Fishing is a popular pastime for the young and young at heart. Fishing-themed birthday parties can be a lot of fun to host. There are a few things to consider when you throw a party.
Choose a Venue
You have to consider where you’re going to have the birthday party. A fishing-themed party could be absolutely anywhere, including your home. If you really want to have some fun with it, consider having it at a lake or pond where everyone can actually do some fishing.
The added benefit of a party being at a fishing hole is that you can keep everyone busy for the length of the party. If it’s for kids, have some kid-sized poles for everyone to use. If it’s for adults, invite everyone to bring their own fishing pole and have a tournament to see who catches the biggest fish. If you can’t go fishing, consider putting a spin on traditional birthday games. Pin the gill on the fish could be just as fun as pinning the tail on the donkey!
Send Out Invitations
Send out invitations at least two weeks prior to the party. Don’t forget to include all of the details, such as if people need to bring fishing gear with them. Let people know where the party is being held and at what time. It’s also a good idea to include an RSVP so that people can tell you whether they are going to attend or not. The RSVP will also make it easier for you to plan goodie bags and food and beverage for the party.
Include Fun Decorations
Decorations for a fishing party can be a lot of fun. You may want to go with the contents of a tackle box, minimizing the amount of decorations you actually have to purchase. You can hang nets all around, use lures, and more.
Consider adding some edible decorations as centerpieces to all of the tables. Swedish fish and gummy worms are ideal for fishing parties, plus, everyone can help themselves to a snack throughout the party.
Celebrate with a Cake
The birthday guest of honor should be celebrated with a cake. Get creative with the cake itself, such as it being in the shape of a fish. You may also want to check out some of the non-cake options that are becoming more popular. Consider cupcakes, donuts, or even birthday sushi.
A little bit of planning goes a long way to making sure that a fishing-themed birthday party is a hit. Once you decide on the venue, it will make it easier for everything else to fall into place. Plus, if you invite people to go fishing, there’s instant entertainment.