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

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