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My son is a big fan of any and every underwater animal, movie, show, book, song, etc etc. When planning for his 3rd birthday, it was easy to pick a theme that was totally him. I think it's important to incorporate your theme throughout the party to really delight the children and give them the full experience. Here's my attempt at doing just that...

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    When my the birthday boy came downstairs in the morning to see his party set up and exclaimed, "I'm under the sea!"

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14 comments

  • Party Inspirations

    Party Inspirations wrote:

    Congrats you did a fantastic job.

  • Dawn A

    Dawn A wrote:

    I love this! Adorable!

  • Christine S

    Christine S wrote:

    These OctoPops are amazing. I will be making these for my son's next party. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures www.simplyiced.blogspot.com

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    Emily L wrote:

    These r so cute!!!!! Would u mind telling me how you made the labels for these?! I'm going to do an under the sea b-day for my babys 1st b-day, and would love to make these! Love the font, too!!! U did a great job!

  • Kate A

    Kate A wrote:

    Thanks, Emily! I'm lucky enough to have a girlfriend who owns a paper boutique, so I give her my plans and ideas and she makes my paper goods. Otherwise, I just bought the small plastic bags at Michaels, filled them with the gummi fish, sharks and rings and stapled the topper on. (I think the over all size of the topper was 3x5, which I then folded in half to staple on.)

  • Karolina A

    Karolina A wrote:

    Love love love this party you are so creative!!!. I got so many ideas for my under the sea party.

  • Kate A

    Kate A wrote:

    Thank you, both! Good luck with your party Liliana!

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    Jennifer B wrote:

    Hi Katie, Could you please tell me where you got the fish plates from? I love them. I am planning my daughters first birthday as under the sea. Thanks

  • Kate A

    Kate A wrote:

    Hi Jennifer! The fish plates are part of Hefty's Zoopals line. They sell a package of "Ocean Pals" plates that you should be able to find at any Target, Walmart, grocery store, etc. If you have trouble, you could always call Hefty's customer service and ask them which stores near you have them in stock. Happy 1st Birthday to your little girl! : )

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    Jennifer B wrote:

    Thanks a lot Kate! Did you make your own sugar fish cookies or did you purchase them?

  • Patrizia T

    Patrizia T wrote:

    my son asked for a 'diver' birthday party..I'm getting alot of great ideas from your party - GREAT job!

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    Kristen C wrote:

    Where did you get the blue fish inflatable pool? Would love one for my son!

  • Lori M

    Lori M wrote:

    Cute! Did you make this?

  • Marne J

    Marne J wrote:

    Where did you get the small books??? I can't find any cute inexpensive ones anywhere!!!

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