Friday, October 14, 2011

Pirate Party Decor

As guests arrived there was no doubt the party was here with the X marks the spot.  My hubby made it with some spare wood, red spray paint, and rope. Inspired from Design Dazzle's pirate party post I came across when I found this picture on pinterest.

I'm so lucky my hubby is a good sport when I show him pictures I find online and ask the dreaded "Babe you can make this can't you?" question.  Be on the lookout for a tutorial on these awesome masts.

We added a ship's wheel and periscope to the play structure to make it more "ship" like.
I collected fabric from Joanns, Hancock Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby to make this pennant banner that's so popular right now.  It's a great time to find pirate fabric with Halloween around the corner.  I used my embroidery machine to attach the letters to the fabric.  You can use scrapbook paper for a similar look if you do not have an embroidery machine.

If I had to do it over again I'd have used a black letter on the damask print so the letter would stand out more.  Oh well as I've said in the past mistakes are what make it unique!

I used the extra fabric to put together another two banners to hang outside for more color.
The dessert table

I made a mini pennant banner hung on skewers, aren't mini things fun?  I bought an unfinished treasure box from Joanns and painted it.  Bought some "jewels" from the dollar store and borrowed some dress up rings and necklaces from my daughter to create the treasure.

This Yo Ho sign was inspired by something I found on Etsy. Another honey can you make this for me project.   

Be on the lookout for more pirate party tutorials and pics.  I especially had a great time making the cake and can't wait to share that with you!

Linking up here this week

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  1. This is so unique and awesome..So creative...I would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday creative linky party pweease -- TY .. .. I'm officially following ya with SMILES - LOVE your blog..

  2. Everything is adorable. I am loving it all. so fun I want to do this for my little mans next birthday. he would be in love. thank you for the idea and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to our party Show and Share. Make sure to come back this week and link up your latest projects. We would love to see them.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  3. Thanks everyone!
    @Marilyn - I shared thanks so much for the invite!
    @ Ty and Whitty - Thanks for stopping by. This party was lots of fun and I'm sure you'll have a blast planning your little mans party. There is a lot of inspiration out there.

  4. I'm loving all of your ideas! I'm starting to look for ideas for my little guys 1st birthday in a few months and I thiamin borrow some of yours! Thanks for the inspiration!!!