I hung blue streamers from the archway to create an entrance way into the underwater world. As kids arrived they went straight to a craft activity, making either jelly fish (from paper bowls, streamers & googly eyes) or fish from paper plates. I would recommend having an activity to hand as people always arrive in dribs and drabs.
They then played 'Pin the patch on Kwazii', unfortunately we forgot to take a picture of this. I order the poster from Etsy and Mr Maker printed off a super sized version at work.
Speaking of Mr Maker, his mornings preparation for the party was the map for the treasure hunt. And what a creation that was! (one would hope so as it took him 1 1/2 hrs to draw, yup, really). The treasure hunt was a great success, and took longer than anticipated which was a bonus. He put the kids in teams for 2 or 3 and gave them an empty party bag each. The hunt started when each team was given a picture clue. At this location (e.g. inside washing machine, BBQ etc) they found their beautiful map which was marked with red X's - the treasure bags. The treasure bags were marked with a letter and contained 'goodies' which they all took, one of from each location. After visiting every treasure bag they unscrambled the letters to make the word, and win the treasure hunt!
Anyway, enough games onto the food....
carrots & toms + dip
hot dog squid
clam & pearl biscuits/cookies
Captain Barnacles cake
|fish sandwiches on seaweed|
|Captain Barnacles cake|