Little Miss. Georgia turned three over the weekend. Her little party was a huge success, if I do say so myself. In the south we love to have beautiful parties and that includes children parties as well. The first step is to come up with a theme, then everything else falls into place.
G’s birthday is in July, she is really into The Little Mermaid and we live right next to a splash pad. It took me no time to come up with the idea to have a mermaid party at the park. We invited our friends over using this Paperless Post invitation, tweaked to the wording I wanted. This has been my first paperless invitation for a birthday party, and I have to say it was fantastic. Not only were we saving some trees, it was super simple to invite guests, and track and change details using the app from my phone!
We all know the devil’s in the details, so here they are:
- DIY mermaid sensory kits ((my how to inspired by the absolutely incredible Young Wild and Friedman @youngwildandfriedman if you want to shop some beautiful creations please do it from her!))
- Mermaid cake and cookies from @doughbakeshoptx, she cannot deliver per Texas law so these are only for our DFW friends to enjoy
- Party decor:
- Balloon garland DIY kit or I would recommend making your own by purchasing balloon tape and balloons and using this guide.
- Purple and green tablecloths and plates, mini glitter birthday candle, and plastic flatware purchased in store only at walmart for really great prices.
- Mini cake stand that I’ve had for years but found an inexpensive cute one here
- Burlap table runner
- Seashells in apothecary jars
- Large Balloon number ((that we had trouble placing due to the wind!))
- Fishbowl snacks
- Treat cups
- Cheddar Goldfish
- Birthday Cake Goldfish
- Swedish fish
- Treat scooper
The party was a total success. Children are easy to please. Throw on their swimsuits and give them treats and they’re happy as clams! The rest of the fluff is really for the adults. For example, our perfectly curated outfit details. Obviously when planning this soiree, I had to make sure the family was picture perfect for the occasion.
Outfit details linked:
// men’s swim trunks // smocked mermaid bikini // gingham dress // jellyfish shirt // mermaid dress // smocked mermaid dress //
Edit: I forgot to mention this incredible table my husband and father made for the party. It was a simple idea that a friend had shown me. She knew someone who had purchased a piece of plywood and put it on cinderblocks so the kids had a place to eat. Of course Ryan and my dad couldn’t just have plywood on cinderblocks! They immediately came up with a simple idea and let me tell you, it was a hit! If you find yourself needing a little party table for kids here’s how to do it:
- Buy plywood and a wooden fence pole
- Cut the pole into eight, 11″ pieces
- Drill in each pieces of pole with 3″ nails from the top of the plywood into the pole
- Sand down edges and/or place table cloth on table
Georgie’s birthday was such a wonderful day. We are forever grateful to the friends and family that make days like this so special. More important than the details and outfits, is the fact that we were all together celebrating this little one’s life. Now, it’s time for all of us to rest because dang this day was a lot of work!!