Today’s party is an under the sea shindig for 2-year-old birthday boy Sam. Sam’s mom, Rachel, created the party with a color scheme of orange and aqua, using lots of special handmade party goodies – including the most fabulous under the sea cake ever!

Here’s cutie pie Sam! He’s wearing a custom birthday shirt by Heather Godwin of MDB Creations.

A birthday banner by Sophie and Emma hangs over the buffet table.

Sam’s amazing cake was made by Kate Petronis of And Everything Sweet. Kate has been featured on Paula Deen – you can see why!

I love the little touch of the starfish on top of the napkins.

How adorable are these mini fish cookies!! They’re from Cookie Mamas on Etsy.

Goldfish crackers are extra-cute in an orange pail, with a little blue shovel for scooping. On the bucket, a personalized printable circle was used to make the hanging tag.

Also on the menu – deep sea pasta and octo-dogs…

…and of course, peanut butter and jellyfishes!

The wooden clothespins are a sweet touch!

Sam’s favor buckets are labeled with tags made using personalized printable circles. They’re filled with candy, toys and oversized sunglasses.

Everybody got in on the fun with the big sunglasses. : )

Thank you so much, Rachel! Happy birthday Sam!

Cake: Kate Petronis, And Everything Sweet
Custom crab shirt: Heather Godwin, MDB Creations
Birthday banner: Sophie and Emma
Frosted mini fish cookies: Cookie Mamas
Printables: Chickabug

Chickabug Under the Sea theme paper and printables

Shop for personalized Under the Sea theme party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Under the Sea theme party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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  1. 1
    Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 10:37 am
    Melissa says:
    This is my great nephew. The party was so much fun! Love, Love this theme.
    • 1.1
      Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 4:21 pm
      Heather says:
      That's so sweet!! Thanks for leaving a comment, it's so great to hear from someone who was at the party! : )
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    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Kassandra says:
    So cute! Thank you for the ideas! Was curious as to where you purchased the netting?
  3. 3
    Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 8:47 am
    Heather says:
    Kassandra - Thank you so much! And, thank you for checking us out! As for places to get the netting, below are a few links to places that I found. Hope they help!
  4. 4
    Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    Lilouwyn says:
    I really enjoyed your post and used it as inspiration for my daughter's first birthday beach party. I wrote about it and linked back to you as I directly used your "Fish and Chips" idea. Too cute. You can see it here:
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      Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 11:08 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Lilouwyn! Your party is just adorable! Thanks for sending a link so I could see! : )
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    Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 12:17 am
    Mehnaz says:
    What is the recipe for the pasta?
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      Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 11:28 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Mehnaz! I'm not sure what recipe Rachel used for her "deep sea pasta". Sorry! : )