Tuesday, October 09, 2012


(To see pictures of the actual party - see yesterday's post!)

It may be kind of ridiculous to post all of the details of my two-year-old's party, but I've decided to embrace that party planning is a slight hobby of mine.  I really do love it.  Back in college I did stuff like this for elaborate group dates, but having children to do fun parties for is even better.  And, if you want to throw a goldfish party, I'd like to try to make your life a little easier.

There are a million cute ideas out there for fish or ocean related parties.  I had a blast taking a little bit of what I saw and making it fit our family and my preferences.

Here are the invites.  I downloaded a pack of goldfish/ocean themed digital scrapbook paper from this Etsy shop, and printed and cut the invites using my Silhouette.  I ♥ my Silhouette cutting machine.


The Food.  I didn't take many pictures of it, because people were about to arrive to eat it.


To drink there were Orange flavored Juicy Juices and bright blue punch (made using blue Hawaiian fruit punch, Pineapple Sherbet and Sprite Zero).  For eating, there were "Sub" sandwiches, CFA nuggets (reheated per specifications), CFA fruit, fresh veggies, and Peanut Butter and Honey sandwiches made with Goldfish bread.  Yes, it exists.


I made the cake - I just kept adding colors to the frosting and putting it into the same frosting bag so it would blend a bit as it changed.  The little pom pom toppers were made using this tutorial, but cutting fish shapes, instead of fish - an idea I got from this blog.


For the fishing game, I got Swedish fish, light-up goldfish keychains from Oriental Trading Company, felt Goldfish from this Etsy Shop and Candy Corn, because it is fall and Candy Corn is always good in the fall, though maybe not fish related.


The girls shirts came from this Etsy Shop, and I found the cutest goldfish bows from this Etsy shop.  I made Bella's tutu.


During the party, we kept a special feature from the Finding Nemo Blue Ray on a loop.  It featured a 12 minute tour of the coral reef and was a fun little thing for the kids.


The goldfish soap favors came from this Etsy Shop, who customized the tags for us!


All in all, I was really pleased with the way it came together, and Bella certainly enjoyed it, which is what matters in the end.


Gretchen said...

How fun and cute!

Natalie Wilson said...

How fun and cute!