Under the Sea Mermaid 3rd Birthday Party

Posted on April 1st, 2013 by Kara
Comments 9

This elegant UNDER THE SEA MERMAID THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Eboness Belin of Fleur de Lis Events.

I love the complete transformation that this under the sea party setup creates. Just looking at the photos, I feel like I’m swimming with mermaids! A few of the party ideas that I like best in this party are:

  • The starfish wand party favors
  • The jellyfish-inspired fabric circles chandelier
  • The glittery shell and star shaped cookies
  • and MORE!

Party Concept/Event Design: Fleur de Lis Events
Dessert Table: Fleur de Lis Events Mansfield, TX
Photography: Catie Ronquillo Photography
Sheer Bliss Chiffon Chandelier: Fleur de Lis Events
Sea Shell & Starfish Sugar Cookies: Susan Howell at A Cookie Jar
Sea Shells, Starfish, & Sea Glass: Sea Shell Supply on Etsy
Ruffle Cake and Cupcakes: Kroger’s Bakery Mansfield TX #584
Dress: Target
Crystal Starfish accent on dress bow: Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements

Linens: Rental Stops Grand Prairie, TX and Inspired Touch Event Solutions Arlington, TX

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Paper Lanterns

Apothecary Jars

Cupcake Liners

Pearl Gumballs

Tissue Pom Poms

Salt Water Taffy

Sprinkles

White Paper Doilies

Clear Cellophane Bags

Read on to see what Eboness said about planning the party- “My daughter Emerald loves the Little Mermaid and Nemo. As an Event Designer I wanted to create the underwater world that she loved, but with a unique twist and sophisticated decor elements. I knew that keeping the color palette pretty narrow, blues and greens, with white, would be the key to the elegance of the party. I used Pinterest and multiple what I call “scouting” trips out in the market for about 9 months to source materials to pull together my look. Handcrafted items are a natural in making any party stand out. It takes more time, but in the end you’ll have a conversation worthy work of art as part of your memories to share with family and friends for years to come.

Party Highlights:
The Sheer Bliss Chiffon Fabric Chandelier, this piece was truly a labor of love. I absolutely adore sheer fabric and after looking for a pretty piece on Etsy that suited my fancy, I decided to make my own. Light and floaty, the chiffon circles offer a dreamlike aesthetic, and certainly transport you to a different place. I liken it to what it must be like to make a quilt- with each circle I added ( and there were tons) I was building something great! I saw a lot of jellyfish decor out there, but I really wanted a sophisticated touch, and after shopping for supplies at several stores I knew that I could craft and then offer in my Etsy shop for others going for the same look. The great thing is that it can be used in a nursery, baby shower, or wedding!!

-DIY Dessert Table Tissue Paper Backdrop, the backdrop was inspired by a DIY project from www.ohhappyday.com.

-Invites: I created the design on Publisher and printed myself on pre-boxed plain wedding invites. The border had a satin/pearl finish which played into the theme quite nicely.

-DIY Crystal trimmed Mirrored Servers on Dessert Table: I used inexpensive crystals to line the edges of all of the mirrors that the cookies were served on. It transformed ordinary, to “phenomenal”!

Tips/Tricks:

-I used lots of clear acrylic risers on the dessert table to add visual interest with varying heights, and to make the desserts appear like they were floating underwater.<br.
-For readers: Create your own vision of what you’d like your party to look like first and use that as your guide (Pinterest Board, photos on a bulletin board, etc). Don’t be afraid to be different- your design ideas are yours so explore what “you” envision to come to the final result.

-Start early in planning your party- you’ll discover tweaks that need to be made along the way as well as unexpected ‘aha’ moments that will encourage you to tarry on when you are tired, or discouraged.”

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

Paper Lanterns

Apothecary Jars

Cupcake Liners

Pearl Gumballs

Tissue Pom Poms

Salt Water Taffy

Sprinkles

White Paper Doilies

Clear Cellophane Bags

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9 thoughts on “Under the Sea Mermaid 3rd Birthday Party

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  1. Adriana isaacs escobar

    Muy buenos días,, resido en España en Madrid .., e iniciado en el mundo de las decoraciones y me gustaría saber como nos podríamos comunicar y así saber como podría iniciar aquí las decoraciones en vuestra línea ya que me parece bellísima y siempre innovadora .. Gracias por su atención y espero vuestra respuesta… Gracias

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  2. Mindy

    Beautiful! This party is AMAZING in so many ways. I love all the details down to the pearl cupcake sprinkles. It is absolutely magical! Well done.

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  3. Lynn H

    Gorgeous party – everything is so beautifully coordinated and so elegant. And your daughter spinning around in her adorable dress that also coordinates, priceless!!

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