3.11.2013

Under The Sea Surprise ~ My Little Mermaid's 1st Birthday Party!!



There is nothing like a party to lift my spirits and that's exactly what this one did for me!! My baby girl just turned 1 and I was not about to let that go by with out a party. You know I love everything Coastal but I have never thrown a Mermaid party. Since my daughter is young and doesn't have a say (yet), "Mermaid party it will be!!! ;-)

{This is my daughter's 1st year picture taken in Hawaii by my good friends Stefani and James Hays
with Enchanted Images in Roseville CA.}

{Mermaid Cake by Catia's Cakes, San Diego CA}
I have always wanted an extra fun birthday cake for one of my children's parties but wasn't sure who to use. Until recently, my good friend and neighbor had a birthday party for her husband and had Catia make his birthday cake. It was so cute and really well done so I thought I would give her a try on my Mermaid cake. Not to my surprise, she did a great job and it tasted good too!! I would definitely use her again! She is located in San Diego and you can find her on Facebook at Catia's Cakes.


{Appetizer & Cake Table}

I found on Esty an adorable seahorse party hat for my daughter to wear. The name of the Etsy shop is Little Pink Tractor. Online they named the hat "Mermaid Princess Birthday Party Hat." It was well made and priced nicely and went perfectly with my theme and color palate. I added a little bling to the tips of the star.








I made these for the dessert table. They are large marsh mellows dipped in blue chocolate and sprinkled with clear rock sugar. They are so easy and yummy too!! You should give them a try at your next children's party.





As always, my favorite part of any party is to plan the flowers. I LOVE waking up early and heading down to Franco's Flowers located close by in Encinitas, CA. They have a huge selection of flowers in a giant walk in refrigerator. It gets a little chilly inside the refrigerator but so worth it!! Before I went to Franco's I wrapped my vases with some ribbon and sparkle.

{I found on Google Images a seahorse pattern for my Happy Birthday banner.}



After I made the Happy Birthday banner, I wanted to find some unique party garland that would go with my theme and colors. I went back onto Etsy and found the perfect garland at a store named Studio Mucci. They had a cool pastel tissue garland that they call "Garden Party Tassel Garland." I thought it matched perfectly with my banner I made and I love how it looks a little like seaweed.




{I found these stemless wine glasses at Pier 1 Imports}

{My oldest daughter and her friend dressed up like mermaids. I found the tops and skirts at Chasing Fireflies}

 

Last but not least I need to mention the adorable Mermaid party favors I found at Chasing Fireflies. They are a little pricey but I only had a few to get. The kids said everything was pretty fresh and yummy!

Happy 1st Birthday my Little Mermaid Girl!!

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