- A Project For: Garren
- Age: 5
- Location: Great Falls, Virginia
Finding a venue and activity for a group of kids under the age of 6 is challenging! What does one do when the birthday of your favorite 5 year old is in March on the East Coast? You have a fishing party of course!
Inspired by our son's latest obsession I jumped at the idea of finding a nearby place to host a fishing party. It just so happened that our local state park runs a program for kids just his age, including an instructor and and use of their party space.
Traditional with a twist. I love classic design mixed with a modern flair - not just in home decor but in anything including parties!. Plus, if you add the right mix of color it makes any design uniform and unique.
This was a mid-afternoon party so I kept the food light and served fishing themed snacks: Mini Minnows (goldfish), Melon Bobbers (melon balls + fruit salad) and Squirmy Wormies (gummy worms). I custom ordered table tent printables & gift bag tags from the Etsy shop Itsy Belle: http://www.etsy.com/listing/81893502/lil-fisherman-printable-party-circles. I loved the color scheme for these printables so much that I retro fitted all other details of the party to match, including the invitations from Jenrik Designs: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94008169/fishing-photo-birthday-invitation and the personalized favor bags from Sweet Mady's: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94008169/fishing-photo-birthday-invitation.
Using Pinterest as a source of inspiration I transformed these cutout cardstock fish into napkin holders displayed on a table wrapped in brown paper with a fish net overlay. There are so many fabulous ideas out there just waiting for you to tweak and make your own!
If you have a theme you love, designing a party is easy. Using vintage or unusual display items will make your party even more special and unique. It was also fun mixing artwork or decor (i.e.framed hook display and wooden buoys) that I had at home into the tablescapes - somehow it makes the party even that much more personal.