Jack’s 2nd Birthday is less than a month away. In the new baby hoopla of revamping bedrooms, doors, bathroom, the office and hallway, I misplaced my party-planner hat. I could drive easy street to Party City, but how creative is that?
Sipping my only allowed cup of caffeinated coffee this morning, I started brainstorming inspiration:
No. 1, theme: Project Nursery – Birthday Party
Whimsical. Chic. Modern. Trendy. Loving the Three Bears theme, I thought of Jack’s current favorite books. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish. Blue Fish. An absolute favorite.
No. 2, decorations: Seuss Land & craft stores
Combine One Fish Two Fish cut-outs & stackable blocks with a few of my own story-inspired crafts and the quirky story should come to party. Other possibilities include funtocollect.com, fish-a-a-bag soaps from Etsy. Thanks to one of my favorite blogs – hostessblog – Seuss’s Happy Birthday to You book will be out for guests to sign a message for Jack.
No. 3, treats: Family Fun recipes & such
Who knew there were so many ways to incorporate fish on dessert? I’m thinking some School-o-Fish treats from Family Fun, cupcakes with red & blue icing and various fish candies.
No. 4, food: Fishy style
My own thought is tiny tea sandwiches, cut into fish shapes. A set of homemade tuna salad on wheat & set of chicken salad with grapes on white. Sides of red and green tortellini pasta salad, appetizers of ham/cheese pinwheels and veggie tray.
For a party-themed drink I’m thinking pink lemonade with sliced yellow lemon and squiggle straws.
No. 5 & Final, favors & gifts
I’m still considering the fish-in-a-bag idea. But, here’s a few others I’m tossing around:
Tiny fishbowls with colorful candy
Deck of Go Fish cards
Swedish fish tied in a bag
Gifts. Well, sort of check.
"From there to here,
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere."
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss