March 15, 2012

Top Ten Ideas for a Mermaid Party

 With Aria's 6th birthday coming up next month I've already started planning some ideas out for how to throw a spectacular MERMAID BIRTHDAY PARTY.  Here are the top ten ideas from my Pinterest board.

1. Seashell Invitations

Source: sillyeaglebooks.com via Carmen Kinniburgh on Pinterest

 How fun are these?  Aria loves shells, and the invitation instantly becomes a keepsake when its not a piece of paper!

2. Balloon Decor

 
Source: karaspartyideas.com via Carmen Kinniburgh on Pinterest

Balloons and nets and some streamers hanging from the ceiling will really make the room feel as though we're underwater.

3.  Rock Candy

 
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There's all sorts of recipes out there about how to make your own rock candy.  I think it'll be a fun science experiment to do with my kids several weeks before the party, and doesn't it look like coral?

4.  "Sushi" Sandwiches

 
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I love sushi, but I don't think that I could get the girls to eat it!  This is a super fun alternative, and with all the peanut allergies out there, I think its wise to steer away from the classic PB&J.

5. Orange Pepper Octo-dip

 
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How ridiculously cute is this?  And easy!  I love food that adds to the theme!

6.  Mermaid Craft

 
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This is a great simple craft that I know any 5 or 6 year old girl would love to make.  I think I'll attach the hair ahead of time, but let the girls decorate their mermaids however they'd like to.

7.  Mermaid Tail Towels

 
Source: thehobbymommy.com via Carmen Kinniburgh on Pinterest

So, on Amazon these towels are around $60!  I'm thinking I can make them for WAY less, and I am NOT a seamstress.  I like to think of myself as an interpretive sewer... no patterns, just making it up as I go along!  My thought is that these will be the party favours that the girls can take home and then use all summer!

8.  Ombre Ocean Cake

 
Source: blog.catchmyparty.com via Carmen Kinniburgh on Pinterest

In my head, this is what Aria's cake will look like, but I know there's no way I can pull it off.  I might try to go for the ombre look on the inside though, with the different layers and try for something simpler to decorate...

9.  Wafer Chocolate for Easy Cake Decorating

 
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Something simpler like this.  Still beautiful, but layering chocolate wafers I can definitely do.  And the Bulk Barn in town has every shade of wafer under the sun!

10.  Octopus Cake or Marshmallow Pops

 
Source: blog.amyatlas.com via Carmen Kinniburgh on Pinterest

In October I made my first attempt at cake pops for Roscoe's Robot Party.  My husband had much more finesse when it came to dipping them in chocolate.  They were super yummy, and a LOT OF WORK!  Simple octopuses I might be able to handle though...

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