Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Best Week Ever Pt 3 {Mermaid Party}

The Best Week Ever ended with the culmination of Kinsey's 5th Mermaid Party! Affiliate links used. A small commission may be received if you purchase an item through my links. Thanks for supporting my blog!

I shared the inspiration for her party at the end of January. And by that date, I had nothing prepared(!!!) and was stressing just a bit. But I pulled it together, wrote out my lists and got to crafting. Here are the decorations:
Mermaid Party
I recreated the Welcome sign and had it on the guest table along with the guest book and favors. This sign now resides in the girl's room on the gallery wall, to say we love it is an understatement. Please feel free to download a copy here. You can print vertically or horizontally by adjusting your printer settings.
Mermaid Party
The favors were "oyster shells"- two Pepperidge Farm Lemon Homestyle Cookies stuck together with pink icing and a white Sixlet "pearl". The tags read "Thanks for shellebrating with me love Kinsey".
Mermaid Party, jelly lanterns
My favorite craft was making this jelly lantern, it looked SO cool!!! I actually took two different tutorials (here and here) and combined them to get the look I wanted. If I had more lanterns (a score from Target Dollar Spot in 2014) I would have made more. What can't you do with tissue paper?!
Mermaid Party, fish tail scales
I also love how this 5 turned out based off of this 2. I used a random piece of cardboard and had my mom sketch out a 5. Then I gathered up cardstock in the color scheme I had determined and punched out a bunch of circles using my Craft Punch! A few I cut in half for better fit and just used a glue stick to attach the circles to the cardboard.
The 5 was hung outside above the food table, so pardon the random shadow that is the power line ;) Also there was a bunch more food but it was crazy hot and we didn't think inducing food poisoning at the party would be a good idea.
I used Decorative Fish Net  to add some texture and it looked really cute. The shell is my mom's. And I have to point out that all the aqua paper goods were different brands but matched perfectly. It really is the little things, folks.

After the whirlwind of activity prepping for this sweet party, I took the rest of the afternoon off from being a paparazzo and just enjoyed 'being'. Kinsey ran around nonstop between the bounce house (first year of having one, will never go back haha) and her play house with her friends, ate exactly 3 bites of pizza and 2 bites of cake while consuming massive amounts of juice, and was tuckered out when we finally made it back home.

I was lucky to get this Family picture at the end of the day. Notice the sweaty heads and cranky (Brian and Brielana) expressions. 
Birthdays are the best celebrations.

You can catch up by reading Part 1 and Part 2 of The Best Week Ever.


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23 comments:

  1. The party turned out so awesome! I love everything about it, but my favorite is the lantern jellyfish. Great job Momma!!

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  2. I love everything you made! It all looks awesome! You did such a fantastic job!

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is amazing!! I love all the cute decorations! You did such a great job!!

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  4. Oh my word! This is perfect!! I love the jelly lanterns. Great job, friend!!

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  5. Oh my! Everything looked so good!!! Love it! I am so downloading that sign!

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  6. love love love it!!!! love the comparisons shots too!! I think your's are way better. Seriously. So did you have this at your house and you said you'll never go back.. back as in before bounce house or back as in never again to the bounce house? Lily's birthday is just around the corner so obviously I'm picking your brain. ;)

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  7. So sweet, love the 5, can you just mail that to me ;)? Love the sign and that color palette is fantastic. You did an AMAZING job celebrating that sweet girl

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  8. Your party decorations turned out awesome! I loooove that fishnet "tablecloth" and the jellyfish lanterns!

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  9. I love this idea!! All your ideas and crafts turned out so great- what an awesome party!!!!

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  10. I love this theme and all your decorations are amazing! I especially like the number 5!

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  11. Love it! If I had a girl, I would totally steal this idea! :)

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  12. That jellyfish is amazing! It's my favorite detail!

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  13. I LOVE this!!! Her party turned out so cute and I love how you did a comparison of Pinterest and your creation. Your creations look amazing! Sounds like you all had a great time (despite the heat) and a great day celebrating your 5 year old!

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  14. My five year old little girl's heart just got so excited! The Little Mermaid was everything to me when I was a little girl. I had everything. Luke & Cash got me the blu-ray for my birthday a couple years ago. All of your pins turned out fantastic! Have a great weekend!

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  15. You did such a great job on the party decorations. I am loving them!!!

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  16. Your decorations!! I. LOVE. THEM!! Those jelly lanterns are SO cool!! And those party favors? Such a fun and cute idea!!
    Seriously, how are you going to top this next year?!

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  17. I think many of your recreations look better than the pinterest looks!

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  18. Your party details are awesome! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Penny! I enjoyed crafting this party so much it may be my favorite theme thus far! Of course, I say that every year ;)

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  19. aww mermaid party! you and little baby garvin both did. I hope Aria wants one sometime! I guess mermaid in dec is weird, but also if we were in FL it would be fine. Guess it will be cold next bday =( sidetracked...Love the aqua and the jelly fish and the favor cookie clams! I think we need a bounce house sometime!

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  20. ahhmazing! everything turned out so cute. i'll have to remember that jelly fish idea! we used a ton of those lanterns for parker's party this last weekend. also, the guest book idea! love it. i wish i had seen this earlier!

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  21. Everything turned out amazing!! Those shell cookie favors are adorable. And what good luck to have warm weather. Definitely one of the best perks of living in California!

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  22. Wow, that all turned out so cute! Really love that jellyfish lantern - so fun. Thanks for sharing!

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