A mermaid kids party is still one of the popular themes for girls this year, and today Tina from Camilla Events shares her daughters mermaid party with us….
“Camilla’s love for all things under the sea began with Finding Dory. Somewhere between movie viewings, helping dad feed her pet fish “Atticus Nobu”, and visits to the aquarium, Camilla discovered mermaids. This obsession would trump all others. The brief for her second birthday theme was confirmed when she dug my bra out of the clothes basket, wrapped it around her chest and proclaimed, “Mummy! Look, mermaid!”
I’m not a stylist, but as the owner of my boutique invitation business, Camilla Events, I’ve seen my fair share of parties. I know every kids birthday needs five little touches to really make waves; The invitation, signage, party favours, decorations, and of course the cake. The trick is to try and find creative ways for these items to match the theme, and put it all together on a budget.
I always say, the invitation sets the tone for the guests. Camilla’s 2nd birthday invite included all the mermaid theme must haves; the tail, a clam shell, fish and bubbles. I chose Lilac as the hero colour, with teal and a touch of peach. Printed double-sided on luxe 350gsm silk paper stock, Camilla squealed with delight when she first saw them, and that was all the validation I needed.
With a gorgeous rock garden feature at home as a perfect under the sea backdrop, my styling requirements were minimal. The talented Jo from Jo’s Signs by Design printed a giant 1.2m wide clam shell, an element I chose from my invitation design. This sat next to the clear cake plinth from Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire, dressed with a fishing net I purchased on ebay.
A 1.8m coral and bubble inspired balloon installation tied it all together. I created this with help from my father who built the structure (bless him!) and my dear hubby who pumped 90 balloons (with the footy on in the background).
Our party was an intimate one, so I wanted something a little customised, and on-theme. The double cookie clams by Sweet Couture were as delicious as they look. I finished them with personalised favor tags to match the invitations.
Of course, the main event of the party is the cake, and this masterpiece was on point, courtesy of my dear friend Sarah from Sweet Cheeks Cakes.
Camilla’s excitement melted my heart, and the party was a huge success. All the hard work was worth it, and I hope it gives inspiration to other mothers of little mermaids.
Invitations, favour tags, clam cut-out design, foam name, styling – Camilla Events
Cake – Sweet Cheeks Cakes
Cookie Favours – Sweet Couture
Clam cut-out print & production – Jo’s Signs by Designs
Cake Plinth – Sweet Heavenly Events & Hire
Hope you found inspiration for your child’s own mermaid party! Head to Camilla Events for your own custom Mermaid party invitation and stationery to start your mermaid party planning!