Last week I told my Mom that the decorations for Lucas’ party were going to be “low key”. We were getting ready to leave on vacation, my son’s last day of 2nd grade was quickly approaching, I was super swamped. Not to mention I was dragging my feet on him turning 3.
My Mom walked in on the day of his party and said, “This is low key?”. Yes, for me, this is a low key party. I have so say that we may go low key again the future… it was much less stressful than putting up a big party tent and decorating a bunch of tables.
Here is some of the fun we did have decorating.
I cut out a cute X marks the spot out of scrapbook paper and made a fun and whimsical trail to it. This took me about 10 minutes and cost next to nothing… big impact for very little money and effort!
On the mantel, I filled a treasure chest with rocks I spray painted with gold paint and some other various treasure.
To dress up the dessert table I sewed a simple triangle out of heavy canvas and added double bias tape around each edge to hang from the ceiling along with some nautical bunting flags. Throw in a pirate ship wheel and you have an cute nautical pirate dessert table.
The cupcakes were decorated with adorable cupcake toppers.
The kids table was my favorite project. I had a vision of a pirate crows nest hanging over the kids while they ate. My father helped me create this one, using his engineer mind to help me stablize my creation. It turned out perfectly. Once it was built, I added the fun stuffed pirate, a red sail, and a bunting flag. The linens were navy and red with a yellow fishnet tossed across the table. White chair covers, and red sashes completed the nautical feel.
Another table simply had another fishnet, a cute ikea lantern with some sand, seashells faux coral and a little stuffed crab. This fun and easy decor looked great!