Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mermaid Birthday Party

This weekend we celebrated my daughter, Molly's, 5th birthday party! It was a beautiful day on Hilton Head Island, perfect for our mermaid pool party theme at my parents beach house. (Who I cannot thank enough for allowing 16 kids and 20+ adults to enjoy!)  They are beyond generous to host a party, my Mom especially who thinks about all the food and logistics, while I get to enjoy focusing on all the pretty party details!

There are plenty of fun party details to share.  Of course, I had a PSA Essentials stamp made to match the theme of the party.  Lesley (one of our talented graphic designers) created an adorable mermaid that turned out great as a stamp. (We do custom artwork! Just ask our customer service team or your local retailer.)  I made party hats, cupcake toppers, a DIY photo booth, juice bottle labels & CD party favors with my stamp.  I also scored a cute invitation from Swanky Press and lots of decor from Shop Sweet Lulu.

Swanky Press allows you to customize your invitation.  I saw two that I like so I asked to make a hybrid of these both. I used my Wallace personalized address stamp to stamp the return address on all the invites.

mermaid party invitation in aqua with pink accent
Under the sea birthday party invitation

Here's a look at all the fun details and adorable kid photos!

Using banner paper found at Michael's, I created a "photo booth backdrop" using my PSA Essentials stamps and some paint.  I found these really cute DIY photo props from Paper Source. Shop these photo booth prop kits (how cute is that Christmas one?) 

I made CD's with our favorite kids music and also some adult classics.  The sticker "Thank you for coming to Molly's Birthday Party" is from Swanky Press and coordinated with the invitation. The cupcake stamps are from PSA Whimsy Cake Peel & Stick pack. 

I always make canvases with a collection of my favorite photos from the year for my kids. This one turned out more like an "S" than a "5" but I am over it... still fun!

(Connor is still working on his photo smile.....HA!) Cupcakes came from Ronnie's Bakery, Cakes by Lou -- as always! 

Found these flamingo straws at Oriental Trading Company! They seemed perfect for my DIY juice bottles (from Shop Sweet Lulu.) 

A trip to the beach was just what all the kiddos needed! They ran! 

Little fish in the pool!

Happy Birthday to my (almost) 5 year old daughter! Her actual birthday is the 30th and we will be in at "the happiest place on Earth" for a family vacation.  One lucky kid wouldn't you say? 

1 comment:

  1. It was a blast! Molly may be "one lucky kid" but we are just as lucky!