Do you have dolphin loving girls in your house? I sure do!
When it came time to plan Rebekah’s 11th and Peyton’s 7th birthday party, dolphins were the obvious theme choice.
My goal was a simple, inexpensive afternoon party the girls could take ownership of. My 11-year-old came up with the majority of decoration and food ideas herself!
A fishing wire tied between the chandeliers was the perfect location to hang streamers in several shades of blue. We simply tore the streamers in long lengths, folded the ends over the fishing wire, and taped the streamers into place.
A blue tablecloth set with blue and glass dishes completed the undersea theme.
For the party I ordered a fishing net to lay over the tablecloth. However on party day, I opened the package to find 3 tiny pieces of net, rather than one large piece. 2 important lessons learned- (1)open everything before the actual party day and (2)read reviews and buy from reputable
For the party, we wanted to serve simple but delicious food.
First, we bought plain white iced cupcakes from our local supermarket. My daughter dressed the cupcakes up with edible blue glitter sugar and dolphin cupcake picks she created. To make similar cupcake decorations, simply google ‘dolphin silhouette’, and cut your favorite shapes from blue cardstock. You’ll need two identical shapes for each cupcake. Glue a 4 inch lollipop stick between the two matching silhouettes for a cute dolphin cupcake decoration.
Sand pudding is a family favorite dessert, so we had to include it in our Dolphin Party menu.
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
- 3 cups milk
- 16 oz whipped topping
- golden sandwich cookies (family size package)
- Whip 8oz of softened cream cheese with a mixer. Add 3 cups of milk and 2 small boxes of vanilla pudding. Mix until the pudding thickens and the mixture is smooth. Fold in 16 oz whipped topping.
- Crush the golden sandwich cookies.
- Alternate layers of pudding mixture and crushed sandwich cookies in a trifle dish.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2601Total Fat: 193gSaturated Fat: 128gCholesterol: 756mgSodium: 1027mgCarbohydrates: 138gSugar: 89gProtein: 37g