My not-so-little girl's goldfish-themed
birthday party was this weekend,
and I'm happy to report that it was a hit!
I knew that swimming would be the highlight of the day,
so I tried to keep everything else relatively simple.
Snacking on a few treats, blowing out the candles,
and opening presents were done quickly
so we could get outside to the pool.
The kids loved the marshmallow lollipops.
I also made cones from scrapbooking
paper and placed them in a beach pail.
Each cone held goldfish crackers;
a great snack to refuel during swimming!
Of course, the centerpiece to each table was a couple
of real goldfish that my girls named Amy and Susie.
The kids loved watching them swim around!
The birthday cake was simple -
just cupcakes from a box mix with canned icing!
To make the birthday girl's cake a little more special,
I topped it with a Littlest Pet Shop goldfish toy.
Bubbles were an inexpensive party
favor that coordinated with the theme.
Each bottle was tied up in a cellophane bag and
adorned with a simple tag, thanking the guest for coming.
Once the indoor festivities were over
the highlight of the party was actually
jumping in the pool and swimming like fish!