We kept it simple. I made three crafts. Bought a couple of things and borrowed a couple of things.
I am not crafty, but I am inspired to make things look and feel festive, so I searched online and was inspired to make a couple of pennants for our little guy. I found my inspiration here and made a “Happy Birthday ” pennant.
And one that said “Colton” and had pictures of him growing up over the past two years.
The second craft we made were little boats from Michael’s. I saw them here, and began working on them days in advance because of their warning . . .
I thought they would be much smaller. I recruited help from my Mom and Colton . . .
I finished them off with Andrew. We decided to use real paint brushes rather than the ones that came in the kit. We painted them all blue and white and I wrote each guests name on the stern.
We had a lovely little regatta around the table . . .
The final craft I did the night before. I was inspired by my favorite bloggers at Young House Love to make these tissue pom poms
There were tutorials all over the web. I used ten pieces of tissue and a pipe cleaner.
I did head to the Christmas Tree Shops and got a couple of boats and some buoys for under $20 total.
One boat fit right into our Spring/Summer Mantel . . .
The boat was the big hit of the day.
Happy Birthday to our little sailor!