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Sparkling Under the Sea First Birthday Party

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fish scale backdrop for an under the sea birthday party dessert table

I think I might have gone belly up and landed in heaven! Isa Camara of Royal Cherry Creations styled this
Under the Sea First Birthday Party with purples and blues, sparkling fishies & the cutest little Queen of the sea! I am loving all of the glamorous details, like that super well-done glittering fish scale backdrop, as well as the thoughtful touches, like those hand-painted signs. If you’re looking for more under the sea inspiration, check out these other fabulous parties here (you might also find some great ideas in these mermaid parties here)!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Pearl-filled clamshell cookies, chocolate seashells & seahorse pops + ombre macarons
  • Hanging beaded blow-up fish & Chinese lantern jellyfish with ribbon ‘tentacles’
  • Blue & purple paper scales backdrop + glittered fish & floral ‘coral reef’ centerpieces
  • Under the sea animal decorated birthday crown + a starfish topped sea pebble & fish scales cake
  • Fishing net & seashell decorated ‘Gaby’ letters + glittered sea animal adorned favor bags

girl's under the sea first birthday party

clamshell pearl cookies and seahorses

DIY hanging under the sea birthday party decor

gold and purple mermaid or under the sea birthday party tablscape

under the sea birthday party cake with a starfish topper

purple and blue under the sea birthday party snacks and desserts

DIY hanging blow up fish party decor

under the sea birthday party desserts

purple under the sea mermaid first birthday crown

under the sea birthday party favor bags

PARTY DETAILS as told by Isa

In my family, we all love the beach, so I thought it would be great to have an “Under the
Sea” themed party to celebrate my youngest daughter Gabriella’s first birthday. I chose the color palette inspired on the sea — different shades of teal, aqua and blue with a touch of gold and purple to contrast.

I like to gather ideas from different places such as Hostess with the Mostess and switch them and personalized them according to our party theme.

I had so much fun creating every single detail, but my favorite were the hanging fishes made of inflatable beach balls and the jellyfish made of Chinese paper lanterns and ribbon.

The guest tables centerpieces were a major element in giving the party that ‘under the sea’ feeling. The fish were made of glitter card stock and tulle. I wanted them to look like they were swimming around corals and I was able to accomplish that with the
natural flowers.

I also ended up doing the seashell chocolates, clam bites and seahorse cookies with the help of my kids. It was super easy and so much fun.

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  1. @honestywedding November 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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  2. @JSGEvents November 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

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  3. Ingrid Victoire November 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    j'adore magnifique!!!

  4. Nancy June 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Hi! I love the colors of this party! My daughters dirst birthday is right around the corner and I would like to do something similar. Do you remember if the invitations you used had the same color combinations? If yes, do you remember where you purchased them from? :)

  5. […] Another fun idea for the party, which would look great under my umbrella on my deck, is to take paper lanterns and hang ribbons or crepe paper from the bottom to create paper lantern jelly fish!! I love this idea from HWTM. […]

  6. Fabiola August 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Can you let me know where to find or made the fishes lanterns ?? Thank you

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