Happy Birthday! For my daughter's first birthday I decided to throw her a fish birthday party.
This is what my brain came up with for a unique party favor. I bought fish bowls at our local thrift store which can also be found at the dollar store. After sanitizing the bowls I filled the bottom with candy rocks. I then made and decorated fish shaped ginger cookies (to match the colorful rocks), placed them in plastic bags and tied them with brown ribbon. For fun, I wanted to hand them a real fish (in a bag with water) before they left but my husband decided it was cruel to the fish considering they probably wouldn't survive.
Here is my fishy table. I used bamboo place mats from the dollar store which are currently decorating my child's aquatic themed dresser. I think I have definitely gotten my use out of these :). The fish net was bought at a craft store and is also on the aquatic themed dresser. The sand pails are filled with fish crackers.
As for the plates I cut out orange, white, and black construction paper and glued it on to resemble a fish.
I re-used the same vines that I had used for the monkey party. I cut them out of butcher paper. I also hung strings of orange fish as if they were swimming through the sea weed. The picture on the right is a blue jello with sweetish fish. I found this idea in a Martha Stewart magazine. I found the fish bowl at a thrift store and sanitized it for hours!!!
The cake was simple. I borrowed a castle cake pan from my sister-in-law, added some graham cracker crumbs and flags and called it good. Sometimes I really do run out of time and energy. :)