Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Coco's Mermaid Party

Better late than never, right? We threw this fun, little mermaid party in the beginning of March but I am just now getting around to posting about it. (Apologies.)


First - the pretty pictures, taken by my super talented friend:



....and now my less-than-awesome pics:

Spotted this awesome blowfish fruit kabob on Pinterest and knew we had to do one. I totally wanted this shark, but watermelons weren't in season yet. Womp womp.  (HERE is my entire mermaid party inspiration board if you're interested!)

The dessert table is always one of my favorite parts of throwing a party. Lizzy D Minis made the most delicious (and beautiful) mini cupcakes and mermaid cakepops, with the sweetest little handmade mermaid toppers!! I also picked up some chocolate and vanilla macarons from Trade Joe's and dusted them with some edible pearl sugar to make them a bit prettier. I got seashell and seahorse-shaped truffles from Marshalls and handmade turquoise and seafoam green meringues at a local craft fair. My mom also made these super cute jello aquariums. Somehow I only managed to snap a quick phone picture of the dessert table, d'oh!

Mermaid drink markers from Cost Plus hung over the side of the jello aquariums while gummi sharks swam inside. A little bit of turquoise twine + a sucre shop spoon on the outside made them the perfectly portable dessert for kids and adults! Party favors were super simple - a sand bucket, some sand toys, an under the sea book (on clearance from Joann's for a .10 - seriously, only a dime!!) and a z-bar. Kid-friendly and easy.


The food was EASY but delicious - seashell mac and cheese (Marie Callendar's frozen shells with vermont white cheddar), my "famous" paninis, under the sea pasta salad (the pasta salad I make for every party with THESE noodles), crustacean crackers (white cheddar goldfish, orange cheddar whales from the Target dollar spot and sour cream and onion starfish from Safeway, all mixed up) and then good ol' chips and salsa.

This piñata had THE creepiest face. Fortunately the kids didn't seem to mind.

Glitter tattoos have become a staple at our kid-friendly parties. They're an inexpensive and fun way to really impress the little ones. Tony is also quite good at it. If this whole firefighting thing doesn't work out, he totally has another career option ;)


We had such a great time celebrating our sweet, little Coco!

Vendors: Party Printables and treat cups - TomKat Studio, Cutlery - Sucre Shop, Leila and Coco's Custom Dresses - Oh, Cecilia!, Cupcakes and Cake Pops - Lizzy D Mini's, Assorted Under the Sea Decor - Oriental Trading, Tassel above dessert table - Everly Lane Designs, Photos: Tara Marie Photography Starfish Bows and Necklaces - Glitter and Gloss

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17 comments:

{cuppakim} said...

how cute is this party!! :)
i was in cambria a few weeks ago and they had an entire shop full of beautiful sea things like this, divided by section - including one for mermaids. :) I thought of you, but you already had your party. :)

looks like a smashing success!

justjacq.com said...

oh how cute! I want a mermaid party now... I have no kids, I want one for me.

Megan said...

I love the jellos. So stinkin adorable!

Andrea Worley said...

what a fun party theme. love the star fish and the glitter tattoo station!

alexinphilly said...

This mermaid party is so cute! You did a great job!

Chrissy said...

Wow, everything looks wonderful! Such a cute party theme! xxx

mel @ the larson lingo said...

SO cute! Love it all!!! I think Claire needs a mermaid party one of these years!

joen said...

Great Job! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Stacey said...

This party is adorable!

xoxo
Stacey

Five Minute Style 

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Ah what a fun party! Such a cute theme.

~ko said...

Crazy adorable!!! You are such a good momma!

~ko said...

Crazy adorable!!! You are such a good momma!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

how adorable Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Candice Williams said...

Those jello desserts!! Dying! Good job mamma!!

Nathyness said...

This looks like SO much fun! I love mermaids. Always have, always will.

The piñata really did look creepy. Lol.

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

Oh my gosh could your family be ANY cuter? what an adorable party! Your so creative!

Tegan Aubrie | Twelve13 said...

Adorable! Might need to steal all of that for Marlee's "Out 2 Sea" 2nd birthday (next February... whatever... ;)

 

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