Pirates of the Caribbean Piratical Halloween Pizza Party

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Tonight we had friends over for a pirate pizza party. Why was it pirate themed, you ask? Well, for many reasons. First of all Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides came out on DVD and Blu-Ray and Movie Download on the 18th and I have a review to write on that movie. I was sent pirate costumes to review and I was sent a pirate party pack and 6 copies of the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides DVD to throw a pirate themed party. So it being near Halloween I figured we do a bunch of these at the same time and have a Pirate Pizza Party with friends.

Our Piratical Spread!

To prepare for the party Allison used Pintrest to find ideas on how to make some ordinary things a little more pumped up and piratical. She created fun labels for the party fixings like “Cannonballs” for Cheese Balls, “Jewels!” for Red and Green Grapes, “Pieces of Eight” for pepperoni for the pizza and even “Fiery Cutlass” for red bell pepper slices.

The signs just made those snacks 20% cooler!

pack which also included:

  • 1 $25 Visa Gift Card – for Pirate-themed snacks
  • 1 Pumpkin-Carving Took Kit
  • 1 Set of Pirate-themed Pumpkin Carving Stencils
  • 6 Eye Patches
  • 6 Pirate Bandannas
  • 6 Mustaches
  • 6 Fake Tattoos
  • 1 Pirate Treasure Chest Pinata
  • 1 100 ft Strand of Pennants
  • 60 Gold Coins
  • 60 Adhesive Jewels
  • 1 Treasure Hunt Activity Kit with (6) Treasure Chests + (1) Treasure Map
  • 6 Plates & Cups

The party was to be for kids and we did do a kids party. The thing is, Pirates of the Caribbean is PG-13 and the oldest kids invited was 6 or 7. So instead of watching the movie the kids watched Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Their parents got a copy of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. We did use the pinata. Eva and I filled that with candy yesterday. We had make your own pizza using Flatout Flatbread and I went out in the morning and bought 4 pumpkins for carving.

This afternoon after cleaning the house and the sidewalks (with Eva’s help) I scooped out the contents of the four pumpkins for pumpkin carving. I filled a container with pumpkin seed which Allison and Eva made into “Pirate Teeth” (roasted and smoked pumpkin seeds). I fully intended for there to be pumpkin carving but that just did not happen. The only carving that was done to the pumpkins was slight nibbled from the squirrels in the yard. We will however do some carving of those pumpkins, maybe tomorrow night as a family activity.

Our friends arrived and we had a make your own pizza station in the kitchen.

We had the kids in the living room watching Jake and our guests mingling around the kitchen, living room and dining room. My parents came over because they wanted to see the family all dressed up in our pirate Halloween Costumes (Eva’s going to be Starsong the My Little Pony for Halloween and so won’t be in her pirate duds that night). Allison and I each had pirate costumes as well. MY dad took a family photo of us.

Before we knew it, it was already time for the kids to take on the Pinata. Having no place to hand the pinata I found my walking stick downstairs and looped the leather strap around the pinata and then held it up while 4-year-olds took swings at it. We didn’t blindfold and spin them around because, let’s face it I was already standing too close and was risking getting hit in the America’s Funniest Home Videos spot. At first the kids took some timid swings but then I took a couple of whacks at it and then my friend Casey took a few as well. When we handed the bat back to the kids they had a new fire in their eyes and they took big time whacks at the pinata.

Okay Kids let me show you a thing or two

Giving it another shot!

Our friend Adrienne helped me take turns holding up the pinata and then also gave Eva a hand swinging at it. Eva started getting the hang of it and had a good time. Eva was swinging with fury!


And then the pinata broke and Eva had a really good time. So did the other kids as they filled up a baggie of treats.

When everyone left we gave them the DVD/Blu-Ray, a baggie of candy, a treasure chest, some stick on jewels, some doubloons and an eye-patch. The kids also got to take home some bandannas as well. It wasn’t until much later that we realized that we never got the chance to carve up the pumpkins. I don’t think ours will come out as great as these ones… but they will be close.

We had a really nice night and were so glad that my parents could come and visit, our friends could come and visit and all the kids could have a really fun time. I know that Eva enjoyed being “Izzy” the pirate for a night.

Dive Deeper Into the Epic Quest to Find The Fountain of Youth
Johnny Depp is Back as Captain Jack Sparrow in

Grossing Over $1 Billion at the Worldwide Box Office, One of the Biggest Films of All Time Sails Home on Disney Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and Blu-ray 3DTM on October 18th

The Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Films are proud to present the #1 worldwide box office success of 2011 – making over $1 billion globally – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in stunning high definition Blu-rayTM, eye popping Blu-ray 3DTM (a first for the legendary franchise) and Movie Download on October 18, 2011.

Setting sail on an ocean full of hi-def adventures, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will debut in a Limited Edition 5-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-ray 3D + 2-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD + 1- Disc Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD), and for the ultimate fan a 15- Disc Four Movie Collection. Additionally the movie will be available in 3D and High-Definition Movie Download.

The Limited Edition 5-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes hours of bonus materials offering fans a deeper dive inside Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides including immersive Disney Second Screen technology, exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, Fountain of Youth mythology, an extensive look at mermaids, bloopers, deleted and extended scenes, and much more.

In addition, the Pirates of the Caribbean 15-Disc Four Movie Collection offers fans more adventures than ever before. The Collection is packaged in an authentic replica Pirate’s Chest, and includes a collectible map and an iconic skull disc case that holds the Blu-rayTM discs and digital copies of ALL four Pirates of the Caribbean movies, along with the Blu-ray 3DTM disc and DVD of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Rob Marshall (Nine, Chicago), and written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, National Treasure 2, Mask of Zorro), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the latest addition to the incredibly successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that has for years entertained audiences of all ages with its thrilling adventures, hi-tech special effects and unique storylines.

Back as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp (Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Alice in Wonderland) returns leading a sensational cast of talents that includes Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), Ian McShane (HBO’s “Deadwood”) and more.

The visually stunning film shot in high-definition 3D invites viewers to embark on an adventure-filled ride with Captain Jack Sparrow as he searches for the breathtaking Fountain of Youth. Along the turbulent trip, fans are forced to re-think their knowledge of fairytale creatures when they are introduced to a group of alluring yet precarious mermaids, traverse isolated islands and fight international enemies.


2-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-rayTM + 1-Disc DVD)
SRP = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 CanadaDisney Second Screen
Bloopers of the Caribbean
Audio Commentary by director Rob Marshall
LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales

• • • •
Limited Edition 5-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-ray 3DTM + 2-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD + 1-Disc Digital Copy)
SRP = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
All of the above features plus
Legends of On Stranger Tides
In Search of the Fountain
Last Sail/First Voyage
Under the Scene: Bringing Mermaids to Life
Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall

• • • •
Limited Edition 15-Disc Four Movie Collection
SRP = $169.99 U.S./$189.99 Canada
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy )
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy )
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1-Disc Blu-ray 3D +2-Disc Blu-ray+Digital Copy+1-Disc DVD)
1-Disc Blu-ray bonus disc that includes all-new never-before-seen short film “Wedlocked”
Authentic replica Pirate’s Chest, a collectible map and an iconic skull disc case.
And much more.

• • •
High Definition Movie Download
SRP = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
Bloopers of the Caribbean
Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall
LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales

• • •
3D Movie Download
SRP = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada

Disc Specifications:

STREET DATE: October 18, 2011

Suggested Retail Prices: 2-Disc Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
5-Disc Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
15-Disc Four Movie Collection = $169.99 U.S./$189.99 Canada
High Definition Movie Download = $39.99 U.S./46.99 Canada
3D Movie Download = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
Feature Run Time: 136 minutes
Rating: U.S. = PG-13 (Not Recommended for Young Children & Frightening Scenes) Canada = PG (Not Recommended for Young Children & Frightening Scenes)
**Bonus Material Not Rated

Presentation: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = 1080p High Definition 2.40:1
DVD = Widescreen 2.40:1 – Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions

Audio/Language: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HD MA (48kHz/24-bit), English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 DVS Dolby Digital, French, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital (3D Blu-ray), French, Spanish 7.1 DTS0HD HR (Blu-ray)
DVD = English, French, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = English SDH, French, Spanish
DVD = English SDH, French Spanish **applies to film content only

Film Synopsis:
From Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes all the fun, epic adventure and humor that ignited the original. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise — and mermaids! When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love or if she’s a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesn’t know who to fear more —Blackbeard (Ian McShane) or the woman from his past. Directed by Rob Marshall, it’s filled with eye-popping battle scenes, mystery and all-out wit.

Social Media:
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“Like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PiratesoftheCaribbean
Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DisneyPirates
Visit the website and mobile site: www.disney.com/pirates

About Walt Disney Studios:
For more information, please visit www.disney.com.
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!.

Disclosure: I was sent six copies of the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides DVD/Blu-Ray to give to party guests, a box of pirate themed fun prizes and $25 to pay for party food. The opinions in the post are 100% mine.

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2 thoughts on “Pirates of the Caribbean Piratical Halloween Pizza Party”

  1. I love this!!! The photos are awesome!!! The labels for the snacks are so cute! I really love your costumes and I can’t wait to see how the pumpkins come out! The idea of the seeds as Pirate teeth is hysterical!

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