Little Kyla has been asking for a "Mermaid Under the Sea" party for four months and her wish came true.
The inspiration came from Living Locurto's Blog, where there are several party ideas and themes to choose from. She threw her daughter a Mermaid themed pool party and describes it in detail here. Living Locurto sells a printable party pack for the party that includes these cut outs:
That turned out like this:
And these cupcake toppers:
That turned out like this!
The other downloads were the invitations, thank you cards, and candy wrappers.
For decor, Kyla's mom covered the windows in blue plastic (tablecloths) to give the room an underwater feel, then used blue and green streamers (see below) and twisted them to look like seaweed. Felt sea animals were hung from the light over the table and around the room.
For the tablescape, a pink tablecloth was used to make it girly and blue shimmery organza to feel light and wavy. Pearls were strung around the table to make it pretty.
The snacks served were pink marshmallows (birthday girl's favorite) with umbrellas, fruit, goldfish crackers, Gogurts (Spongebob), fruit snacks (sharks and Nemo) Capri Suns for the kids, ham, cheese and cucumber 'Sushi' Rolls and Hershey's nuggets (wrapped in theme).
Can't forget cupcakes and the birthday girl's ONE special request,
A Volcano Cake! 'Lava' included.
The felt sea animals were handmade using a template found here. They were hanging around the room, but later cut down and used for...
a fishing game!
The kids used a fishing pole with a clip attached to the end and took two turns each tossing it over the shower curtain beautiful ocean scene. Kyla's mom, hiding behind the curtain, attached a felt sea animal to the clip and the kids reeled them in. They got to keep them as part of their favor!
They also got sand buckets filled with bubbles, silly straws and candy. The girls got handmade mermaid tails, instructions here.
The printable mermaid downloads unified the theme while the details made it special. This truly was an adorable party.