This past week was a very special week for me. My baby Ava turned five. And I just cannot believe it! She’ll be starting Kindergarten in the fall and my oldest will be heading to first grade. I’m not going to lie – I kinda want to cry about it.
I remember when they were babies, I couldn’t even have imagined them being this old – time seemed to stand still in those never-get-any-sleep years and now they’re growing up way too fast!
Since we celebrate birthdays separately, with both my Mom and my Dad, we don’t throw big parties. We have simple yet fun little birthday dinners. And since we have two of these I try to keep things on the very inexpensive side.
This year I was lucky enough to have Dollar General help me out with some party supplies. I was given $25 by Dollar General and allowed Ava to pick a theme for our dinner party. And her choice ended up being……………fish!
( I blame this on the fact that we’ve went fishing at my Dad’s pond every single warm evening we’ve had. The girls think it’s totally cool that we get to do all this “fun” stuff on weekdays.)
My $23 Fish Party
- Gummy Worms
- Two Pkgs. Pudding
- Two Mason Jar Style Cups
- A Fish Bowl
- 3 Pk Bubbles
- 2 Glow Stick Necklace Kits
- Pixie Sticks
- Gold Fish
- Pkg. of Oreos
- Pkg. of Toy Frogs
The rest of our snack table included “Jello Fish” which were simply Jello Jigglers that I put into an old strawberry container. Ocean Water, which was Powerade. Fish and Chips which were our Gold Fish in a fish bowl.
The girls absolutely loved it! Especially, the sand sticks. Those ended up making their way down to the pond later that evening. 😉 After we all ate our fish themed snacks we headed down to Dad’s pond for a little fishing.
Kailyn has become quite the fisher-woman. She can do almost everything herself now. And Ava? She was just worried about putting together that glow stick necklace.
It was a really fun for day for the girls. It was extremely inexpensive on my part and now we get to look forward to having another fun but inexpensive party with Grandma.