A Pirate Turns One

We are taking a break from our regularly scheduled projects to prepare for Baby Hughes' 1st Birthday. Wow, this year has flown by, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was uncomfortably large, sweaty and had cankles! It was all worth it for this little man though. And, we have been busy making decorations and invitations for his party. Here is the inside of the invite that Mr. Hughes and I designed. (well, Mr. Hughes did the drawing, I just pointed and told him where to put what.)

I really wanted to burn the edges, but Mr. Hughes refused to let me start paper on fire in the house. Then, I just forgot. The next thing I really wanted was some sort of centerpiece. And, we always try to make our decorations or use what we have. It is fun and normally cheaper. So, when we were at a antique store, I saw this:

What is this? I asked Miss Linda and she thought it was a planter. How much? $3. Sold! It, with a little work (mainly from Mr. Hughes... he sometimes hijacks my projects.) it became this:

Very cute if I do say so myself. I know it probably isn't in scale, but we haven't invited any shipbuilders, so we should be safe. Now I must go, Baby Hughes is lifting up all the small rugs and taking the nonskid lining from behind them!


  1. Awesome invitation! Fab job! :) Enjoy your son's birthday...they grow up WAY too fast. My daughter will be 2 in December..OI! I can't believe.


  2. Fun invitations and the centre piece is so creative. A pirate party is perfect for your little bundle of joy on his 1st birthday!!
    Have a fabulous weekend!!
    Nerina :)

  3. SO absolutely adorable!!!! Hope it was a huge success!!

  4. The invitations look fabulous!

    I hope the party is great!

  5. preccccious! This makes me want to throw an imaginary party for my imaginary child soon! :)

  6. those are fabulous invitations! Oh i love them!

  7. We just had a pirate party for my 2 year old grandson, Jackson--come over to my blog to see the pics. Hope your party turns out great. Your ship and invitations are adorable. Sheila


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