Charlie's Mermaid Birthday Party
Charlie turns seven this week and requested several months ago that her birthday party be a mermaid theme this year. We like to have our parties at a fun location so we can accommodate all of our family that travels to town and she can invite friends and her cousins and we don’t have to worry about our house being spotless. We also just don’t have a house right now that can accommodate a big group.
We ended up having the party at a local indoor waterpark and hotel and I was able to bring in all of my own decor and the cupcakes as well.
I ordered her mermaid balloon from Happy Wish Company, one of my favorite places to get themed party decor. I also found this really cute balloon at Target that matched the rest of her decor I got there but fyi it couldn’t have helium in it so I opted to have both. I also love Meri Meri brand and did lots of searching online to get the flower crowns, pirate hats, sparkler candles, and gold cups. The rest of the paper supplies I found at Target as they have a really cute mermaid section right now in the party area.
I love getting decor that I can keep for longer than just the party so I ordered a felt ball garland from Pearl and Jane as I knew that would be perfect for Charlie’s room and she can keep it forever. Just one thing that we don’t toss and she can keep as a souvenir.
I have a really talented friend that has her own cupcake business, Parinda’s Cupcakes, and rather than stressing about making a cake myself I enlisted her help. I sent her a mood board (yes, I’m extra and she knows it) to give her an idea of the color scheme I was going with. But seriously … look at how amazing these are!!! She nailed my vision and then some. I couldn’t even believe how gorgeous these were and they tasted even better. Charlie declared them “the most beautiful cupcakes she had ever seen.” Here are the links to the wooden cake stand, mint cupcake stand and stoneware cupcake stand I used to display theme across the table.
I love to have Charlie dress in the theme of her party so I found this cute metallic mermaid suit at Stella and Cove and her skirt is from Target. She wore it in the water and it stayed on great! Her pom pom crown is from Meri Meri. I thought it would be fun if her crown made her stand out as the birthday girl when all the other girls had their flower crowns on.
One of Charlie’s favorite things about her parties is the party favor bags. She helped pick out all of the items each bag had. We gave each guest a reversible sequin mermaid key chain, slime (you are welcome parents), a pencil, an eraser, and a ring pop. I like to give them one thing that isn’t cheap “junk” so the keychains were that this year.
I planned the party for 2pm and had the guests arrive in their suits. They swam from 2-3:30pm and my husband and I were able to walk between the pools and count heads to make sure we had everyone accounted for. It was a little stressful but they were completely entertained which was really nice. We had them dry off and have pizza at 3:30 and gifts and cake were at 4. Parents picked up at 4:30pm. So overall I would recommend a pool party once they are old enough to feel comfortable in the water. Charlie loved it and so did her friends!
If you have any questions on anything just let me know! Overall it was one of my favorite parties my kids have had. Having a good plan in place is key and the theme this time was just extra adorable.