fishbowls make great centerpieces and can be great parting
gifts - if you check with parents first. What better way
to show sea life than to have sea life? Buy more than
you need, in case some fish die during transport or before
the party. You can get small fish bowls at dollar stores
and small goldfish are generally inexpensive at a pet
shop. Consider providing fish food with them. You could
also allow your guests to catch their own fish by picking
them out of a kiddie swimming pool.
rolls of blue table covers to cover the walls and give
an "under the sea" feel to the sea life party
area. Hang green crepe paper streamers in bunches, of
different lengths, from the ceiling and it will feel like
you are under seaweed.
If you are under the sea, you need bubbles for the guests
at your sea life party. You can use a bubble machine -
if you are fortunate enough to have one - or just give
your guests bottles of bubbles! If you are outdoors, consider
using large bowls or buckets of soapy water so the guests
have easy access to lots of bubble making liquid.
you want to create a neat bubble effect with helium balloons,
tie them to thread approximately a balloon and a half
length apart from each other (closer, if you desire).
Depending on the height you are going for will determine
how many balloons you will tie to each thread. Weight
one end of the thread down with something heavy. The balloons
floating up will look like bubbles (providing you use
light blues and whites.) Experiment with different sizes
of balloons, heights of strings and numbers of balloons
on a string to achieve the look you want in the area that
you are working with.
blue food coloring in a clear soda for an sea life party
beverage. Or use blue drink mixes.
various fishing games at your sea life party - cut out
cardboard fish and tape paperclips to the backs. Now use
a stick and a piece of string or thread with a magnet
at the end as a fishing pole. You can put the fish in
an empty baby pool, or behind a curtain. Perhaps they
find a fish and a prize is listed on the back of the fish
- "piece of fruit" or "boucing ball".
sharks and minnows. Tell the kids they are a school of
fish. One child is the shark in the center of the playing
area. At your call, the 'fish' all need to 'swim' from
one side of the area to the other side. If they are tagged
by the shark then they must be a shark too. Now the fish
that are left have to cross the area again with more sharks!
The winner(s) are the fish still left after everyone else
has become a shark.
can be anything fishy - Your guests are part of the sea
life food chain now! Make fish shaped cookies using cookie
cutters. Or put gummy fish on top of blue-frosted cupcakes.
Use plastic toy fish or plants to decorate the top of
a larger cake.
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