kids anchor party

Over the weekend we celebrated Henry’s birthday party. This year I planned an Anchors Aweigh party. Below are some of the things I pulled together for the celebration.



It all started when I stumbled upon this jaunty striped shirt. I thought a sailor theme with an emphasis on the anchor would be a great idea for a kids birthday party. I ran it past Henry and he was (wait for it) on board!

The colour palette was obvious – red, white and blue. I decided to pick up a white sailor hat for each of the kids so they would feel part of the adventure.

I like having some kind of craft the kids can do that they can also walk away from the party with. I saw these rope hook bracelets and thought they would be a hit with both the boys and the girls. I was right although they were a bit complicated to make for the age level.  We used small “S” hook carabiners instead of the more dangerous fish hook-like clasps in the photo.

Finally, I found these great temporary tattoos by Canadian Brooklyn based company Tattly. I ordered a whole bunch for the loot bags but alas they didn’t arrive in time. I guess our family will be sporting naval tattoos at the Christmas table this year!

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  1. Shannon
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 9:16 AM | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure Tattly (two t’s) is based in Brooklyn :)

  2. George
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 9:20 AM | Permalink

    Tattly isn’t a Canadian company, its the brainchild of swissmiss ( out of Brooklyn NY.

  3. Posted December 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM | Permalink

    Very cute theme! I bet he loved it :)

  4. Posted December 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM | Permalink

    Thanks @George and @Shannon. I stand corrected :)

  5. C
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM | Permalink

    Where did you get the adorable hats?

  6. Posted December 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM | Permalink

    @C – I bought them at the Amazing Party Supply store in Toronto but I also noticed they had a lot for sale on Amazon. They’re also relatively cheap between $1.99 – $5.99 each!

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