Little Jo is all about the ocean right now, and she loves reading about dolphins and seahorses. So it wasn’t a big surprise to me when she said she wanted an underwater-themed birthday party. She was very clear, too. “Ocean, Mommy. Not Finding Nemo or Little Mermaid, just ocean animals.” Alright then, I had my mandate.
Of course we’ll be sharing lots of party ideas with you for this theme, but today I want to show you the party favors we will be handing out. First, my aunt made monogrammed pillowcases for the kids out of really cute ocean-themed flannel. I promise a tutorial for these pillowcases in the near future. I love the similar pillowcases she has made my girls in the past, and the kids love how soft and fun they are.
The other party favor is a butterfly net that is acting as a fish net. I filled the nets with ocean-themed party favors and then used my Cricut and Animal Kingdrom cartridge to cut out fish shapes in coordinating colors, which served as name tags. I don’t usually personalize party favors, but in this case, there are two age groups attending and I have special toys just for the little ones, so I wanted to keep them straight.
That’s one party item scratched off the list. Now for the hundred more to come!