Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Isabella's Mermaid Party

I cannot believe that Isabella is four years old!  She has grown up to be such a smart, beautiful, and sassy little girl who is much too much like me.  This year we decided that we would have the party at our house instead of out because we actually had the space since buying the money pit.

It's summer...it's hot...we decided to throw a mermaid pool party for Isabella.

The food table was decorated with a fishing net, star fish, and seashells that I found at Michael's Craft Store.  I used a blue table cloth and table skirt from Party Fair with green crepe paper seaweed.

For snacks and appetizers we served:

Seagull Scoops, which were just Tostidos scoops. 

Pirates Booty

Seaweed and Coral (carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes and ranch dressing)

We also had a goldfish bar where we served cheddar goldfish, pretzel goldfish, and the most popular of all, Sweedish Fish.  The sign reads "Take a box and make a mix, sea creatures are the perfect hunger fix" and we had plain little white french fry containers from Think Garnish.  

We also ate Pirate Pizza and washed it all down with water and Princess Punch (Kool-Aid)

For dessert we had delicious cupcakes that were decorated so beautifully I felt like I was eating art work.  Anything from Sugar Coated bakery tastes as good as it looks. The holder was from Amazon.  

Rock Candy Reef 

Oysters, which were just two Nilla Wafers sandwiched with vanilla icing and a chocolate ball for a pearl.  These were super easy to make and absolutely delicious. 

Sail the Seven Seas Jell-o

It was crazy hot out so we left the desserts inside until it was time to eat them so this way nothing melted.  Then we took in what was left of the food table and made it into a dessert table.

For favors we gave out bubbles, pirate tattoos, pirate eye patches with earring, a pirate pencil and some squirty fishes for the bath, everything was found at Dollar Tree.  We put them in the plain french fry container and put a little personalized sticker on the front. We also sent the kiddies home with a little bag of candy with a personalized topper.  All of the printables and customized labels (birthday banner, signs, water labels, stickers, bag toppers) were from Chickabug 

We just sort of threw the kids outside to play hopscotch, play with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, the play set, and the pool of course...we even bought a bouncy house that was a big hit.  And the pirate pinata from Birthday in a Box.

Isabella had an amazing birthday party.  I'm so glad that she got to have a special day all to herself where she could run around and play with her little friends and not have to share the attention with her little sister.  It was a great day filled with good fun and good friends.


beckyj @ A Lazy Crazy Life said...

Looks like a fun party. Love the idea of the "Oysters" :)

Tamara Camera said...

Awesome party! We're doing an Alice in Wonderland party for my daughter this Saturday. It's hard! We're not doing Mad Hatter but more of a Lost in Wonderland theme. I have painted more in the last two days than the last two decades!

Honeybee GB said...

The theme is fun and it looks like a great party too. Glad you posted the pictures.


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