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A Fish Themed Birthday Party!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

My son loooooooooooves fish.  And octopus and crabs and starfish…  so it was clear we needed an aquarium themed 2nd birthday party for him.  Here are some details from the day:

Invites

Shaped card designed with the Gypsy.  All shapes cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  Stamps are by Close to My Heart.

Window Decorations

All shapes are cut using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.

Hanging Decorations

Jellyfish inspiration found via Pinterest.  I simplified them to have time to make more.

I used streamers in two shades of blue and white to make it feel like there were waves on the ceiling.  The hanging fish are cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and are double sided.

The giant hanging octopus!  This was a group effort with help from friends.  =) I made it using 2 pool noodles, quartered.  I cut felt circles and pinned them onto the legs with sewing pins.  Then I sewed ribbon through the legs, wrapped it tightly and tied the legs onto the bouncy ball.  The eyes were cut on the Cricut, just simple white ovals and black circles.

Activities

Hungry frog color matching game with velcro tongues and dragonflies.

A glimpse of Tobin’s party shirt.

And the fishing game I made out of felt.  I didn’t find the felt that you can easily cut on the Cricut, so I cut the fish and other shapes out of paper first.  I traced them onto the felt with a sharpie and then cut by hand just inside the line.  The fishing poles are a magnet with a string wrapped around and glued to it and dangling from, yes, a fly swatter.  We wanted “poles” that the toddlers couldn’t stab each other with.  In this photo, Tobin is demonstrating how you can also scoop fish with the fly swatter.  😉

Food

Cupcakes, chicken salad, peach and goat cheese salad with pistachios and buttermilk dressing, blue jello with Swedish fish, watermelon, quiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut into starfish and clams.

Goldfish crackers and hummus with carrots and bell pepper.