Computer Boy turned 10 in January. When I asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday this year he said “can i just have a regular party, not with a theme?” GAH! He decided to have his party at the local recreation center pool and water playground. My kids love to swim, so with 2 feet of snow on the ground we headed off to the pool.
I kept it simple so it didn’t feel like a huge party theme. I used blue ombre waves in the decorating with beach ball colors for the rest.
The centerpiece was the fondant cake. For the invitations I wrote all the party details on beach balls and delivered them to the school.
My favorite part is coming up with the themed party food. It was around lunch so we started off with “sand”wiches. Get it??? HA!
Then “take a dip” with veggies and Crack Dip (seriously, this dip is AMAZING)
16 oz sour cream
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
3 oz bacon bits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix and refridgerate. Serve with veggies or chips.
And I made these beach ball sugar cookies!
This party was different than most, because most of the party food was bought rather than made! But there were so many easy foods out there to pick from! I love the gummie floaty options, inner tubes and noodles…
Goldfish was easy, but these tidepools did NOT turn out. I went to 3 different stores looking for blue jell-o with nothing, so I bught lime and added blue dye. It end up WAY to dar, and you can’t see the gummie fish at the bottom. But that didn’t stop the kids from eating them all!
I kind of wish I had taken the time to cut the corners off one side of these sugar wafer “kickboards” but no one probably would have even noticed. And of COURSE we had to have lifesavers. I wanted white ones, but the birthday boy picked out the fruit flavered bag. He wins!
Since I called the water bottles “pool water” I couldn’t think of anything other than “blue lagoon” to call the blue kool-aid… boo, it’s the one label I’m still not 100% in love with. What would you have named it?
And if anyone is interested here are the Pool Birthday Party Labels in PDF form!