When guests entered the party they were greeted with photos of Captain Colson throughout his first year hung on fishing net with scattered starfish. The dessert table with a custom backdrop with whale art from Michaels featured shark cupcakes and sea life cookies from Cake Kingdom, assorted Under the Sea candy from The Bulk Candy Store and whale suckers from Oriental Trading. The buffet included Peanut Butter and “Jellyfish” Sandwiches, Spinach Dip as “Seaweed” Dip, “Chicken of the Sea” Tenders, Seashell Pasta Salad and other assorted sea-related food on custom tent cards. The tables were lined with octopus placements by Dabney Lee at Home from The Back Porch and centerpieces of floating fish with shells, sand and a shark fin above water. The signature non-alcoholic drink was “Captain Colson’s Ocean Potion” which was a mixture of pineapple, ginger ale, apple cider and white grape juice. There were also custom “Captain Colson’s First Birthday” koozies and napkins. Photography by Alana Harris Photography.