Monday, September 12, 2016

Mermaid Birthday Party!


This year, my daughter wanted a Mermaid Birthday Party. So I was decided on throwing a swimming birthday party for her at the local YMCA swimming pool. Till few days before the party, when I wanted to book the pool, I came to know that the party slot was only late in the evening, which didn't work for us. So had to come up with other option. I ended up having the party at home, but had to incorporate some water mermaid related games and activities.


It was fun planning and kids had more fun with all the activities especially the water games.

Let me start with the decor and food. I had the blue and green theme with a splash of purple here and there. I had all the food items set on the island. In the base of the island, I twisted and pasted some green crepe paper to make weeds and some fish swimming. I thought it kind of set the theme.


For snacks/food, I had oyster cookies, which I made using applying frosting on one of the cookies, then putting a white pearl candy and topping with another cookie.


Flounder cupcakes, which were chocolate cupcakes and yellow frosting and with made flounder using yellow and blue m&ms. There are other cupcakes with blue frosting and topping it with goldfish and some small pearl candy to make bubbles.


Drift wood, which were chocolate covered pretzels.


There was also beach and wave, which was blue jello and put some crushed graham crackers for sand. Waves were ruffle potato chips.



For main course we obviously had pizza, because everybody loves pizza. I also had croissant sandwich. If you remember from the Ariel story, Sebastian was a crab, so picked up croissant, which looks like crab anyways, to make sandwich and added olives in the toothpick for eyes.


I also had sea shell pasta, of which I don't have any pictures.

Also from the Ariel story is the word dinglehoppers, which Ariel refers to the fork. I have to say, I love the word dinglehoppers..:)


And to wash all the food down, was the sea water, which was the fruit punch.


For activities, kids got to decorate their own treasure chest, which they each got to take home.


They also got to make some dolphin sand art neklaces


And hunt for treasures using the fishing rod. I made the fishing rod, by tying a rope to one end of the wooden dowel and then attaching a magnet to the end of the rope. I filled a kiddie pool with water and put some trinklets and small toys. Each toy had a paper clip attached to it and the kids had to use the fishing rod to lift up those tiny toys.


At the end of the party we had a pinata and also a water balloon fight, which was super fun for the kids.

All in all my daughter had a great time with all her friends.



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21 comments:

  1. What a fun birthday party idea. My daughter loves mermaids and she wants to be one when she grows up. Bet your daughter just adored the birthday party!

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    1. Thank you Audra! My daughter loves mermaids too and she picked the theme for the bday. I usually let the kids pick the theme and let me know...that way, one less thing to think about..:)

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  2. So adorable! Looks like you thought of everything to carry out the mermaid theme. I'm sure your daughter and her friends had a great time at her birthday party!

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    1. Thank you RuthAnne for your sweet comment 😊

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  3. Such a cute party. We did a mermaid party for my daughter last year and she loved it!

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    1. Thank you Kati..:)
      Mermaid theme seems to be a pretty popular theme among little girls. I just visited your blog to look for the mermaid party. The Mermaid tea party turned out to be very adorable..:)

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  4. super cute! love the oyster cookies and the polka dot plates.
    b

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  5. You did an absolutely amazing job on this party! The oyster cookies are just the cutest and graham crackers for sand?! Wonderful all around :D Thanks for sharing your DIY party with us at Funtastic Friday!

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    1. Thank you Angie for stopping by and your nice comment..:)

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  6. How fun!! We just celebrated my granddaughters second birthday with a beach theme party at the beach! Fun!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Pinned!

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    1. Birthday at the beach sounds so fun. I am sure your granddaughter enjoyed it..:)
      Thank you Elaine for stopping by!

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  7. Cute party idea! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  8. Oh gosh...this looks so fun! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess. Heading over to share with the group. Thank you for the invitation.

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  9. My daughter would love this. Those cupcakes are just awesome, and the oyster cookies too! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Teresa for your sweet comment and also for pinning 😊

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  10. What a fun and lovely party. I love the cupcakes, so pretty. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you and hope you will join again this Sunday at 4pm eastern time. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Vanessa for stopping by and for your lovely comment.
      It was fun to join the party and getting inspired by other great projects.
      You have a great weekend too!

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  11. Hey this Mermaid birthday party was truly fantastic. I am in love with shell table decorations. I loved seeing these party moments in all these snaps. I will also be hosting such a fun mermaid party for my daughter at her favorite New York Event Venues.

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