Pirate Party Supplies is one of the most popular kids’ birthday party themes of all times. So, if you were searching for Pirate Party Supplies you’ve landed on the right page.
Pirate Party Supplies – The Background
Pirate Party Supplies are based on pirates, the people who commit warlike acts (like robbery or violence) against other parties at sea without any authorization by any nation. The acts done by the pirates are called piracy. Pirates are normally apprehended by the military and tried by military courts or tribunals.
Piracy had started as soon as the oceans were used for commerce. In the 13th century BC there were the Sea Peoples who threatened the Mediterranean and Aegean. In the earlier era, Tyrrhenians, Illyrians and even Romans and Greeks used to be pirates. When the Phoenicians used to go on voyages, they used to resort to piracy and would kidnap boys and girls to sell as slaves.
Illyrians were the most famous pirates of the earlier times. They used to be present in the western Balkan Peninsula and constantly raided the Adriatic Sea. They kept on creating problems to the Roman Republic. It was in 168 BC, when Illyria was conquered by the Romans that their threat to the Romans ended.
There is a famous true story of the Cilician pirates who were common during the 1st century BC. In 75 BC, Julius Caesar was once on a voyage across the Aegean. The Cilician pirates captured him and held him as a prisoner in the Dodecanese islet of Pharmacusa. Caesar never lost his pride and behaved well and kept himself happy. The pirates decided that a ransom of twenty talents of gold would be demanded to free Caeser. But Ceasar strongly objected to their decision and convinced them that he was worth a lot more and that they should demand at least fifty talents. The pirates agreed and raised their ransom amount to fifty talents. The ransom was paid and Caeaser was set free. As soon as Caesar was released, he collected a fleet, chased the pirates and captured them. He then had them crucified.
In 258 AD, the towns on the coasts of the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea were frequently ravaged by the Gothic-Herulic fleet. In 264 AD, they reached Cyprus and Crete and looted a lot of wealth and took thousands of people into captivity. In 286 AD, Frankish and Saxon pirates were raiding the coasts of Belgic Gaul and Armorica. Saint Patrick was enslaved by Irish pirates in the Roman province of Britannia.
Vikings were the most famous and far reaching pirates of the Europe in the middle ages. They were looters and warriors from Scandinavia. They were active from 793 AD to 1066 AD.
At the end of the 9th century, Muslim pirates were also common in the Mediterranean Sea.
The first person known to have been hanged, drawn and quartered due to the acts of piracy was an Englishman named William Maurice. He was sentenced in 1241 by the then-ruling King Henry III.
At one time, the Madagascar’s population of pirated had reached around 1000. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Ile Sainte-Marie was a popular base for pirates. In the late 17th century, Captain Misson and his pirate crew founded the free colony of Libertatia in northern Madagascar. The colony was destroyed in 1694 in a surprise attack by the natives of the island.
During the 1840s and 1850s, many battles were fought between the United States Navy and Royal Navy forces and the Chinese pirates.
One of the notable pirates of the 20th Century was Boysie Singh, who, along with his pirate gang operated off northern South America from 1947 to 1956 and killed many people and looted their ships.
In the modern times, Somalian pirates have been active for a long time.
Pirate Party Supplies – The Options
Kids love playing pirates and they love Pirate Party Supplies.
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Pirate Birthday Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Pirate Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Pirate Basic Pack. The Pirate deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Pirate Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Pirate Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Pirate Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
Pirate Ultimate party pack is really the ultimate choice for your child and includes all the stuff that your child can dream of and more!
You also have a special option to personalize your supplies with Pirate 1st Birthday Personalized Party Theme. Just upload your favorite photo along with your personal message, select font, color and image options and your personalized Pirate theme would be as unique as your child!
I’ve personally used Pirate Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Pirate lover kids.