Under the Sea Birthday


under the sea party balloons

This post is long overdue! Back in October, I styled two children’s birthday parties back-to-back ; and when I say back-to-back I mean on the same day and in the same house! I literally finished decorating this Under the Sea party downstairs, then moved on to the Super Mario Wii Tournament party upstairs. (See post here and here)  While it was very exhausting, the end result was extremely gratifying.

Let me first say, I genuinely love the old Disney movies more than the new 3D animations of today.  I think it has a lot to do with the catchy songs, innocent humor, and simplicity in story and design. One of my favorite Disney movies of all-time has got to be The Little Mermaid. In fact, if I had to choose my favorite Disney princess it would be Ariel.  I’m glad to know that I’m not the only who still loves mermaids and under the sea adventures.  Lucky for the birthday girl, her mommy is Abby of Piece of Cake.  There was no limitations to the creativity that went into the Under the Sea dessert table (a special post on that later).  For now we’ll focus on the decorations and activities at our Under the Sea celebration.

under the sea party invitation

Our guests received these very feminine invitations in teal and coral with a bag of chocolate seashells and sand (aka brown sugar).  Unfortunately I have no photos of the packaged invitations but you can imagine how it set the mood for the event perfectly.

under the sea party sign and dessert table

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by this special mermaid sign directing them to the festivities below.

under the sea party photo booth

When they finally reached the party in the backyard, they were welcomed with our Under the Sea Photobooth. (more pictures to come later in this post!) On the right side was our Mermaid Cove. This was a reserved table for our mermaid guests.  It was enclosed with two tents wrapped with aqua table covers. The tablescape included personalized place settings, drink bottles, and a bag to hold their crafts and desserts to bring home.  Our centerpieces were two pieces of manzanita branches, chocolate seashells in sand and a treasure chest filled with pretty beads for the girls to wear.  On each girl’s chair hung a personalized t-shirt with their name and a seahorse similar to the one in their invite.

under the sea party table decorations

under the sea party brown sugar sand and seashells

under the sea party table decorations

under the sea party table setting

under the sea party table decorations

under the sea party table setting

To the left was seating for parents of all the children invted.  Their tables were topped with beautiful starfish wands in goldfish bowls filled with aqua and white rocks.

under the sea party starfish centerpiece

Once lunch was finished, the girls were escorted to their crafts table to decorate their photo frames to put their photobooth pictures in.  The second craft was inspired by the scene in Little Mermaid when all the sisters were in their dressing room getting ready for their performance. For some reason I always have this image of Ariel with a beautiful hairpiece adorning her head.  We had the girls embellish their own hair combs to wear in their photos.

under the sea party crafts table

under the sea party crafting

under the sea party crafting

under the sea party craft - frame design

under the sea party craft frames

under the sea party craft frames

under the sea party crafting and decorating frames

As the girl’s finished their crafting, they had free time to get their face painted, play a quick game of goldfish toss, and select their costumes for their photoshoot.

under the sea party face painting

under the sea party photobooth

under the sea party photobooth and costumes

under the sea party photobooth pictures

under the sea party photobooth fun

under the sea party photobooth fun

under the sea party photobooth fun

under the sea party photobooth fun

under the sea party photobooth funny glasses

under the sea party photobooth backdrop

under the sea party photobooth

From the smiles on our little mermaid’s faces, it’s clear that they all had a wonderful time.

Stay tuned for our special Under the Sea dessert table post!

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Vendors

Event Styling/Paper Goods/Photography: Love Every Detail

Desserts: Piece of Cake

Craft Supplies: Michael’s and Walmart

Favor Bags and Table Runner: Papermart

Lederle Tecson
About me

I am a practical, do-it-yourself gal who appreciates the small details that make each event truly special. I hope the ideas and inspiration at Love Every Detail will bring out your creative side and make the process of planning your event a little easier. Remember…it’s in the details!

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