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Pirate Decorations: Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Pirate Decorations: Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Ahoy, mateys! If ye be looking for some pirate decor for yer home, look no further than the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Held every year in Tampa Bay, this festival is a must-see for anyone with a love of pirates. And what could be more piratey than decorating yer home in honor of them? Whether ye be planning to attend the festival or not, here are some tips on how to create a festive pirate atmosphere using Gasparilla Pirate Festival decorations.

1. Gasparilla Pirate Festival

The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is the biggest pirate festival in America. It has been celebrated since 1904 to honor the Pirate, Jose Gaspar; who terrorized the Gulf Coast during the 18th century. Pirate costumes are encouraged, so grab yer eye patch and hook for this one. Pirate Party-themed events include a Pirate Ball where ye can dance the night away, multiple parades along Bayshore Blvd, the family-friendly Pirate Invasion of Tampa Bay, and plenty of food and beverages to purchase from vendors that line the streets - who doesn't love a pirate party?

2. Keys to a successful pirate themed party

Make sure that you have some Pirate Booty, Pirate's Punch (made with some Captain Morgan's for the adult party), and Pirate Juice and other pirate party supplies on hand for the kiddos.  Also, having Pirate Cookies will be a nice touch to the party. Whether ye be a pirate or an honorary pirate; make sure to dress the part in Pirate Inspired Costumes and Pirate Hats. Pirate party supplies can easily be found at party stores and online. However, if ye be looking for something more authentic, check out the pirate fabric door covers at This local Tampa-based company has an incredible selection of Pirate Door Covers to support adult and kid-themed parties. Some other ideas for your Pirate Party...

- Pirate party favors that your guests can keep after the big pirate event!

- Party decorations to make the room look like a pirate ship or treasure chest

-Set Sail on the seven seas with authentic pirate costumes from South Tampa Trading Company

3. The best places for pirate decorations in Tampa Bay

Ahoy, mateys! If you're looking to create the perfect pirate party, there are a few places in Tampa Bay that are perfect for you. The first place to start is at home. You can create a pirate party-themed room by adding pirate flags, pirate DoorFotos, treasure chests, and other pirate-themed items.

If you're looking to add a bit of pirate flair to your home, search no further than some local pirate shops to take your decor ideas to the next level. There are plenty of places where you can find decorations to suit your needs, whether you're looking for something flashy or subtle. Here are some of the best spots to shop for pirate decor in Tampa Bay. Arrrrgh! You won't be disappointed.

South Tampa Trading Company - Shop the ultimate party destination for costumes in South Tampa! Fabrics by the yard, notions, laces, buttons, trim, and bling for the most elaborate costumes. Pirate hats, eye patches, swords, and other pirate accessories.

Adult Pirate Costumes

Party City - Your one-stop shop for all your party needs! Pirate flags, streamers, balloons, tableware, and more!

Kids Pirate Decorations

DoorFoto™ - If you're looking for a more authentic Pirate look, shop at DoorFoto™ was born in 2018 with a simple goal…to offer Tampa residents a unique, more vibrant, and stimulating option to decorate the doors of their homes during the Gasparilla Pirate Festival. They have an incredible selection of Pirate Door Covers to support adult and kid-themed parties.

Pirate Decoration
pirate accessories

4. How to dress like a pirate on the cheap

Don't want to spend money on a costume? We understand. Let's go piratey on the cheap. Three things cannot be forgotten when it comes to dressing like a pirate for a pirate party: A pirate hat, a pirate shirt, and pirate pants.

But how much is it going to cost you? To dress like a pirate on the cheap all you need is some stuff around the house.

For the Pirate hat: Take an old box and cut out 2 eyeholes. Fold one side of the box under itself so that there's only one layer of cardboard. Draw 3 buttons onto this piece of folded cardboard. Glue or tape buttons into place and then attach to your head with a string or elastic band. For a bandana, just take a nice-sized square piece of fabric and tie it around your head! If you have black hair, all black will look like a pirate hat! If you have brown hair, try tying the bandana with one point facing upward.

For Pirate Shirts: All you need is an old white or black T-shirt (or dress shirt if it's white). Using fabric paint, paint on a skull and crossbones. Do this in front of a mirror for the best effect. Pirate shirts are basically just solid-colored shirts with skulls on them; be creative! Use your imagination to make your own Pirate shirt; use different colors, prints, etc…

Pirate Pants: Take any old pair of pants that you don't care about anymore and cut off the ends at an angle. Then roll up the cuffs as high as you'd like—the higher the cuffs, the Pirate-er!

5. What you need to know about pirates and their treasure

The pirate flag is a symbol of piracy. It is also known as the Jolly Roger. The flag usually has a black background with a white skull and crossbones. The flag is often flown by pirates to intimidate their enemies.

Pirate party decorations can include a pirate flag as well. You can buy a pirate flag at most stores that sell decorations or you can make your own. If you make your own pirate flag, be sure to use the correct colors and symbols.

A pirate flag makes a great addition to any pirate party or event. It also makes a great decoration for your home or office. Be sure to fly your pirate flag proudly when celebrating Gasparilla! Arrr

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