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Ombre Mermaid Party (50 photos)


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Our little Quinne was born with red hair and I knew right away that a mermaid party would be in the near future for her.  We invited all of our friends and family to a nearby beach to celebrate with sun, sand and lots of sugar!

The dessert table was the highlight. I sewed the ruffled ombre tablecloth and set out an amazing display that would delight any mermaid. The ombre mermaid scale cake with edible gold kelp by Hey There, Cupcake was so gorgeous. Mermaid tail cake pops by K'Creative and the the ombre ruffle cake pops by Cake Ball Love were the favorites of all the kids. Mermaid cookies by Hayley Cakes were made to match the invitation exactly and wowed all of the guests, big and small. And last but certainly not least, the ombre aqua and purple macaroni towers by Baked were stunning. Edible sea glass, "kelp" mini cakes and sea salt cupcakes completed the dessert table.

All of the drinks were served at the "mermaid bar" that I bought for $50 and put a little elbow grease into painting teal. The children's lunches were served in beach buckets which served as the party favors to take home. They loved eating their goldfish crackers while watching the real goldfish that were set up on the kids lunch table. Each child also took home some bubbles and a gumball "pearl" necklace as a party favor.

Most importantly, all of the kids had a wonderful, fun day at the beach!

I have to add an extra note about using goldfish at a mermaid party. Prior to the party, I emailed our friends and neighbors and asked if anybody would be interested in having a pet goldfish after the party. I only bought as many goldfish as had been requested (plus our 2) to use at the party. I don't believe that it's fair to give out fish as a party favor because some parents may not want the pets and might dispose of them. I can happily report that our goldfish are still happily swimming around 2 months later :)

Alright, that's it. It's up to you guys if you want to use the line about fish as a party favor just above, I just don't want to catch any bs because we really were very careful about treating the fish properly. Though, I'm wondering if I should add anything about having the lid on the jar for the dessert table. The guy at Petco told me it would be totally fine for the duration of the party.

Party Styling, Paper Goods, Ruffle Tablecloths: Paiges of Style (
Cake, cupcakes, mini cakes: Hey There, Cupcake (
Ombre Ruffle Cake Pops: Cake Ball Love (
Mermaid Tail Cake Pops: K'Creative
Cookies: Hayley Cakes (
Macaron Towers: Baked (
Tissue Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange (
Photography: Nicole Benitez Photography (

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