Ahoy, Mateys! Throw an Epic Pirate Escape Game Party for Tweens

Calling all landlubbers! Is your young buccaneer yearning for adventure on the high seas? Look no further than a Pirate Escape Game Party – the perfect way to throw an unforgettable bash for your tween crew (ages 9-13). Get ready to set sail with this ultimate guide, filled with ideas to transform your home into a swashbuckling extravaganza!

Setting the Scene: A Pirate's Paradise


Decorate your space with the classic pirate aesthetic: black, red, and gold. Streamers and balloons in these colors add a lot of party fun to your space!

String up pirate flags, ropes, and fishing nets to create the feeling of a ship.

Scatter some faux gold coins, treasure chests, and even a pirate ship centerpiece for an extra touch of plunder.

Pirate party decorations

DIY props:

  • Get crafty with some DIY decorations and props! Craft a simple pirate map using tea-stained paper and burnt edges for an authentic look.
  • Construct a "Walk the Plank" area using wooden planks or cardboard painted to resemble weathered wood.
  • And no pirate party is complete without a photo booth! Stock it with eye patches, bandanas, and foam swords for some memorable snapshots.

Feed the Crew: Pirate-Themed Treats

Pirate-themed snacks

Time to satisfy those scurvy-fighting appetites with some pirate-inspired snacks:

  • Pirate's Booty: A mix of cheddar and white popcorn for some salty and cheesy goodness.
  • Scurvy Be Gone: Colorful fruit skewers on bamboo skewers for a healthy dose of vitamins.
  • Shipwrecked Sandwiches: Submarine-style sandwiches cut into bite-sized pieces for easy grabbing.

pirate cupcakes

Quench Yer Thirst:

Keep the crew hydrated with creative beverages:

  • Buccaneer's Brew: Combine lemon-lime soda with a blue sports drink for a vibrant, sea-like concoction.
  • Pirate Punch: Blend orange juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine for a refreshing tropical punch.


Adventure Awaits: Games and Activities

Engage your young pirates with some fun activities:

  • Design Your Own Pirate Flag: Provide fabric markers and plain white or black flags for customization. Let their creativity run wild!

The Legend of Blimey Bloke: An Escape Room Extravaganza

Are you ready to take your party to the next level? Introduce "The Legend of Blimey Bloke" escape game – a thrilling adventure that will have your crew working together to crack codes and solve puzzles.

pirate escape game for kids


The story: Legend has it that Blimey Bloke, a notorious pirate captain with a penchant for puzzles, hid a treasure chest overflowing with riches. But to claim this booty, your young adventurers must decipher a series of mind-bending puzzles, unlock real locks, and crack secret codes.

The Blimey Box Home Escape Game Kit provides everything you need to create an immersive experience that encourages creative thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. It's the perfect activity to keep your pirate crew engaged and entertained for hours.

Our Pirate Adventure Escape Game is the perfect choice for those new to escape games or looking for a more relaxed challenge. It's the easiest of our four themed games, designed to be accessible and enjoyable for players of all skill levels. Despite its simplicity, this game is still packed with excitement and adventure, offering a fun and engaging experience for your young adventurers. If your crew is looking for a fun, light-hearted challenge, this game is for you!

pirate escape game for kids

Players start by decoding a secret message, unscrambling hidden words, finding their way through a maze-map, and using the helm cipher to decode a secret word. All clues lead players to find the key hidden to the treasure chest in the locking bag.

The game kit includes everything you need to play the immersive pirate game, but you get to supply the final treasure! 

Ideas for "treasure" to put in the locked chest:

  • Pirate-themed key chains
  • Key pendent necklaces
  • Ring Pops
  • A note about where to find a special dessert
  • It doesn’t have to be elaborate, the fun is finding the treasure!
treasure chest from pirate escape game for kids

Movie and Music Recommendations

Set Sail for the Silver Screen:

When it's time to wind down, these pirate-themed movies are sure to entertain your young scallywags:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003): A thrilling adventure about a blacksmith who joins forces with a pirate to save the governor's daughter.
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012): A hilarious stop-motion animated film about a hapless pirate captain and his crew on a quest to be the best.
  • Bonus Picks: For a broader adventure theme, consider "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960) or "The Goonies" (1985).

Walk the Plank with Pirate Tunes:

Set the mood with a playlist of pirate-themed songs, featuring classics like:

  • Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) - Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean theme song
  • He's a Pirate - Klaus Badelt (from Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Fifteen Men (Bottle of Rum) - The Irish Rovers
  • The Wellerman - The Longest Johns (Sea Shanty)

With these tips and our exciting escape game kit, your Pirate Adventure Escape Game Party is guaranteed to be a swashbuckling success! From the themed decor and delicious snacks to the engaging activities and thrilling escape room challenge, your young adventurers will have an unforgettable experience.

So, set sail on a voyage of imagination and let the adventure begin!

Don't forget to download our free Escape Game Party Planning Guide for more tips and ideas. Click here to get your free guide!