A Pirate Looks at One: A Baby Buffet Birthday

My oldest little boy will be four on Sunday. Four. Gulp. Where does the time go?

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we, and revisit his very first birthday party.

My husband is a Jimmy Buffett fan; he’s a total Parrothead. When we started talking about Harrison’s first party, he jokingly said he wanted a Jimmy Buffett party. I laughed it off at first…but the wheels in my head quickly started spinning, and this “A Pirate Looks at One: Baby Buffett Birthday” was born.

Grab a lei and join the party! It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

jimmy buffett birthday

I asked my friend Joy to help me whip up the invitations. She helped bring my vision to life with these fun, bright invitations full of references to Buffett and his music.

Jimmy Buffett Birthday Invitation

Here’s a photo of how they came together; I really love the “Baby Buffett” band embellishment.

jimmy buffett birthday party invitation. a pirate looks at one. baby buffett.

And, here are a few more of the fun Buffett party details. I wish I had better pictures, but I had no idea at the time I’d want to blog this three years later.

“Cheeseburger in Paradise” cake, “Margaritaville” cupcakes, complete with candy limes and sugar salt rims, and “Son of a Sailor” sugar cookies.

cheeseburger in paradise cake and margaritaville cupcakes


son of a sailor sugar cookies. jimmy buffett birthday

Swedish fish and goldfish…”Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right”.

goldfish and swedish fish fins to the left fins to the right. jimmy buffett birthday.

Parrothead party favors.

beach party favors. jimmy buffett birthday.

And the birthday boy himself.



Want to throw your own Jimmy Buffett backyard birthday party? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

jimmy buffett party ideas

Margaritaville DM1000 Frozen Concoction Maker / Lost Shaker of Salt / Margaritaville Cupcakes

Why Don’t We…Invitation / Norpro 188 24-Pack Decorative Cocktail Umbrella Picks, Multicolored
/ 5 O’Clock Somewhere cornhole

Life is Just a Tire Swing, tire swing / Landshark Lager / Cheeseburger in Paradise tutorial

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  1. Amy Bagnall says:

    This idea is so cute! My husband is a Parrothead – his license plate is PERROT. lol
    May I ask where you got the cookie cutters for the palm trees and sailboats?


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