Micah's Surfer Dude 2nd birthday party
We just had our daughter in September, so I was on a leave of absence from work. With Micah's birthday being so close to Christmas, we were on a tight budget this year and I didn't have a lot of time to plan. We live in San Diego, and Micah LOVES the water! I thought a surfer theme would be fun, but wanted to be careful not to cross-over into it looking like a luau or a Hawaiian themed party. Unfortunately, it rained so we were stuck inside!
Modern with a touch of vintage
I love doing a few items from Oriental Trading. I think you can go overboard there, but if you limit to just a few items, especially for the goodie bags, it is a great resource. I am a bit of a cupcake fanatic, so I wanted to do something fun with this theme. I found the adorable sugar surfboards online, and the rest was super easy.
The streamers on the ceiling was time consuming, but I loved the way it turned out. I wanted it to look like waves, but also form a "curtain" to block our huge Christmas tree in the living room. Plus, it turned out being tons of fun for the kids to run through the streamers!
My 2 favorite items were the "surf wax" (rice krispie treats) and the surf trunks banner. They were both really easy and added a fun touch!
I also really loved the styrofoam surfboards that we hung around the house. Micah loved playing with them after the party was over!
All in all, this party was under $200. For more tips and pictures, check out the full party on my blog: