As I'm sure you've already noticed, I tend to get a little bit caught up in the details.
hehe.....and I always generally end up burning myself out by the time the party actually happens....
but I love it.
I really do.
I love details :)
Our mantel gets switched up a lot in this house. There's not much else going on in the living room, so the mantel is an easy place to decorate.
I used an old black sheet to make the big flag, and very roughly sewed on a skull and crossbones. I made the bunting out of card stock and scrapbook paper, and then stenciled the lettering on with permanent black marker.
The ship that you can see in the side of the picture is actually a cardboard pirate ship that I ordered online (two of them, actually). The kids loved them! I only just put them away yesterday because our boys were still enjoying them. I was surprised at how well they held up, and still have lots of life left in them :)
We painted them very quickly the night before the party (as you can see by the less-than-awesome paint job) ;)
The guest of honour....Captain Hook himself!
Toby made these anchors one day, out of scraps of black paper. He was so proud of himself for coming up with the design, and actually making it work :)
I had fun making the treasure map.....although things might have gotten just sliiiightly out of control while trying to burn holes in it. hehe
take note: not a great idea to do this in the middle of your living room floor ;)
These little treasure chests were inside the big treasure chest that the kids dug up at the end of the treasure hunt. Toby had a plan from the start....that each of his friends should have an individual treasure chest inside a big treasure chest filled with treasure. REAL treasure.....not chocolate coins...I was told!
I stamped their initials on the top of the little treasure chests (As per Toby's instructions...and as you know...he's the boss!) ;)
Call me crazy, but I decided to make an army of small wooden pirate peg dolls (and some fairies thrown in for fun). Oh my......it was fun for about the first 5....but when you have to do 33 of them, it gets a liiitle bit tedious ;)
I bagged them up in little cellophane bags, topped with black paper and tied with twine. A few chocolate gold coins were thrown in too.
I got the inspiration for these little guys at this amazing etsy shop here.
Invitations post is here.
Treasure chest cake post is here.
More pirate fun to come.....