Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mermaid Pirate Birthday Party

Here we go..... the 4rd Mermaid Birthday party for my daughter. Ya, she loves mermaids. We rotate between mermaids and My Little Pony Birthday parties. You would think that I am a pro by now, so not the case. I did however want to show off all the hard work that went into this party!!

My daughter has made a lot of friends that are boys so we wanted to accommodate both boys and girls. So we made this party a Mermaid Pirate Party!

My Inspiration...
 Thank you Fiskars.

Let the fun begin....

Me and my Sister-in-law went crazy on my new chalk board from Chalk Couture. I am in love with this board!! We used chalk pens which are totally erasable. The possibilities are endless, I can't wait for every new holiday so that I can dress it up accordingly. Any who back to my awesome drawing skills, LOL... NOT!!
My Sister-in-law is pretty artistic, not so much me :{ At least not at drawing.
It was actually a lot of fun to do this scene. You can't really tell from the picture but we used shimmer pens and glitter. All the coins in the treasure box are sparkly and so is the sun.
We had grand plans for the cake but in the end we settled for cupcakes.

 Here is the ice cream bar with all the fun toppings


I am kinda regretting the laminated sea shell, it seamed like a good addition to the treasure box at the time. Oh well... Just hold your hand out in front of your right eye... better?? good!

 We had a Pirate Scavenger Hunt for one of the activities.
I printed these maps on khaki card stock and then rolled them up like treasure maps.
I added fun things like: walk the plank and give me your best pirate arrr...

I had all the kids choose to be a mermaid or a pirate. When we played Red Rover I separated the kids based on what they chose. It was really funny to see the boys getting called over to the mermaid side and then get stuck there. At least they were really good sports!!

One of the kids said "My Mom does not let me have tattoo's"...aahhh I did not think about that.
 Sorry Mom's, you can blame me when they get their first tattoo...
"Remember that birthday party I went to when I was a kid, the one with the fake tattoos...
well ever since that day I have always wanted a real tattoo."
Watch it be one of my kids!! Ha ha...
Here is the print out for the Tattoo station

Here is my inspiration for the party favors...
Totally forgot to take a picture of the ones that I made, I am special like that!
Thank you to Stephanie from the Couture Parties for remembering to click a pic!
If you want to see Stephanie's tutorial click here.

These are the print outs that I used on my tags. I printed them out then backed them with red card stock and then used a small star punch to make the hole on the top of the tag. They turned out really cute!

Here is my inspiration for the jelly fish...
Thank you Party City for this fun jelly fish tutorial!
Amazing Under the sea/mermaid party - DIY Lantern jellyfish
Here are mine!!

Phew, done until next year. Yay!!

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