Party Planning

jumbo balloons. #balloons

Miss P is turning 8 in April. That just baffles my mind that she has grown so fast. I remember holding her for the first time in my arms and now I am planning her 8th birthday party. C-R-A-Z-Y.

I love where we live. I love it more in the summer because we live 5 minutes from the beach and go there every day. But, our area is limited to fun innovative things for kids to do, especially birthday parties. I can count on both hands places where kids can celebrate their special day, other than their home.

So, this year for P’s kid party, it will be on a college campus that is on the water that has a program where kids can create and learn at the same time. The kids will be making t-shirts, interact with sea-life and have some treats and cake. Love it. Active, learning and not in my home. Sign me up.

Carrying that theme to her family shin-dig, we are celebrating at a sushi restaurant!

Here are some ideas for her party.

starfish cupcakes

Cupcakes instead of a cake for the party for the kids.

Starfish Cupcakes


brighton's 4th, under the sea, birthday party!

Decorations that are cute and easy.

Sea-themed cookies

I am a big fan of cookies for favors. We will be doing these.

Surfboard and Sea Cakes, all very cute

The top right cake and bottom left will be the family party cake. Instead of the fish, I will do the same patterns as the cookie favors.

Are you planning any birthday parties? What has been a hit that you will be sure to use again?

image 1 via  pinterest image 2 via Sailboats and Seersucker. image 3 via Wedding and All Occasion Cakes Gold Coast. image 4 Vicki Lynn Photography: Chandler, Gilbert Family Photographer. image 5 via SPOTLIGHT on Catch My Party « The Catch My Party Blog. image 6 via pinterest via image 7 via  Parties! | The Party Dress.