If one were absolutely set on doing something like this: Gallon bowls, a live water plant per bowl, and female bettas what would be put into a sorority after the event was completed. Along with their water plants. And notes on the table to the guests that the fish are not party favors!
But quite honestly, the goldfish figurines were adorable, and much less likely to be stressed by the event
I did have water bowls and floating candles at my reception (NO FISH) - I did them myself. Maybe it was more cutting edge 18 years ago?
The Boy Feesh: Indigo CT, Lavatail CT, Ghost CT, Chicory HM, Redfish VT, Magic DT
The Girl Feesh: Christmas CT, Shine VT, Snowflake CT, Stripes VT, Midnight CT, Grif VT, Tangerine VT, Wraith CT, Amethyst VT, Ice CT, Poe CT, Turquoise II CT