JD Under the Sea {1st Birthday Party} | Tuesdays with Jacob

JD Under the Sea {1st Birthday Party}

August 8, 2015

Jacob had his third and final birthday party with my family in Michigan. (Read about his previous parties in Florida here and New Jersey here)

We went with an under the sea/ Finding Nemo theme, and I had so much fun putting together all the details! 

When guests first entered the first thing they saw was a balloon lined pathway, and then a table directing them towards the party. The table held Nemo, Dory, a snorkel Mask and directions to P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way. (All movie references)

In the main party room we string blue crepe paper across the ceiling to look like waves, and I twisted green crepe paper all over the walls and windows to look like seaweed. I made ocean animals out of puffs and lanterns and hung those over the food buffet, as well as making a giant jellyfish out of a trash bag and curling ribbon to cover the chandelier over the table.

I made another banner for all of Jacob's monthly pictures, this time with an ocean theme.

And I decorated his high chair with an "I am One" banner, which had clown fish on it of course!

The centerpieces consisted of ocean animals and the number 1 made on the cricut, which were embedded in sea glass pebbles in clear jars. We propped up characters from Finding Nemo next to each one. 

We kept Finding Nemo running on the TV for the kids to watch, and we blew up Jacob's fishy swimming pool just for fun. 

We kept things Nautical when it came to food, serving up...

Sub Sandwiches

Seashell Pasta

Shark Salad

Crab dip

Ocean Water

For dessert we had....

A goldfish bar



starfish cookies

By this point in the game Jacob was a pro at cake smashing and he really went for it on his little smash cake I made him. I used two different shades of blue sparkly frosting and used a knife to swoop it all over the top to look like water.

He had fun opening his presents, but mostly he had fun hanging out with his family.

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