Fish Themed First Birthday Party

Posted on August 16th, 2013 by Kara
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This awesome FISH THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kim Ermer.

What a darling theme for a first birthday party. There are so many elements that I just adore, but I especially love the cute and simple birthday cake with little goldfish on the side. There are so many fun ideas that you could use for a fish, goldfish, fishing, or nautical themed party.

The Fish party ideas and elements to look for from this spectacular birthday celebration are:

  • The cute balloon wreath
  • The fun goldfish cake pops
  • The cute chalkboard sign 
  • The cute fish paper lanterns
  • The cute and simple cake with goldfish on it
  • The fun goldfish bar
  • The cute Preston party hat
  • and MORE!

Vendors:
Photography: Courtney Anton Photography
Cake Pops: Cake Pops by KiKi
Birthday Shirt: Lil Threadz Clothing
Birthday Hat: OliveBell Boutique
Chalkboard Sign: Pink Poppy Designs
Cupcake Wrappers: Sweet Paper House
Party Signs and Favor Thank you Tags: Boogaboo
Favor Fishbowl Cards: PBJ and J
White Candy cups (that I used to make individual fruit salads), Bakers Twine (which tied the favors and the silverware rolls) and Orange Tissue balls (that I used to make the hanging goldfish): Kara’s Party Ideas

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Fish Party Details:

This is what Kim said about planning the party- “I started planning Preston’s birthday party pretty much as soon as he was born :-) My husband loves to fish, so I wanted to incorporate fish/fishing into it but still make it appropriate for a 1 year old. I loved the idea of orange and blue as a color scheme for his June birthday, so from there, the goldfish theme sort of jumped out and then I added in a few “fishing” elements too.

I’m not super crafty, so Etsy became my best friend as far as finding sellers to help make the items I was visualizing in my head. I did manage to make the “bubble” garland that I hung behind the food table (just circle paper punched blue paper and sewed it into long garlands to look like bubbles) and I also made the balloon wreath that hung on the front door.

My favorite elements were the Monthly Photo Display…using a fish net, some of the bubble garland I made and some basic goldfish paper cutouts. I printed my favorite monthly pictures out as 8×10 and simply clipped them to the net with clothespins. It made a big impact and people were able to see how much he had changed over the months! I also loved the Goldfish Bar (different flavors of Goldfish crackers displayed in fish bowls) and the Chalkboard sign with all of his 12 month “stats” that was framed and displayed on the fireplace mantle.

We kept the food pretty simple and kid friendly – chicken nuggets, fruit salad, veggies, pasta salad, Watermelon “shark fins”, pinwheel roll-ups and crab dip. For dessert we had cupcakes (from Sam’s Club but I decorated them) and adorable and delicious goldfish cake pops by the super talented Cake Pops by Kiki…they were a huge hit with the kids! I made the smash cake for the birthday boy and decorated it with vanilla flavored goldfish crackers – as you can see, he loved it! We had a “build your own flavored water” station with lemons, limes, oranges and mint, which went over well with both the adults and kids.

Preston had a wonderful time running around with his friends and having everyone celebrate his first year! I’ve already started brainstorming ideas for his 2nd birthday”!

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7 thoughts on “Fish Themed First Birthday Party

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  1. Ann Binghamton

    Wonderful ideas and fabulous party. I’m amazed at how much time Preston’s mom has on her hands. Wow!

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  2. Rebecca

    Hi!
    I love the ideas and am planning on doing a fish theme for my baby’s 1st birthday also, thanks for the ideas! Can you please tell me where you got the paper for the ONE, and the wall decoration with the fish on it and the blue and orange dotted paper as well?
    Thanks!!

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  3. Kim

    Hi Rebecca,

    I got all the paper from Michaels in the scrapbook aisle. It’s the 12×12 sheets you can buy individually. They have a great selection of oranges and blues, as well as the paper with the fish print. I made the wall decoration behind the cake table using ribbon and sheets of that scrapbook paper glued into strands. I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

    Kim

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  4. Laura

    Hello,
    I love this entire party! I am in the process of planning my sons first birthday. Did you make the goldfish paper lanterns? If so, what materials did you use? Also, did you make the banners? Are they made out of scrapbook paper as well?
    Thank you!

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  5. Kim

    Hi Laura,

    Thank you! Yes, I made the goldfish lanterns. I bought the orange lanterns and then added the eyes and fins. On Pinterest, there is a template for paper lantern fish if you search (not sure I can link it here). I just printed the stencil/template and used orange construction paper to make the fins. I attached them with double sided tape.

    I did make the banners, using scrapbook paper and an edge cutter. I’m not very good at lettering, so I bought self-stick black glitter letters from Michael’s to stick on to the banners. They come in a large pack with the entire alphabet and are very easy to use.

    Hope that helps!
    Kim

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  6. Katie

    HI!! I am planning a fish party for my son who is soon to be 2 and I love the paper lanterns that you turned into fish. What size lanterns did you use for those and did you just free hand the tail, lips and eyes?? Everything is super cute, you did a great job!!!

    Thanks so much!
    Katie :)

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