A pirates night for me :)

Sail away…

Nothing like a night of assembling these little cupcake topper’s for Gavin’s fifth birthday party and enjoying a glass of one of my faves… Gewürztraminer!!

So I have a thing for wines and happen to enjoy putting extra effort into the little details that make birthday parties special. Being that it’s a milestone birthday, I’m trying to make it extra special for him. I’ve always been a little more laid back with my sons parties as opposed to my daughters. The girly parties are not hard to go overboard with of course! So ever since he decided on a pirate party, I’ve been inundated with different inspiration and ideas while surfing the web. I love these free printable’s I found online…makes party planning and detailed decorating go so much smoother and affordable (you can’t beat free).

I also saw this cute idea on Etsy for the table decor. I don’t know why, but mama felt like trying her hand at building a “ship.” It’s not like any other project I’ve ever taken on… interesting to try to figure out going off of a picture, but its been fun. Gavin absolutely LOVED it when he saw it. Best thing is, it was easy and cheap to make. With the help of my trusty ol’ coupons from Joanne’s of course and using supplies I’d already had, it was around $10. Not too shabby I think…

Here is a peak!


Casted and ready to soon set sail








Hopefully it all comes together on the day of the party. Until then my hands are tied in preparation…thankfully not for walking the plank Haha.



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