Monday, January 11, 2010


C turned 7 last week. I can't believe how big my squishie pie is getting. She is reading up a storm, can unload the dishwasher and is learning to load it, right now she is missing four teeth and looks adorable! C has been wanting an H20 party for a year now. So as the time grew closer I started scanning for ideas on how to make my little girl a fabulous mermaid party (on a budget of course). The party averaged out to be about $35. Some of the stuff I bought in bulk at Costco, knowing I would use it later so I averaged the cost of the price on just what I used for the party.
When the girls first arrived they got to color a mermaid coloring page which I downloaded for free here. This website gave me a lot of ideas for the party!
Next we played a game called "What Sea Animal Am I?" For this, I printed pictures of sea animals (dolphin, shark, puffer fish etc...) and taped them to the back of each girls shirt. They had to ask yes or no questions to try and guess what they were.
After that they had lunch.
We had....

Fish Ice Cubes in Sprite

Sushi Sandwiches

Blue Jell-o with Swedish Fish and Whipped Cream Waves
Also Goldfish Crackers!

Then we played with colored sand on plates (pixie Stick dust, although I used David's candy filled straws which were cheaper and worked really well). Here are some of the art pieces.

Next we went on a big treasure hunt and found the hidden treasure...

After opening presents, we dug into a mermaid cake.

Go here for instructions.

And last of all we put garbage bag fins on the girls and let them race around the house.

For decorations we were under the sea with blue balloons, white waves, and green seaweed.

It was a great party with tons of smiles and never a dull moment. I learned that I really can't frost a cake and want to go to a cake decorating class, that just because my kids like turkey and cheese on their sandwiches not everyone does, and the more sugary the treat the more the kids will like it. L is already looking forward to his Star Wars party next month. Any suggestions?


Trieste said...

Looks like it all turned out so funny we were both doing some mermaid themed parties. I love your ideas...we just went to jungle jim's so the only thing I actually did mermaid-style was the ariel cake. If we do another under the sea/mermaid party I definitely will be copying some of your fun games and food ideas!!!

The Christensen Clan said...

How fun...looks like a blast. I am in the planning for a Hannah Montana Bash for a 6 and a 4 year old here in a couple of months. So fun! Happy Birthday "C". Miss you guys!

Julie said...

wow. i want to come to your next party! i am totally impressed. what a fun day!

Emily said...

You are so creative! It looks so cute.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Wow. That's an awesome party!

Jewel/Pink Ink said...

How fun!! YOu are so creative. Maybe I can talk my youngest into an "Under the sea" theme in March just so we could all dress like mermaids. :-)