Mermaid pool party

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.  

Mermaid Childrens Birthday Party Personalized Invitations plus Stickers Set

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.

Elephant Thought Quote Bubble Thank You Cards gift set with stickers

Stack of Books Personalized Stationery Notecards and Sticker Gift Set

Bird and Lantern Personalized Stationery Cards and Sticker Gift Set


Smitten Kitten Personalized Stationery and Sticker Gift Set
smitten kitten
Emily even makes these stickers that would be perfect for giving a handmade gift or for packaging for your etsy shop or craft bazaar.
I Made You Something Packaging Sticker Labels
I made you something
She even makes address labels
Custom Return Address Labels Red Camera
custom return address labels
Emily's work isn't just limited to stationary.  She also has custom art prints
Pink Bird Personalized Art Print
pink bird art print
Sock Monkey Personalized Art Print
sock monkey art print
Isn't her work amazing?  
This week only (July 23-July30), Emily is allowing my readers a 30% discount to be used at her etsy shop.
Go check out Emily and her shop, emily ann designs and enter coupon code HOLYCRAFT to receive 30% off your total purchase.
While you are browsing the shop, don't forget to check out Emily's blog and Emily's Facebook page and follow along to make sure you don't miss out on any of Emily's latest designs and future discount codes.
Thanks Emily!
Come back on Wednesday to see more details of the mermaid pool party.
The cake was spectacular.  You can't miss it!

14 comments

the cape on the corner said...

wow, what a great party! i love the goldfish in the fish bowl, such a great idea!

Carole said...

Mermaids lovely theme. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com said...

Beautiful party and beautiful touches!!

Crystal said...

Absolutely precious birthday! Love mermaid theme.

Hubba said...

I love the goldfish and how they can make their own goodie bags! Hope it was fun! I'm a new linky follower, feel free to follow me back! www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Tulip TrueAim said...

Love the party idea! Stopping by from HOH. I am a new follower. I would be so grateful if you would link up at Mom's Library!

Betsy said...

Wow this is super fun. My daughter suprisignly wants a mermaid party too. I might have to borrow a few of your ideas.

Jennifer said...

Fun party, love the decorations! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

The Plum Verbena said...

Love the mermaid theme! It makes me wish my girls had summer birthdays. The mermaid illustration is absolutely perfect.
Found your over on Craft-O-Maniac.
Taylor
www.theplumverbena.com

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

What an adorable party! Thank you for sharing with uncommon! Featuring this on our FB page! :) Bonnie

Rose Jes said...

That is to cute. Love the sandcastle, I'm planning a mermaid party for my little one this weekend. So this is perfect. I made some mermaid tails as favors you can see here http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/07/how-to-make-mermaid-tails-for-mermaid.html
Rose @ {A Rosie Sweet Home}

Garage Sales R Us said...

such a cute theme! I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!

Robin

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Justin Kelley said...

I love this idea! Where did you find those papers with the paint right on them? I have googled them & tried every word combination I can think of, but can't figure out where to find them or what they're called.

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