Kai & Krew are reeling in the BIG ONE! We O-FISH-ally celebrated the boys first birthday with a fisherman theme party. Seeing that this was their first birthday, I wanted to concentrate on the “ONE” factor. I searched the internet for a party theme other than Thing 1 & 2 ,the typical twin party theme.
The party was held at a local party place that houses bouncing houses and arcade games. We were allowed thirty minutes before the party started to come in and decorate. Therefore, I made sure I had everything assembled beforehand. I kept party materials in a laundry basket with handles. Inside of the building there were only five tables, so I didn’t have much to decorate. That worked out perfectly because I was able to spend less. I ordered most of the party supplies offline & the rest of the materials either at Dollar Tree, Walmart, or Hobby Lobby.
Most of my ideas came from Pinterest, such as centerpieces and the “lake water” punch.
Place of purchases are listed below:
Hobby lobby : wood piece, wood tablecloth, fishing net
Walmart: tackle boxes ($1), 12 pack of bobbers, chalkboard drink dispenser ($8), wood cake stand, skewers, Swiss roll cakes, lantern ($9), mini wooden crates, wooden letters
Dollar Tree: solid colored tablecloths, shredded paper, serving tray, glass mason jars, silver pail, string used to tie favor tags, foam
Etsy: water bottle labels &favor tags(erinjaneshop) invitations (Sincerelysherrypaper)
Oriental Trading : fish banner, dessert plates, napkins, wall decorations, cake topper
Dad stained an old pallet that we got from a neighbor. I hand painted the wood letters “ONE” to resemble fishing bobbers. I nailed the letters and the a piece of the fishing banner I ordered from oriental trading. I actually cut the banner in half because it was too long for the pallet. I cut the remaining fish out and used them for the centerpieces. I love, love Etsy.com! I ordered the printable from different shops and printed them at Office Depot. I could have printed them at home but I didn’t have any card stock to print the favor tags on. It was cheaper to have them printed there rather than buy card stock. I found the tackle boxes in the outdoor section at Walmart. I had to go to at least three different locations to get 24 tackle boxes. The tackle boxes had five compartments. Each compartment was filled with fishing related candies (ex.Swedish fish, gummy worms, lifesavers, peach/watermelon rings, goldfish). I ordered the boy’s customized chip bags and juice from my Facebook friends (@ Jcreates), the cookies from a local bakery (Social bites of Ruston) and the cakes from a local grocery story (Legends Market).
I served the guest sack lunches. Inside the sacks were ham or turkey sandwiches, chips, condiments that I got from Sonic for FREE, and a napkin. I decided to serve sack lunches because it was easy and it fits into the fisherman theme. We didn’t have a lot of room for a food table so sack lunches were ideal. It also gave the kids the option to eat while they there or take it to go because they only had two hours to play. The sack lunches worked out great! I will most definitely be using them from here on out
What People Ate
What People Drank
Punch - mixed berry Kool-aid, pineapple juice, sugar
Cookies, cattails (Swiss roll cakes on skewers) cupcakes
Tackle boxes filled with candy
Activities / Games
Printable fisherman coloring pages, bouncing houses