Break out your peg legs and your eye patches— you’ve gotta celebrate at every meal with your little buccaneers. From pirate ship cakes to hearty turkey legs, no pirate will be able to resist the siren call of these treats. Click through the slideshow to get inspayarrrred. 

Pirate Ship Apple Snacks

Eclectic Momsense

How cute are these apple ships from Eclectic Momsense? They’re sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Find out how they’re made by clicking here.

Nori Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Thirsty for Tea

Get inspired by Thirsty for Tea to add a pirate-themed twist to your lunch. A layer of seaweed adds a crispy, savory touch to an otherwise classic grilled cheese. To get the recipe, click here.

Dark and Stormy Cupcakes

An Edible Mosaic

We love these seafaring cupcakes from An Edible Mosaic—the blue and purple frosting makes a perfectly frothy ocean, and the cupcake base (inspired by the cocktail of the same name) is spiced with rum extract, ginger and molasses for moistness. To get the recipe, click here.

Peach BBQ Grilled Turkey Legs

Nutmeg Nanny

Any pirate worth their salt would be happy to gorge on a giant turkey leg after arriving in port. This version from Nutmeg Nanny fancies it up a bit with a homemade peach barbecue sauce. Grab the recipe by clicking here.

Blueberry Lemonade

The Iron You

Savvy pirates had to be sure to include citrus in their diet to keep the scurvy at bay. Get the kiddos their vitamin C fix with The Iron You’s tasty lemonade recipe. To find out how it's made, click here.

Pirate Ship Cake

Baked Bree

Frosting and a bit of creativity go a long way. Check out this awesome cake from Baked Bree and get inspired to make a swashbuckling creation of your own. To find out how it’s done, click here.

Baked Fish and Chips

Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Take a cue from the pirate diet and make this healthier take on fish and chips from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. Kiddos will love munching on the extra crispy bites, and a 5-minute tartar sauce tops it all off. Click here to grab the recipe.

Enchilada Zucchini Boats

Food with Feeling

Kids can pretend to be pirates sailing away on these cute boats from Food with Feeling. Stuffed with black beans, peppers and spices, it’s a lightning fast weeknight meal, too. To get the recipe, click here.

Ocean Water

Baking Beauty

Keep the ocean theme rolling with this sparkling drink from Baking Beauty. With a Swedish fish or two as a garnish, it’s super eye-catching and tasty too. To see the recipe, click here.

Pirate Ship Hot Dogs


Keep it simple by making these cute hot dogs from Pizzazzerie. Your budding buccaneers will love this outside-the-box take on an everyday lunch. To get the details, click here.


— Susie Foresman



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