This is the first year where my daughter had definite opinions on what her birthday theme should be and how it would look. “Mom, I want a Under the Sea birthday party because, you know, I like all the cute animals in the ocean.” Oh yes, and that was the beginning of the planning. I tried to convince her to do a painting party but happily resigned that idea to give her the birthday party she envisioned. My inspiration came from a watercolor background I painted. The painting incorporates the blues, greens, yellow and pink to mimic the ocean and sunset. We rented a Little Mermaid bounce house (the only sea themed one they had) which would have been a bigger success if it didn’t rain the entire time. The party was planned as a outdoor party and last minute decided to decorate and set up inside since the rain forecast was not good. I am glad we did. Overall, it was a fun party. The decorations were cute, the snacks were good and BeeGee was super happy to celebrate her 6th birthday with her friends.