My kids are getting to the age that I can no longer do the cutesy themed birthday parties I so love doing. For my 9 year old, this will be his last big party and then it will be just a few kids over for dinner and movies from here forward. My son loves fishing so when I found a local company that picks up the kids from my house, takes them to a private lake with all the equipment and all I had to do was pack a cooler, send cupcakes and my husband, I was all over it. However, for my second son, my husband was not going to be there so I added a few new fishing party ideas.
I made simple Evite invitations since we were at a new school and it just seemed easier to track down emails vs. addresses. I let my son find his own invite online they had some decent ones that set up the theme. For the second party I used a picture of my son with a recent catch.
So now I had to get my hands into this party somehow. Becoming totally hands off is not me, so I wanted to squeeze the most I could into this otherwise hands off party. I searched Pinterest and the Internet for cake and cupcake ideas. I created my cupcakes by using a few of the ideas together.
Fishing Birthday Party — Cupcakes and Party Favors
These cupcakes are pretty easy and I cheated by buying the pre-colored blue frosting… No judging please.
The previous time I used goldfish, this year I decided to use colored Swedish Fish. Thought they would not get soggy like the goldfish did.
Long Pretzel sticks make great rods.
Using white frosting in a bag with a small frosting tip. I had run out of pastry bags so I used a ziploc.
Ten year old boys get hungry, so I knew I had to send some snacks. I had to make them go with the theme too.
I know they would not get the full affect of this but I had to add some bait.
I put a strip of chalk duck tape on those inexpensive steel pails so I could reuse them.
Here is the set up at the house before we left…
Now for fun fishing birthday party favors. The kids are old enough they do especially need to big gifts. I thought the gift of being outside and fishing with friends was a great gift. But who can resist party favors for about $1.25 each.
Found movie size Swedish Fish and tied a bobber on them with a cute note card. “Thanks for helping me catch the big one”. Under $1.50 each party favor, but within the theme. This year we made these adorable fishing party printables party favor tags for you to use.
I think all the kids had fun at this fishing birthday Party.