Last weekend we celebrated Everett turning one with a pirate themed birthday bash. His official birthday is TODAY and we are relaxing at the beach! I have been slightly MIA from blog life this month because I have been focusing so much time on making his first birthday perfect! This post is all about sharing details of his party and massive photo overload!
I had so much fun making this chalkboard sign. I downloaded free chalkboard style fonts, backgrounds and dingbats and actually only used Microsoft Word to do it. I am sure it would have been easier in Photoshop but I think I got the job done. I then saved it as PDF and brought it to Staples where they created a foam board with my sign on it.
We created this tattoo shop out of a lemonade stand our neighbors gave to us. I spray painted it black, stenciled a skull on the top which I bought from Hobby Lobby, then screwed a board to the top and painted “tattoos” on it! The kids had the best time choosing a tattoo for themselves. Of course my husband was the official tattoo artist for the kids for obvious reasons!
I had to put my monthly pictures of Everett to good use so I printed them all at Walgreens and attached them to the deck. The Happy Birthday sign is actually wood pieces and I found them at Target. I then hand wrote out the letters with paint markers.
Pirate Ship from Hobby Lobby
The skull and pirate ship flags are from Flags Importer
For the favors, I made treat bags and the kids filled them with “buried treasure.” Candy bracelets, pirate lollipops, ring pops and gold coins! They also each went home with a pirate beach ball and balloon. I found these canvas bags at Target in the dollar section and then I cut out a red “X” for each and used fabric glue to attach it because the bag wouldn’t fit around my sewing machine! Womp womp.
I live for these family moments!!!
Joe’s friend over at Dockside Boxes built this custom cooler and bar cart for him and it is simply amazing!!! Joe collected his favorite bottle caps and Jeff used them to adorn the cooler. It was a big conversation piece at the party! (And it helped that it held all of the beers…ha)
I made these toppers and they were so easy! For the little sails I just typed and printed out the squares and cut them out then punched holes for the lollipop sticks. For the striped sail I cut a diamond in my fabric then folded it around the stick and secured with fabric glue.
Thanks for allowing me to share my little guy’s day!!! I have some amazing fashion and beauty content coming your way within the next few weeks! Have a great Fourth of July!