Sometimes you just gotta ditch the boys and have a fabulously girly day! Tracy Allen of Sweet Peach Paperie created the perfect girls day out with this Mommies & Mermaids Under the Sea Birthday Party for some adorable 5 year old twins. In addition to the oh-so-lovely party styling, she filled the day with fun activities like manicures, mini makeovers and dancing! Situated in an absolutely breathtaking lakeside spot and surrounded by lots of pretty sea-inspired treats, I’m sure all the little mermaids felt perfectly at home. ;)
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- Gorgeous seashell & sea horse sugar cookies + simple-chic white cake adorned with a starfish
- Blue & white striped table runner & coordinating paperie + teal tutus for all the little mermaids
- Clever paper clamshell fans, pearl gumball drink stirrers & scalloped party favor bags
- Pink paper placemats, large pink balloons + beautiful pink & white flower arrangements
PARTY DETAILS as told by Tracy…
I’m excited to share with you Anna Claire and Julia’s “Mermaids & Mommies” Under the Sea Birthday Party! It was such a sweet day with dear friends. We decided to leave the dads, boys and babies at home for an all-girl celebration. I don’t think makeovers, tutus and dancing would have been at the top of their lists!
As the girls arrived, we welcomed them with mermaid makeovers. The mommies helped the mermaids change into their matching tanks and tutus. They also had the opportunity to put on a little makeup and paint their nails, which the girls loved. They were then ready to dance! Our sweet babysitter choreographed an adorable dance to “Under the Sea” to teach the girls. While the mermaids danced, the mommies and grandmommies enjoyed their dinner. I quickly decided that I LOVE smaller parties! We could enjoy each other’s company and actually relax. It was just as much fun for the moms as it was for
Our dessert table was simple, but perfect for our smaller group of mermaids and mommies. The beautiful cookies were designed by Kristie of Peapods. The striped straws, gable boxes and wooden utensils came from Smash Cake & Co. What an adorable shop for all your party supplies! I used the larger white boxes for the “Mommy” lunches and the white lunch bags for the “Mermaids.” The eyelet scallop was created by using Martha Stewart’s edger punch and the plastic snack containers have become a staple for our parties. They can be purchased in the Sweet Peach Etsy shop.
The shell art used on the invitation and throughout the collection was hand drawn by the talented Kori Clark. I wanted something very simple and delicate so her art worked perfectly. Anna Claire and Julia’s sweet necklaces were custom made by Lil Mar & Co. They were a really fun addition to their mermaid makeover and the girls LOVED them! Kim Craig Ali Photography took all the beautiful photos.
The girls had so much fun dancing and dining! For their favors, we sent them home in their tutus along with a sweet treat for the dads. Each favor bag held an adorable Sweet Goosie Girl cookie. We wanted to say thank you to the fathers for taking care of the family while we had a fun girly evening. The striped favor bags were also from Smash Cake & Co. along with the giant pink balloons.
Happy Birthday to my favorite 5 year olds! I’m so thankful that I was chosen to be the momma of these two! What an incredible friendship they share and blessing it is to watch them grow!