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Fishing Birthday Party Ideas
Fishing birthday party ideas and party planning help for a Fishing party for kids.
Make small fishing poles out of 12" dowels by tying string onto one end and attaching a paperclip or clothespin to the other end. Clip your invitation to the paperclip or clothespin. Cut fish shapes from cardstock and decorate with paint or markers.
Make message in a bottle invitations using clean / clear water bottles. Place a little sand and a few shells in the bottle and then roll up your invitation and place it inside. Decorate the outside with paint or permanent markers.
Fishing Theme Decorations
Blue and Green balloons and streamers. Hang varying length pieces (1 foot to 1 1/2 feet pieces) of light and medium blue streamers from the ceiling to look like you are under the water. Hang different sizes of fish within the streamers.
Cover the tables with blue tablecloths - cut a wave pattern (scalloped edge) at the bottom of the tablecloths if you are using cheap plastic or paper tablecloths. Layer different colors of blue to look like waves.
Make this cute fishing bobber
decoration using white Chinese lanterns from the dollar store.
Decorate the walls with fishing nets, rods, reels, and tackle
Fun Ideas for a Fishing Theme Birthday Party
If there is a local lake or pond near your home take the birthday guests fishing. You will need a few poles and bait. Take along a picnic lunch to eat at the lake.
Bring buckets for each child to collect items from around the lake - you can make a nature scavenger hunt for the children to do when they are waiting for a turn to fish. Nature Scavenger Hunt list
Fishing Party Games
Set out targets on the lawn such as hula hoops at different lengths from where the kids will stand for the game and see who can cast their line and hit the targets.
Instead of hula hoops set out buckets and see who can cast their line into the buckets.
Make fishing poles by tying string to a stick and attach a clothespin on the end of the string. Birthday guests take turns "casting" the line into the "water". The person in the "water" puts small gifts, favors or candy on the clothespin and then tugs the string to signal that there is a "fish" on the line. Then kids pull up the line and retrieve their prize. Have lots of prizes because they will all want to play this game again and again!
Fish Relay Game
How Many Minnows?
Find a great place that has lots of worms and let the kids dig for their own bait. Give each child a plastic container with a lid (that has small holes punched in the top) to hold their bait. Let them take it home for future fishing outings or use it during the party if you will be fishing.
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Fish crackers - minnows
Crock pot of "bait" - hotdogs in bbq sauce. Cut the hotdogs lengthwise in 5 - 6 pieces. When they cook they will curl up and look like worms.
Dirt cups - chocolate pudding in cups topped with crushed Oreo cookies and gummy worms.
Pond Jell-O - Place 20 - 25 Skittles (candy) in the bottom of small clear plastic cups. Prepare blue Jell-O and pour over Skittles. Refrigerate until set. With a knife cut 2 - 3 slits in the Jell-O and insert Swedish Fish. Refrigerate until party time.
Sandwiches made from Pepperidge Farm fish shaped bread.
Twizzlers - Fishing line
Large stick pretzels - Fishing Rods
Make a candy buffet using different sizes of fish bowls - fill with blue candies for water, Swedish fish, gummy worms, etc.
Fishing Party Favors
Sponge Bob Candies
Small toy magnetic fishing pole games
Small tackle boxes
Boat shaped boxes or bags
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