Today, I am excited to share with all of you my latest labor of love! My son, Chase, just turned seven years old. He is always looking for an adventure and is absolutely obsessed with animals, sea creatures, and maps. So, I thought that
The Seven Seas would be a perfect theme for his adventure-style birthday party. It was a really fun party!
I made the invitations tri-fold style and tied them with rope. No envelopes needed! I absolutely love this paper from
It was so perfect for Chase's theme. Such cute paper!
Here is a glimpse of all sides of the invitation. When you open the top flap, there are all the details of the party. In the middle, there is a poem I wrote about a Seven Seas Adventure.
The crew had to find their sailor hats in Davy Jone's Locker. Then all of the other decorations for the table mostly came from things I had around the house or we made together as a family for this party.
I wanted to put a banner on the front of the table and then I thought of the idea as making it as Shark teeth. The tablecloth is made of old map tissue paper. We put a couple of fish in some fish bowls and added around any marine life toys we could find. Again, I let my kids help do this!
The party games were fun, and didn't cost anything!
The joy of playing in the water in the summer-time! :)
Dribble-Dribble Dunk! was a big hit! It is just like duck-duck goose, except the players take a pitcher of water around the circle and dribble a drop down each person's neck and until they dunk someone! The giggles were so great with this game!
After Chase's friends went home, we had dinner with our family that evening. All of the food was named after one of the Seven Seas. We had octopus of the Black Sea, Caspian Sea with traveling Swedish fish, Persian Gulf Shrimp, Pirate Ships of the Indian Ocean, Sea Shells off the Adriatic Sea, Chicken of the Red Sea, and Ocean Water from the Mediterranean.
I tried to make some grilled chicken and pineapple to look like a fish. It was very, very simple; and so yummy too!
My birthday boy loved it, so that's what makes me happy! :)
Cupcakes were super-simple. Blue frosting with gummy sharks and fish. There wasn't time for anything fancier. ;)