“Don’t worry I know what I’m doing… I saw this on Pinterest” -your-ecards
This quote made me laugh because I have been exactly that person this past month while trying prep for my son’s 7th birthday party! So it’s my first blog post here with Hello Sunshine and I’m so excited to be apart of it. Erin and I have had way too much fun on our photoshoot adventures, so I decided to jump on board to help share more of our Urban Mama LifeWhich brings me to my post…
Not being from the city, when my son told me he wanted a fishing party I got a little nervous about how I was going to pull that off. There are no lakes or rivers for miles and our pool with fake fish just wasn’t gonna cut it for my little man! Luckily, the city has a way of offering alternatives even if it does feel like you are on the set of a Hollywood movie.
So off to Troutdale we went with 13 of his good friends. They provided the fishing poles, bait, helpers and a Tiki Hut where I set up the party decor.
I ordered the printables from Dimple Prints and I was so impressed with how many options she gave me for such a great price! The candy table was filled with fishing themed goodies for the kids to enjoy…Gummy Worms (Bait), Jelly Beans (Fish eggs), Swedish Fish (Guppies), Gumballs (Salmon Roe), Candy sticks (fishing poles), Licorice (Rods), Ho-Ho’s (Cat Tails), Popcorn (Bait), Goldfish (Fish food) and cupcakes with gummy worms (Live Bait).
For Heaven’s Cakes provided 3 delicious flavored cupcakes. I added the gummy worms and printables.
I used glass jars I found at Target for $3, mason jars and wooden crates from Michael’s, to help organize the table. I added jute twine to all my jars and signs to add to the outdoor feel and theme.
My son was requesting the plates and napkins be “real fish” and not cartoon looking fish so I finally found some that he approved from Birthday Direct. We held the party in the morning since we were told that’s when the fish bite, so for food we provided bagels, muffins, cereal bars, fruit and yogurt. For drinks, apple juice, water and Starbucks coffee (for those of us parents that can’t go a moment without it)
And last but not least for the party favors I found 5 inch tackle boxes from Walmart as well as a large package of bobbers. Then I filled them with Sour Gummy Worms, Swedish Fish and “BAM!” the kids were thrilled.
Now that it is all said and done I am so happy with how our day turned out. The boys were able to have an “out of city” experience that they will never forget. Thank you to all our great friends that came to celebrate our special guy!