Monday, April 25, 2016

Under the Sea Collection: Charlotte's Themed Party

Hello out there and welcome to Charlotte Rose's Under the Sea themed 2nd birthday party!!! Doodlebug fans are like family so... here is mine! :)  Yep! That's me with my husband and three daughters. :) Charlotte is the one on the right with the crazy wind-blown hair. :) 

Here was her invitation:
Mermaids, Fish and Whales that are Blue, 
Charlotte Rose is turning TWO! :) 

I just had to get that pink whale on the invitation. Is that not the cutest. thing. ever!?! I added just some white dots around the outside edge of the invitation part as I wanted to give it a little "bubble" or port-hole feel.

So... this was my first time making a birthday hat! I had such a great time with this simple project! I didn't even use a template for the birthday hat. I kind of winged it! Then I made a pom pom out of ribbon (thanks to an old Lori Allred tutorial!) and added some pom pom ribbon at the bottom. 

I hot glued a few doilies stuck together onto the front and pop dotted that castle with the number 2 on it! I hot glued some ribbon to the insides so I could tie it onto her head. I loved the ribbon under her chin look. But I would probably use elastic next time as she got tired of it before I did. :) Done! ;) 

Here is my 2 year old goof ball wearing her party hat!

And of course her sister needed to try it on as well :)

Here was the end of my little cake and favor table. We were outside since it was a gorgeous day! What were the favors you ask?!?... scroll down one picture....

Yep, I did it. I was "that" mom.. I gave way goldfish for their favors... real goldfish... well, what else was I supposed to give away at an "Under the Sea" themed party!?! :) The kids were STOKED. The bowls I got at the dollar store (candle holders), the goldfish were each 5 cents. I got a fish net per family (99 cents) and I got one thing of fish food and just divided it into small plastic bags for each family. The total cost of each favor was $3.50 after tax!!! And.... the kids' faces were priceless! 

My parties are never complete without paper straws! I just put baby powder on the backs of these stickers from the icon sheet and hot glued them onto the straws. Easy and the kids could remember whose cup was whose! 

Look at how fun and festive they are!!! 

This was such an easy cake topper that it was almost cheating. :) I used the "so sweet" from the "this and that" sticker page and the banners ends came from the banner pieces that are ready-made (see supply list below) I simply ran the doodle twine through the holes and hot glued it onto some bbq skewers.

Lastly, no party of mine would be complete without a personalized banner. I wanted to keep this simple as I knew I was doing a lot of decor. I thought the starfish look would tie in nicely. I think the chunky twine really is the star of this banner. It added the best texture! 

I hope you enjoyed my Under the Sea themed party! Thank you so much for virtually attending! I am so sorry I cannot share the cake! We ate it all. :) Have a beautiful day!!!

doodlebug: under the sea: under the sea (5109)
doodlebug: under the sea: mermaid ruffles (5104)
doodlebug: cardstock: swimming pool (3392)
doodlebug: under the sea shape sprinkles: under the sea (4953)
white gel pen

banner recipe:
doodlebug: under the sea: under the sea (5109)
doodlebug: under the sea: whale tales (5113)
doodlebug: under the sea: mermaid ruffles (5104)
doodlebug: under the sea: starfish (5110)
doodlebug: under the sea: rainbow bubbles (5107)
doodlebug: under the sea: pink pearls (5108
doodlebug: mini doilies: bubblegum (4597)
doodlebug: mini doilies: lilac (4604)
doodlebug: chippers: swimming pool (4515)
doodlebug: chunky twine: swimming pool (4810)
doodlebug: chunky twine: lilac (4813)

goody fish tags:
doodlebug: under the sea: rainbow bubbles (5107)
doodlebug: under the sea: starfish (5110)
doodlebug: chunky twine: tangerine (4807)
doodlebug: doodles: for you: beetle black (3145)
doodlebug: doodles: for you: lily white (3144)

party hat:
doodlebug: under the sea: sea babies (5106)
doodlebug: under the sea: icons (5143)
doodlebug: mini doilies: lilac (4604)
doodlebug: chippers: tangerine (4513)
glue gun

straw toppers:
doodlebug: under the sea: icons (5143)
hot glue gun
paper straws

cake topper:
doodlebug: under the sea: mini banners
doodlebug: doodle twine in lilac (3209)
doodlebug: under the sea: this and that (5148)


  1. This is so cute, I just can't stand it! And I LOVE that you gave out goldfish!! Happy Birthday Miss Charlotte!!

  2. You really worked your magic!!! This is so awesome!

  3. I just LOVE everything!!! Super cute party hat and the goldfish favors are such a terrific idea!!!

  4. This looks like it was such a fun party! Thanks for sharing this very special day with us! Your decorations are delightful! So many creative ideas! What a perfect collection for a little girl's party!

  5. Super cute party! Your girls are so adorable too! My daughter just came home from school with two goldfish in tow leftover from her class science unit so we were scrambling to buy a small fish tank and fish food tonight. ;)

  6. Everything about this is adorable!! I might be stealing the fish idea for one of my future granddaughter's birthdays ;)


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