Under the Sea
Decorate with ocean clip art, sponge paint of sea stars or fish
Swim on over to "name" Under the Sea Birthday Party
Our sea castle address:
Bring your swimsuit and a towel
No pool? Have a Boardwalk Party!
Make a tattoo stand, a hotdog stand, ice-cream stand, cotton candy stand
and a popcorn stand.
Invite the guests to come in their swimsuits and bring a towel to sit
From colored poster board cut out 8-10" fish and sea horses. Decorate
them with glitter, suspend or use to decorate walls, tables etc.
Decorate a table with a "fish net" over a bright table cloth, on top place
plastic sand castles or castles made from sand dough, sea shells, silver and
gold bead strands. Sprinkle with tropical confetti. Color theme
could be yellow, blue and green. Serve punch with plastic "drink
chills" in the shape of sea horses etc.
board of the little mermaid or Sponge Bob & friends. Find pictures of on
line and print them in out in color. Cut the extra paper away from
the pictures. After preparing the pictures cut blue colored paper into
designs so that the designs are a little bigger then the pictures.
Paste the blue paper onto poster board first. The pictures will go on over
top of the blue designs. Decorate the rest of the poster board with
fish or starfish. After the party, this beautiful board that can
be hung up in the child' s room.
Make a lifeguard stand for the birthday
child to open their presents upon.
Play beach music
See the Luau theme for more decorating
Cake and Food:
Pool cake~ A rectangular sheet cake. Frost the sides white and
1/2 along the inside edge. The remaining top should be blue. Add
a shaved down grahams cracker for a diving board. Blue and green
smarties lined up on edge in the center for floats. Gummy life savers
for inner-tubes. Decorate the side of the cake with peach gummy rings,
look like life rings. Polly Pocket size people also make good
Cake decorated with Ariel-
regular cake rectangle cake...iced part in blue icing, for the ocean, the
other side in white, with shaved graham crackers for the sand,
decorate with palm tree toothpicks and a figure of Ariel.
Sponge Bob cake
Cupcakes or brownies in Little Mermaid liners
Beach Ball cake using a
2 Qt bowl
Fish shaped Rice Krispie treats
Clear cups with blue Jell-o and gummy octopus or fish candies
Fill with mermaid stickers, small sand
filled sea animal, shark fruit bites, bubbles, edible candy leis made
with wrapped candy and ribbon. Beach balls.
(This kind will last)
- 4 Cups Sand
- 2 Cups Cornstarch
- 1 tbl + 1 tsp Cream of
- 3 Cups Hot Water
Mix sand, cornstarch and
cream of tarter into large saucepan. Stir in hot water and cook over
medium heat until stiff and water is absorbed. Cool
Kids can form castles with their hands or used small sand molds. It
may be best to coat molds with a vegetable spray first for easy removal.
Crossing the river:
String two ropes the length of the pool.
Divide people into teams. Need two "rafts" (something they can
float on, preferably keeping somewhat dry, but could be unstable).
Team members are split onto each side of the pool, near the rope.
The first person up must climb onto the raft, pull the raft to the other
side using the rope, then climb off. Continue with the others.
The winning team finishes first OR is the one with the team members that are
Dog Race: (for youngsters that can swim the dog
Line up the kids on the edge of the pool. On go they jump in and all
dog paddle to the other side, get out and bark 3 times. First one to
Line up everyone on the side of the pool and toss in "treasure." See
who can bring back the most.
Make poster board crowns:
Trim with glitter. Let the kids decorate them with stamps, markers,
The Limbo and the Conga to Little Mermaid music or other
Catch the Fish:
Need: 3" fish made from tissue paper, Stir stick straws,
clear plastic cups.
Place the fish on a table top. Let the children blow at the fish,
through the straws and try to catch them with their cups. See who can
catch the most in 2 minutes.
Memory Treasure Hunt:
Take turns finishing this sentence: "I found a sunken ship
beneath the ocean waves, and I collected a ________." The others must
say what the others found then add to the list.
See the Water Blast or Luau or more game ideas.