From Elvira of DeCuir Details & Designs: For my son’s 1st birthday party, I picked his favorite cartoon at the time for his party theme – it turned out great! I loved the idea so much that I decided to do the same for his 2nd birthday party. His favorite cartoon at the time was Jake & The Never Land Pirates. I thought it would be super cute and fun to have a pirate-themed party, but I had one caveat with this theme, which was to pull off a creative Never Land pirate’s party with no skulls – personally I am not a fan of skulls, especially for kids – so if you know anything about pirate parties, skulls are everywhere. I definitely had a challenge on my hands, but I saw it as a creative challenge to create more DIY decor items for the party – fun, fun, fun!
First, I created a Jake & The Never Land Pirates invitation to mail out to close family and friends. After the invitations were taken care of, I went to work on brainstorming the decor design and details that would really embody the theme. Soon after that, I began shopping for items at my favorite stores: Dollar Tree and Michaels! After a month or two of planning and DIY projects, it all came together beautifully for his 2nd birthday.
Some of the amazing DIY projects and details you will find in this party: burlap table runner, burlap bunting and ship sail cake toppers, treasure chest centerpieces with gold doubloons and gems, treasure chest and pirate booty favors, pirate flag and fishing net backdrop, birthday banner, treasure maps made from coloring pages, cake and cupcake stands, goblets, and descriptive tent cards.
My months of planning paid off and boy did the birthday boy and his guests have a blast!
Event Decor, Details & Styling: DeCuir Details & Designs
Photography: The F Spot Design & Photography
Cupcakes & Cake Pops: Let Them Eat Cake
Custom Jake & The Never Land Pirates Stickers: Lily Pads Invitations
Jake & The Never Land Pirates T-Shirt: Fun Fashions, Etc