Two year old's hardly remember their second birthdays after the cake has been cut and the streamers pulled down from every doorway. Yet, as a mother, I feel compelled to bake and craft until the pure bliss of hard-work's exhaustion sets in and I am left in a haze for the party itself.
This year's party had a fish theme, not for any particular reason other than I had fish cookie cutters, a great goldfish stamp and tiny goldfish to work with lying around. I thought I'd give it a swim (sorry).
First the decorations:
a goldfish pinata
goldfish stamped birthday banner
it says "Happy Birthday" trust me
Streamers under the sea
(these were everywhere and looked pretty nifty)
Blue sea salt with goldfish for the buffet table
Chips in the goldfish bowl seemed like a good idea
Goldfish cookies (well gold clown angel fish cookies)
Also seahorses, dolphins, whales etc...
Veggie fish platter
And of course the cake.
You might remember the whale scrubbers turuorial:
These little guys made it into each gift bag.
Along with goldfish soaps... the murky green is due to the relative impossibility of finding clear glycerine soap base anywhere in the North. I searched all over.
Where are the pictures from the party itself you ask? Don't ask me, I was passed out between the kitchen and the buffet shortly after the cake (loaded with lit sparklers) was presented to a happily confused birthday boy.