A while back ago one of our sweet clients, Heather of Sweet Boochie sent us photos of her daughter’s Little Mermaid Ariel Inspired Birthday Party and I about died. It is too cute and I love how original and different her sweets table is from most Little Mermaid parties I have seen out there.
Here is a little bit of what Heather said about creating this magical party:
Heather said- “Our daughter Ana, requested a little mermaid (Ariel inspired) theme for her 5th birthday party this year. Character parties can always be a challenge to make them look whimsical and beautiful yet familiar to what the child knows is the character. I decided to use princess Ariel as inspiration for the color scheme (sea foam green, coral and lavender). My goal was to have each guest feel as though they were a princess mermaid under the sea…so to make this happen, my wonderfully talented mother-in-law sewed fifteen costumes and a dress up tent for all the guests to change in. As guests walked in they were transformed into a mermaid, with their outfits and a headband that I made by hot gluing a starfish onto a Dollar Tree purple headband.
I really felt the sand dunes were iconic of the beach, so I decided to make beach signs and “sand dunes” to mark each activity/game. I did this using free scrap wood from our local wood supply store and some old ceiling paint that I mixed with water and rubbed on with an old T-shirt to give it a white wash effect. I then placed the lovely printable signs (designed by Rebekah at A Blissful Nest) in a Pottery Barn Kids matte frame and tacked it to the wood post. My husband helped place sand and an old picket fence we had around the sign and I embellished with shells and tall grass. These signs marked the activities of dress up, making pearl bracelets, finding a pearl game, and a pass the treasure game.
For the dessert table, I wanted it to reflect the bottom of the sea, and the hidden treasures that mermaids find from a sunken ship. So I was thrilled to find the hand mirror at a local goodwill, and the fork I had to resemble the “dingle hopper” that Ariel finds to “comb” her hair. All the desserts I made myself. Our oldest daughter has food allergies, so it’s important I can make all the desserts safe for her to eat as well.
Thank you Heather for sharing this darling Little Mermaid party and I think we are all ready for summer!
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Rebekah Dempsey is the Creative Director, Stylist and Editor of A Blissful Nest. A site about everything for the home from stylish entertaining to fresh interiors. She has been in the interior design field for 10 years and currently venturing into designing custom made items for the home to help other mommies live a stylish and blissful life.