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Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum... Are you ready for a swashbuckling pirate party?

Are you ready to invite a band of pirates to your home? Here's a ship loaded with pirate games, recipes and tips for little pirates.

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Start your party off with a bang!

Send your pirate pals an invitation they won't forget.

Storm ahoy!

This exciting game takes nerves of steel – and we're not talking about the children but their parents. The players must move around constantly without touching the floor. If you touch the floor you're out.

Lucky dip

Pirates may be a thieving bunch, but they're great at feeding themselves. Knowing how to fish really comes in handy. This sea is full of sweets! Cut out fish shapes and sew them together to make a sweet bag.

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Hold on to your hats

No pirate is complete without a hat. With a little help from the grown-ups, they can easily fold their own hats out of newspaper. Do you want to find out how?

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An easy catch

Some things are easy to catch – like the gold coins you've decorated your table with.

Make wicked pirate straws!

Cut them out of stiff paper and threat them onto ordinary straws.

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