If you read my post on dressing up your backyard party, you know a theme can help you make party-planning easier, and tie together the whole look and feel of your event.
Themed parties are popping up everywhere these days, and right now, Under the Sea is one of the most popular. (It’s a personal favorite for me—’The Little Mermaid’ is still one of my all-time favorite movies!) So, if you’re thinking about throwing your own, and you’re looking for some under the sea party ideas, I’ve gathered a bunch of options for color, food, decorations, and activities/crafts.
The thing that works about each party featured above, is that they chose a color palette and stuck to it—you can see the colors in all the details of the party.
Using a specific color palette is an easy way to infuse a theme throughout your party (party planning like a pro tip #4). You can go all-out and match your food and drink colors to your decor, or keep it simple with a colored table cloth with color-coordinated paper plates and napkins like Eleven Cupcakes did with her Ocean ONEderland party.
To create your own palette, start with a shade of blue—this can range anywhere from a minty-teal to a bold, intense blue—and then add on from there. The ocean is full of tons of colors, so why not use them? Have fun adding a pop of red, orange, pink, or even purple to your shade (or shades) of blue! Read More »