While my mom was at work she texted and asked when my dad would be home from work and if we could do a bbq for a surprise birthday dinner. I told her that dad was planning on making fish and baked potatoes for dinner. My dad was with me at the time so I sorta had to fib to him about the party. Luckily he had to go to the store. So while he was out I made his favorite cake...yellow cake with homemade chocolate frosting. My mom wanted some decorative fish for a game. My sisters made those while I baked. They had a lot of fun. As you can see they made one that looks like my dad. We also had camo fish and a fish with braces and glasses.
After we at our fish dinner we got the party set up in the front room while my dad was watching sports down stairs. My sister put a magnet on the end of string and threaded yarn through a fishing pole so my dad could fish for his presents. My mom put paper clips onto the paper fish and placed one fish in each of his birthday packages. We also had three blow up fish that we put in some of the bags. When he got those fish my mom instructed us to say, "Wow! You caught a big one".
Then my sister went down to get my dad saying, "Dad, I need you to catch a fish." He replied "Why did one die?" We shouted surprise when he came into the room. He was pretty excited. And he really loved "fishing" for his presents. His gifts were all fishing related...in prepartion for our family vacation this summer.
We had a lot of fun celebrating my dads birthday. I wanted to share this idea with you because I thought it would also make a super fun party idea for children as well. Let us know if you used this idea and how it went.