Splish Splash Birthday Bash

I’m so excited to be the guest hostess today (and next Friday too)! My name is Kim Byers and I’m the owner/creative director/blogger over at The Celebration Shoppe. When Shannon first asked me to be a guest I thought of a million things I could share and honestly I thought of my youngest son’s wild west birthday party until Shannon reminded me it’s already been featured here. {wink} So then I finally settled on the deep blue sea birthday bash I threw for my oldest son at the local splash pad.

The Celebration Shoppe Deep Sea Invitation

Let’s start with the invitation (I love the little wide eyed crab!) and placesetting. I used blue crepe placemats and cut them out in the shape of a simple fish. The placecards are just wooden crafts from the craft store (pre-painted). I picked them up for about $.59 each and wrote each child’s name in the center with a Sharpie. Do you like the fish tank centerpieces? I promise no fish were harmed in the hosting of this party. {wink}

The Celebration Shoppe Shark Cupcake

I got the idea for these shark cupcakes from the Hello! Cupcake book (with a few modifications).

The Celebration Shoppe Flip Flop Rice Crispies

My youngest has severe milk allergies so I like to make non-dairy goodies and my old standby is the rice crispy treat (made with Smart Balance Vegan butter). We made flip flops with the number 5 (instructions) for all his little friends to take home as favors along with personalized beach towels.

The Celebration Shoppe Flip Flop Rice Crispy 5

The flip flop pops were displayed in sand pails and

The Celebration Shoppe Beach Towels Wagon

the chips (lunch was served) were displayed in a little beach wagon.

The Celebration Shoppe Beach Towels

Here’s a shot of the beach towel favors we worked up. I have the benefit of a very talented mom.

The Celebration Shoppe Beach Toss Game

And last but not least, I enlisted my wonderful hubby to create this toss game. If you have a willing handyman around, or you can sling a hammer yourself, here’s a list of materials and step-by-step instructions.

Hope you enjoyed our splish splash birthday bash! See you next Friday.

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