Officially Ours Adoption Party
Officially Ours Adoption Party by The Monogrammed Mom. When I saw parts of this adorable adoption party by the Monogrammed Mom on Twitter, I KNEW I had to share it! It’s such a sweet way to celebrate.
From the Monogrammed Mom:
I cannot think of a better reason to throw a party than the finalization of the adoption of our perfect baby boy. In our state, a birth mother has 48 hours to sign her parental rights termination following the child’s birth, but the adoption is not finalized until at least six months later in the court. We always knew in our hearts D was our forever son, but having it legally recognized was quite the emotional experience, one that I will treasure forever. We were lucky to have so many of our friends and family celebrate D’s adoption being “O-FISH-AL”.
See below for all of the details on this very festive party!
*Catch of the Day Dip – Onion Dip with cucumber slices for fins & mouth, olive for eye
*Seaweed Wraps – Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
*Guppy Guac – Grocery store guacamole and tortilla chips
*Shark Teeth – Cheese slices
*Beach Balls – Cheese balls
*Fish & Chips – Goldfish & Ruffles
*Bait & Minnows – Sour Gummy Worms and Swedish Fish
*Fishing Rods – Chocolate covered pretzel sticks
*Sand Dollar, Starfish, Octopus – Sugar Cookies
*One on the Line Cupcakes – White Cake Mix Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Icing, decorated with Swedish Fish and Pretzel Sticks
*Shark Cookie Cake – It wouldn’t be a party of ours without a monogram!!
*Beer, wine, sodas, water
*Front Door – Fish net & cut-out fish from Oriental Trading
*Entry way – Chinese lanterns, streamers, and balloons
*Food Table* – Plastic table cloths in progressively darker blue shades, cut into a scalloped shape. I used different size paper plates to trace and cut them out, green streamers twisted, cut-out fish scattered across table, tissue paper fish hung from light (to prevent any bumps!), window covered with fish net and blow-up fish; I also used pails and fish bowls to serve food from 🙂
*Table Centerpiece*: This beautiful cookie bouquet as sent to us by my wonderful Aunt & Uncle!!