Ahoy, me hearties!
September 19th is National Talk Like A Pirate Day, but here at Fiddlesticks we thought, why limit the fun to just one day? Why not make the whole month of September into Pirate Month?
After all, we've yet to meet a kiddo who doesn't think pirates are pretty darn arrrrsome, and we quite agree. (And if you don't, well, you can just walk the plank!)
So what have we found for the seafarers in your life? Lots of pirate fun!
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (and goodness knows we want to stay on those pirates' good side), so we had our local master of disguise, Mimi of Baby Leo Designs, whip up a batch of pirate capes in royal jewel tones (to match all that stolen treasure), along with skull-and-crossbone wristbands and jaunty eye patches. Some examples of occasions on which your little sailors will want to wear their pirate capes: while playing Pirates in the backyard; while eating in restaurants; while tagging along grocery shopping; while swinging at the park; while riding to school -- you get the idea. (And, psst, guess which dress-up friendly holiday is just over the horizon...)
What's a pirate to do when the weather's rainy and the seas are too rough for sailing? Stay in and play games, of course! We've got several. In "Pirate's Blast
," above, players use small rubber "bellows" to blow miniature wooden ships around the playing board in search of doubloons. And in "Pirate Battleship
," the classic game gets a buccaneer twist: I'll sink yer ship, ye scallywag!
We'd never leave Baby out of the pirate fun - it's never too soon to get your sea legs! Maileg's sea-themed rattles
have caused lots of "ooohs" and "awwws" in the shop, and the set makes a delightful gift for babies just setting sail in the world. We're also crazy for Kid O's floating whale
- move over, Rubber Ducky, ye squiffy!
From sea-themed ink and stamp sets to floating wooden pirate ships to a Pirate Excavation Kit
, we've got lots of more pirate treasure in the shop for your favorite buccaneers. Let's weigh anchor and set sail into Pirate Month, ye buckos!