Here’s the deal, I love planning my kids’ birthday parties. I love picking a theme for them/with them. I love getting balloons, making decorations, planning food and cake. It’s just something that I enjoy doing, and I totally recognize that to some people this seems over the top. It certainly is unnecessary and if my children didn’t get parties like this they would still be equally as loved as they are now, but this is one of my hobbies. Here are a few of the little details from her party that I thought I’d share just in case some other mom is out there planning a shark/ocean themed party too.
I always have a backdrop for my kids’ birthday parties since we have a great space to set up the cake, cupcakes, etc. and this backdrop was probably the easiest and cheapest I’ve made. All you need is string, a few different shades of blue paper cut into 3 different circle sizes, and some fish cutouts. All of these items are from Hobby Lobby.
I just taped the circles and cutouts onto the string in any random order, and the result was so cute. I made it look a little fancier by adding another piece of string horizontally at the top.
I’m not sure how, but I completely failed to get a picture of the back drop 🤦🏻♀️ Total fail!
She was specific in asking for shark cake pops this year, and I was not about to dive into the world of making cake pops. I hired this portion out to a gal at JS Creations and she did an awesome job.
p.s. they tasted as good as they looked!
By the way – the shark fin was from Hobby Lobby on clearance for $10 🤗
I did, however, make her cake. I bought seashell molds and melted almond bark to make the shells.
The cupcakes were an afterthought when my husband mentioned that he didn’t think the cake would be enough for everyone (& he was totally right) so I just plopped a sour octopus on top of very basic cupcakes and they were a huge hit for the kiddos.
My sweet little three year old!