Matilda and one of her cousins shared a birthday party yesterday, in the middle of the two of their birthdays. They both love mermaids so it was easy to pick a theme for the party, and then to go with the mermaids everything else seemed to become blue and green and silvery.
We had random bits of blue/green sparkly organza for a tablecloth and hung hula hoops with ribbons and silver beads and other bits and pieces above the tables kind of like water or seaweed. We also used this printable mermaid sandcastle play set in the middle of the table.
The cake was a couple of toy mermaids swimming around on the 'beach'. A brunette mermaid for Matilda and a blondie for the other birthday girl, A :)
We also ate cupcakes, whoopie pies, jelly, cinnamon and vanilla madeleines, seaweed pies (spinach and feta), fish and chips and some other bits and pieces - cheese platters and smoked salmon dip.
We did a little bit of craft with some foam art with under the sea creatures and some pirates. And played pass the parcel with these cute little wooden mermaid watches and bracelets and some pirate watches again for the boys.
To take home everyone got a little mermaid swag of fish lollies, sea creature bubbles, some stickers, a beautiful (?!) toy ring with a big green or blue diamond, mermaid hair bands (pirate eye patches and a little torch for the boys), a glittery pencil and a lollipop.
And I actually achieved something I had thought of a long time ago and didn't know if I'd ever get around to and made special mermaid dolls for the birthday girls. I used the Poppy doll pattern from Hop, Skip, Jump but made up a tail instead of the legs. I also used this tutorial for woolen hair, found via Leslie.
And that's the end of birthday parties for me for the year, which I must admit I'm kind of happy about, even though they are fun.
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