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20 Fishing Themed Birthday Party Ideas

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Fresh air, fresh water, a boy and a fishing pole—what a way to spend a birthday or dress up a boy’s birthday party! If your little guy is showing glimmers of being an outdoorsman, he’ll love the idea of a gone fishin’ birthday party theme. There are so many delightful ways to use party decorations for a celebration with sandwiches that look like fish, cake that looks like a boat and cupcakes that look like bait—just add water and you’ve got a party!

Boy's Fishing Themed Birthday Party

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Boy's Vintage Fishing Birthday Party Printables

1. From Spaceships and Laser Beams: The Vintage Fishing Party Dessert Table – Yes, I’m proud of this collection! It would work for a 72 year old as well as a 2 year old! There’s lots of masculine color, texture and style, and good balance.

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2. From Laura’s Little Party via Pizzazzerie: Cutest Gone Fishin’ Party – Aqua, green and brown are combined in a terrific fishing themed set-up.  Rustic style fun has the fish hanging from twigs on the cupcake stand!

spongebob fishing themed boy's birthday party
3. From Party NV via Amy’s Party Ideas: Spongebob Squarepants Birthday Party – Oh my word, this party is filled with fun and clever decorating ideas. Even if you aren’t a Spongebob fan you’ll find sea worthy ideas. My favorite? The take-home favors that say “Chum Bucket”!

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4. From Kim Ermer via Kara’s Party Ideas: Fish Themed 1st Birthday – Amusing fish cake pops (love their lips!), a bubble garland and a simple but colorful table backdrop caught my eye in this rendition.

boy's fishing birthday party on a budget
5. From Lillypaul Designs via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Fishing Party on a Budget – Push-up pops filled with “water” and fish, pretzel fishing rods, whoopee pie fish, bobber marshmallows…and everything is displayed so wonderfully, too!

6. From Anne Marie via Project Nursery: Vintage Fishing Party – The use of cardstock fish as napkin holders really dresses up this birthday table.

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7. From Crissy’s Crafts: Rainbow Fish Party – Crissy plumbed the depths with her ideas for colorful decorations, themed food monikers, activities and darling fish (bag) on a pole as favors.

8. From The Little Nook via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cool Customer Vintage Fishing Party – Yes, this is another rendition that uses our fishing collection—it’s terrific! A fabulous cake, an amazing food table and fun activities make this party a winner.

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9. From Celebrations at Home: Little Outdoorsman Fishing Party – This party is a brunch time celebration ‘cause everyone knows that’s when the fish are biting! The party set-up will be especially appealing to outdoor enthusiasts.

boy's fishing birthday party ideas
10. From Enchanting Details via Kara’s Party Ideas: Boy’s Gone Fishing Party –  Goldfish crackers “caught” on a pretzel fishing rod make darling cupcake toppers. The paper fish hanging from twine create a great banner, too.

boy's fishing themed birthday party table
11. From Lauren Haddox Designs via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Fishing Themed Birthday – The whole fishing experience—even a bait shop —was created in the living room at this delightful party; one of my favorite takes on this theme!
gone fishing boy's party
12. From Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins via Hostess With the Mostess: Gone Fishing – Four and six year old brothers celebrate with a table full of treat ideas. My favorite is the tackle box with enticing (edible) bait and reels, but the whole party is lots of fun and very boyish.

13. From Karen via Cake Events: Under the Seas – This is a cute and colorful first birthday celebration where you can also find several favor ideas for the younger set. Octodogs, too-ha!

14. From Lauren Haddox Designs via Hostess With the Mostess: Little Fishy First Birthday – With blue and green references to water, this pretty party is a little dreamy.

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15.From Alicia Mujo via Kara’s Party Ideas: Gone Fishing – Love the cake with a fisherboy in a boat as the cake topper.  A cardboard boat and open mouth shark would be terrific for play plus photo ops.

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16. From Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Boy Bash Vintage Fishing Party – Painted dollar store lanterns are terrific as oversized bobbers! Tackle box favors are especially cute in this simple, rustic and masculine version.

fish themed first birthday
17. From Craft That Party via Hostess With the Mostess: O-fish-ally 5 Party – Here’s a cute party in ombre blues and orange. One small, favorite detail is an easy idea: fish shaped cookies nestled with small round, blue cookies makes them look like water bubbles.

18. From Octavia P. via Catch My Party: Gone Fishing Party – The cake looks like a real fish; I did a double take!

19. From Danielle via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Cool Customer Vintage Fishing Party – A cardboard bait shop, speedboat sweets, peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches, chocolate bait pails and wiggly worm cups—what’s not to love at this party?!

fishing birthday party game idea
20. From Frog Prince Paperie via Design Dazzle: DIY Fishing Game – Directions and free fish printables will yield lots of party fun or an at-home game!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.