Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Birthday Party Highlights: Pirates and Mermaid Party

The Mini Saurus "C" celebrated her third birthday
this weekend with a Pirates and Mermaids bash!

Cake was homemade by mom.
Brown sugar sand/beach for C's favorite polly pockets and Play Mobil dolphins.

Decorated AS the first guests were arriving...
Long story involving our cupcake holders
Pirates and Mermaids (so cute -- from Meri Meri)
Lost by FedEx because of the blizzard and not arriving till super late
the night before the party... after I baked the cake.

(Meri Meri even refunded my money and told me to keep them, how nice are they?!)

Snacks... kitchen table draped with a white table cloth and
3.5 yards of mermaid fabric from Walmart, folded in half as a no-sew table runner.
Topped off with three yards of blue tulle.

Goodie buckets (from the dollar store)
line the stairs and add welcome color to the entryway.
A good place to deposit treasures during the party!

They are waiting to be filled by the guests with buried treasure and craft projects!
(psst...there is a pirate eye patch waiting in each one)

A tribute to "C"s betta fish, "Baby Gippy"
(recycled decor from E's fishy 3rd bday party)

(Will post more details about this project in a separate post!)

What is everyone looking for in the ball pit?

(our wading pool with a bag of ball pit balls... also great for snowy and rainy day play)

"Buried Treasure" of course! (aka Dollar store glass beads
and gravel that I spray painted metallic gold)

Popping bubbles from the battery operated bubble machine
was a popular past time for kids of all ages.

A full bucket at the end of the party...
The kids got paper mache treasure boxes to collect their "buried treasure"

A view from upstairs... when I went to check on this

An impromptu talent show and dance party in the Frog Princess' room!

I colored the cake batter her favorite colors, pink and purple
with a skinny white layer in between.
(a test drive for E's cake next month!)

Favorite cousin checking out our fish tank
(I put a cut out mermaid on the glass in the back of the tank!)

One very happy Mermaid Princess Birthday Girl!

Love you cutie pie!



EntertainingMom said...

I love this and I am so GOING to use SO many of these ideas for Alexander's 5th Birthday this fall!

Johanna said...

what amazing ideas! I love the wading pool filled with balls! What a great idea!

e.m. said...

You are a woman (mom) after my own heart! We have already created your under water and artic boxes! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Patch said...

what a cute fun happy party! thanks for stopping by my blog and helping make my SITS day so wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Cute, creative & doesn't break the bank. And it works for a wide age range. Love the brown sugar as sand idea...will have to try that.

Darby said...

It was truly wonderful and I can't believe my adorable niece is 3! What a fun way to celebrate.

Cassie said...

That is a cool cake! I love the looking for treasure activity!

Tonya's Books said...

Very cute ideas! I love the goodie buckets going up the stairs- looks like a beautiful rainbow! Love it!

Molly said...

Love your blog
Love your blog
Love your blog

Morgan said...

What a fun party! How creative on spraying the gravel gold. The cake looks great too!

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Andie said...

You are so awesome! What great party ideas!! Keep the good ideas comin'!

gina said...

just scrolled through all of those amazing ideas- perfect for my soon to be six this summer's party- because she has boy and girl friends she invites!! LOVE them!!

Katie said...

What a CUTE party! Oh how I miss the Dollar Store! So many creative ideas, love everything you did :) THanks for the link!

internetexplorer said...

This is my sister's favorite theme. It's sweet, colorful and just suits a kid's innocence. Glad to be exploring the net and found great Little Mermaid birthday party ideas like this. THis is going to be my niece's party theme next year. yehey <3 God bless always! I would love to pin some photos from this post hope it's find with you.

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