We know that keeping a party of little ‘sea goers’ riding high on waves of happiness for a couple of hours can be a challenge. But we assure you, you won’t be asked to walk the plank at your child’s party with these fantastic ocean-themed ideas. You’ll ‘sea’ what we mean!

Feeding frenzy

Snacks are a must to keep the hungry sharks at bay. Set up a table that is full of adorable munchies. Serve up colourful ‘saltwater’ popcorn – popcorn drizzled with blue candy-melts – or set their imaginations a sail with a pirate ship shaped watermelon! This is a great trick to get some healthy snacks into their stomachs.

Thirsty? Serve up some refreshing drinks for your guests to keep them refuelled for more ocean exploring. Decorate bottles, cups or glasses with strings and starfish paper-shapes to match the theme of the party.

Finding lost treasure

Draw a mud map of your home and let the curious explorers search the house and yard for ‘lost treasure’ party favours. This interactive way of gift-giving is an exciting experience and will be a memory not quickly forgotten by your guests. Who knows what they will find! You could hide away pirate or mermaid dolls, whale-themed educational games or other ocean-themed bits.

Sweet ocean treats

The most anticipated event at any party is always the cake! Get creative with fondant, icing and edible glitter to create an impressive underwater- themed tiered cake or adorable mermaid tail cupcakes for your guests to enjoy.

Or, let Cakes Annietime take the helm. They can create perfectly scrumptious custom cakes that can even incorporate a photo frame to truly personalise your child’s cake.

With plenty of nibbles, games, and adventure fun, we are sure your party will go swimmingly and is ‘shore’ to be a great success.

1. Mermaid Doll in Grey – RRP $ 49.95 –
3. Custom Birthday Cake. The possibilities are endless with Cakes Annietime –
5. Mobi Maths Game – RRP $29.99 –
6. Big Waves Cushion by Bonnie & Neil – RRP $174.35 –
10. Hand Squeaker Pirate – RRP $17.95 –
11. Hattie Navy Spot Dress – RRP $44.95 –