We threw a party for our little swashbuckler for his first birthday! I made approximately zero of the decorations, his invites were sent by Facebook, and I didn’t cook a thing, but I thought the party ended up pretty cute and very doable!
I bought the pirate themed decorations from Hobby Lobby. They even had a pack of assorted scrapbook paper that had pirate prints on clearance! Score! I don’t scrapbook, but you bet I used those pages to decorate! Did I fold and cut them into amazing papercraft decorations? Nope! I laid them out on the counter and put the food trays on top of them. Super fancy.
Cooking too many things before a party hasn’t always turned out well for me in the past. I drop things, I leave out an ingredient, I get frustrated, my husband has to help me salvage it. . . you get the idea. So I went super-low prep on this. We ordered nuggets from Chick-Fil-A (or Chickalay, as the girl calls it), and had fresh fruits, veggies, and goldfish. My mom made an adorable treasure map cake with a treasure chest smash cake.
So there you have it, a very simple party for our favorite little boy! Do you DIY or do you buy decorations?