Time to Celebrate James with a Fishing theme Birthday Party!
Make the invitation stand out~ should reflect the party theme
I found these invitations on Etsy
I picked up these cupcake labels on Etsy & made my own fish banner
Make 2 cakes & cut out a shape to add to the top of the other
Goldfish, Swedish fish, Gummi worms
Make the party activity memorable
The boys knew we were fishing for crabs
Take home shirts
Happy 8th Birthday James!
If you have one of these cheap folding screens and want to upcycle it, why not make it into a custom headboard! It’s easy and you can do just about anything your heart desires.
Step 1: Spray Paint~ I used a more expensive paint to avoid having to spay so many times.
Tip: Take your time when you spray paint, it’s best to do in light layers.
Step 2: Add metal hardware on back of screen to avoid the screen to fold. Then Hang on the wall behind your bed. Either drill a hole through the wood or add hardware on the back.
Tip: Resist adding your decor to the screen, as this is large and awkward to hang and you don’t want your hard work to get ruined.
Step 3: Collect and create the decor you want to add to your screen. Use Velcro to affix items to your board.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to add a few things to start then add over time, as this is a large space!
I made my own Fishing sign by hot gluing store bought pebbles onto letters! Use shells or seaglass as well! The Bait bag is actually an old clothes hanging pin bag! I hand painted the words and picked up vintage wooden fishing hooks to add to the bag.
My son collected stickers, shells, and driftwood and I picked up the signs, handmade fishing pole and the clothes pin bag from a yard sale, and the Pottery Barn pin board shark
For my son’s fishing themed room, he needed a ‘wow’ piece, so I layered the closet with color, designs and texture.
I started with painting the entire closet red, then outlined in blue, and drew the fish onto the door with pencil.
To add dimension to the fish, lures & wording, I used metallic markers.
I added sticky lettering and fish stickers to add to the waves.
To make the lures shiny I added silver glitter glue.
We really love how this closet turned out. It’s playful, unique & gives the room added interest. My son loves it, so job well done!