicken, fried fish, shrimp, barbeque beef, roast pork, carne asada, fried rice, gumbo, roasted potatoes, cold pasta, salads, fresh fruit and sour dough bread rolls, tortillas, or cornbread. For a kids only family party some people opt for just hamburgers and hot dogs barbequed at the party.
For Signature Pirate Party Entree's you might consider:
Black Beard's Burgers: Barbecues hamburger patty with cheddar cheese served on a kaiser roll with thousand Island dressing and shredded cole slaw and a slice of tomato. For adult parties add Worstishire sauce to the ground beef and sprinkle salt, garlic, and cayenne pepper on the the hamburger patty when cooking.
Shore Boat: Fill a hollowed out round french bread loaf and fill with Captain Jack's Krakenfrugen Surprise or New England Clam Chowder.
Pieces of Eight Chicken Strips: Serve a heated tray of baked or fried chicken strips with serving tongs and provide mango chutney and sweet and sour sauce and a bowl of shredded coconut with a spoon to sprinkle it on the chicken drizzled with sweet and sour or chutney.
Pirate Grog: Spiced Rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, pomegranate juice, cane sugar served with ice in a wooden tankard.
Pirate Punch: Sweet red wine, sweet white wine, orange juice, pineapple juice, chopped fruit served with ice in a wooden tankard.
Amber Ale - Wheat Bear - Anchor Steam Bear - Samuel Adams - Guinness served in a metal tankard which each pirate would be carrying.
Kids Pirate Punch: Hawaiian Punch, orange juice, lemon lime soda
Pirate Party Kids Birthday Cake: Prepare a large pan style cake and cover with white frosting with blue frosting on one half of the top and tan color frosting on the other half with brown sugar sprinkled on to make the effect of sand. Write the birthday child's name and happy birthday in red color squeezed frosting and decorate with small pirate figures and candles.
A chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and be fashioned to look like a pirate ships deck with small figures of Jack Sparrow and Will Turner on the deck fighting the Kranken's gray or green frosting tentacles coming up the side of the cake and onto the deck.
Before You Cast Off
All of the suggestions and ideas for your ultimate pirate party presented here can be modified to suit any age level of crowd - Do not serve Rum to Children Please. For the best event planning for a pirate party call us to get more details and book a pirate entertainer to make your pirate party extra memorable and a pirate party your guests will never forget.
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