I had so much fun creating this mermaid party for my daughter's 5th birthday! Her only requests were that there be sea shells and chocolate cupcakes. Easy enough! But, of course, this party planning momma couldn't stop there! We started in the winter months and painted sea shells together. Such a fun thing to do on cold, dreary days. Made us day dream about Spring and her upcoming birthday. By the time it got here, we had enough sea shells to decorate the whole house! (And then some!) Found some adorable clip art on Etsy by Peach Pop to make signs and labels and there began our mermaid adventure!
The magic started as soon as guests got out of their car. We had a sea shell garden, a bubble machine, and fabric "waves" hanging to create an under-the-sea effect. It sure wasn't lost on these little ones!
Inside, the table was set for magic. There were balloons and jellyfish and plenty of sparkle.
This is one occasion were I really wish my dining room wasn't red! I seriously considered painting it white for the party but the husband vetoed the idea!
Hand made tulle pom pom "jellyfish"
Loved these plates and found napkins that just happened to match. Hand painted the flower napkin rings, glittered, then hot glued a sea shells on each one.
Sand filled centerpieces held sparkly shells, glitter, and a mermaid sign.
Hand made mermaid crown awaited the birthday girl
Sea shell craft. Pre-painted wooden & real shells in party colors. Girls glitter glued them and decorated with gems.
Hand made birthday bunting and fabric backdrop.
Pink lemonade served in mini milk bottles and paper "bubble" straws by The Sugar Diva.
Deep Sea cookies by A Cookie Jar on Etsy. As yummy as they are cute!