We celebrated Little J's birthday with our family last week while we were at the beach. I picked up a few cute and easy decorations...at Home Goods believe it our not. I found a pirate ship centerpiece and pirate banner by a Meri Meri. It made such a cute theme for a beach party. We served crab legs and pink lemonade for dinner and had key lime colada cupcakes for dessert.
Most of the cousins are young teens or almost teens, so I wanted to find an activity or craft that all the kids could do and still enjoy. I thought of friendship bracelets. I brought all the supplies we would need and then told the kids to collect small shells with natural holes already in them.
Ocean themed charms
Everyone seemed to enjoy making something. Some of the kids made bracelets and others made shell necklaces, backpack lanyards, or anklets. The older girls knew how to make friendship bracelets, but I found some instructions here and here too. They helped the little ones do some simple bracelets.
Linking to: Red Ted Art's Blog, It's Playtime!, Weekly kid's co-op, Sharing Saturday