Below: Under the Sea Party
photo courtesy of Great Parties for Kids by Hammick & Packer
Above: Donna Hay Kids 2005 features an Under the Sea themed party with lots of great recipes to help create delicious meals for your little mermaid and her friends. Click here to purchase a back issue.
Welcome to Francesca's 4th birthday party.
Above: The main backdrop was a held by discreet curtain rods that features images of the sea. This created an under water atmosphere that then extended into finer details. Francesca's mum filled the area with helium fish, dolphin and blue toned balloons which delighted the little ones. Each guest took home a bucket and spade set which was attached a huge foil dolphin balloon, they could fill the bucket with treasures from the treasure chest (pearls, necklaces, rings, jewels etc) as well as lollies from the lolly table .
Above: Beautiful seahorses ordained each table, simply gorgeous. Available from http://www.adrienne-bonney.com.au/ Ariel was a popular guest at the party and Francesca was the first to greet! White tablecloths with white tin pails were filled with goodies and looked great against the sea backdrop.
Above: Francesca's baby sister in a matching mermaid outfit by http://www.adrienne-bonney.com.au/, I love the soft pink sequined fish tail - so sweet! An octopus jumping castle keep them entertained for hours. The image of the octopus sprinkler is by Pottery Barn
Above left: roccandy.com.au - delicious range of coloured candy. A fish net is an inexpensive prop which can transform an area. Martha Stewart painted shell place-cards, use these to label buffet items, drinks or attach to the party bags. Fish bubbles from planetparty.com.au
Below: Fish place mats by Pottery Barn, make your own with coloured scrapbooking paper cut into a simple fish outline.Above: The ever inspiring Donna Hay Swirly Bread Shell sandwiches.
Recipe: 250g butter
1/2 cup of icing sugar
1 loaf of bread unsliced
green and blue sprinkles
Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 2=3 minutes until creamy. Remove crusts from the bread and cut the loaf lengthways into four equal slices. use a rolling pin to flatten and lengthen the bread. ( I bought my loaf from Bakers Delight/Brumby's and asked them to slice it lengthways). Spread butter and cover with sprinkles. Roll bread lengthways to enclose sprinkles and slice into five shell spirals. Makes 20.
Every mermaid needs a sequined fish tail.
Helium balloons available from Outoftheboxevents
The above little treasures can be found at
Fish paper lanterns from Chinatown online.
Mermaid Party Favours
Both available from 2 cute party bags.
Thank you to Francesca's mum for sharing this inspiring party. I hope to interview her soon as each party she has thrown for her daughters are so incredibly detailed and create that WOW effect. Stay tuned.....