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9 Awesome Pirate Food Ideas

Awesome Pirate Food Ideas for a Kids Party

If you are looking for a themed kids party this year where you can easily make fun food then a pirate party could be the answer.  There is loads of fun to be had and it lends itself to being gender neutral too.  After all Pirates can be girls too!


I am a strong believer in making food fun for kids to try and encourage them into eating something healthy now and again…. Although kids birthday parties are definitely a time when I put sugar on the menu I do also like to at least try and offer the kids some nutrition so this post will give you some treat and some healthy pirate food ideas and almost all of them are super simple so you don’t have to spend forever planning the pirate themed party.

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Savoury Pirate Food Ideas

Skull and Crossbones Sandwiches

Do any kids not love a shaped sandwich?  These are the easiest way to make sandwiches fun and create pirate food.  Just make your sandwiches as normal and then use a cookie cutter to get the right shape.  I guarantee you more kids will eat sandwiches when they are cut into fun shapes.  I always keep the fillings simple and just do ham, cheese and jam when I am doing kids parties

Vegetable Swords

All you need for these are cucumbers and carrots.  Cut the carrots into batons and the cucumbers into circular slices and then push the carrot sticks through the soft centre of the cucumber slices et voila vegetable swords.  Kids love these and what could be more pirate than swords?  Perfect pirate party food ideas.

Pirate Food Ideas Cucumber Swords

Sharks Teeth

Cut cheese into triangles and say it is shark teeth.  You could do the same with pitta breads and serve a pesto dip as the ships mess…  


Cheese Shark teeth

Canon Balls

This is the easiest one of all.  Just head to supermarket or head online and buy some cheese balls – job done!

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Pirate Ship Hotdogs

If you have the facilities to serve hot food then this is one of the simplest and quickest pirate food ideas.  All you need are hot dogs and hot dog buns and some pirate ship flags.  You just stick a pirate ships sail flag into each hotdog and that is it!  Couldn’t be easier and kids just love them.

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Sweet Pirate Food Ideas

Pirate Bananas

This could not be simpler and still has nutritional value of course.  Just take a banana a spotted napkin as the pirates bandana and a pen.  Use the pen to draw on a face and an patch and then wrap a napkin around each banana.  How simple and yet effective is that?

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Pirate Bananas

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treasure cakes

All you need are Rice Krispies, chocolate (most good quality milk chocolate will melt nicely) and some chocolate gold coins. 

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How do to make them:

    • Melt the chocolate either by breaking it into pieces and popping it into the microwave for 30 secs at a time or you can do this on the hob by heating some water in a pan and then putting a heat proof bowl into the saucepan and stirring the chocolate until it melts.  The bowl should not touch the bottom of the saucepan or it will burn!

  • Stir the melted chocolate into the rice krispies and mix well.  Then pop spoonfuls of the mixture into cupcake cases and push a gold chocolate coin into the top of each one and leave to set.  You will need to work quickly as chocolate does set quite fast.

Shark Cupcakes

  • Make your cupcakes as normal and then ice with butter icing that has blue food colouring in it.
  • Take grey fondant icing and cut out ‘shark fins’  Simply stick those on the top of each of the cupcakes for those pirates who have to walk the plank!

Pirate Party Food

Pirate Face Cupcakes

This is the most time consuming of all the ideas on this post.  I won’t lie it does take time, but they look so cute and once you have made the first few and got the knack then they it will get quicker. 

Pirate food cupcakes

I have full instructions and a video on this post so check it out.  They do make a fantastic centrepiece for your pirate party food and actually can be adapted  as your main cake topper just by buying a supermarket plain iced cake and then making a large pirate face for the top.  They are so colourful and cute they look fab.

Pirate Party Food Ideas Cupcakes


12 thoughts on “9 Awesome Pirate Food Ideas”

  1. These are so creative! We are yet to host our first kids party, but I feel like I might need to up the anti when we do 🙂 Thank goodness for blog posts and pinterest to help inspire me! #DreamTeamLinky

  2. How clever are all these pirate party food ideas! I love them all, especially the bananas and those super cute cupcakes. It just goes to show that with a bit of imagination, you can whip up a fantastic themed party. #DreamTeamLinky xx

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