The first birthday party is the biggest for me. I celebrated my first daughter’s birthday with a big party. And of course, I had to do the same for my littlest.Now, because her birthday is in Spring, I knew I wanted it to be colorful! So I went for a Mermaid party theme, which in reality is more of a summer theme. 😛
The first thing was get the invitations. I found this cute and affordable invitation from Marley Design on Etsy. Since it was a digital copy, I used Shutterfly to print and mail them out on my behalf. It was so easy and I highly recommend it, zero stress! 😉
Next, I decided on a color scheme and decorations. Purple, green, blue and white were the main colors I used. I decorated with balloons, crape paper, confetti, and other goodies that I found, to bring the Mermaid theme to life.
The glittered one I made out of card box and glitter. A simple DIY, using items I already had at home. Some of the sea creatures along the columns, I also made from cardboard cut-outs. Taking a DIY route helped me involve my oldest, who enjoys crafting.
The party was really for the little ones, so I wanted to have lots of sweets for them to enjoy. While keeping the food simple, but delicious. Especially because the party was mid-afternoon; between lunch and dinner.
This timing was perfect for keeping cooking efforts to a minimum. I cooked up these easy sliders for the adults and hot dogs for the little one.
I also made blue punch or “sea foam” with tips from a family member, who had hosted a Frozen themed party that same month.
And I tried to use fun names for each item for the little ones to giggle a bit!
Instead of goodie bags, I opted for sand buckets. These seemed like the perfect treat, especially with summer around the corner. And I let each kiddo stuff their own with whatever goodies they wanted.
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