Monday, June 18, 2012

fishy party

We celebrated our baby's first birthday earlier this year. Since he was too young to care {or notice} the theme, I let the other kids decided for him. And they came up with a fishy theme party.

Due to some unexpected plumbing problems at our house on the scheduled weekend, we quickly relocated the party to a family friend's home.

These are all easy details that can be done anywhere and are easy to pack up at a minute's notice (like we did!).

Clear helium balloons from the party store and orange and turquoise streamers solidified the fishy theme.

I made these simple take home favors from turquoise colored bubbles that I found in the wedding section at Michael's. I adorned each with a fishy tag. I punched white circle rounds with my favorite circle punch, wrote "Thanks for swimming by" in a circle along the parameter, and let my 6 year old draw a single fishy in the center. If you have to make a lot, I recommend using a computer, and printing out. But, this was some fun mommy/daughter time together.

Any cake will do. Choose your child's favorite. We have a family tradition of chocolate cake, because the chocolate crumbs show up best in the photographs!

Fish shaped sandwiches- I purchased Pepperidge Farm's goldfish sandwich bread from the grocery store. Ours were PB&J, but if you have a nut allergy, choose your own favorite filling.

I kept it simple since it was a one-year's birthday party. But there lots more fishy ideas out there. What would you have added?


  1. I don't know that I would have added a thing! It all looks good to me and the portability factor is a bonus! How fun!

  2. Such a cute idea Laura! I don't think I would have changed a thing either. Your favor idea is so fun and creative. I love the tags.

  3. Perfect party for a one year old - simple yet classy!

  4. What a wonderful party! I'm sure everyone had a great time! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, It is appreciated! Have a wonderful week.

    Mama Of Many Blessings

  5. How fun! What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  6. I love looking at other people's party. I love the look of the twisted streamers. The fish bowl with goldfish in it is adorable too. Great work.

  7. Looks like such a fun party Laura! Thank you so much for visiting me today and leaving a sweet comment! Looks like your son had a wonderful party, despite the plumbing problems. Have a lovely week! Angie xo

  8. Very cute! Love the clear balloons! Great ideas!

  9. Such a sweet and fun party! Featuring you later today at my party!

  10. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.



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