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
*Printable Food Tents: SprinkledDesign
*Decorations: Hobby Lobby
*Lanterns for Jellyfish: Hobby Lobby
*Candy: Lolli & Pops
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?
Her party turned out incredible! I can’t get over how perfect her cake is– definitely worth the labor of love you put into it! The jelly lanterns are such a fun touch and the teal and purple look so good together! What a great party for Little A! I hope she’s feeling better soon!
I think your cake turned out great! And how cute with all the star sandwiches and other goodies. What a fun theme for a little girl.
Love love love this theme. We did this for my daughter’s 4th birthday this year. Great job on all the decor and little touches
So, like, do you want to come plan Otto’s first birthday party for me?! That cake is PERFECT, and I’m so impressed you actually made it! I just buy mine. You def have an eye for details!
You are such a Pinterest momma!! Oh my gosh, you put so much work into this and it turned out perfectly – those little starfish sandwiches and the jellyfish decorations are adorable.
You did such a beautiful job!!! I love all the elegant details in the decorations, I especially love the King Triton’s Tendons. Adorable!
Thanks so much Stephanie! It was a fun party to put together.
Imma just sit here with that buried treasure if you don’t mind. This looks epic! Come plan/execute my birthday parties please!
Wow! Tiffany! It was amazing! You did such a great job…especially on such short notice! I’m impressed 🙂
This turned out so cute! I’m glad Little A loved it! Great job!