Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mermaid Party!

I am SO excited to show you my daughter's Mermaid Theme Birthday party collection! It was designed by Shana over at Belva June , You have to stop by her site and look at all of her AWESOME party collections!
She helped me design and plan the best Mermaid party ever for my little girl! We wanted to have her party at an outdoor water park where all of her Mermaid and Pirate friends could splash around! With Shana's help, we had so many fun things going on at our party. Here are some shots of all the action!
Just look at these adorable cupcake toppers! Those little guys turned out great.
I followed the very detailed tutorial over at Sun Scholars on this here Watermelon shark and I have to say he looks AWESOME! Thanks to her great instructions this guy was the talk of the party :) Funny thing is though, I never took one photo of his mouth full of the watermelon balls! Unfortunate but let me tell ya, it was tastey. Using the Food labels that Shana made for the party, I labeled all the Blue Jello cups with Red Swedish Fish as "Shark Bait!" Too Cute Ha?!

I really loved the Blue Gatorade that we served to our thirsty Mermaids and Pirates as "Sea Water"!
We also had labeled and served, "GoldFish" Crackers, a Delicious "Shell Pasta" Salad that even had yummy ingredients from my own garden it in, Carrot Sticks as "Crab legs" and I bought a set of Under the Sea Cookie cutters off of Ebay and we had a "make your own peanut butter & jelly" table where they could cut there sandwiches with either a Mermaid, Seashell or Starfish!

Each Little Mermaid at the party received their Very own Mermaid Tail towel and Bubbles with their names on it as their table setting. All the Pirates that attended received Bubbles and a fierce Pirate hat!
And my most favorite of all!! This awesome Photo prop that my AMAZING husband made for the party! I asked him if he could drum up a simple Mermaid photo prop for his daughter's party and he delivers this! I mean COME ON?! He hand drew and painted the entire thing himself! He built a stand for it and everything and we were able to take some awesome pictures of every child that attended our Mermaid party.
Thanks Babe!
In addition to our fun feast, an awesome Little Mermaid Photo prop, A super fun water park to play at, we also had a cute  Mermaid pinata and goodie bags that consisted of Hersheys Nuggets Treasures, Pirates Gold, Seashells and a Beautiful Jeweled ring :)
"Having you was such a pleasure! Hope you enjoy your sunken treasure!"
And lastly for my Mermaid Tail Towels! When my little girl said she wanted to have a Mermaid Party I just knew that I wanted to do something fun! I searched Mermaid tails and happened to see some that were from Pottery Barn but where running at a very steep price! I thought, "you know, I bet I could make those!" Just like all us crafty moms I set to work! And here is my outcome! All the girls at the party LOVED their Mermaid Tail Towels and really enjoyed wearing them at the party! Here are two lovely Mermaids now enjoying the swishing of their tails :)
Stay tuned for my Mermaid Tail Towel Tutorial!! And for more great photos of the Mermaid Party collection in action check out Shana's Blog and tell her hello!!


  1. That looks like one amazing party! Such a lot of fabulous details!!

    Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured your dress refashion tutorial on my round tuit post this week! Yours was the most clicked on link last week!
    Round Tuit 58
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Thanks for linking this to a Round Tuit too!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. What creative ideas. How do you come up with it all. I bet the party was so fun.

  4. What an adorable party! I love all the ideas!

  5. I love this!!!! The Little Mermaid is my FAVORITE -- so this is totally something I would love to do for my daughter someday!
    I have a "Share the Fun" party at Little Lucy Lu on Fridays ... this is exactly the kind of thing I love to see there. I would LOVE it if you would link this fun party idea up on Friday!
    (If not, that's OK, too!:-)
    ~Bec :-)

  6. Wow! Thank you all for your kind compliments! And I will definitely link up to your fabulous sites :) thanks again!

  7. what a fun theme for party and all looks great :even the little mermaids in the end come see me at

  8. how adorable! i love the blue drink and the cut out your husband made! i'm sure those pictures were hilarious!

  9. So cute, all of it. Thanks for linking to Bacon Time, hope to see you again this week.

  10. Great theme! The towels are so cute!

  11. I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

  12. I love love the watermelon shark. Thank you for linking to my blog!

  13. Ooooh - wish I was a kid again! Fantastic party - from the mermaid tail towels to that fantastic Watermelon shark! WOW!

    Hi - am your Newest Follower from the High Heels hop - love your blog and creations!

    Happy Saturday-
    beachside cottage

  14. Hi there

    I just wanted to let you know your mermaid party received the most votes for last week's Round Tuit party - so you have won the full post feature/promotion!

    I'd like to put out a post promoting your fabulous blog and etsy shop on Monday evening - a few hours after the Round Tuit party. I need your ok as to what photos etc I can use from your blog and etsy shop. I'll add your buttons and links too if that's ok!

    If you can get back to me asap about this, I can get the post sorted. Let me know if there's anything particular you'd like too!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    email me:

  15. Thanks again everyone for the wonderful comments! It really was a fun party and the memories that my little girl had for her 4 year old bday will last a long time :)

  16. I want a little girl again so I can throw this party too. Maybe some day I will have a mermaid loving grand daughter. :)
    I loved loved loved this. So clever and fun. I will be featuring your party tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  17. Found your awesome blog threw pinterest. I am looking for mermaid party ideas. Your rocks.
    Your new follower
    Rose @

  18. Ps. I host a shared Link Party, The Sunday Round Up, it starts every Saturday night. If you are interested I would love to have you!

  19. Hi there! Just wanted to say that I love your shark watermelon, and would love to feature it in an upcoming Pirate Party round-up I'm doing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at suburbleblog at gmail dot com.

    Thanks so much!

    Tara (