Nemo Cake Table“MAMO!”

This is the word that comes out of my now 2-year-old little girl’s mouth every time she is near a TV.  Mamo is her name for Pixar’s tiny clown fish, Nemo, the star of “Finding Nemo”.  She absolutely adores Nemo and so, “Finding Nemo” was the theme for her second birthday party.

Finding ourselves in the peak of summer, I think a Nemo themed party would be a fun theme for not only a birthday party, but also a neighborhood pool party.  Today, I’d like to share some of the birthday party’s styling highlights with you, so you and your family could splash up some Nemo fun too.

Table centerpiece signageMy daughter loves the outdoors, so we decided to rent out a pavilion at a local state park.  The pavilion had picnic tables for us to use, so the table top space was limited.  I chose to use a few of these small signs for centerpieces on about half of the tables. The sign holders are from Ikea and the signs are scaled down movie posters.

Nemo and spoonsThe other tables had orange, blue, white and pink (had to have pink for my little girl) balloons and various Circuit cutouts of Nemo, and his friends.  The Nemo cut out is pictured to the right with the plastic ware.  To spruce up your party plastic ware, purchase the spoons, forks and knives in the party’s themed colors.  Place each type of utensil in a separate glass container with coordinating ribbon bows.  The polka-dotted orange and white ribbon shown in the photo to the right was used throughout the party.

Nemo BannerThe Nemo inspired garland pictured on the left was used to decorate the front of the cake table although it’s not pictured in the photo.  Later I repurposed the garland to decorate this spot. I made the garland by drawing a stylized version of Nemo on heavy cardstock.  Then I used the template to make more fish on orange and white card stock and connected them with the polka-dotted orange and white ribbon.

Nemo in a bagSince my daughter is only two, I kept the activities really simple.  I believe the kids had the most fun by running around chasing bubbles.  At the end of the day each big kid (2 years old and up) took home their own fish.  The bag was actually clear glycerin soap with a plastic fish in the center. If you would like to make one with your children, you can find a “How To” video on Martha Stewart’s website.  The infants at the party took home a plush fish character from “Finding Nemo” instead.

Adult party giftAll the moms, dads and big people in general took home a container of fish food (Swedish Fish).  I’m not too sure how many actually made it home, since I was asked for refills!  I even heard a little seagull talk…

“Mine.  Mine.  Mine.”

Happy Splashing Everyone!

9 Comments on Finding Nemo Party

    • Hi Mayra! Thank you for visiting my blog, Mouse Ears Mom! The scaled down movie posters are actual posters from the UK and Ireland release of Finding Nemo 3D. Check on my Pinterest page for the pin which will lead you to the site. You can find the pin under “Pixie Dust Party Planning”. These posters are copyrighted so be careful how you use the images. I printed them for my own personal use and not for any business use. If you bring the image into the program Publisher or Photoshop you can resize it to fit your picture frames. The picture frames I used were from Ikea. I hope this helps. -Amy

    • Mayra, if you haven’t been on the blog’s main page you might have missed the free printable to make my “Nemo Inspired” garland for your dessert table. I also have the post pinned in Pinterest under “Free Printables”, the pin should take you straight to the post where you can find the printout. Good luck with your party! Thanks again for stopping bye! -Amy

    • Hi Amanda! Thank you for visiting the blog and reading about my daughter’s Nemo inspired birthday party. The signage that I created for the table tops were images that I found through a Google search of “Finding Nemo Posters.” Once I found them I simply saved the images and resized them in Publisher. I don’t have them saved to share with you. However, I do have the template for the Nemo inspired garland that I made. Here is a link to the post that has the file. Hope it helps!

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