Under the Sea Birthday Party

For my son’s second birthday, we opted for an “Under the Sea” party theme, as he loves all things ocean and well, honestly, so do we. I must say, this has probably been my favorite party to plan and create for since the colors were bright and cheerful, the decorations were super easy DIY, and the food options were plentiful online.

The overall color scheme and design elements started with the invitation. Colors, characters and even the flag pennant were carried throughout the party decorations. Luckily we have a dining room that isn’t being used for dining…instead I turned it into the “party room”!

GiggleFish_UndertheSea Invitation

A few crepe paper streamers to provide a “wave” effect on the ceiling, beach balls hanging over the desserts, and nautical decorations hung throughout set the scene.

One of my favorite elements was the bathroom door sign:


Food was basic hamburgers and pulled chicken bbq sandwiches, however I did go overboard –  pun not intended – with the desserts. Watermelon carved into a whale shape, cookie “oysters”, sand pudding, and cake pops displayed in a pail of brown sugar (to give a beach look).

Party favors were super cute beach balls and treat boxes I found at Oriental Trading, which by the time I’m writing this post, the beach balls are no longer listed.

The kids had a blast running around outside, playing with beach balls, sidewalk chalk and inflatables! Afterwards, the thank you card was created using the same design as the invitation and a picture of my son from the party.


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