My little KaiKai turned 5 in July and for weeks she has been planning out (along with my giddy self) a mermaid party. I tried to steer clear of the commercialized "mermaid" and successfully did so until the day of the party. I showed Kai the cake and she said, "Where's Ariel?". Dang it! Almost did it. So I quickly printed off an Ariel and plopped her in the cake somewhere. It turned out great though. More important, the birthday girl loved it.
Coat everything in icing, including cones, and add the crumbs all over. I also made some glass candy for the sea glass arch. The purple fringe cake bunting can be found in my ::Party Accessories:: shop here :)
This little pinata was fun to make. I bought a "hula" girl, luau, party pinata and transformed her legs and hair. It turned out better than I had originally planned.
Some of the favors: a pocket mirror and a "Dinglehopper"
The table decor included a name card, mermaid head crown, a 'scale' table runner and some other shells and sand decorations. It helps to live near the ocean. I found almost all thecoral, shells and sand.
Blue Ocean Juice (my daughter called it Mermaid Water) was made of blue Powerade and some sprite.
After the party I always ask myself why I do such crazy things... as I'm left exhausted. But when the next day comes I'm already thinking of what we can do next year. I'M CRAZY!!!
Kai loved it and her friends had a blast.