Avast, me hearties, yo ho! Sept. 19 is International Talk
Like A Pirate Day, and you know what that means! Grab your eye patches and
parrots, girl, ‘cause it’s time to yuk it up with your best friends from dusk
‘til dawn with this walk like a pirate, talk like a pirate sleepover party.
A last minute BFF “kidnapping” is very Jolly Roger, but for
invites with a bit more notice and a touch more class, try printing up scrolls
on parchment paper. Use an old-fashioned font and have fun with the lingo:
Ye are summoned to appear the 19 of September before Captain
(Your Name) at (time, address). Be not tardy lest ye be thrown into the brig!
All pirates shall wear proper garb to best celebrate International
Talk Like a Pirate Day, or they shall walk the plank!
Tie up your scrolls with scarlet ribbon and covertly slide
them onto your buds’ desks before class.
Line the walkway leading to your front door with posters.
Draw a skulls and cross bones and leave warnings for your visitors of the “Turn
back, scallywag, before it’s too late!” variety.
To set the mood inside, stock up on black balloons and gold
streamers. Close the blinds and light some candles for some pirate party atmosphere.
If you’re really going all-out, why not create a Tortuga of
your very own? Make a hideaway big enough for your sleeping bags out of sheets,
pillows, and furniture (Be sure to get Mom’s approval first!). Is the weather
still nice? Bring the party outside! Pitch a tent and toss in squashy pillows
and electric lanterns.
Let it Roll off the Tongue
You can’t celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day
without requiring your crew to, you know, talk like a pirate. Have them switch
their Facebook language from English to Pirate in solidarity and require
“Arrrs” and “Ayes” long into the night. The girl who keeps it up the longest
deserves a prize! I’m thinking a jar of foil-covered chocolate coins would be
Some Healthy Competition
If the pool’s still open, host a diving competition! Have
your buds walk the plank. Be sure to give ‘em points for swagger and splash.
A costume contest is a must-have. Look for eye patches, peg
legs, stripes, bandanas, torn shirts, and authentic hats.
Why not try a parroting pirate contest? The girl who mimics
her friend’s pirate-speak the best wins!
For a hostess with time on her hands—or parents willing to
set up the game—sponsor a treasure hunt. You can pit your friends against one
another or search as a group. Make each clue a scroll and have them lead to the
Cook-out foods fit the hardy pirate lifestyle to a T. For
snacks, how about some sea-worthy goldfish? Wipe out sugar cravings with Swedish Fish and gummy worms. To round out your sleepover nosh, try out these GL recipes:
On the Trail Mix Cookies
would be the perfect complement to your treasure hunt.
This Pot O’ Gold Mac ‘N’ Cheese is an easy-peasy recipe guaranteed to satisfy pirate stomachs
Time to Tuck in?
Not before a movie or two! Cuddle into your sleeping bags and pop in the Pirates of the Caribbean. Not in the mood for Johnny Depp? Pick a classic pirate flick, such as The Princess Bride, Hook, or Muppet Treasure Island.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 9/16/2010 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sleepover