A party for my little mermaid

My eldest turned 5 on Sunday. This was a particularly hard birthday for me because I feel as if time has just flown by and my baby girl isn’t a baby anymore. She’s her own little person, with her own sense of style, humour and at times, attitude. This year, she requested a Frozen themed birthday. The problem is, we already did that for her last year. While I should have been happy (because I could have re-used decorations from that party), I convinced her to choose another theme. Without hesitation, she said she wanted an Ariel party. She was only going to have a handful of guests at this party, but I didn’t want to skimp out on the decorations. After all, I make them for my daughter’s happiness first and foremost. With some great ideas from Pinterest, here’s what I came up with.

Lisa POMROY Designs created the invitation…obviously!

generic invite

Guests were greeted at the door by a large welcome sign. I am a big fan of the ombre waves!

Welcome sign

Welcome sign

A few simple decorations filled up spaces throughout our home. A glimpse of the banner:

I finally changed the message on my custom made chalkboard. The previous design was hard to wash out (you can see it faded underneath). Tissue paper pom poms and balloons added some nice pops of colour and I made use of space on a tiny wall for some sea creatures.

Rishma Lalani, a friend and baker extraordinaire made the most perfect chocolate cake – it was delicious!

For entertainment, we hired an Ariel impersonator from the Enchanted Fairytales Co. She was amazing! And her voice was beautiful! Bedtime songs will never be the same at my house now. The kids were completely captivated by her. She talked a lot about knowing Elsa and Anna too, so that went over well with my Frozen obsessed children. Of course I forgot to take a picture of the loot bags. We found little mermaid bucket and shovels and filled them with Ariel tattoos, an Ariel cup, a jeweled Ariel crown and a sea shell key chain. It was perfect! This party was short and sweet and super low stress. Happy birthday sweet girl – love you to the moon and back!

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