Monday 12 September 2016

The Little Mermaid Birthday

Kicking off blogging again with a birthday post.

Featuring Sara's 'The Little Mermaid' themed birthday party. You must have seen this on Prachi's Orange Kitchens before... well if not... here it is!! 

The invitations were mermaid treasure bottles with tricoloured sand, a scroll carrying the invitation, a tiny blue star for every mermaid needs some sparkle and a name tag with a ribbon to complete it.

Tons of blue balloons and paper flowers were used as decor. All mommys smart DIY ideas! 

I loved this shadow box idea... makes for a pretty centerpeice too.
Prachi put together this shadow box with one of her favourite quotes. A bottle similar to the invitation, some shells and loads of sparkly white and blue stars. It is such a fantastic idea for personalised wall decor.

The little - tiny mermaids and the pirates were welcomed with this rubber tube on our front door or the “mermaid wreath” as Sara likes to call it.

Then they got to play three games. The first one pin the fin on the mermaid (below).

The second game was a creative edge on the very popular limbo. The kids played under the sea limbo with the song “Under the sea” from the movie The Little Mermaid playing in the background. 

The mermaids got mermaid artprints to colour as prizes.

The third and final game was treasure hunt in the sand pit. Each mermaid/pirate had to find one fish eraser, one glitter box and a pair of blue rubber bands (replaced with little dinosaurs for the boys).

Here is another fantastic idea... The yearly ritual of asking the guests to write down a little something for Sara for us and her to look at and smile years later. 

Elna from Cake Witch made this beauty. 

The menu for the party was:
  • Star fishes (star fish shaped sandwiches with grated carrot, cucumber and cream cheese filling)
  • Conch shells (shell shape pasta with red sauce made with tomatoes, carrots, celery and leeks)
  • Mermaid rocks (puff pastry vol au vents with a corn pesto filling)
  • Seaweed (green grape mini skewers)
  • Oysters with pearls (homemade butter cookies with a light blue frosting and white buttons for pearls)
  • Shark’s teeth (Mini cheese triangles)
  • Seawaves (Store bought  multigrain waves with homemade yoghurt dip)
  • Goldfish (well..just because and the kids didn’t touch these..don’t know whether to be happy or sad :)))
  • Mermaid magic potion (orange and mango juice)
  • Seawater (water)

The last activity of the day was the pinata for which Prachi used a paper lantern and added white and blue crepe steamers to resemble the tentacles of the jelly fish, filled it up lots of little goodies.

And finally a little gift for the little ones... Each bucket carried a little thank you note that read “May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your toes”.

Let us know what you think of this fantastic themed birthday!! I can't wait to show you Sara's 7th birthday preparations!! *smiles*

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