Monday, February 24, 2014

Mermaid birthday party

A couple weekends ago we celebrated Maddy's 3rd birthday! She chose mermaids as her party theme so I incorporated those along with some other under the sea creatures and of coarse plenty of pink and ruffles. I used decorations from parties past as well as creating some new paper flowers. I found adorable mermaid printables here and printed them out myself. 

I found this oyster cookie idea via Pinterest and it was so easy and adorable I just had to make them for the party.

These mermaid cupcake toppers were a free download and they were the exact colors I had in mind. The wrapping paper in the background I stumbled upon at Target and I loved that the pattern looked like little water drops and the colors were perfect so it was just meant to be. Not to mention very inexpensive.

The banner is also a free printable. All letters are available to download so you can make it say anything you want.

This was my second attempt at making a ruffle cake. I need a little practice but I don't think Maddy noticed my mess-ups  so all in all it turned out ok.

For favors the guests took home some yummy mermaid mix made from pink chocolate popcorn, Valentine m&m's, raisins and vanilla cupcake flavored goldfish. Yum!

I made Maddy's mermaid tail with some leftover fabric I had from another project.

Her shirt is made using a piece of pink felt and fusible interfacing. I made it using the same method I used in this post.  It was super easy and since I only used things I already had the whole outfit was free. Yay!

This little wooden mermaid I found in my crafting stash. It was left over from Claire's surfer girl party we had several years ago. I think it's from Hobby Lobby or AC Moore.

Maddy had a great time at her party with some sweet friends and family and since I haven't gotten around to taking down all the decorations yet we're still celebrating! =)

Resource list:
Gaddie + Tood: cupcake toppers, wave banner and favor tags
Anders Ruff: celebrate banner
Living well and spending less: starfish food labels
Target: wrapping paper backdrop
Hobby Lobby: paper straws, pink cups used for mac and cheese, wooden spoons
AC Moore: blue dot cupcake wrappers
Nest of Posies: Happy Birthday chalkboard art

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