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    jsimmons:

    Such a wonderful theme! I would love to use this when my daughter gets just a little older.

    • June 29, 2011 at 2:35PM
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Kendall's 4th birthday was held on a Sunday afternoon on a party boat provided by Houston  Party Boats.
The invitations were delivered as messages in a bottle.

 

As guests stepped on board the boat, little chinese lanterns in bright turquoise blue and teal green were strung along the perimeter of the boat to add a little punch of color. Kid sized tables & chairs were rented and a royal table was set up in the middle of the boat for the kids. Bright green iridescent linens were provided by Over the Top Linens. Color coordinating decorative rocks from the local craft store were used to add a little color to the table.


As centerpieces, the hostess made cookie bouquets using darling custom cookies purchased off of etsy. These doubled as party favors for the adults at the conclusion of the event.

 
The kids feasted on pizza & Juicy Juice (in color coordinating cans) and the parents on a huge 6 ft. long "submarine" sandwich, in going along with the nautical theme!

 

The paper goods were dressed up with special custom stickers by graphic designer Scarlett Designs and printed at zazzle.com. These gave the paper goods that personalized touch without breaking the bank.

The birthday girl had her heart set on a mermaid cake...and Cakes by Gina did not disappoint with this adorable masterpiece!

 

As an added treat,  french macarons from Mason Burdisso in colors coordinating with the party colors were served.

Events at the party included a make-your-own sand art picture frame, a caricature artist drawing the kids' likenesses with an under the sea theme, "Pin-the-fin-on-the-shark" (purchased at Michael's craft store), and limbo. 

 

The birthday girl's mom made a special nautical iTunes playlist which included the following songs: All Aboard, Under the Sea, Jamaican Farewell, Jammin', At the Bottom of the Sea, Day O, Sea Cruise, and Catch a Wave, which was played through the boat's speaker system throughout the party.

At the end of the party, guests departed with a galvanized tin "bait bucket" full of ocean  themed party favors which included a package of swedish fish, a "fish-kabob", mermaid stickers, and a bag of glazed popcorn specially made by the birthday girl's daughter. Hand-crafted tags purchased off of etsy adorned the bucket & bags of popcorn.

 
For thank you notes, Kendall's mom took the caricature drawn of the birthday girl, scanned it in, and had custom postcards printed at zazzle.

 

The party was an ocean of fun!

 

VENDORS:

Party Styling & Event Planning: Kelly Balfour of Eventology Weddings
Linens: Over the Top Linens of Houston

Custom cookies: Etsy seller Lorisplace

Macarons: Maison Burdisso

Cake: Cakes by Gina

Caricature Artist: Tom Rye


 

 


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