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.”
This stunning SNOW WHITE THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Roberta Ferraz of Studio Decor Eventos in Brazil. Every detail of this party comes together just perfectly!
Some of the best elements of this Snow White birthday party are:
The cupcakes topped with fondant birds, ribbons, and apples
The paper pinwheels in coordinating colors
The “mirror” chocolate pop party favors
Here’s what Roberta said about the party- “This was Isabela´s 3rd birthday party. Snow White is her favorite Princess! Her mommy asked us to create a party that her little princess would never forget! So we did and Isabela loved it!!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Cupcake Liners
This FAIRYTALE PRINCESS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes. You would never guess it, but this party is completely budget friendly since most of the decorations are printables!
This party is full of fun Princess Party ideas! Here are some of my favorites:
The Printable princess crowns and wands
The place settings, each catered to a different Disney Princess
The lovely Rapunzel Themed cake
The beautiful but simple princess invitations
Party Styling and Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Circle Paper Craft Punch Wooden ForksHere’s what Erin said about planning this party- “I love throwing parties and planning parties, but I have to be very budget conscientious…especially since I’m usually the hostess and I don’t get paid. I usually have a few months to plan…that way I can collect items that I like and not have to spend a ton at once. For this party…that wasn’t the case. My sister-in-law didn’t want to make me do anything for my niece’s party because she knows how busy I am, but it just so happened that I was designing a princess printable set and she was planning to make a Rapunzel cake…so we definitely had to collaborate for another fantastic party! Also, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I came up with the idea to have a ‘Princess Printable Party!’
My sister-in-law made the Red Velvet Cake with REAL Red Velvet icing (contrary to popular belief, it is NOT cream cheese icing). It looked so cute with the Rapunzel printable cut out!
I created 6 different princesses for this set: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty (from Beauty and the Beast), Frog Princess, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. This party is seriously a great idea for little girls. I created necklaces, bracelets, wands and crowns using my Fairy Tale Princess Printables…and they’re so fun! We also made tutus for the girls and they obviously had a BLAST pretending to be princesses.”
Party Styling and Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Circle Paper Craft Punch Wooden Forks
Photography- Angel Porch of Art and Soul Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Apothecary Jars Ribbon Balloons Pink Chevron Paper Bags Clear Paint Pails Tin Pails with Handles Pearl Gumballs Gable Boxes Cupcake Liners
Cookies- Kathryn Harter of Not Betty Cookies
Art Aprons- Melanie Baron
Monogramming of Art Aprons- Peek a Bootique
Birthday Girl’s Skirt- Ross and Rosie Designs
Birthday Girl’s Shirt- 2 Cute Bowtique
Cake and Tower Cone Cupcakes- Sweet Creations
Printables- Pepper Avenue
Live Characters- Forever After Parties
Banners and Cupcake Toppers- Joosy Card CoJennifer said this about planning the party- ”My daughter Berkley is in love with the movie Tangled. When I asked her what type of Birthday party she wanted, all she kept saying is ‘A Rapunzel party and I want Flynn Rider to come too!’ I was thinking to myself, how in the world can I pull this off with out it looking like a cheesy themed party? And where in the world can I find a real Rapunzel and Flynn?
Well, I did it! I did some research and there is a company in my hometown called Forever After Parties! Amazing, I tell ya! They have just about every Disney princess and character out there! And the greatest part of all is that the majority of the characters are music theater majors or graduates of college and they have amazing voices and can act the part amazingly well! They just made the party!!!! The kids were in AWE, as were the parents, especially the moment Rapunzel and Flynn started to sing ‘At last I see the Light’. I am not going to lie…. It seriously brought tears to my eyes. It was beautiful!
For the decorations, I knew I didn’t want bright purple and yellows so I was on a mission to find something more feminine and girly. I searched and searched! I found an amazing company that did the printables called Pepper Avenue by Jocelyn Pullen! Jocelyn was such a joy to work with! I also wanted to incorporate painting since my daughter loves to paint and so does Rapunzel. I set up art tables and brought the outdoors in by using tree stumps as the chairs. Each child then had a canvas and paints to use. I also asked a friend of mine, Kasey, to make a custom tablecloth which tied everything together.
I put party favors together in mini paint tins. There were little candies, paints, chalk and stickers! My main goal as a party planner is to do a party that will be fun for all of the kids, not just for the birthday girl or boy. So I like for the guests to leave with gifts of their own. Each child got to keep their paint tin with goodies and their canvas that they painted. They also each got a monogrammed art apron, personalized with their name! I love it when the kids leave smiling!”