I am sure the first thing you notice when you look at that photo is the cake!! The cake was done by my friend Misty of Misty's Cake Box. I got to help a little with the cake and thought it was a lot of fun but that was only because Misty had done most of the
boring base work when I started helping. We found some help on how to make this cake from The Artisan Cake Company. This cake was huge! Here is my daughter standing next to it so you can see just how big it is!
Of course I had to have cookies... and I had a ton of them! I always do! I feel like you can't go to a party hosted by someone that makes cookies and not have a ton of them there! My family and friends love my cookies and they don't get them that often... so I try to make up for it at the parties. I had to try to keep them fairly simple and quick, so I used my airbrush for a lot of them.
If you have seen my posts before about my parties... you have probably noticed I like to have games. This party was no different. I had three. One was called Pin the Fin. I just took the image from my daughters birthday invitation and blew it up on a poster. I taped the posted to foam board and made a few fins. The older kids were blindfolded but we let the younger ones just put it on there.My daughter loved it!
The prize for this game was a small bag of goldfish with a bag tag I made to match the poster.
The second game was Drop the Shark in the Tank. I found the idea for that game here. I couldn't find the pins she used so I just had to improvise.
The prize for this game was a package of shark gummi snacks I found at Kroger.
The last game was sort of a last minute thing (since I waited so long to get started on her party). I just found a little fishing game at my local Dollar Tree and let them play that. I called it Catch the Sea Creature.
The prize for this game was a cup of water and 2 of those little capsules that disintegrate and have those little sponges inside. I had the sea creature themed ones.
The kids were also able to make sand necklaces. I have lots of different color sand and the kids got to choose which shape necklace they wanted to make.
I made tags for all the food as well. I only got a chance to take a photo of the dessert table, but for the food we had Octo-dogs (hot dogs cut to look like octopus), Sand dollars (Chips for nachos), Shark Teeth (mozzarella cheese cut into triangles), and we even had boiled shrimp and crabs!
The beverage I made for the punch dispenser was Ocean Water. Everyone seemed to like it and said it tasted just like the one from Sonic.
Here are a few items from the dessert table:
and we of course had goldfish snack crackers too.
For the party favors, my husband and I made these
they are soap with little fish in them. I followed the instructions from here to make them but ended up modifying a little as we went along since we found things that worked a little better for us.
The party was a swim party and this suit just screamed mermaid so I had to get it! I got Kajun Monograms to personalize it for me.
Overall, the party was a success and my daughter and all the other children that attended had a blast!
If you want to check out last years Candyland party, you can find it here.