This beautiful MERMAID UNDER THE SEA THEMED 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Zehra Taskin of Couture Event Styling.
What a stunning celebration! Scroll through the photo’s slowly because there are SO many fabulous party ideas that you could use for so many different parties! A few of my favorite elements from this beautiful ocean party are:
The amazing ruffle cake
The aqua, coral, mint & peach color scheme
The tassle garlands
The hanging nets & jellyfish
The fish party favors
The mermaid themed desserts
The clam / pearl macaroons
Zehra said this about planning the party- “Our colors were Coral, Turquoise, Mint and peach
The children really enjoyed themselves with under the sea animals, learning so much about them and touching them…They had beautiful lunch and sweets :)
After the Party was over instead of lolly bags they had fishes to take home, which all the children were delighted about.”
This NICK JR’S BUBBLE GUPPIES THEMED SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Bethany Baumgart.
Some of my favorite elements in this Bubble Guppies party are:
The under the sea mermaid themed cake
The chevron print wreath
The framed wooden number two with the chicken wire backdrop
This is what Bethany said about planning the party- “Our two year old daughter is in LOVE with the Nick Jr. television show Bubble Guppies. Bubble Guppies is still a newer show, so there is not much out there to choose from when it comes to party decor. It took some creative thought to put this all together!”
Photography — Blackall Photography
Bubble Guppies fondant— Melissa Stanton
Wooden Guppies — ETSY seller KENIACASTANEDA
Cupcake toppers, banner, bubble guppies face sign, food signs— NickJr.com
Daddy Guppy shirt — ETSY seller Lasting Impressions
Birthday girl shirt — ETSY seller SewChicks
Chevron pants — ETSY seller StrollerblanketMom
Invites — ETSY seller Ashalinaballerina
Here’s what Kristina said about planning the party-
“My twin girls love Mermaids, so a Whimsical Mermaid party was perfect for their birthday! I found a whimsical invitation design and after I added my own embellishments to it, that became my overall inspiration for the party! I did decide to add a few sharks “to the waters” so the boys didn’t feel out of place at the party! Not a girl to ever love purple, this party totally changed that! I chose a dreamy, soft palette of aqua and lavender. I made the hand tied fabric backdrop to create a focal point around all of the yummy sweets. The food was themed too, seaweed grapes, banana and peanut butter “sushi” bites and clamshell macarons were just a few of the menu items! I used a mixture of crushed graham crackers and brown sugar to make the sand look on a few of the platters to keep with the underwater theme. My friend did the cake pops with a coral design which I loved! I really wanted a special cake because my girls had been talking about a mermaid cake for weeks! I thought a soft ombre pattern with the candy coral turned out beautifully! For favors the boys got shark cups and the girls got chunky bubblegum pearl and aqua beaded bracelets with a starfish charm. All of the guests enjoyed the sand art activity too and loved that they were taking home their own creation! The party was a huge success and my girls still talk about their Mermaid Birthday!”
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:
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.
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”!
-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.
-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
This beautiful MERMAID + BEACH THEMED FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Amanda Edwards of invite me.
So many beautiful party ideas here! Some of my favorite things about this mermaid party are:
The scalloped paper hanging globes
The shell shaped cookies
The mermaid costumes
The scalloped aqua favor bags
This is what Amanda said about the party- “My daughter Milla turned 5 recently and being a summer birthday, she wanted something beach themed. With a love of all things “Ariel”, we decided to have a mermaid beach themed party.
Complete with starfish, golden sands and a fabulous collection of seashell treats, the celebration was every little mermaid’s dream. A beach themed dessert table with beautiful hues of turquoise and lilac set the scene.
The party was in full swing as little guests, all with mermaid tails, enjoyed the beach themed treats. Mermaid Milly entertained all of Milla’s little mermaid friends with dancing, musical statues, face painting and of course, a game of pin the tail on the mermaid.
Most of the beach themed treats and the birthday cake were made by me but also the talented Catherine from Sweet Empire made the deliciously gorgeous macarons, shell cookies and pearls pops.
Doily-inspired Lovely Lace Tiffany blue paper plates and cups tied in perfectly with our mermaid theme along with the divine mermaid printables and customized back-drop that I designed and created. For a little extra sparkle, we adorned our printable hats and Milla’s party chocolates with ribbon, shells and starfish from our local craft store. Milla and all her little mermaid friends had a wonderful time.”