For my baby girl's second birthday party, I wanted a theme that was not based on a licensed character since she was too young to be too opinionated on that yet anyway. I went with a blue and orange fish theme: like a fish in a bowl. I banged the whole thing out in the 2 days prior to the party. It was a hectic couple of days, but I'm used to my procrastinating ways at this point.
I did have the kids help with a few things so that they weren't bored during the party prep, and so they could have their own marks on the decor. We started with some finger painting:
Yes my kids finger paint naked -easiest cleanup ever!
I had them do several pages worth of painting on blue paper. I gave them cool hued paints to use to keep with the color theme.
Simple yet effective!
The kids also helped me decorate some cookies. I went with a simple fish cutter and they helped me cut them out. I piped the royal icing, but the kids helped me fill the middle with squirt bottles.
They were really excited about helping, until I told them it was bed time and that i would have to finish up:
After a lot of baking and prepping, it was party day and everything turned out beautifully:
I used cute mini bowls from the dollar store with some clean gravel on the bottom for plastic wear holders:
I even found a couple of fun fish guys on clearance at TJ Maxx the week prior to the party. I couldn't resist:
Swedish fish inside of course!
Boo had a blast on her second birthday with lots of family & friends:
Her cake was a huge hit. It had my favorite white chocolate buttercream frosting, as well as strawberries and fresh cream on the inside: