Top 9 Under the Sea Party Ideas
Posted on June 6, 2015 ·
Orchestrate an unforgettable birthday party or barbecue with fresh and funky marine-themed decorations. Incorporating the cool shades of the deep sea, and vibrant colors found in sea life will bring a fun and refreshing energy to your gathering.
Rock Candy Coral Showcase your beverage sweeteners in an exotic way using frosted gems and a clear glass vase. This under the sea party decoration will look wonderful when displayed with white and blue desserts, drinks, and table settings. For this arrangement, lay a white or light blue tulle tablecloth on your tabletop. Next, place a round-edged rectangular glass vase on your table. Next, fill the clear vase with assorted blue and frosted white vase gems, giving the appearance of bubbles. Secure rock candy sticks in the gems, to add texture and a coral-like look to your display. Place this arrangement next to your coffee or tea carafes, so guests can use the candy stick to sweeten their beverage.
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Sea Creature Capsules This fun, bubbly look is perfect for creating a sort of chandelier above your indoor or outdoor banquet table. For this under the sea party decoration, suspend a sturdy piece of driftwood over your table using fish line. Next, use fish wire to hang glass terrariums over the table. Fill the clear hanging terrariums with a thin layer of sand, tropical shells, and tiny dried starfish. These creature-filled spheres will add marine interest to your party decorations.
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Drink of the Ocean This unique element on you beverage table will have guests coming back for more. This under the sea party idea is fun and refreshing: perfect for your summer barbeque or pool party. The ocean water beverage is easy to recreate. Fill an apothecary jar beverage server with water, clear soda, or lemonade, and use blue and green food dye to create a bright, aqua color to emulate the tint of tropical seawater. Place the "ocean water" dispenser atop a turned over wooden crate or serving tray, giving your display a shabby chic twist. Top this decoration off by draping a bit of fish netting over one side of the crate, and placing a preserved starfish in front.
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Jellyfish Lighting Transform your kitchen or living room into a bustling aquarium with a few, simple items. These jellyfish lanterns are incredibly easy to recreate, and will add a lovely, under the sea look to your party. For this marine decoration, start with teal and slate blue paper lanterns of different sizes. Glue or use Uglu strips to attach wide white and thin blue ribbon strips to the bottom hole of each lantern, creating elegant tentacles for your jellies. For an ethereal look, put a battery operated paper lantern light in each lantern to light up your floating creatures.
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Washed up Treasures Feature your treasures from the deep with this scattered look. This under the sea decoration will perfectly embellish your snack, dessert, or gift table at your outdoor birthday party, and will bring a marine-esque ambience to its surroundings. Mimic this display with shells, sea glass, and natural textures—such as linen or burlap. Utilize burlap fabric as your tablecloth, and top with a rustic wood picture frame holding the same burlap fabric. Glue a preserved white finger starfish in the center of your burlap backing to add a simple focal point. Next, scatter sea glass and assorted shells around the base of the photo frame, giving it a washed up look. Surround your display with treats, drinks, or gifts to encapsulate the vignette.
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Afloat This under the sea decoration will perfectly compliment your romantic, intimate dinner party or cocktail mixer. Emulate this soft, seafaring look by starting with pedestal glass bowl to elevate the display. Next, fill the bowl with sparkle sand to give your decoration a glamorous touch. Secure a tall ivory pillar candle in the center of your bowl, and surround the base with large clam shells and starfish, and sprinkle smaller shells on the sand for added texture. Arrange this floating decoration on your dinner table or cocktail bar to delight your guests.
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Blue Bottle Beauty Perfect for adding deep-sea texture and color to your blank wall or above your mantle, this net and bottle look is perfectly nautical. For this under the sea decoration at your party, start with two blue glass bottles on both sides of your display, acting as bookending columns. Next, loosely wrap a fish net around the two bottles, and use tacks to pin the nets to the wall above. Scatter delicate white shells around the bottom of your vases and along the shelf or mantle top. Complete this marine decoration with a burlap banner suspended over the front.
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Iridescent Scatter Add a lovely, luminous look to your under the sea tablescape with clam shell candle holders and gilded conch shells. This easy to imitate decoration is perfect for beachy wedding reception tables, or elegant tropical barbeques hosted in your grassy backyard. For this glamorous vignette, use medium size clam shells, conch shells, and starfish to create a lustrous, ocean floor appearance. Place tealights in each clam shell, allowing the candles to melt into the mold of their shell hosts. Dip each conch shell into gold acrylic paint or cover with glue and gold glitter. Place your freshly gilded shells and clam shell candles in the center of your long table. Garnish your display with aluminum starfish to add to your metallic look.
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A Drop in the Ocean Fun, fresh, and easy to throw together, this under the sea party decoration brings the colors and textures of the ocean floor to your table. Recreate this seaside-inspired look by starting with a burlap runner to bring natural texture to your table. Next, partially fill blue mason jars with sand and arrange a few colorful shells in the sand-filled jars. Finish off this decoration by scattering blue vase gems around the bottoms of your jars, emulating the look of ocean bubbles.
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