Even as the years pass and technology transforms our world, fishing remains a popular pastime. Children are still fascinated by the sport, the various techniques anglers use, and the undersea world in general. If your child adores fishing, why not center his or her birthday around the beloved hobby? For help, use our fun and simple fishing-themed birthday party ideas below. With a little creativity and persistence, you can craft a party your child will remember fondly for years to come.
Fun and Easy Fishing-Themed Birthday Party Ideas
Invitations That Will Catch Guests’ Attention
To inform your guests of the party, create a unique invitation. Instead of buying plain cards at the store, you can create something that will amuse your child’s friends. For instance, send “message in a bottle” invitations that include shells, sand, and toy fish. You can easily pop in a little scroll to explain the party details.
Decorations That Will Reel in Your Guests
To transform your event into a deep-sea adventure, consider covering your tables with blue tablecloths. To give the appearance of ocean waves, cut a scalloped edge on the bottom. Hang blue and green streamers and balloons from the ceiling as well. For an authentic look, you can decorate with fishing nets, rods, reels, bobbers, and lures.
Games That Will Keep Kids Hooked
- No fishing-themed child’s party is complete without a game of “Go Fish.” Grab a few decks of cards and let the fun begin.
- To get more physical, you can plan a “Target Fishing” game. Set out a few hula hoops or buckets as targets, and the children can take turns casting lines to see if they can reach them.
- For a great ice-breaker game, fill a large plastic container with Swedish Fish candies and have guests guess how many are inside. At the end of the party, you can announce the answer and award the winner the container of candy fish.
- Finally, to give the kids a fishing-like experience, fill a kiddie pool with water and drop in plastic fish with magnets attached. Make fishing poles out of sticks and string, attaching pieces of metal to the end of the strings. Build a game out of the activity, perhaps with teams vying to catch as many plastic fish as possible in a short amount of time.
Food That Will Net Many Compliments
Kids love finger foods and fun desserts. You can prepare cute sandwiches (perhaps tuna fish?) with bread that has been cut into the shape of fish. You can also serve fish sticks and fish crackers. For dessert, prepare individual “ponds of jello.” Place a few skittles on the bottom of clear plastic cups. Pour blue jello on top and refrigerate them. When they set, cut a slit into the jello and insert Swedish fish gummies.
Tackle Some Goody Bags
As your child’s friends leave the party, you can have some goody bags ready for them to take home. Assemble small tackle boxes or boat-shaped bags and fill them with fish stickers, Swedish fish candy, gummy worms, and tiny packages of goldfish crackers.
Give a Kid a Gift, Teach a Kid to Fish
Finally, for the perfect gift, check out Kid Casters‘s unique, innovative fishing products. You might be interested in our full fishing rod kits, which come with a no-tangle fishing rod, training lures, a casting plug, and a safe plastic hook. You can find our products at popular retailers like Bass Pro Shops, Wal-Mart, Cabela’s, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kmart, Toys ”R” Us, Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Kids’ birthday parties should be fun and entertaining. Choosing a theme isn’t just fun for your child; it will also make planning easier. Our fishing-themed birthday party ideas work well for boys and girls of all ages. Everyone is sure to enjoy the games and have a “swimmingly” good time.