Warning: There are going to be a LOT of pictures!
I had the invitations printed at Costco- it's always the most cost-effective solution. I bought this kit on Etsy and created them myself- super easy, cute and fun!
The decor was a few things purchased and a few things pulled from around the house.
|Balloons are always a must! We have had the # balloon every year!|
|Our dinglehopper and snarfblatt- my husband actually has a pipe and we of course had a fork!|
|Jellyfish created using plastic bowls, cupcake paper cups, and curling ribbon|
The food took a little while to pull together, but I decided to serve Pulled Beef Sandwhiches, Pasta Salad, Chips/Crackers, Veggies, Cookies and Cake.
|Pearl Oyster Cookies are Madeline's cut in half, frosting, and a candy pearl oyster.|
|Shell Pasta Salad, Goldfish Food (goldfish and chips)|
|Octopepper with Seaweed dip- Red Pepper & Olive slices with Ranch dip|
The Cake! Oh, the cake- one of my favorite elements of the party- both in decor and taste! The cake was done by a local bakery, the owner is actually E's Sunday school teacher, so she made a special point to make a cake for us on a weekend when she was going to be closed. It turned out amazing! She did her Pooh cake last year also, and I loved it as well. I took the Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian to her and showed her a photo of the ribbons on a cake- I also gave her the color scheme and this is what we got. INCREDIBLE!
So now that we got all of that out of the way :), let's get down to the party!!
|Nana and Papa (my dad and mom) and their three granddaughters|
|Getting ready for the cake|
For the little ones I decided to have a craft this year. So I purchased a few big, plastic, ornaments and a bunch of stickers and paint from the dollar store and let them decorate bubbles- it was a hit!
Then onto the gifts- this chick got a ton of Little Mermaid toys! She loved them all- while she was napping I cleaned out one of her toy boxes to make room for all her new Princess Ariel toys.
The party was perfect! E was in a great mood as was little sister- we couldn't have asked for a better day to celebrate our sweet girl! Our her actual birthday hubby and I took her out by herself- more on that to come.
Disney Princess The Little Mermaid Story Set
White Starfish Decor
Natural Fish Net Party Accessory
Clear Plastic Acrylic Fillable Ball Ornament - Pkg of 12 (I purchased mine from JoAnn's on Black Friday)
Under the Sea Clipart
Birthday Shirt for E
Pearls for Cookies can be found here
Madeline Cookies found at Costco
Shredded Beef Sandwiches
Sea Foam Punch- 1 bottle lemon lime soda, an equal amount of blue drink (we used Typhoon Hawaiian Punch), 1 carton of pinaapple sherbert.