Get ready to dive into the coolest birthday bash ever with a Finding Nemo theme! Nemo, the ultimate favorite fish from the movie, is a fantastic choice for your little one’s party, especially if they’re into all things aquatic. Picture this: a father fish on a quest to find his lost son in the beloved film Finding Nemo. It’s like the jackpot for parents searching for awesome birthday party ideas for kids aged 3-6.
And hold your seahorses because I’ve got a tidal wave of fun Finding Nemo party ideas to share! From a sea of Nemo-themed party supplies to complete party sets, the options are endless. Don’t stress about endlessly surfing the web; I’ve done the scouting for you to find the best deals out there.
Whether it’s Dory’s forgetful charm, Marlin’s fatherly devotion, Squirt’s cool vibe, the hilarious seagulls, or Nemo himself stealing the spotlight, we’ve got your back with these under-the-sea celebration suggestions! From invites to party favors, we’ve got all the details covered to make sure your bash goes swimmingly!
This amazing water gossamer is possibly the best (and cheapest) party investment you’ll ever make. It comes in three different watery patterns and may be used to coat furniture, walls, ceilings, tables, and other surfaces to change them into a cool ocean quickly and simply.
Cut out the shape of a boat’s underbelly from brown bulletin board paper (or a refrigerator box) and hang it from the ceiling. Hang a poster-board anchor from the boat with a rope. A fishing rod with a fishing line and a plastic worm swinging from it should also be hung from the boat’s side.
To create the appearance of being under the water, hang teal, royal blue, sea-green, and light blue crepe paper streamers of varied lengths from the ceiling (you can glue cut-out fish to the ends and middles of these strips).
You can also hang fishnets with fish cutouts and other sea-life creatures on them. There are some really nice clear (see-through) shower curtains with a lot of sea creatures on them. Only fish shower curtains, dolphins, sea stars, and seahorses are available. You can buy a few and use one as a doormat while the rest are used as tablecloths.
Consider the following ideas for décor to give your guests a true under-the-sea experience:
- Cover the ceiling, walls and floor with blue transparent cellophane wrap to give the impression of being underwater.
- Set a bubble machine in one corner of the room.
- Hang plastic toy fish from the ceiling using a clear fishing line.
- Fill fish tanks or fish bowls with water and add plastic fish, crabs, and starfish
- Place groups of stuffed clown fish, angel fish, starfish, and sharks in the corners of the party area.
If you use fluorescent lights, cover the outside of the lights with blue and green crepe paper to give the space a watery effect. You can also purchase blue and green light bulbs to utilize throughout the house to create an under-the-sea atmosphere. If you’re throwing your Finding Nemo party during the day, another good approach to achieve this look is to buy blue and green cellophane paper and cover all of the windows in the house, allowing the blue-greenish light to fill the space.
Keep food fare simple, especially for this age group. Just do not serve fish sticks!
Put small signs on each just to make sure everyone understands that they are munching on real sea foods:
- Submarine sandwich
- Fish-shaped tuna sandwiches
- Pasta shells
- Seaweed pasta (Green linguine)
- Fish sticks
- Tuna casserole
- Shrimp dip
- Under-the-sea fruit salad
- Jellyfish sandwiches
Finding Nemo Birthday Invitations
To really amp up this idea (especially if you’re hand-delivering the invites), try waterproofing them by laminating tag board after writing. Then, get creative: place the invites in a clear sandwich bag partially filled with water, blue food coloring, sand, and small shells, and let them float. Seal the bag and attach a fridge magnet for a unique keepsake!
If you’re leaning towards a different vibe, consider rolling up the invitations and wrapping them in vibrant green seaweed (like green raffia or ribbon). Slip the message into a clear container and for that authentic beachy touch, toss in about 4 tablespoons of sand and small shells.
Whether you’re going for an underwater adventure or a beachy affair, these ideas bring a splash of creativity to your invitations!
If you don’t have much time to do so, simply put these free printables from Bagvania. These designs are eye-catching. Your guest will be glad to receive it.
You’re almost done once you create the invitation and fill out the information (guest of honor, date and time, venue, etc.). We’ll assist you in sharing your free online invitation on social media or sending it via email. Select the option that works best for your visitors, and keep track of the RSVPs as they come in.
Because the film is about fish, there are plenty of squirt/water toys available. While these are fun, make sure to inform parents ahead of time if they will be included in the party favors or activities. No one wants to pick up Jenny from a party in her soiled and drenched party attire.
Thank your guests by showering them with party favors! Visit our store and choose the “Party Favors” or “More Fun Stuff” tabs to see a vast selection of Ocean party favors. We have a number of favors available, including:
- Mini plush clownfish
- Bean bag sea creatures
- Silly fish squirts
- Ocean themed notepads
- Ocean themed stickers and temporary tattoos
- Gummy shark candy
- Fun-shaped lollipops
Other options include small plastic fish and sea creatures, as well as pellets that morph into sponge creatures when submerged in water for slightly older children.
Giving each child one or two real goldfish in a plastic bag with water is another wonderful Finding Nemo birthday party favor idea. You can also give them some fish food.
Fishy Face Painting
Whether you choose to do the painting yourself or hire a professional, a face painting station is always a big hit! Let guests choose their favorite characters or sea-inspired images to wear for the day. Whether it’s Bruce and Crush, or a fun shell design, this activity will delight your guests.
Play Pin the Fin on Nemo
As we all know, Nemo was born with one fin smaller than the other. Play this fun game and pin on his “lucky fin”! Draw a large picture of Nemo, but leave off his small fin. Make one out of construction paper and have blindfolded guests try to pin it back on.