I know a lot of people don’t throw big 1st birthday parties, after all your little angel has no idea that it’s their birthday and are only every interested in the wrapping paper and empty boxes! However, if you’ve got this far you’ve realised that any excuse is a good excuse to decorate in my world.
After some Pinterest searching I settled on an Under The Sea theme for Sebastian’s proper 1st birthday party (he also had a Dr Seuss inspired party in the UK when he was 10 months old, post to follow….).
We were very lucky that our house in Cayman had direct access to the complex pool and even though the boys are both October babies, in the sunny Caribbean outside parties were still a go.
I roped in my party side kick Jayne to help me with the decorating and sent my husband out with this friends so the under the sea transformation could begin.
I ordered some DIY printable decorations off of Etsy and there were a lot of streamers involved, as you’ll see below we went all out including jelly fish made out of paper lanterns and curling ribbon.
It was a lot of work but most definitely worth it.
The jelly fish are super easy to make, get a round paper lantern and cut it diagonally through the middle so you can still hang it up. Stick some crepe paper streamer to the cut edge and the attach curling ribbon in a variety of colours and at various lengths to the inside.
If I’d known I was going to get so carried away with all things parties and DIY decor I would have taken step my step pictures at the time!