Monday, January 24, 2011

Under the Sea Party: Decoration Ideas, Menu Ideas and More...

Under the Sea Party Inspiration Board
including Under the Sea Party Invitation by B.Nute productions
Dive into a magical underwater world filled with colorful fish, shells, dancing jelly fish and mermaids too.. welcome to your dreamy Under the Sea Party! Below are some decoration ideas and more for your enchanted affair, all will adore.

Decoration Ideas
Water - Of course an Under the Sea Party needs water-- but who is willing to flood their living room with water? No need to go to those lengths, just head out to your local party store and pick up some rolls of blue and green cellophane. Now, have fun decorating. Cover the windows with the cellophane, or crumple up large pieces and cut into long strips and hang from the doorway or ceiling. Guests will have to wade through the space, and love it!

Another great water accent is to fill glass fish bowls with fish (real or pretend aquarium fish) and set out on the buffet table or dining table.

Sand - Fill a kiddie swim pool with play sand, and set outside for some fun playtime. If you'd like to use sand as an accent, fill in small glass bowls or vases with a couple shells and put on the buffet for a great look.

Sea Shells - There are several places on the internet to find sea shells to decorate your space. Check out Oriental Trading for inexpensive shell decorations. Place shells in glass vases with sand, or just scatter about the buffet table and party space. A shell garland to string up is perfect as well.

Seaweed - Cut out large green seaweed shaped from construction paper, and place around the party space. Also, hang green crepe paper strips from the ceiling for more seaweed the guests can "swim" through!

Bubbles - Cut long, single row strips of bubble wrap and hang from the ceiling for more aquarium fun. Another way to add bubbles is by having a bubble machine in the corner blowing out loads of bubble at the party goers. All little ones love bubbles!

Fish and a Fish Net - Purchase a fish net and hang from the ceiling. Now dangle decorative paper fish from fishing wire from the net. Your space is now truly becoming an underwater scene!

Vintage Maritime and Seaside Imagery - Old seaside imagery would be perfect to frame in a weathered wood frame and put next to the buffet table.

Shabby Chic/Weathered Accents - This party is the perfect time to get out those Shabby Chic furniture pieces to use to serve food or put goodie bags on. A weathered wood tray or crate would be great to put drinks or other food items in for folks to grab and go.

Menu Ideas
Below is a list of food ideas perfect for an Under the Sea Party

  • Fish Sticks
  • Tuna Sandwiches
  • Sushi
  • Small Sandwiches Cut Out in Fish Shapes
  • Gold Fish Crackers
  • Under the Sea Treasure Snack Mix (Salty/Sweet Cereal Mix)

By the Boardwalk Treats

  • Salt Water Taffy
  • Extra Large Lollipops
  • Pink Popcorn Balls
  • Pink Cotton Candy