Alright! It's finally done! I don't know if even Sophie was as excited about her mermaid party as I was! Growing up, The Little Mermaid was my absolute favorite movie! Well, that and Beauty & the Beast... I would stay up all night watching it and in the pool, I would try to swim like a mermaid, keeping both my feet together and tossing my hair in the air when I came out from under the water, so I was thrilled when Sophie asked for an "Ariel party" this year!
I can't even blog all the DIY stuff that went into this party! Me, my family and friends DIY-ed literally EVERY. LAST. THING! I used only stuff I had, and spent probably about $30 total for the things I didn't have on hand (most of it went into the tulle for the tutu). I borrowed lot's of stuff from my family for the decorations. The table clothes are sheets and fabric I had.
I hope you'll excuse the insane amount of pics I am sharing in this post, but I just could not pic favorites! My bff took the pics for me and did a great job! They all came out so amazing! I put them after the jump, so that if you are randomly stumbling upon this, you aren't bombarded with photos, but for those of you who would like to see the whole party, just click read more!
Hope you enjoy as much as we did!
I made the starfish wands using this pattern and I screwed a eye hook in the top to tie the ribbons to. Then, I hot glued the starfish to the tops. Just make sure you glue it to the felt...not the stuffing, otherwise it will come out.
The starfish garland was made using this tutorial.
Each girl got her makeup done by my sister, then, took her pic in the photo booth.
My cousin made the cake, and my sister and I made the little pink sea urchins out of salt dough.
Sea glass candy made using this recipe
Click "read more" to see all the pics from the party!
My pirate face in the photo booth...lol
Making silly faces...
My friend that took all the photos in the photo booth
The seaweed was cut from tulle...we ended up taking it down because it was like real seaweed and everyone kept getting stuck in it! lol
My friend made her this bow holder.
My grandma and sisters
Notice the "bubble garland" in the doorway...my sisters made it that...just cut circles out of scraps of fleece I had and stitched together...It was my sister, Kristen's first sewing project...She did a pretty good job, huh?!?
My little honey badger....
Now this next sequence reminds me of Miss Congeniality...lol... She was trying to get Breyden to take a pic with her....
love this pic!
my sister and grandma
my mom and grandma