A few weeks ago I showed you this mod podge sandcastle that I made from some stacked boxes and dry sand. It was just a little something I was working on for my niece's fifth birthday party. Today, I want to share with you a few details from Sofia's mermaid pool party.
I already told you that my sister in law has lots of connections. She is actually a cooperate event planner running her own company in Seattle called Big Gigs. Because of her event planner background, the people who attend her parties always expect big things.
At her youngest daughter's first birthday party an ice cream truck from a very popular local ice cream place was there serving any flavor cone you could ask for. Seriously, the best first birthday party I have ever been to! Because of the overwhelming need to go over the top in party planning for her kids birthday's she decided that the kids will only get large birthday parties for their first, fifth, tenth, thirteenth, and sixteenth birthdays.
I was asked WAY back in December if I could help be the person in charge of decorations for Sofia's fifth birthday party in July. I started a pinterest board, consulted my smallest client on her desires and came up with some ideas to decorate a very large party space.
As you all know, the invitation sets the tone for the party, and this is the invitation that was used for Sofia's party. Once again, my sister in law had a connection and commissioned her friend Emily, from emily ann designs.
Emily actually designed the mermaid to look just like the birthday girl!
I think it's pretty spot on if you ask me!
Emily was nice enough to let me use the mermaid image as I designed the birthday decor.
I used the mermaid image as a cut out for the cake topper
I made stickers of the image that were on bowls of snacks
and bowls of crayons and markers.
I used the image on name tents at the activity tables (yep, more than one activity table...you can't plan an outside pool party in Seattle without taking into consideration the fact that it might rain on your party, even in July!)
I even made a hang tag for the favor basket
Emily is even kind enough to be offering my readers here at Holy Craft a 30% off discount on anything in her etsy shop.
I have always been a huge fan of letter writing. I love sending beautiful cards in the mail just about as much as I love receiving them. I'm sure that if you ask just about anyone what their favorite thing to get in the mail is, it's not a bill, or a catalog, but a hand written letter. Letter writing is a lost art with all of today's technology, but it shouldn't be. And with Emily's cute designs, opening the mailbox will be fun again!
These are just a few of my favorite personalized stationary designs from Emily's etsy shop.