When I first laid eyes on this mermaid doll, I had to have her!! Thus the mermaid party was born! This was such a fun table to create and figure out for an under-the-sea celebration. Some of these decorations are Christmas ornaments and picks from the floral department. Keep a lookout for after Christmas/holiday sales – items that don’t look “Christmasy”. In planning a baby shower or birthday party, knowing far in advance what you’re looking for sure can help keep costs down.
Doesn’t every mermaid need a sea shell crown? To make the crown I used the following supplies:
plastic birthday crown
shower curtain rings (star fish)
christmas ornament (shell)
Christmas glitter floral pick
gold spray paint
bright colored spray paint
glitter, glitter, glitter
Taylor (a friends daughter) is the mermaid model – isn’t she adorable? I know, I know the seahorse is the bomb! It’s paper mache and no I didn’t paint it, it came that way. I also designed the mermaid costume – fabric was purchased for cheap in the LA fabric district. Starfish shape was cut out of the confetti glitter fabric and ironed on to the top with fusing fabric.
Isn’t glitter better on everything? Weeeell… not on my husbands face (especially when we’re sitting in church) the poor guy…having to live with a crafty wife will do that to you. Glitter can get everywhere…
A seahorse Christmas ornament and ribbon are made into a napkin ring holder. If you don’t want to spend money on fancy plates, concentrate on making napkin ring holders a little fancier. Plain dinner plates can be dressed-up with napkin ring holders.
Add crepe paper and ribbon to a stick to create mermaid limbo – image from here.
Little Dance Invitations creates the cutest invitations from your child’s photo. Email this company your child’s photo and they will make unique invites for your special event. LDI is located in Australia but do ship internationally.
The clam shell is handmade. The shell back was a piece of board cut and painted to look like a shell. A snow toboggan was attached to the board and painted to match the clam back. A small ball was painted for the pearl. Image from here.
Belly Feathers made this inexpensive bubble bath look expensive with cute mermaid tags and ribbon. Great party favor.
Dress your little girl in a mermaid costume for her under the sea/mermaid birthday party.
Free download for sea-star cards. Tricia Rennea created these note cards and also sea-star invitations available on her website.
Posted on June 30, 2009
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