How to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19
September 11, 2013
Talk like a Pirate Day is a holiday that many may not be familiar with. It is a whole day dedicated to speaking in pirate dialect fall each year on September 19th. The holiday is relatively new, and a silly one at that, but is still widely celebrated, largely in colleges across the U.S. You can spend the holiday solely speaking like a pirate, but there are other ways to celebrate. Here are a few ideas on how to spend Talk like a Pirate Day:
Dress like a Pirate
Get your coworkers, friends and family into the spirit of Talk like a Pirate Day by dressing up like a pirate! Show up to work, school, etc. in a full pirate costume. Dress up as Captain Hook, Captain Jack Sparrow, or a regular pirate. There are also pirate costumes available for women and children.
Buccaneer Captain Adult Costume
Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow Adult Costume
Sweet Buccaneer Adult Costume
Pirate Scoundrel Elite Collection Child Costume
If wearing a full pirate costume is out of the question, you can simply wear a few pirate accessories, instead. Wear a pirate hat or pirate bandanna and eye patch, carry a pirate sword and wear boots!
Pirates of the Caribbean - Jack Sparrow Pirate Hat with Beaded Braids
Plastic Pirate Swords
Jolly Roger Boot Covers
Host a Pirate Party
You could also celebrate the holiday by hosting a Pirate Party! Decorate you party space with a few pirate-themed decorations, serve pirate snacks and drinks, and have guests come in pirate clothing.
Hang a few pirate decorations from the ceiling and on the walls in the area where a majority of the party will take place. Drape pirate skull garland or a skull and crossbones pennant banner from the entranceway or around the party space.
Pirate Skull Garland
Skull & Crossbones Pennant Banner
Stick pirate-themed cutout decorations on the walls, such as a ship porthole or cannons and rope nets. You could also hang a pirate flag outside of your home to let guests know where the party is at.
Pirate Ship Porthole Cut Out
Pirate Ship Add On Props
Serve pirate-themed snacks to your guests. Decide if you are just going to serve appetizer-type foods, or an actual dinner. Some appetizer ideas are any kind of shrimp (grilled, coconut, fried, cocktail, etc.), mini seadogs (hotdogs) and several topping options, fish sticks, pasta shells salad, pirate-theme decorated cupcakes or cookies, etc. Many of these dishes will also serve as great side dishes for a sit-down meal.
Set out a table—either for guests to sit around and eat or a buffet-style table where guests can walk up and serve themselves with snacks—and place a treasure map table cover over it.
Treasure Map Plastic Table Cover
Set out a few decorations on top of the table, such as a sprinkling plastic gems and plastic gold coins over the table, or placing a pirate ship centerpiece on the side of the table (or in the center if you are dining at the table).
Pirate Ship Centerpiece
Serve snacks on pirate paper plates and serve beverages in matching cups, or in goblets and chalices.
Pirate Party 7 Inch Plates
Jeweled Plastic Goblet
Don’t forget to tell guests to dress up in pirate costumes and accessories! You could also hand out eye patches or plastic pirate masks to guests when they arrive.
Pirate Eye Patches