This Under The Sea Water Party was a fun collaboration with some really great vendors. And probably one of my favorite events so far (though I usually think that about every event I do). Monika, from Hello Brielle, and I wanted to give our kids the opportunity to have some fun, as well as cool off from the blazing hot SoCal weather with a water party. A water theme only seemed appropriate for our water party, and since my son has really been into Finding Nemo lately, we decided to go with an Under the Sea theme.
- Under the Sea Jello Cups
- Crabby Cake Pops & Swimming in the Sea Cake Pops
- Sea Creature Cookies
- Fishy Fruit
- 8-Legged Monsterella Sticks
- School of Goldfish
- Octoveggies & Hummus
- Blue Crush Punch
- Ocean Water Iced Tea
Marisa from Cookies Gone Glam made these beautiful Sea Creature Cookies, which were a huge hit. They were the perfect addition to our event. One of her designs even matched our invitation and backdrop!
I truly love how the decor for this event came together. The ombre scallop on Hello Brielle‘s invitation was my inspiration for the tablecloths and backdrop (which was also made from plastic tablecloths). Other decorative elements were fish cutouts (purchased at Party City), balloon “bubbles,” streamer “seaweed,” puffball “anemones,” jellyfish lanterns (find Paper & Ink’s tutorial here), shells & starfish, and some real live fish (which have all taken up residency in my home and been named Nemo).
UPDATE: SCALLOPED TABLECLOTH INSTRUCTIONS
I’ve had many requests asking how I made the scalloped tablecloth and backdrop. It was really quite simple…they were made from multiple plastic tablecloths. To create the scallop, fold them in half (lengthwise) a few times until you get the size of the scallop you want. Then cut a rounded edge–I used a dinner plate as template. That way you only have to make one small cut instead of cutting all the scallops for all the tablecloths. =) Then I simply layered them on top of each other.
Our favors were mini edible aquariums. Inside were nerds, swedish fish, a gummy shark, and a chocolate shell. And to protect all that beautiful baby skin, we made sure to have sunscreen available.
We planned a number of activities to keep the kiddos busy and cool throughout the party.
Reel ‘Em In Gold-Fishing: Our most popular activity was probably the fishing. We got a bunch of feeder fish from WalMart so the kids “fish” with nets and then take their fish home with them. Though I don’t think any of those poor fish survived long enough to make it anyone’s home–if they didn’t end up in the grass, they got tossed around, dropped on the concrete, or left in the sun. But the kids loved it!
Make a Splash Squirt Guns
Water Tables Water Balloon
Toss Drop: because most of the kids were in the 1-3 range, they didn’t really get the whole “toss” concept. But they sure did have fun dropping the balloons and splashing water all over themselves.
Event Planning & Styling: Marigold Events
Photography: Emily Strawn Photography
Cookies: Cookies Gone Glam
Invitation & Printables: Hello Brielle Designs
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