Parker's #1 love is the Bubble Guppies. If you aren't familiar with them, it is a really cute show that airs on Nickelodeon weekday mornings. It's takes place in an underwater city and is about a teacher (Mr. Grouper) and his class of students or the guppies as they are better known. There are six of them - three girls and three boys. Each show focuses on one topic and they learn about that topic throughout the whole show through songs, dance, lunch, playing outside, playing pretend, etc. There have been topics like the circus, colors, the Sphinx, going to school, cars, holidays, bugs, animals, dentists, doctors, supermarkets, seasons, hair, restaurants - such variety and so many good, lesson-learning topics. It has bright colors, great songs, humor and is very educational. Parker has learned so much from watching it and LOVES it!! He's memorized a lot of the episodes and can sing so many of the songs.
All of that being said, there was no question as to what his birthday theme was going to be. I actually starting thinking of all sorts of ideas months ago, but wasn't able to go all out since we didn't have a big party so I scaled it back some for a simpler party. No matter if it is just the three of us or a host of family and friends, I always want birthdays, holidays and special occasions to be fun and memorable for Parker and our family.
We started off the morning with waffles and funfetti sprinkle pancakes for the birthday boy.
I wanted to create and "undersea" feel with bubbles (actually blue and white balloons) and cool colors. I wanted to incorporate a few different things from the show that I knew Parker would enjoy. I ordered the Bubble Guppies napkins, punch cups and balloons, but everything else I had, bought or made. I had fun making several things for the big day.
Until we meet again...