This my daughter didn’t help with…. I made it the day of the party while she played with cousins. This is actually an orange igloo cooler that I covered. The “tooth” is where the water comes out. 🙂 Pretty sweet way to work a big ugly drink cooler into the party. I’ll tell you how I did it later in the week.
We made a fun sea creature garland to hang here and there. She picked the shapes she wanted, I cut them out of scrapbook paper, and then she helped me add the accents and tape them to some yarn. We cut out two kinds of seashells, star fish, two kinds of fish, dolphins, and seahorses.
Here are the details she added. Again, not Pottery Barn approved but adorable because she made them.
A fish with “lungs”:
The fence behind the octopus was the perfect place to hang our jellyfish. The wind blew through that way and made them flutter and dance just perfectly. I’ll let you know how we made them later, too.
Pools and birthday parties are awesome because the entertainment is built right in.