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!


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