Since we became parents some 5 years ago, my partner and I have found it hard to find time or space for anything else. Looking after two young children is full on! We miss being creative, to leave a mess without fear of it being messed with, to start a project and see it through to the end.
So for our son's underwater-themed birthday party, we decided to go for it and get creative, to have a bit of fun! We'd been throwing some ideas about for awhile but in that typical way that deadlines creep up on you, we found ourselves with less than a week to go to actually start putting everything together...arrrrgghhh!!
We decided on two party games: "Pin the tentacles on the octopus" and "Shark Attack!". We put them together in 2 days!
We made 20 sharks by hand - drawing, cutting out, painting and sticking down red tissue paper. The octopus head was laser cut MDF, with red crepe paper for tentacles.
My partner also made fish and crab signs for the party and octopuses with strawberry laces for the party bags :)
It was pretty intense and I was up till 3am the night before, baking and decorating the cake after finishing making the party games but it was all worth it!
My favourite bit of the party was when all the kids ran towards the sharks, water sprays in hand. So much fun and laughter :D