Shop for these Party Ideas

Pirate Theme Parties
Pirate Party Supplies
Pirate Paper Goods
Pirate Party Decorations
Personalized Pirate Theme Invitations
Pirate Costumes
Kids Pirate Costumes
Pirate Custom Banners

How to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19

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

Buccaneer Captain Adult Costume

pirates of the caribbean captain jack sparrow prestige adult costume

Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow Adult Costume

Sweet Buccaneer Adult Costume

Sweet Buccaneer Adult Costume

pirate scoundrel elite collection child 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 beadered braids

Pirates of the Caribbean - Jack Sparrow Pirate Hat with Beaded Braids

Pirate Swords

Plastic Pirate Swords

jolly roger boot covers

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.

Pirate Decorations
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

Pirate Skull Garland

skull and crossbones pennant banner

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 Porthole Cut Out

pirate ship ad on props

Pirate Ship Add On Props

pirate flag

Pirate Flag

Pirate Foods
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

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).

plastic gems

Plastic Gems

pirate ship centerpiece

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

Pirate Party 7 Inch Plates

jeweled plastic goblet

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

Pirate Eye Patches

pirate masks

Pirate Masks

Back to news
Follow Us youtube

Weekly Features

Graduation Party Supplies

Cinco de Mayo Party Supplies

Custom Imprinted Items

Memorial Day Party Supplies

New and Exciting

Invitations Banners Pens

Overstocks and Close-Out Items

Disaster Kits

Full Catalog
Windy City Novelties 120% Lowest Price Guarantee
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site - Windy City Novelties Reviews at Bizrate
CPSIA Compliance Certified
Read Your Store Reviews
Next Tag
Windy City Novelties is an Upfront Merchant on TheFind. Click for info.
Windy City Novelties, Inc., Balloons - Novelty & Toy, Vernon Hills, IL