Hello sweet friends! I’m finally getting around to sharing the photos of my lil bro and sis’s birthday party from August. It was such a cute party; my mom comes up with the most creative ideas for a boy/girl birthday. They turned 5 this year, which means this was the 5th of these adorable parties that we put together – phew! I think my mom is planning on taking next year off LOL. You can check out the last 4 birthday parties at the following links: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4
This year’s theme was mermaids and sailors (mates) in all shades of aqua, baby blue, and seafoam. It was fun to mix up all these beautiful shades of blue, and it really turned out pretty. Below is the cake table.
My mom got matching tutus for the girls and little sailor hats for the boys to wear during the party, and these served as the party favors. Each tutu or hat was only a few dollars each, and it saved her from having to make up treat bags. Plus, the kiddos looked adorable.
Getting a good photo of a bunch of kids under 5 is nigh impossible – can I get a witness? They look cute though! My mom asked the parents to dress the kids in white shirts on the invitation so they would coordinate well for the pictures.
The birthday girl had a seafoam tutu to stand out from the crowd.
My mom also made here a gorgeous headband, including a little starfish and pearls, which I did not get a great picture of.
We set up kid’s tables in the living room and covered them with plastic table cloths for the craft, and then for lunch. The sailors made little sailboats out of popsicle sticks and scrapbook paper for the sails, and the mermaids decorated mermaid crowns with glitter and jewels.
I didn’t get pictures of the food table in time, so I snapped these while people were loading up their plates. We had veggies and dip, “seashell sandwiches,” and a lovely fruit salad in a watermelon fruit bowl made by a friend.
We also made PB&J and cut them into star shapes for “peanut butter and jellyfish.” We mixed potato chips and goldfish in a bowl for “fish and chips,” and of course we had some “ocean water” fruit punch.
Last but not least, the cake table, which was the focal point of all the decor. The backdrop is various ribbons and strips of satin fabric tied to wooden dowels.
Hope you enjoyed checking out our Mermaids and Mates birthday party! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below!