Under The Sea Birthday Party Theme

It’s my daughter second birthday and one of the things I love to do is planning parties especially for children. She loves fish which is why we went with this theme. Take a splash into the party! Welcome!

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I hand made the invitations and almost all the decorations. It was fun because my daughter got to help too.

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The whole house was filled with decorations that make you feel like you are under the sea. We also played a video with colorful coral and fish.

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We had a little photo booth so I just put some fun clothes in a trunk related to the theme.

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Decorations…

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Alina helped me making these star fishes out of salt and flour. They feel like rock.

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I made the cake and the cupcakes and they turned out to be delicious! We named all the food with sea related names.

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The cheese is cut in triangles and the cookies are the best snicker doddle cookies I have ever had.

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More delicious food.

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Octo-dogs and fish and chips!

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For veggies we got carrots and named them Crab Legs and for fruit got blueberries and named them Caviar.

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Outside we had sand for the kids to play and some more fun games with bubbles and this game I made from a box etc.

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Shells surrounding a very meaningful poem and my daughter before the party started.

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Instead of gifts, Alina asked the guests to donate a $5 for a little girl in need in Bathore, Albania. The guests were very nice to bring a little something for Alina too.

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As a thank you card, I got little glass bottles and put some sand, shells and a thank you note inside and also printed these fun notes!

Thank you for making a splash at my party!

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TODAY, I JUST WATCHED HER…

I decided today not to tell to my daughter ‘No!’, when she does simple mistakes such as how an animal should sound; I didn’t tell her ‘No!’ when she flipped too many pages through her book just to go to her favorite picture first; I didn’t get impatient when she ate lunch so slow by herself with out my help; I didn’t mind if she sat on the floor behaving like one of our dogs; I didn’t correct her when instead of saying ‘fish’ she says, “Cocoli!”, (How did she even came up with that? Hearing “fish” and saying “cocoli” are two way different words from each other). Today, I didn’t tell my husband to not give her any of his sugar coated cereal, (Yes, I’m one of those moms all about healthy food). I didn’t tell her ‘No!’ when she wanted to jump in a rain puddle.  

TODAY I JUST WATCHED HER…

And I laughed, I smiled, and I cherished every little moment… when she wanted all her baby dolls and fluffy toys in her crib and when she wanted to eat a snack on our bed. 

TODAY I WATCHED PEACEFULLY. 

She will grow so fast and I want to stop and be able to be thankful about all these little things that make her the cutest. Feel the peace and beauty in the midst of all the changing diapers and training and learning and schedules.  

TODAY I CHOSE TO BE THANKFUL. 

I’m thankful that God chose me, in the midst of the imperfections I have and gave me this little perfect being, trusting me to be her mom. 

When you are thankful it’s easy to see perfection in a mess. 

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