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Halloween Pirate Decorations

Updated on December 30, 2016

Ahoy, Ye Land Lubber!

Why have plain old Halloween decorations when you can have really awesome PIRATE decorations without spending a ton of extra loot? All you need is a little imagination, some ingenuity and a bit of extra planning!

Don't be limited by generic, lackluster decorations created for cookie cutter houses so everyone can conform to the norm. Have fun! Go wild! Design a Haunted Pirate Ship that will be the envy of the neighborhood! Forget the Jonses, they'll be wanting to keep up with YOU!

Creative commons photo from theopie!

It's a Pirate's Life For ME!

A PLAN? What do you mean? - even the worst pirates had a plan (or at least a compass)

If you go about with a plan or at least a sense of direction, you're end up going around in circles, going off the deep end or spending all of your gold and have nothing to show for it (except maybe some crazy tattoo that you'll need to have removed or covered with another tattoo later in life and who needs that headache?).

  1. Budget!
    Figure out how much you want to spend on your pirate theme and stick to your budget. Is it going to be a one time thing or a theme your going to build on for a few years to come?
  2. Look for deals all year!
    You can find bargains all throughout the year to make the budget stretch even further! Don't miss garage sales, flea markets, close-out sales, tent sales, and even scour your friend's basements/attics/closets/etc., for items they may not miss, err, need I mean! (e.g. for island themed ships ~ don't miss the end of summer sales or even the huge closeout sales around Christmas to get ahead for the next Halloween)
  3. Don't actually ACT like a pirate!
    When planning any type of "construction," always check with your city for permits or restrictions. Pirates may have been privateers that didn't like to follow rules or pay taxes, but do you want to ruin your fun by shelling out money to pay a fine?
  4. Enlist help!
    Pirates enlisted or hired deckhands to share the workload and so should you! Get all of your friends and family involved in the project; just be sure to remind them who gets all the glory and the riches! Argh!
  5. Add unique touches!
    Creating an entire scene will help make your pirate creation come to life. Where is the ship going? Are they on the open sea? In a port? On an island? What are they doing? A battle at sea against a royal ship (e.g. the neighbor across the street if you can get them to join you)? Drinking rum in a port bar? Basking with native girls under palm trees? The more specific your idea, the more it will come to life in your yard (or wherever you decide to create it).

Great Idea!!!

All Aboard! - argh matey!

This is a great addition to any pirate ship or pirate themed party! Make the party goers or trick-or-treaters walk up the gangplank to reach the deck where the goodies are or where the party entrance is located.

Creative Commons Image by Casey West

Pirate Booty!

Give Some Trinkets to Friends

and their kids

Don't leave the trick-or-treaters thinking you're lame by spending all of your gold on awesome decorations and then have nothing left for them! Save a few pieces of gold and get some fun pirate-themed items for the kids to enjoy, as well! In the end, you'll be the most talked about pirate, EVER!

Then ya can spend an eternity tellin' 'em to Davy Jones! So will ye be building a ship or do ye like the idea of it?

Ye Best Not Be Tellin' Any Tales... - or it'll be the plank for ya!

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    • ghoststorylover profile image


      5 years ago

      Very cute stuff! :)

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      kids like to dress-up like johnny depp in pirates of the carribean and your halloween deco tips will make the night unforgettable for them. squidangel *blessings* granted.

    • SciTechEditorDave profile image

      David Gardner 

      6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Aargh! Ahoy Matey, this was a veritable stash of party treasure. Congratulations on a Squidoo masterpiece!

    • Inkhand profile image


      6 years ago

      May be for this Halloween.


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