Well when her first birthday came I wanted to celebrate big and have fun with a ultra feminine theme to step away for a moment form the endless cars (I've thrown three), Fox, Spiderman, and Lego themed parties. Hey! It's my only girl, so I need to get this stuff out of my system, besides the fact that I love it anyways.
So I threw her a Mermaid Party. The colors I chose are teal, aqua, gold, and pale pink. I kept the party simple which you can read about towards the end of the post, but first can we talk about this outfit?!
The dress, necklace, and headband are from this super cute shop called Think Pink Bows. This petticoat dress fit her perfect to size and added the feminine touch I was looking for. Isn't it adorable!? And by the way they have a huge assortment of dresses and rompers in tons of sizes and styles. And I can't forget to mention they have Frozen dresses. Yup, this shop and dress are one of my new favs, if you couldn't tell.
The necklace on the other hand was Nora's favorite. I let her hold it in the car on the way to the shoot. When we got there, she wouldn't let it go. Haha. She loves gnawing on it. I loved this bubblegum necklace because she could chew on it as she has been teething so bad. Teething is THE WORST! And it had all the fun colors from her party. You can see that even once I got the necklace on her she still wouldn't let it go. Winner.
The headband was custom made for our little mermaid with pearls, netting, and even a starfish all in the lovely colors from our party. Nora wore it throughout the party which definitely won points in my book as she usually tears headbands off. Oh and everyone at her party asked about it because it is simply stunning.
Every good outfit needs a pair of shoes to match right?! I have paired this outfit with these adorable slip on sandals from Scarlet's Shop. The same roses in the headband are seen here in these itty-bitty adorable sandals.
To dig into her first cake, my little chica wore this adorable and play ready tee from Small Tribe Clothing. We loved this tee to romp and play in! The design is super fun for your Mermaid in Training. I paired it with a gold skirt and bam, playtime was ready!
This darling handmade mermaid doll was made by the cutest little shop called My Dear Hazel
. Every doll is beautiful and the mermaid ones are my favorite! Just check out that hair blowing in the breeze and I love the metallic mermaid tail!
I'm gonna give a shout out to the photographer, Karisa Broadbent. Didn't she capture the most amazing golden light for these pictures?! Yup, like I said, I've kinda died over these pictures! Thank you!
Remember how I just wrote about end of year family photos? If you book with her in the next month she will give you a 25% discount if you mention Mumsy! She is such a fun photographer, I would definitely recommend her!
For the party, you know we love to get fancy, but you may have also read that we try to keep birthdays practical. So here's how I decorated for the
I frosted the cupcakes and place simple pearls on top. For party favors I sent each guest home with bubbles wrapped in these lovely graphics from Alice and Ivory which you can get here. For the activity each guest was able to create their own bracelet. I can not tell you how big of a hit this was! Seriously, there were girls and boys beading the entire party and it was so simple. I purchased some stretchy plastic cording and beads and the beading magic began. For snacks I had fishes. Simple, right?
So there you go! You now know how to glam up your mermaid loving baby and throw a fun and simple Mermaid party! I hope you have as much fun as we had!