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Mermaid Party

My daughter Keely is absolutely besotted with anything to do with Mermaids.  The Disney character Ariel has always held a special place in her heart too so it was easy to decide on a mermaid theme for her fifth birthday.

The guests came in and participated in a jewellery making activity.  Each child could choose their own beads to make a bracelet and the last piece threaded on was a beautiful little corked vial (reminiscent of cute messages in a bottle) from ‘These Tiny Treasures’ that was filled with mermaid dust.  The children were told that when they next had a bath to try dropping a few pinches of the glitter into the water and they might just turn into mermaids!

Lunch was a seaside favourite: fish and chips.

Next each child was given a mermaid cardboard cutout with a glittery foam tail to decorate. Another activity held during this time was pass the parcel, with lots of bubble type prizes.

Finally we had the unveiling of the dessert table.  The centrepiece was a two-tiered chocolate mud cake decorated in light blue fondant with handmade white chocolate shells.

I made the Tim-Tam fish cake pops and blue jelly jars (with small white lolly fish inside).  The clam cookies were simply pink frosting and round mints inside 2 macadamia nut cookies.

Sherbet bottles that looked like message in a bottles sat next to Guerlain chocolates and handmade pink glitter seahorses on sticks.

I painted up craft boxes to look like sunken treasure and filled them with candy necklaces, chocolate coins and ring pops.

I purchased Styrofoam balls and cut them in half, attaching on pink marshmallows with toothpicks to make sea anemones.

Rock candy stacked on top of each other created coral like formations and to further the coral theme, I purchased marshmallow twists and used bright pink coloured plastic flowers to drape down the backdrop.

Lanterns hung down from the ceiling and lengths of crepe paper hung off them to look like jellyfish.  We also used hula hoops to drape crepe paper off to make seaweed lengths.

Finally we had a bubble machine to complete the look.

Vendor credits:

Invitation, backdrop, stationery accessories / printables and table: I Will Invitations.  Printables available here: mermaid printables and you can buy them already made up here: mermaid birthday party invitations and products

Lanterns: Saffy and May (www.facebook.com/saffyandmay)

Mermaid Cookie Pops: Sugar Pearl Cookies

Lollies: Sweet Style (www.sweetstyle.com.au), The Little Big Company (www.tlbc.com.au), Candy Kingdom (www.candykingdom.com.au), The Biggest Lollie Shop In The World (www.thebiggestlollieshopintheworld.com.au)

Lantern decorations: Saffy and Mae (www.facebook.com/saffyandmay)

Mermaid Dust Vials: These Tiny Treasures (www.etsy.com/shop/thesetinytreasures)

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3 Responses to “Mermaid Party”

  1. [...] dessert table featured oyster cookies (inspired by these found on Pinterest), mini sugar cookies, cupcakes topped with ocean critters by Sweet Lavender Bake [...]

  2. Marianne says:

    I have been asked to copy the cake that you made for your daughter’s mermaid party. I would like to publish a picture of the final cake on my website/facebook page, however it is very important to me that when I copy a cake that I give design credit to the original baker. Please could you let me have the relevant details in order for me to do so.
    Thanks and regards,

    • admin says:

      Hi Marianne,

      I really appreciate your integrity, thank you for taking the time to write to me! The cake was made by me – Gayle Williams of I Will Invitations. It was my first ever cake so please don’t be too harsh on it! :D

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