There is something about having a pirates hat on that just makes you say, ''Eye eye me hearties''
And having the fun of cork, searching for the lost treasure or walking the plank while trying to hold a plastic wine glass of blood.
Lets begin by making us a pirate hat and an eye patch.
Download the template here and then assemble.
Now that you have completed that, lets get some food together for the picnic
At the supermarket you will need these items
Mini Chicken legs
Cup Cake Mix
Making up The Food
Eyeball jelly cups
Set a packet of normal jelly in clear plastic cups and place an eyeball (round lolly or gob stopper) inside the jelly and leave to set.
Dirt Crunch Sandwiches
Real traditional pirate food
Big thick bread, with butter and Marmite, covered in lots of chippies, cut into triangles and
placed into glad wrap, and ready to go into the pirates treasure chest.
Peg Legs dipped in blood
Mini Chicken drumsticks with tomato or BBQ sauce on the side
Scull & Cross bone cupcakes for dessert
Make the cupcakes to the packets instruction and when cooled, ice and then make a cross with the liquorish and place on top of each cupcake.
This could be anything, but small cans or bottles of Raspberry Fizz sounds good to me
Designing the treasure chest to place your food into
Here is the treasure chest template
Here are the instructions
Once you have made up your chest start assembling your food in there, and then move on to making the treasure map
Depending on who your inviting you will need one map between two people, so you maybe able to copy the first one in your printer at home, so that you can get the copies without the hard work.
Download and print the template here
Decide where you are going to hide your treasure and make up and design your map accordingly.
You may need some help with this, as if you hide the treasure it wont be as much fun to play the game.
Some Games to Play
Walk the plank
Set up a plank or balancing beam for the pirates to walk along. Use pillows or gym mats to break the fall. Award prizes for the pirates who make it across.
Who can make the best looking glass
Roll up newspaper,or a magazine secure it with tape and then draw all over the roll with felts, paints or what ever is handy and design the best looking glass ever.
And then the Treasure Hunt
Divide into groups of two and start at the start and follow the instructions the first group to get to the treasure wins it.
Wow have heaps of fun, and place some pictures on the blog, so I can see you all dressed up