Mermaid Party Feature

I am sure we are looking forward to the warmer months where we can start celebrating normally again and it will be the perfect time for outdoor mermaid parties! Glamacamp in Noosa, in collaboration with other vendors, put together this shoot to inspire a beautiful Mermaid party theme! The tent from Glamacamp was the perfect setting with its gorgeous aqua colour scheme:

 

 

 

How beautiful does the Glamacamp tent look styled for this Mermaid party?:

 

 

How beautiful does this Mermaid party themed setting look? Beautiful tableware, paperie and coastal decor and desserts all to suit a gorgeous Mermaid party theme in stunning mermaid colours:

 

Such a beautiful shot of this Mermaid party table:

 

 

 

 

The details of these mermaid cookies in the shapes of mermaid tails and shells are just gorgeous by SweetP Cakes and Cookies:

 

The stunning Mermaid inspired cake also by SweetP Cakes and Cookies is such a beautiful cake to inspire thoughts of the seaside with its gorgeous blues and gold touches for a mermaid themed party cake!

 

 

These mermaid donuts are just too pretty to eat!:

 

 

 

 

 

We hope this inspires some pretty Mermaid party planning for later in 2020!!

Vendor Credits:

Photographer Empire Photography  https://www.instagram.com/empirephotography
Tents and Styling Glamacamp    https://www.instagram.com/glamacampnoosa  
Stationary Peach Perfect Stationery  https://www.instagram.com/peachperfectstationary 
Cake Cookies and Donuts Sweet P Cakes and Cookies https://www.instagram.com/sweetpcakesandcookies
Flowers and Hair Bands Naturelle Floral Design  https://www.instagram.com/naturellefloraldesign
Sandcastle Sandshapers.  https://www.instagram.com/sandshapers
Crystals Crystal Hampers.  https://www.instagram.com/crystalhampers
Girls Clothes Ottiliegirl.  https://www.instagram.com/ottiliegirl

Deciding on a Kids Party Theme!

by Kelly of Sweet Moment’s Co

When planning a child’s party, it makes things easier if you have a theme in mind as it will help guide you when choosing partyware, décor, entertainment and food.

There are many themes you can choose from including Mermaids, Unicorns and Bunny Rabbits or you can go with a colour theme such as mint and gold or the ever popular, pink and gold.

Inspiration on choosing a theme can come from many places. Here are some examples:

  • -Movies: popular kids’ movies like The Little Mermaid, Peter Rabbit and Cars can help you pick a theme to base your party around.
  • -Season: the time of the year can be your inspiration. Summer is great for Ice-cream themed parties, Autumn can be themed around picnics, Spring can be a themed around tea-parties etc.
  • -Colours: your favourite colour combinations can be an easy way to theme a party.
  • -Gender Neutral: if you want to keep the theme gender neutral, some great party themes include “Carnival” or “Circus” a Pizza Party, or a colour scheme of mint and gold or silver.

Using some of the above examples, I will show you how easy it is to plan your party around that theme using some party decor available at Sweet Moments Co.

MERMAIDS

Partyware Lay the table with Shell Dessert Plates with matching Shell Napkins along with iridescent party cups.

 

Decor String up a Mermaid Garland as a backdrop for the dessert table and scatter the table with seashells and starfish. If you’re feeling creative you can make your own table centrepieces using a fishbowl; put blue/purple glass pebbles on the bottom of the bowl and add some plastic plants normally used for fishtanks, pop in a small mermaid doll and fill with water. For something quick and easy, simply layer the fishbowl with sand and seashells.

Entertainment Dig for buried treasure – fill a clam shaped baby’s pool with sand and bury plastic jewellery in the sand. Provide little beach spades for the kids to dig up the buried treasure.

 

Food Make ‘seaweed skewers’ by threading grapes onto wooden skewers. Use a star cookie cutter to cut fruit or sandwiches into “Starfish”. Make “Seashell Pasta Salad” using the shell shaped pasta. Rock candy becomes “Coral” and blue cordial in a glass drinks dispenser becomes “Sea Water”. For an easy way to decorate the cake, top with Mermaid themed toppers or use our Mermaid Party Kit for cupcakes.

 

The finishing touch is a Queen of Mermaids Shell Crown for the Birthday girl.

 

BUNNY RABBITS

Bunny rabbits are a popular theme for baby showers, christenings and Birthday parties due to their symbol of innocence. The recent release of the movie Peter Rabbit has made it even more popular!

With a standard bunny rabbit theme you would normally use a combination of white, pink and gold or silver. For this example, I’ve provided more of a Peter Rabbit theme using a combination of blues and greens with items from Sweet Moments Co.

 

Partyware Lay the table with Blue and Silver Confetti Dessert Plates with matching napkins and cups. Co-ordinating Blue & Silver Confetti Cupcake boxes add a decorative and functional touch and can be used as a takeaway gift box for cupcakes or, by simply removing the insert, can be filled with lollies or a small gift.  Beech wood cutlery adds a lovely rustic outdoor feel.

 

 

Décor Drape the dessert table with a pastel blue tablecloth and decorate with small white flower pots filled with greenery like white daisies. Use an old gate or fence posts (left natural or painted white) as a backdrop and showcase cupcakes baked in Baby Blue Baking Cups on decorative cut wooden logs or wooden crates.

An easy and inexpensive way to highlight the Peter Rabbit vegie patch atmosphere is to fill wooden crates or wicker baskets with vegetables like cauliflower, radishes, potatoes and of course….bunches of carrots.

 

Entertainment Along with bunny rabbit ears used as photo props, you can get the kids to do a hopping race, pin the tail on the bunny or provide bubble wands for the kids to play with.

Food Small ceramic flower pots filled with carrot and celery sticks, and broccoli and cauliflower florets is healthy and on theme. “Bunny Tails’ can be made using marshmallows on a skewer dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.

Fill wicker baskets lined in gingham fabric with sandwiches, sausage rolls and mini quiche. You could even use old picnic baskets to add to the ‘outdoor’ feel. For the cake, Silver Glitter Blue & Green candles add some sparkle and ties the colours together.

 

We hope you can see how using a few various items you can really bring a kids party theme to life, along with using theme based activities and food!

You can find all the above party supplies and more for various themes at the lovely online party boutique Sweet Moments Co. 

Head to their website to begin your party planning!

 

 

 

Mermaid Party feature

 

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.

 

Vendor Credits

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!

 

 

Naomi’s 5th Mermaid Birthday

My daughter Naomi loves to swim and so of course her favourite Princess is Ariel. For her 5th birthday she requested a mermaid party – which I was secretly delighted about as it is a theme I really love too!

I’m no stylist…just a mum who loves children’s parties like all of you! However I definitely had fun putting this together and all the pieces from various Life’s Little Celebrations members really made the theme come alive.

This party was featured in Issue 2 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine and since Issue 3 is due out tomorrow I thought I better get around to sharing it!!

Naomi was SO excited about her birthday.  As a mum – it always gives me great joy to see the birthday excitement that comes about around party time from my kids! Now that we have 4 little one’s I don’t go all out for every party however after keeping things low key for Joshua’s 2nd birthday and Rebekah’s 6th birthday during my pregnancy I wanted to do something a little special for Naomi’s 5th birthday.

As far as decor I decided to incorporate the iridescent trend starting from the invitations and stationery, to the plates and tableware to the decorations via the wall tassels and balloon tassels and the beautiful desserts. I went with clear plinths, cake stands and chairs which helped all the colours to stand out. Enjoy the photos by Captured by Kirri and all the vendor credits are listed at the end of this post!

 

 

The layers and iridescent touches in this invitation by Eve and Co were truly gorgeous!:

 

 

Here is the dessert table setup and as you can see the clear plinths and cake stands from Sweet Heavenly Events really help the backdrop and balloons to stand out!:

 

 

 

 

 

The details on the cake and desserts by Sweets with Love were nothing short of amazing! The colours and iridescent touches were featured beautifully on the cake, cheesecakes, tarts and donuts!:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love all the amazing balloon touches and decor from Party Splendour!

 

 

 

 

The iridescent look continued onto the kids table through the partyware and and tablecloth:

 

 

 

These cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health were the perfect extra party favour for the kids to take home, bake and enjoy!

 

 

The kids also took home these iridescent party bags from Favor Lane with cute shell tags by Eve and Co, filled with some edible goodies and a few mermaid themed items:

 

 

 

Ariel of course had to be a part of the day which Naomi was so excited about!

 

 

Thank you to these Life’s Little Celebration members involved in Naomi’s celebration!

Vendor Credits:

Styling:

Life’s Little Celebrations

www.lifeslittlecelebrations.org

Photography:

Captured by Kirri

Invitation, buffet labels, favour bag tags, mermaid tails:

Eve & Co Stationery

Props: Clear plinths, cake stands and kids ghost chairs:

Sweet Heavenly Party Hire & Event Styling

Balloons:

Party Splendour

Partyware and Tableware:

Favor Lane

Cake, tarts, cheesecakes, donuts:

Sweets with Love

Backdrop:

DD Brand

Cookie mix bottles:

Sweet Health

Party favours- mermaid necklace:

The Little Event Company