Sunday, October 07, 2012

Bubble-icious

At Em's request, we celebrated her 4th birthday with a Bubble Guppies party. For those of you not in "the know," it's a Nick Jr. cartoon about a group of preschool mermaids/mermen.

The bulk of the decor came from Nick Jr.'s party printables online - party hats, add-ons for party blowers, a birthday banner, hanging decor, a pin-the-tail-on-Molly (a character from the show), a photo poster for the guests, and a table centerpiece.

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Each guest is going to get a copy of their photo tucked in Em's thank-you note to them. 

I picked up this Little Mermaid tutu kit from Joann's, which fit the theme/color scheme perfectly.

Post-party celebrating

Girlfriend couldn't WAIT for her friends to arrive. She kept chanting, "Let's get this party STARTED!" while running around the house and squealing in delight.

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I ran with the under-the-sea theme. Thanks to Pinterest, I was inspired to create a shark fruit bowl.
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An octopus in hummus.
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And these bears on a jello island.
Bears on the beach

The guests arrived -- eight of her preschool gals pals and one of our fav Portland baby girls -- and the squealing commenced. They ran through the house, tossed balloons, played with Em's toys, and snacked on the goodies.

I wrangled them for Pin-The-Tail-On-Molly, and it was hilarious to see so many of them pull their blindfolds down before sticking the tail. Cutest cheaters ever.

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I ordered a custom edible photo frosting sheet from Etsy and took it to a local bakery. It was a hit, especially with the birthday girl.
Bubble Guppies cake

Anticipating
As promised, we rallied all the gals and burned off the sugar with a dance party to Em's favorite song, "I Like To Move It" from the movie, Madagasacar. Apparently it's a big hit amongst all her classmates. Then we sent them on their way with adorable and delicious sugar cookies from Jenny.

Em has a blast with her friends, and we were so glad to have them here to celebrate.

5 comments:

  1. Great job, mama! Looks like a blast of a party.

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  2. Happy birthday Em. It looks like a great party. Good job.

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  3. Em is seriously the cutest thing ever - her face in that last picture! Glad you had such a fun party.

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  4. Seriously so, so awesome. Good work, Nanners! You are so creative.

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