Monday, August 10, 2009

Fish Splash, she was taking a bath! (too cheesy? and btw, she wasn't taking a bath)

You can finally exhale now (you can thank me - your face was turning blue) because as promised, here are the photos of Taya's fishy birthday party splash!  It was fun to create, so fun to see friends that generously drove the distance to join us (thank you again!!), fun to see Taya have a ball, and most of all, fun (yes fun) to hear her say "I yiiiiike fishies" over and over again for days as she looked up at the fish decorations and enjoyed her new present (a Beta fish - am I daring or what?!). 
(I am  anxious to get back into blogging more;  once I have more computer availability again - scout's honor , I will blog more!)


Isn't this a pretty sea photo?  We found it online and threw in a little text.


The floor was filled with blue balloons below these fish and we even used Taya's napping noise machine for ocean waves as background noise, which was soon drowned out by happy laughter.



A few other main fishy details at the party were fish shaped ice cubes, goldfish crackers, Finding Nemo playing in the background, and the classic fishing for treats/party favors game for the kids.

These pictures make me smile.



This cake was actually pretty fun to make; I think I'd try a fun cake  again!  And look at those cute fish sugar cookies Bianca so kindly made for me - they were adorable and so good!  Thanks again Bianca!

Can you hear her?  ... "I yiiiiike fishies" (yiiiiike = like)

Mr. fishy is enjoying his Ikea rocks as surroundings pretty well I think!
And that's it!

8 comments:

Breanne said...

I don't know why some the text won't come through blue - do you all ever have problems like that? ...it shows up one way in preview and then doesn't cooperate when you post?
...No biggy.

And whoops! I meant to include the link for the fish cake: (whoa, a long one) http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.meredith.com/parents/images/2005/10/a_fish_cake.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.parents.com/fun/birthdays/themes/by-the-sea-or-pool/%3Fpage%3D3&usg=__rNqENGrY_N-2R3APSmQ4i1--Grg=&h=202&w=150&sz=54&hl=en&start=9&sig2=nwE9koc_u1tB9eXf5Jbbyw&um=1&tbnid=iDbciFqx99n41M:&tbnh=105&tbnw=78&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dparents%2Bmagazine,%2Bfish%2Bcake%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dopera%26rls%3Den%26um%3D1&ei=TFuCSrbKJIy4NuWosNgK

Derald and Jen said...

It looks like Taya had a great birthday! I love the decorations! So cute!

Janalee said...

I think I had my arms screwed in wrong in the pic of me by the pool. whoops! so embarrassed.

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Larry and Karri said...

Looks like such a cute b-day party! I'm impressed with all that you did. I don't have it in me to do all that cute stuff - my poor kids will be lucky to get balloons & candles on their cake. :)

paula said...

The cake is super cute, good job. Looks like lots of 2 year old fun. Happy memories.

Meg said...

haha, that's funny Jana. Thanks so much for remembering us and passing along the invite! SO good to see you guys again. I keep thinking about those cute little fishies hanging from the ceiling and want to make some for Liv! She loved them. You gave your little Taya a very cool and successful party!

TheBlackForrist said...

great theme, darling pics, esp the one with Taya and the cake!
I have that same Ikea tray =) good taste!