Seems a little strange to promote an August birthday celebration in the middle of October, but hey, that’s how we roll. Like the ebb and flow of life, sometimes we have the bed made within two minutes of waking up and sometimes we’re still up to our noses in covers at 11am.
When I started planning Coven’s 4th birthday party, I didn’t have to look further than his shirt, pants, light-up shark shoes and plastic sea animal toys scattered throughout the home to figure out the theme. The kid is (was) obsessed with sea animals. His fascination has since moved onto trucks, but not before I was able to surprise him with a trip to Sea World. More on that later but for now, let’s dive into this Under the Sea themed birthday bash. (See what I did there?)
Since his birthday is August 1, his dad and I decided a pool party at Pop Pop’s would be the ideal setting. I transformed my dad’s backyard into an oceanic scene by incorporating inflatable sea animal pool floats, a purposely designed kids dining area, a bountiful balloon garland and a sandbox filled with curated under the sea party favors.
It wouldn’t be a kids birthday party without alcohol. Am I right? Totally kidding. We made sure to designate the bar area for adults only but we did offer parents signature cocktails served in grown up Capri Sun pouches.
Highlights of the party? The food truck, the jaw dropping custom cake, the ice cream truck and naturally, the inflatable water slide which was a hit for kids of all ages. I tend to go overboard for Coven’s birthday parties and this year was no exception. Yes, I spent too much money. Yes, I concerned myself with insignificant details like making sure I ordered a Lifeguard whistle. But no, I don’t regret a single penny or minute. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a Halloween costume to construct out of cardboard boxes because I’m a sucker for my son.
A round of applause for the following: Live View Studios | Big Easy Oven and Tap | Brides and Bouquets | Kona Ice | 10 Bloom Cakes | Letter Me Lovely by Alexa | Amazing Balloons | Capital Balloon Studios | 3 Brothers | Bailey Lane