Is everyone as ready for summer and warm weather as I am? I think I’m in trouble..I still have a long wait until pool time! This adorable MERMAID SWIM 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Krista Ryken of K to Z Design. I love the aqua and pink mixed with the chevron stripe. And look at that darling mermaid cake!
Krista said– “I created this mermaid pool party for my precious baby girl for her 2nd birthday. Zoe’s birthday is in late July in Arkansas and that means it is HOT! We had a breakfast pool party in order for the water to not feel like a bathtub! Luckily breakfast is Zoe’s favorite meal and all babies are usually happy in the morning!
I wanted to create a fun mermaid party with all my own original designs. The mermaid graphic and all the paper goods were created by me. I started out with the invitation and then everything followed from there! We had a breakfast spread of fruit, breakfast casserole, bacon, monkey bread, donuts, muffins, and cheerios. Activities included temporary tattoos, bubbles, and of course lots of swimming! We finished off with a cake, cupcakes, and ice cream served in push pop containers. Guests were treated to a goody bag of bubbles, more tattoos, stickers, candy, and chalk paint! We snapped a cute picture behind the photo prop and then the guests were on their way out to sea!
I created the large 2 for the backdrop by tweaking the idea I found on Oh Happy Day from this tutorial http://ohhappyday.com/2011/04/diy-fringey-monogram/.
I created the party hat headband, tattoos, party favor tags, and invitations as well. My most time consuming project was painting the photo backdrop. I created the wreath as well from plastic shell bras from the dollar store! It is amazing what a little spray paint can do!
My husband was part of the party as well. It is a family affair of course! He created the white cake stands following the tutorial found here http://www.beeinourbonnet.com/2010/09/project-wedding-cake-stands.html.
He also made gigantic bubbles at the party for the kids by following the tutorial I found at my favorite blog Tatertots and Jello! Gotta to love Jen! Here is the easy tutorial http://tatertotsandjello.com/2010/08/summer-project-make-giant-bubbles.html.
This party was a lot of work, but it was worth every single minute watching my Zoe’s face when she arrived at the party! I can’t wait to do it all over again for the big 3!”