Hello friends and welcome to crafty Monday. For those of you who are new, last week I did a post on my son’s Pirate party:
Crafty Monday: Pirate Party
This week I have a guest blogger, my best bud Hannah. Her daughter Olivia was born on the same day as my son and we are secretly arranging their marriage ;). She had a mermaid party and I want to share her ideas with you. There are lots of pics for you to enjoy and I hope this gives you inspiration. God bless and remember The High King Lives!~Amber Dover
PS: sorry for the picture quality. I was using Chris’ phone 🙁
Guest post by Hannah Chambers
For her 6th birthday, my daughter wanted a mermaid party because of her love of “Barbie in a Mermaid Tale”. She made it clear she did not want an Ariel party, and I was unable to find any decor for the Barbie mermaid movie, so we decided to have a generic mermaid theme instead. I figured it would leave a lot of room for me to get creative. 🙂 I got most of my inspiration from Pinterest and Peaceable Kingdom’s Mermaid Island board game. I envisioned a lot of aquamarine and coral colors. I carefully chose fabrics to use as backdrops and to drape on tables. I also made a lot of the decor myself.
For the cupcakes, I cut cupcake wrappers out of cardstock and glued pearls on the wrappers. I also made the cupcakes and icing from scratch because I wanted to use natural ingredients. The light pink color of the icing came from strawberries. I used the playing pieces from the Mermaid Island board game and copied them onto cardstock to make toppers for the cupcakes. They turned out exactly as I’d envisioned. I also made the birthday banner out of cardstock and carefully cut out sea creatures to decorate them. It also turned out as I’d hoped.
In the living room, I draped different shades of blue crepe paper down the fireplace to look like water and I attached fish, seahorses, and seashells to it to look like an underwater scene.
My mom told a mermaid story about treasure
and then we proceeded outside to a treasure chest pinata to find our loot! We also played “pin the crown on the mermaid”.
One of the most special and time-consuming things I made was my daughter’s mermaid tail. It took a lot of time and planning to get a basic pattern, but I had fun with it and my daughter felt really special. 🙂
We had a wonderful time and I think my daughter really enjoyed her party.
Inspiration from this Link: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2009/07/mermaid-birthday-party/