Awesome Ocean Party

Two- to 10-year-olds will dive right into this underwater theme. Lure them to the surface with our great food ideas!
Invitations & Decorations

Inviting Ideas

Here are some ideas for making invitations with an ocean theme:

Smiling Dolphin Check travel publications
for images of sea creatures
to mimic or trace.

  • Many stationery stores sell computer stationery and blank cards with pictures of whales, beaches, or ocean waves. Simply write or use your computer's printer to add party info.
  • Cut blue or green contruction paper to fit standard-size envelopes, and write the party details with a gold or silver pen.
  • Cut simple fish, sailboat, or seashell shapes from sturdy paper. Your child can help you add detail to the front, then write the invitation on the back.


  • Hang blue and green streamers.
  • Use sand, costume-jewelry pearls, and shells to decorate the table.
  • Nestle sea-life stuffed animals into a large piece of blue felt or tissue paper, or arrange them on a colorful beach towel. Add your child's sand shovels and pails, sand-castle equipment, and so on to enlarge the display.
  • Make a treasure chest. Use gold foil paper or other solid-colored paper to wrap a large shoebox. Tie gold cord around each end to close. Decorate with glitter paint. Fill with shells, plastic necklaces and coins.

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