How to Plan the Ultimate Mermaid Birthday Party

There’s several trends these days when it comes to parties and one of them is the mermaid party theme. Did you know that the Mermaid Birthday Party theme doesn’t have to only be for summer time birthdays? All girls will love celebrating and pretending to be a mermaid for a day anytime of the year.

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In today's post I have the Ultimate Mermaid Birthday Party planning ideas - from the mermaid outfit for the birthday girl to the amazing mermaid bath set (which I’m sure the mom will enjoy herself after the party planning is complete).

You likely remember me sharing about Craft My Occasion previously and her line of line of mermaid party supplies that she has created for children of color to help them develop a positive and loving self-image. Well, this mermaid party collection is now available and includes everything you will need to throw the best Mermaid Birthday Party Bash.

And, of course, the birthday girl would be ecstatic to have her very own Mermaid Party Outfit like this one from Belle Threads. It’s full of shimmer with the sequin top.

To top off the entire Mermaid Outfit are the prettiest Mermaid Lace Crowns from Love Crush Crowns that are handcrafted + sculpted from lace.

When the party is over - it's time to thank your guests for splashing by to party with you. These Mermaid Favor Tags are available in my Festive Fetti etsy shop and feature hand-painting on the fins and scales for extra shimmer and sparkle. They also come with the ribbon to they are ready for adding to the favor bags.

But, before the party starts you will want to invite the party guests over for a Mermaid Birthday Party "Shellebration". Bri of Half Pint Design has created this printable mermaid themed invitation as an instant download.

Having the perfect backdrop behind the dessert table or your Mermaid Cake is easy with this pretty Mermaid Inspired Fabric Garland from Giggle Living. There’s even sequins and pearls in between the fabric. Then, after the party, this garland can be used as a decoration on the wall in the birthday girls bedroom.

After all the party planning and celebrating the day of the party, the mom herself will need a little pampering of her own. So this amazing Mermaid Bath Set from Sunbasil Soap with soaps, bath bombs and scrub is just what she will need.

Now, the only thing left to get your Mermaid Birthday Party underway is to get your guest list together and plan on a splashing success with your Mermaid Party prep.

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How to Plan the Ultimate Mermaid Birthday Party for Little Girls that want to be a Mermaid

Party Supplies that Celebrate Children of Color

I’m so excited for my friend Lynnette of Craft My Occasion - she’s launching her new line of party supplies that are created for children of color to help them develop a positive and loving self-image.


Lynnette is currently raising funds to make this project come to life with a wonderful Mermaid Party for Little Brown Girls Set with party collections for boys being planned as well.

There’s only 4 days left for Lynnette’s Kickstarter. Let’s Help Make This Happen!!!

The words from Lynnette explaining her heart behind this project says it all:

Celebrating life and creating memories is so important to me. That being said, my party supplies are much bigger than any one event or celebration. The impact that they will have on our children's lives will extend far beyond their parties. Seeing themselves in this way will give them joy, confidence, and self awareness. Children are highly intelligent and very intuitive. So they notice what is present and what is absent. They are aware of what is said and what is not said. Even if they are not able to articulate it to us, they know. As a mom, I know this is true. That is why I am deeply passionate about giving our children tools that will create an image of themselves that comes from love and acceptance. I want ALL children of color to feel beautiful, acknowledged and worthy of representation. Sure, we have cute paper plates, and adorable balloons. But that is the tip of the iceberg. This is a global movement to empower every child of color to be BEAUTIFUL, BLACK & PROUD!!!

Click PLAY Below to Watch Lynnette's KickStarter campaign video [support project here]

Vintage Garden Birthday Party Ideas for Tweens

This Vintage Garden Birthday Party was created with Tweens in mind. The colorful photography by Honeysuckle Rose Photography captures the innocence of the little girls that still exist in the tween years. This styled shoot was inspired by the photographers grand-daughter who will be 13 soon. I love what Melissa wrote below and having two girls of my own with my oldest turning 11 later this year, it's really hits home. Let them be girls.

It amazes me how I can be watching her be silly and behaving like such a little girl, then in a blink of the eye she is having a very mature conversation with me. Children are pushed to grow up too fast. Tweens are at a very awkward age and still glow of the innocence of little girls. Let them be girls. Silly, laughing, playing dress up with their friends. They will be beautiful young ladies soon enough.

Vintage Garden Birthday Party DIY Photo Booth Props / Hang Photo Frames from trees to pose behind for fun party photos / Outdoor Garden Party / photo by Honeysuckle Rose Photography - as seen on

The Perfect DIY Photo Booth idea for outdoor garden parties - hang photo frames from the tree limbs with pretty ribbon and let the party guests have fun posing behind them.

Present the party favors {in this case, flavored popcorn} in an open vintage dresser drawer.

The vintage garden party dessert display is completed with vintage cake stands and jeweled beads.

Now, it's your turn - I'd love to hear from you in the comments with your favorite idea{s} in this garden birthday party for tweens.

Vendor Credits:
Photographer: Melissa of Honeysuckle Rose Photography
Menu Designer: Twila & Co.
Floral Designer: Charmaine Parton Floral & Event Design
Event Planner: Darling Ds Events
Favors and Gifts: Old Navy
Apparel: Peacaloo Boutique
Makeup Artist: Sheryl Martin Makeup Artistry
Bakery: Sweets By Becky
Favors and Gifts: The Popcorn Bag

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

A Parade of Circus Cake Toppers

I have the ultimate best way to top your sweet treats if you're planning a carnival or circus themed party.

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For your upcoming carnival or circus themed parties, you are going to LOVE these circus cake toppers from Alyson of Painted Parade. Be sure to click on each image to see it larger and don't forget to pin and save your favorites :)

Which whimsical animals will you have bring some fun to your next party or event? Alyson, of Painted Parade, hand paints each animal and then adorns them with fun party accessories.

Along with making great cake toppers, these fun animals can also be used as centerpieces or table decorations for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings. Even as extra fun decor to spruce up a child's bedroom.

Colorful Unicorn Must Have’s for a Perfectly Styled Dessert Table

Have you heard? May is being declared to be Unicorn Month over at The Bakers Party Shop. And, when it comes to setting up the Ultimate Unicorn Styled Dessert Table, The Bakers Party Shop has you covered from the sprinkles to the toppers to the fancy table decor.

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Here’s the complete list of all you need to make your Unicorn loving sweet dreams come true . . .

• Store-bought Cupcakes
• Sweet Glittered Unicorn Toppers from Two Chihuahuas
• Sprinklefetti from The Baker’s Party Shop
• Fancy Gold Plates from The Baker’s Party Shop
• A darling Unicorn Topper from The Painted Parade
• Deluxe Unicorn Mix of my very own Festive Fetti confetti

And, lastly, the best way to top the unicorn cupcakes that don’t have a glittered topper is with a DIY Unicorn Horn Fondant Topper

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An Arts and Crafts Giggly Girls Valentine's Day Party

When I received this amazing kids party and it was called "Giggly Girls Valentine's Day Party", photographed by Connie Meinhardt Photography, I certainly couldn't say no. It's the BEST WAY to kick off the all new Giggle Hearts which is now the A to Z Guide to colorful celebrations.

Even though it's a few days after Valentine's Day, we can continue to celebrate it all week long. And, of course, we can actually celebrate love and color all year long.

Are you ready for the cutest Valentine's Day Party {designed by This Doctor Designs} for girls that's filled with lots of great arts and crafts?

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Before we get into the entire party - I just wanted to share something with you. For the parties I will be featuring on the blog - each will include the ABC's of that particular party. There will be ACTIVITIES {fun ways to engage the guests}, BUSINESSES {the amazing and talented professionals + shops that have helped make this event a huge success}, and then COLOR {the color palette for the party}.

1. Love Monsters — 
supplies needed for this craft include googly eyes, yarn, pipe cleaners for antennas
2. Dance Party
3. Musical Hats

This amazing Valentine's Day party was put together by Danika, an ER doctor and a mother of 3 who loves to design. She gathered together a group of girls and their moms for a fun time of arts and crafts. She never allowed any bit of boredom to set in for anyone.

red, melon orange, and purple

BUSINESSES that were a part of this Valentine's Day Girl Party included:
Connie Meinhardt Photography, crafting supplies by Hobby Lobby

And, lastly - if you're thinking about making cute little Love Monsters at your next party - you might like these clip art monsters to add a little fun to your signage, gift tags, etc.