This customer mermaid party has all the whimsical touches a mermaid party should. The flowy table skirt gives you the feeling that you are floating under water. A beautiful balloon garland arch frames the table making a huge statement in the room while giving the feel of bubble floating. 

 

I love personalizing a party with the child’s name. These DIY hand decoracted paper mache name letters take personalization to a new level. Each letter is unique with tons of texture and sparkle.

 

The party table held tons of under the sea mermaid inspired treats like these gorgeous sugar cookies by Swirls of Sugar. You can also see cute s’mores party favors featuring my printable treat bag toppers.

 

The attention to detail in these cookies is amazing. They are each a yummy piece of art. 

 

Cute hair ties made with mermaid ribbon were a fun take home for the party guests. 

 

Here is a closer look at the adorable s’mores party favor. 

 

This cake was created by using a plain white store bought cake. The party mom dressed it up with all of her daughter’s favorite yummy treats and some of the sugar cookies. This is such a great DIY party tip. You don’t have to pay $$$ for a show stopping cake. 

 

Sweet little gold mermaids topped cupcakes. 

 

Grapes were stacked on skewers to look like seaweed. This look was also shown in the dolphin party I shared not long ago. 

 

Bubble wands had my printable mermaid favor tags backed with gold glittery paper. The tiny little pearl accents with the ribbons is perfect for a mermaid theme. 

 

The printable mermaid Happy Birthday banner was hung by the birthday girl’s seat. 

 

Even the dolls got in on the mermaid fun. 

 

The girls sat at this adorable table. A sand colored table runner was the perfect base for all of the bright pops of mermaid accents. 

 

Tulle ribbon was tied to each chair with a star fish creating special seats for each guest.

 

Instead of 1 large centerpiece my printable centerpiece circles were individually placed in mason jars. 

 

Each circle was backed with gold glitter paper to add sparkle to the table.

 

Printable cupcake toppers were tied to glass jars for drinks. 

 

The entry way featured this DIY sparkly ribbon garland. Touches teal and gold elements on the table made a beautiful welcome to the party. 

 

How cute is that octopus plate?!?! A perfect accent piece. Multiples of my printable mermaid centerpiece circles were put together to create a fun centerpiece set. 

 

Outside this balloon net was a great backdrop for an art station. The girls painted sea shells. 

 

The guests each took home a sand bucket with a printable mermaid favor tag to carry all their party goodies home in. 

 

A drink station was set up outside with this cute foam cooler turned into a treasure chest.

 

Cute little mermaid and narwhal squeezy toys were ready for a water fight. These doubled as a party favor.  

 

The girls spent the rest of the party running through the unicorn sprinkler and having a water fight. The towels were made into mermaid tails with small rubber bands on the ends. Another adorable but functional party favor for the win!

 

You can find a matching printable mermaid invitation and party decor package in my etsy shop. 

August 27th, 2018

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My daughter has always loved anything from the 1950s. When the Mary Ellen American Girl doll came out and she got a diner to go with it we knew it would be the perfect party theme! My goal was to create a fun diner style atmosphere. I always love the retro colors and black and white check patterns in diners. I used this as the starting point when designing this 50’s diner party decor package. 

 

At the table I started with a simple black and white check table runner to continue the patterns in the printable party decor.

 

I used these cute red cake stands (found in the Target Dollar Spot) to add some color. They held printable diner menus and retro ketchup and mustard containers.  A restaurant style napkin dispenser added to the diner feel.

 

My printable 50s printable party circles made the perfect centerpiece for the table. I love the cute jukebox and poodle skirt images throughout the party line.

 

Glass soda bottles were dressed up with a printable water bottle label. The girls loved drinking soda from them.

 

At each place setting I used records as chargers. A printable label personalized it and made a keepsake for the party guests. I went to our local Goodwill store and bought tons of old records. The style of music did not matter for this use. 

 

Food was served in classic red diner food baskets and checkered liners. The girls had their choice of hotdogs and hamburgers served with a side of fries.

 

It is always fun to set up a little doll scene matching the party decor. MaryEllen had a yummy meal at the diner too.

 

For the main party table I had this extra large Madison’s Diner sign printed. I loved the impact it made in the space. This table held the desserts and party favors. 

 

The cake was inspired by a pink poodle skirt, the sign image, and of course a jukebox. Look at that tiny record inside. 

 

Just in case anyone needed something other than soda I used these 50’s printable labels to dress up water bottles. They featured all of the cute images found in the party decor package. 

 

As if cake was not enough, we had yummy root beer floats served in these cute ice cream sundae cups. 

 

Party favors for the guests were adorable in these pink classic car favor boxes. 

 

Each girl got a pair of vintage glasses and polka dot scarf to wear during the party. 

 

Also included was pink and blue cotton candy with a printable favor tag. 

 

50s inspired sugar cookies were wrapped up and sent home with each of the girls as well. They were all to sugared out to eat them during the party. ha!

 

After our yummy diner experience we had fun with a photo booth 50’s sock hop style.

 

We made these cute saddle shoes from basic white tennis shoes found at Target. I used black craft paint to paint the inside shape. 

 

I purchased a set of printable 50s photo props on Etsy. They were super simple to print at home and cut out. The girls had a blast being silly with them. 

 

Next we had a hoola hoop contest. It was so funny to watch. The girls loved it!

 

Last for the evening was karaoke. This is where the evening got the silliest. They sang their hearts out and laughed until they cried. 

 

This was such a fun party theme. Having the guests come dressed up made it even more fun. The girls really got into character. I hope you enjoyed our 50’s Diner Party. 

 

You can find all of the printable decorations in my etsy shop. The links and party sources are below. 

 

Sources:

Printable Party Decor – Sign   Party Decor   Invite

Scarves- Amazon(currently unavailable)

Glasses- Amazon (rhinestones added by me)

Pink Car Boxes- The Sugar Diva

Black & White Checkered Floor- Amazon

Ketchup & mustard bottles- Local restaurant supply store (similar can be found on Amazon)

Napkin Dispensers- Local restaurant supply store (similar can be found on Amazon)

Glass Soda Bottles – Michael’s Crafts

Records – Used records of any style from Goodwill

Food Baskets & Liners -Local restaurant supply store (similar can be found on Amazon)

Poodle Skirt -Bday Girl – Amazon (runs small! My 11 yr old is a 14/16 and wearing the Women’s Med/Lg)

Doll Diner – Target

Doll Outfit – Local Market

Photo Props – Etsy

Saddle Shoes- Target

August 22nd, 2018

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Summer may be coming to an end soon, but I still have some summer parties to share with you. None of my kids have summer birthdays but luckily we get to live vicariously through several friends who throw fun water themed outdoor parties. There is nothing better on a hot day than a bunch of kids in swimsuits squealing and running through water. My friend’s daughter wanted a dolphin party this year. She put together this darling Under the Sea set up.

Varying shades of blue streamers and tissue poms created a wavy ocean backdrop to her dessert table.

 

Printable cupcake toppers featured cute dolphins and seashells.

 

My table centerpiece circles looked adorable all dressed up with glittery die cut accents. This number 5 with star fish attached was so fun.

 

Dipped oreos in the party colors with contrasting sprinkles made a perfect under the sea treat.

 

Of course gummy sharks were a must!

 

Pretzel rods dipped in melting candy with sprinkles were adorable with the life saver accent.

 

A sandy beach(brown sugar) of candy melt fish and shells and starfish cookies were a perfect beachy treat.


Streamers were twisted and lined the walls to create an under the sea seaweed feel through the whole house.

The dolphin princess birthday girl wore this sweet seashell covered headband.

 

Seaweed grapes were made for a super quick and easy snack using skewers and a clear vase.

 

Goldfish were given a nautical feel in this awesome clear jar.

 

This beautiful shell watermelon was a piece of art. It almost looked to pretty to eat. Almost!

 

Printable dolphin water bottle labels made drinks easy for guests to grab while the played.

 

Outside this fun photo backdrop was created.

 

Various props were available including a life vest, beachball, sunglasses, and other paper props.

 

A gift table was decorated with netting and my printable dolphin happy birthday banner.

 

Guest tables were dressed up with more of our printable dolphin party centerpiece circles and various die cut images. The tables had more of the netting used on top of tablecloths for a beachy feel.

 

The highlight of the party of course, was this water slide! The kids stayed cool splashing for hours. This right here is the perk of a summer party. No activities needed. Just provide water!

 

Each guest took home a mini sand pail filled with treats.

 

The full printable package and invitation are available in my etsy shop!

August 8th, 2018

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