Thursday, July 28, 2011

{ Party Design } Mermaid Under The Sea- My daughter turned 5!

WOO HOO!! I have been so excited to show you all this party. I planned this party for my daughter's 5th birthday. She wanted something "Mermaid" or something that had to do with the sea. So, we went with "Mermaid Under the Sea". Perfect, right? I immediately was excited to plan the party to show off some fun decoration ideas and some cute printables. I have been a graphic designer for over six years, so the idea of designing a party is right up my alley.

I started out by creating the color scheme. We went with purple, blue and lime green. This way we could coordinate with everything else while we planned the rest. I created some cute chevron labels and a cute mermaid with a chevron patterned tail.


One Idea I liked alot was the mason jars filled with sand and a photo from each year since my daughter was born, so we ended up with five!

We called upon our expert friends from Martha Stewarts, Dreamers Into Doers and we got together some of the finest party supplies that one can get! It was amazing! My daughter was dressed up in a custom mermaid tutu and matching bracelet. ( Atutudes Handmade Tutus and The Lucky Elephant)

The table was set up with a beach theme in mind. I know the party was "mermaid", but we went a little more with the "under the sea" part of the party.

We had cake pops and Sand castle lollipops inside of sand buckets. We also had a cupcake tower of cupcakes with my favorite umbrella toothpicks. Our cupcakes were decorated with detailed fondant and gum paste sea shells. Six of the cupcakes spelled out my daughter's name ( Jaedyn ) with fondant letters inside of clam shells. These amazing creations were by a local friend, Nikki from Tradewind Tiaras! She is out of this world when it comes to details.
 Octopus Cake Pops by Cake Pop Fusion were a HUGE hit! The kids kept asking if they could have another one.
 Custom grape sunblock was created by Moodylicious Skincare. This was a wonderful favor for the party bags and if a friend forgot sunblock, we had some on hand. They LOVED the grape scent.
 These are the pressed sugar fruit punch flavored sand castle pops. The kids went gaga over these! Aren't they amazing? These are by the fabulous Nikki with Tradewind Tiaras as well.
 These were such pretty cookies, I didn't want anyone to eat them. hehe. But, when they did eat them, they were sure glad that they did because they taste as good as they looked.

 The favors were in a wooden treasure chest. This was fun for them when they were leaving to dig in for the treasures.
 Favors included cookies by The Sweetest Thing ( photo to come), sunblock by Moodylicious SkinCare, and Soap by Bugs and Bubbles Soap Company.
 These were stunning sea shell cookies that matched the decor perfectly!

 Custom colored and custom scented sea shell soaps.
{ Sea Shell Cookies- By The Sweetest Thing- These were in the party favor bag!}
We had a ton of fun planning this party. We have some more photos coming soon. This is a little preview. Thanks for checking it out! 
Mermaid Under the Sea Party Credits:

Custom Mermaid Tutu: Atutudes Handmade Tutus

Custom Lucky Bracelet: The Lucky Elephant

Fondant Seashells: Tradewind Tiaras

Mermaid Cookies and Seashell Cookies (on table): Tradewind Tiaras

Seashell Cookie Favors: The Sweetest Thing

Grape Custom Labeled Sunblock: Moodylicious Children’s Spa

Seashell Soap Favor: Bugs and Bubbles Soap Co.

Sand Castle Lollipops: Tradewind Tiaras

Octopus Cake Pops: Cake Pop Fusion

Mermaid Tail: Tradewind Tiaras

Party Design and paper displays: Mimi Marie Design

53 comments:

  1. What a beautiful party. This must have been lots of fun for your daughter.

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it is everything you've been wishing for.

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  2. Such a cool idea (and a great alternative to the average All-pink girl's party)! Happy SITS Day & Keep up sharing the pretty!

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  3. This is adorable. Your attention to detail is amazing. Congrats on your sits day!

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  4. What a party. Who doesn't like Under the Sea?

    Happy SITS day.

    LisaDay

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  5. Oh my gosh, that is so cute! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing your blog today!

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  6. Great party! The sandcastle is my favorite!

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  7. so incredibly awesome. and I am so ordering pet tags.. happy sits day!

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  8. Happy SITS Day! Such cute ideas and it looks like an awesome party! I am going to become a subscriber so I can follow your ideas in hopes of boosting my own creativity!

    Jen (Sticky Note Queen)
    www.stickynotequeen.wordpress.com

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  9. Beautiful party!!! Thanks for letting my elephants join in all the fun!! :D

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  10. Happy SITS Day to you!

    Beautiful party. My daughter would LOVE something like that.

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  11. Happy SITS Day! That was one incredible party display! I'm going to look around your site for some more ideas. Love that you showcased other's items.

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  12. Fabulous in every detail! I wish I could have seen it in person!

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  13. How completely adorable! My little girl is turning 4 soon. Last year we had a princess party, but your under the sea is sooooo cute! I'm going to have to show her the pics!

    Happy SITS day!

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  14. Absolutely precious! I love every detail!!!

    Happy SITS day!!!

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  15. OMG this party is perfection for a 5 year old little girl. How adorable!!!

    Happy SITS day!

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  16. So many cool details- I heart cake pops and I heart the beach!

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  17. Happy SITS Day!!! I really want to do something like this now, but I have a boy. :( This mermaid party is perfection, though!

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  18. Ah-mazing!! Can't wait to explore your site more. Congrats on your SITS day!

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  19. Happy SITS day! I love the mermaid party! Looking forward to following your other celebration creations! :)

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  20. What a cute party! It makes me want to get off of my rear and do stuff like that for my boys. Only...you know...not mermaid stuff. hehe. Happy SITS day!

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  21. Oh my gosh- THAT is one awesome party. She'll probably always remember it. Your site is super-adorable as well. I'll be back!

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  22. Stopping by from SITS and so glad it brought me here! The themeing for everything in this party is just incredible! Your daughter is a very lucky little girl :) Is 25 too late to have a mermaid party? I'll definitely be coming by more often :)

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  23. Stopping by from SITS. Your blog is incredible and love the mermaid party idea. I may be duplicating this idea!

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  24. Happy SITS Day. Your daughter is a lucky girl! What a gorgeous party!!

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  25. Happy SITS Day! Your site is so much fun! I am certain they miss you at Summer Camp Arts and Craft. Your mermaid tutu is the best! :)

    www.drinkyourgreensandminerals.com

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  26. This has to be THE coolest party, ever!! Visiting from SITS - wish I could have been at that neato party!

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  27. Wow! Such attention to detail and everything is so perfect! My girls would love a party theme like that!

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  28. Gorgeous party decor! She must have loved it! Happy SITS day!

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  29. What an absolutely beautiful party! I was in love with The Little Mermaid as a child, and a party like this would have been amazing. I wanted to tell you one particular thing I liked best, but then I realized I couldn't pick! It all looks fantastic.

    And Happy SITS Day!! <3

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  30. Wow! Youre quite the supermom aren't you!! thumbs up!! Happy SITS day!!x

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  31. How cute is this! umm..more like perfect! Love it! I am following now...super cute blog! I would love it if you stopped by and became my newest follower, I am also having a giveaway until August 1st!
    Have a great day!
    Kirsten
    www.mushkiloves.blogspot,com

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  32. This is my first SITS comment! Congratulations on your day! Your party looked like so much fun! I love the sand castle cakes!

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  33. Happy SITS day. What an awesome party. The details on that cupcake are absolutely SPECTACULAR

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  34. OMG...all those ideas are adorable! What fun your daughter had!

    Happy SITS day to you...I just had to become a follower...love your blog!

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  35. This is one of the cutest little girl parties I've EVER seen! Love the sea-themed cupcakes and her cute tutu :)

    Love from another SITS girl x

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  36. What a great blog! Love your inspiration :) Congrats on your special day!

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  37. That looks really amazing, you're really talented! <3

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  38. this blog reminded me of childhood days, would love to visit that wonderland again :). beautiful themes, pictures and idea. best wishes for your daughter

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  39. Happy SITS day :)... I love the themed birthday party for your five year old. Your daughter's lucky to have such a creative mom!

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  40. Those are such creative ideas! I love the colors in everything you made. It is so unique and beautiful!

    Happy SITS day!

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  41. OMG- you made me want a girl so I could do all of that for her, lol. My son will be turning 5 next month- I'm going to have to check out the rest of your site so I can see if I find anymore great ideas.
    I found you off SITS. Stop by my page anytime!
    ~SortaSuperMom
    http://confessionsfromboystown.blogspot.com

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  42. you have wonderful creations over here. Happy Sits day

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  43. I can't get over the amount of details that went into this party—very impressive! It's wonderful that you can combine your love of design with party planning—what great ideas you came up with.

    Congrats on your SITs day!

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  44. this party rocks....every detail is spectacular!!!! can't wait to check out more of your blog, happy belated SITS day sweet bella

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  45. Wow! What a creative and beautiful birthday party! You should start a party-planning business! Happy SITS day!

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  46. What a fabulous party! I'm saving your post for when my daughter's birthday comes up in March. She's currently a big fan of "Little Mermaid" so if that continues, I'll throw her a mermaid party like yours.

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  47. This is my sister's favorite theme. It's sweet, colorful and just suits a kid's innocence. Glad to be exploring the net and found great Little Mermaid birthday party ideas like this. THis is going to be my niece's party theme next year. yehey <3 God bless always! I would love to pin some photos from this post hope it's find with you.

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