Pirate King is welcome to my house for Christmas

Celebrating a Birthday in December can be difficult,
it's easy to be overshadowed by the bling and bells of the Holiday Season!

Since my son's Birthday party falls on or around the 10th of December, I try to use that date as a deadline for having all of my Christmas decorating completed.
In the past I have coordinated our tree to match the theme or color scheme of
his party.
In this way the tree does double duty... one part Christmas tree... part decoration for the party.
I have to admit, this year's theme was a bit daunting at first

Seriously - have you ever TRIED to find PIRATE items in the Christmas aisle .....not to mention the very fine line that this theme walks between being cute and tasteful and horribly trashy!
I do think I did a pretty good job of keeping it on the cute side - I must admit, finding three super cute pirate ornaments from Kim Hardt helped to inspire me.
A thrift store Ship graces the top of the four foot tree

Jewel tones reflect prettily against the wall

Bubble lights add a water element and the fun primary colors keep it youthful

Wooden crab and fish ornaments with glass gem ornaments for sparkle
I uncovered most of the "treasure" in my costume jewelry stash

The tree was set up on a small treasure chest for a bit of extra height.
Gems, pearls, gallons, jewels and gold chains spilled forth.
A miniature ships wheel is the finishing touch.
A wonderful Pirate king from Kim Hardt.........And his Pirate Queen! Only Kim can make a severed head look cute! The party was a success, and I did end up finishing a few more trees throughout the house, but the pirate tree has been the big hit and will stay up till the big day!
Yo Ho Yo Ho a Pirates Tree for me!


PEA said...

very neat!

Len said...

You did it! It looks great. I wasn't sure what you had in mind but it is very piratey indeed.

Ulla said...

Truly wonderful! You are a very special Mother to create this for your son. I hope the party was as successful as your decorating!

Shes Off Her Rocker said...

Sweet B I am so excited about this I am stuttering trying to tell my sister about it on the phone! Marvelous! You are so over the top and it is definately on the CUTE side!!! LOVE IT!! That ship on the top is FANTASTIC!!! AAAAhh!!