So seeing as how May was a VERY busy month for us I decided better late than never and post about our Mermaid Theme Birthday Party. I’m one of those people who always thinks that DIY is the best way to go about parties. Even if it stresses me out to complete exhaustion and I don’t even get to enjoy the party I know that my daughter will have photos to remind her that her first birthday was bitchin’. So I went all out found tutorials or went on pinterest and looked at ideas and this is what I ended up with. Enjoy the photos I’ll post recipes and links as needed underneath the photos.
Right away theres was a panic because every mothers worst party nightmare comes true as soon as you get to the venue that you’ve reserved and paid for and theres another party already there cutting it close to the wire. Because then you have to be the bitch, the rude one, the one who’s like look dude I paid for this you need to leave, we have to set up. So after that was that we went over to the play yard and swing while party guests began showing up and the other party slowly moved out of the way.
Being a Big family we set up the party in about an hour and it was all fun just helping out and getting things done.
Lime Sherbert Punch: Recipe I actually added cherry 7 up instead of ginger ale to give it color and flavor and then half a gallon of Berry Blue Hawaiian Punch to make it look “Sea Worthy”.
Jello Cups were Blueberry Flavor with Swedish Fish and marshmallows. Nothing too fancy.
I made “Jelly Fish” for the children incase they didn’t want pin wheels which was literally jelly sandwiches cut into fish with a cookie cutter.
Pinwheels: Recipe This is the exact recipe here and Oh man they were a hot commodity and we still had a whole platter to take home! It was a very welcomed left over ❤ yum.
Mermaid Rice Crispy’s: Made according to the package and then set in a rectangle container where i let them set. After done I cut them into rectangles and then melted chocolate melts and dipped them in to create that V for a mermaids tail. Left over melts were used in a shell chocolate mold to create a “shell bra”.
Cake Pops: Pinterest Link Here I followed this tutorial to the T. It turned out amazing. NOTE If you can’t find styrofoam to put the cake pops on to dry try buying a cheap cake pop stand. They cost about 5$ and can be reused at the party :D.
Most party supplies were bought from Target or from the local Card and Party Factory.
Over all It was a great first birthday .. that got rained out about 45 minutes after we set up! Haha thats okay it made for great memories and lots of fun with family and friends. Credit of photos go to one of my bestie’s Alicia Rosiu if your in the Houston/Huntsville/Bryan/College Station areas she’s freaking amazing. Her Facebook page is The Art of Observation Photography.
Any who thats all I’ve got for now, again sorry for the late post.