Grayden's 'fin'tastic party!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I had a blast planning and preparing for Grayden's party! I decided on a fish theme many months ago and quickly discovered Grayden really does have a love and fascination with fish right now, couldn't have planned that better!

We sent out these adorable invites I found on etsy:

We set up the decor:

We set up the food table:

Remember that cute beverage server I bought for his party a few weeks back? This is what happened to that literally as our first guests were pulling in the driveway...bummer!
My friend Angie made these yummy, adorable cupcakes inspired by Minime Mom:

There was lots of presents!
We stuck with the fish theme and got him a fish puzzle, a fishy ball and The Rainbow Fish movie! He also got lots of other great stuff like sand toys, clothes, table and chairs set, cozy coupe car, a bubble blowing push mower and personalized beach towel!

And we finished off the night with dessert!

His party was a blast! Can't wait to plan the next one, although I do hope this year slows down a little more than the past year!

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21 Responses to “ Grayden's 'fin'tastic party! ”

Lori said...

WOW!! What a great party. I love the fish theme!! He looked like he had a great time!!

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Wendy said...

Great ideas for the party. Looks like you all had so much fun!

MiniMe Mom said...

What a great party it was! That looks like a blast. What was the total on the fiH? Did three kick the bucket?

What a fun surprise to see the cupcakes on there! Everything looks so beautiful. What a special boy! He is so lucky to have parents like you:-)

MiniMe Mom said...

BTW- LOVE that sign! Genius!

Jenn said...

What a great party idea!

**PS what do you put in Grayden's hair to keep it so cute? I have a little guy and I want something kiddo safe.

Jacki said...

Happy 1st Birthday Grayden! You are such a blessing to your mommy and daddy... and the rest of the family! Be good this next year!

Sarah @ 365 Glimpses of John Parker said...

Sorry about your drink canister thing! What a bummer!

Looks like fun, can't wait until next month for my little guys big 1!

Kate said...

we use baby lotion for Grayden's hair to make it look gelled, works great and he smells so good!

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful day! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!!

rlvd said...

cool theme, kate!

can't believe the 'centerpieces' of actual fish...that looked really nice


Anonymous said...

oh how cute. He. Is. Just. So, Cute.
I may have to steal the cupcake idea!

Monika said...

How adorable!

Holly said...

The theme is so cute!

RN Mama said...

Loved all the pictures! What a great party:)

Kathy Busscher said...

Great job on the party Katie..I just love the fish on the candle holders....such a fun idea!! Grayden is such a doll :)

Kirsten: said...

What a fun party! I love the food table and the adorable cupcakes! Too cute!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

What a fun theme! Everything turned out so cute...what a special day! :)

Ashley from TN said...

Can you PLEASE add the link to those etsy invitations to your blog??? I have been following your blog for a LONG time and have never commented. My little boy is turning one in July and we have decided on a fish theme as well. I have looked for cute invitations and can't seem to find ANY as cute as the one's you found. I have looked all over etsy and can't find them.

Grayden makes the fish theme so MUCH cuter! :)

Kate said...


the sellers name is dimpleprints

have fun planning your son's party!

Ashley said...

Thanks so much!!! :)