Alex Turns Two with “Finding Nemo!”

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My son's second birthday party, inspired by his love for all things "finding nemo!" another note: this whole party was peanut-safe, as alex has a severe peanut allergy.

Design Inspiration

i absolutely love the colors from the illustrations in "finding nemo" - the orange, teals, blues + whites were the basis for all of the party decor + cake!

Decorating Style

Modern + whimsical | fun + bright

Project Details

Custom-made, peanut + nut-free birthday cake: Nutphree's Bakery, mount prospect, illinois

"Finding Nemo" cake figurines:

"Alex is two" paper art banner: handmade by me (re-nest studio party decor on etsy)

Pennant party banners: handmade by me (re-nest studio party decor on etsy)

Watermelon bruce: design from; handmade by me

"Just keep swimming" paper framed art: handmade by me (re-nest studio party decor on etsy)

"Give me some fin" paper framed art: handmade by me (re-nest studio party decor on etsy)

"2" balloon front door wreath: handmade by me (re-nest studio party decor on etsy)

Custom "finding nemo" hershey wrappers: design by krittskreations on etsy

"Finding nemo" birthday chalkboard framed poster: design by AMDdesigns1 on etsy

"i speak whale" family t-shirts: created by screenbroidery

Favorite Items

The custom-made "finding nemo" cake. not only was it gorgeous, but to know that it was totally safe for our son meant the world to us.


While we had a character theme for the party, i tend to go with solid colors or simple patterns with paper goods/partyware to accent any character pieces. i also knew i needed to try and keep decorations on the simple + clean side, as we were having numerous small children to our house for the party!

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