Maybe it’s Donald’s silly voice or that he is a sailor (Harrison shares an equal love for all things water related). For whatever reason our son loves Donald; and deciding on a Donald Duck Nautical birthday party was the perfect theme for Harrison’s 2nd birthday.
Some highlights of the pool party included the toy station, coloring station, and photo booth. One of my major DIY projects was making the boat and all of its nautical props. I simply constructed a boat out of a giant cardboard box and painted both the boat and props in coordinating colors.
The food arena is where I got plenty of help from. We hired a taco guy to cater the event. A dear friend made the home-made pies, and the two-tiered ombre cake was purchased at Vons (can ya believe that?) For a killer deal of $35 bucks I had them create the yellow ombre effect and I DIY’d the Donald Duck cake topper.
Gift bags included sailor attire (a sailor hat and nautical bandana), a mini inflatable beach ball, and a yellow rubber ducky.
Overall, the party was a success! All 15 of his toddler buddies enjoyed themselves and I do believe the parents did too :). And hey, we even had a little birthday drama that we quickly dusted our shoulders off …but what’s a party without a little flair to it 😉 ?
custom invitations: Owen and Sally
gift bag items: Oriental Trading