"Yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me". Pirate parties have been super popular for years. I know I've hosted one! With movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and continued love of characters like Smee and Captain Hook, they will continue to grow in popularity for years to come. That's why I knew that I had to create a Pirate Candy Charcuterie Board asap. This post may contain affiliate links.
I'm also super excited to be going on my first Disney Cruise aboard the Disney Dream next week where they have a special Pirate's Night! I'm seriously looking forward to it the most. I'll be sharing how it goes, so watch out for that if you're intrigued!
I have to admit that this candy board was really hard to put together and I almost gave up. I wanted it to look absolutely perfect and after sending much time curating and placing the candy charcuterie goodies in just the right place, here we are!
PIRATE PARTY CANDY BOARD
If you're looking for ideas for a pirate party, this dessert board loaded with the perfect hand-picked pirate candy is just what you need. With so much not-so-buried treasure to discover, there is something exciting for all of your little pirate pals.
One of the first things to do when planning out your Pirate candy spread is to decide on tray or board.
Use mini dishes or toy "treasure chests" to separate smaller candies and add visual interest.
Choose which colors you will stick to. I recommend no more than four if you can. I chose gold, black, white and red for this one.
Let's chat about the perfect pirate booty by the way of candy! I am breaking them down in a few categories to help you navigate and choose which candies you want to serve.
Frosted Pirate Skull and Cross bone Suckers, here.
Haribo Piratos, here.
Hershey Kisses Creamy Milk Chocolate With Almonds, here.
Gold Chocolate Coins, here.
Gummy Tropical Starfish, here.
Not completely gold. but totally worked for this. This lemon party cake, here was perfect.
Trolli Sour Brite Octopus, here.
Color it Candy Shimmer Gold Gumballs, here.
BLACK AND WHITE CANDY
Black & White Swirl Lollipops, here.
Black Mini Twisty Lollipops, here.
Frosted Pirate Skull and Cross bone Suckers, here. Your candy board will not be half as cute without these!
Card Games Buttermints, here. These have pops of red as well.
PIRATE PARTY STICKERS
Pirate Skull and Crossbones Stickers, here. These are a perfect for for the gold Hershey Kisses I linked above.
Mini Toy Treasure Chests, here.
Gold beads, here.
Pirate Eye Patches, here.
TIPS FOR SETTING UP A CANDY CHARCUTERIE BOARD
Alternate candy colors when layering your selections onto your tray.
Use fillers like smaller candies and sprinkles to fill up the entire tray or board to give that feeling of abundance that is desirable.
Once you are doing setting up, go back in with smaller filler candies/sprinkles to fill in any unexpected spaces.
PARTY CANDY BOARDS
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- The Original Cakebites, Sweet Lemon Layers
- Gummy Tropical Starfish
- Haribo Piratos
- Trolli Sour Brite Octopus
- Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars paired with Beware of Pirates - Candy Bar Wrapper.
- Hershey Kisses With Almonds paired w/ Pirate Skull and Crossbones Stickers
- Card Games Buttermints
- Gold Chocolate Coins
- Color it Candy Shimmer Gold Gumballs
- Color it Candy Shimmer Gold Sixlets
- Skull and Crossbones Sprinkles
- Black & White Swirl Lollipops
- Black Mini Twisty Lollipops
- Cherry Ring Pops
- Frosted Pirate Skull and Cross bone Suckers
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Frosted Pirate Skull and Cross bone Suckers
Ring Pop Cherry & Strawberry Lollipops
Pirate Eye Patches
Black Pirate Chests
Black Mini Twisty Lollipops
Black & White Swirl Lollipops
Skull and Crossbones Sprinkles
Color It Candy Shimmer Gold Sixlets
Color It Candy Shimmer Gold 1 inch Gumballs
Madelaine Premium Milk Chocolate Gold Coins
Hershey Kisses Creamy Milk Chocolate Gold Wrapping With Almonds
HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Candy Bars
The Original Cakebites, Sweet Lemon Layers
Beware of Pirates - Candy Bar Wrappers
Trolli Sour Brite Octopus
FirstChoiceCandy Gummy Tropical Starfish