On August 23rd, 2010 our son was born. This kid has been the highlight of my life. Strong, confident, and smart, he’s sure of what he wants and who he is. His witty banter and charming personality, pretty much gets him whatever he wants.
Due to his effortless charm and ability to talk his way out (and in) to anything. When it came time for birthday plans, he requested an Aquaman Pool Party. He knew the “YES” was inevitable… 1.) Because the Braggs’ house is a superhero house, hands down! 2.) A pool party means in-home party planning, no rental fees for a venue or overpriced party place. So “YES” little boy, you can have your party.
I haven’t thrown the kid a party like this since his 1st birthday. The difference is I have about a month to put together the kids 1st birthday, this time around I only had about 1 week. Between working events and trying to find Aquaman [movie] party decor – time was getting pretty slim.
I never realized there wasn’t party decor for the Aquaman movie – only the cartoon. Though I am all for bringing the nostalgia of the superheroes, I’ve once known in my adolescence. My Generation Z child, has no idea who the animated Aqua-man is. He is acquainted with Jason Momoa as Aquaman, not 1960’s Marvin Miller voice over Aquaman.
Due to the limited movie party supplies, I was left to make this a full-on DIY party. Let’s set the record straight, I’m all for a good DIY – however I knew I didn’t have the time to pull this off without it looking cheap. Nonetheless, we did. I say we because two of my closest friends helped me with all the decorations. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to get the decorations done without them.
DIY Aquaman Party
First – Establish a color scheme: Green and Gold or Underwater Blue. I decided to go with Underwater Blue because it matched the movie poster and gold accents.
Second – Set the scene: It’s not an Aquaman party without Aquaman images.
Third – Props: I love props! I love to add props to my catering display when working with clients. They really bring the theme to life.
Fourth – Personal touches: It’s all about the birthday kid, so personalize the party to give them some shine.
Fifth – The basics: Plates, utensils, napkins, cups, etc. Believe it or not, the little things make a big difference, so be sure to stick to the theme/color scheme.
Vendor/Store Shopping Lists
- Backdrop – Signature Studios of Houston
- Water Bottle Labels – Next Day Flyers
- Balloons Garland Kit – Amazon
- Life Size Aquaman Cut-Out – Amazon
- Blue Gift Bags – Party City Stores
- Plates, Cups, Napkins – Walmart Stores
- Aqua Blue Tablecloth – Amazon
- Gold Tablecloth – Amazon
- Cookies – Aujane’s Sweets
- Mini Gatorades – Walmart Stores
Gift bags were stuffed with the following:
- Superhero masks – Amazon
- Assorted candy – Walmart Stores
- Bubbles – Amazon
- Toys – Bouncy Balls & Silly Sticky Hands (Amazon)
Food + Dessert Table
- All catering done by One Feisty Chef
Happy Party Planning!