Happy Halloween! I hope everyone that has little ones heading out tonight stays safe! Little A has been sick all weekend so our trick-or-treating will be very short tonight.
We weren’t originally planning on throwing Little A a birthday party. After all, she was getting a trip to Disneyland for her birthday. No need for a party. But we have some changes coming up and I wasn’t sure if we’d be seeing some special people in our lives, so I thought we’d throw her a small little get together. So when I asked her what type of party she wanted, she instantly said a mermaid 5th birthday party.
I didn’t do what I normally do when I party plan and make a list of everything I’ll need 2 months in advance. Nope. I waited until about a week and a half before the party and started doing some research and shopping for items we’d need. Luckily, many stores seem to stock mermaid-type items year round! Who knew!?
This is a pretty photo heavy post. There were so many fun details that I couldn’t leave out.
My mom made the sign for me and A was so excited for guests to see it!
A originally wanted turquoise and coral colors, but I was struggling to find a lot of coral colored items, so we went with purple. I’m glad we did; I love the color combination!
The cake was a labor of love. I don’t know why I continue to use this cake stand for my big cakes. It’s such a pain to work with. I was going for a beach and ocean look for the cake and I think I achieved it. Although the cake almost became cupcakes at about 9:00 at night, after almost 12 hours of working on it. But I pushed through and although it’s not exactly what I was going for I’m happy with it. I definitely do not see myself being featured on Cake Wars anytime soon.
The jellyfish lanterns were a cinch to make, but definitely took some time. I also wasn’t able to find any lanterns that were a sea green color, so I ended up spray painting white lanterns.
A loved this mermaid. It was a fun addition to the dessert table.
I did PB&J starfish sandwiches for the kids, and croissant sandwiches for the adults.
My ocean water punch turned out more green than I expected, but it tasted amazing!
Our sweet little mermaid.
I also had mini pearls (Sixlets), giant pearls (gumballs), rainbow fish (colored Swedish fish), fish eggs (jelly beans) and buried treasure (chocolate coins and Hershey’s Kisses) as part of the dessert table.
I still can’t believe my baby girl is 5! Overall I’m glad with how the party turned out. It was low-key and, besides the day it took me to make the cake, super easy to put together.Check out this adorable mermaid themed birthday! Click To Tweet
I always tell myself I won’t do another party at our home and instead host it somewhere else, but I really enjoy entertaining and putting together the tables, food and decorations. There’s just something about getting friends and family together at home that just makes me feel relaxed and happy.
Do you enjoy entertaining?