Well, she wanted a mermaid party. Luckily, it didn't take a lot of convincing that her male friends would prefer to be pirates rather than mermen. So, I started by compiling a list of ideas on a board in Pinterest. This is the best way for me as I can get a little scattered.
The tails were made using bright colored towels from Target. They were cut to shape, stitched a design in the tail and added ribbon so they can be wrapped around our mermaid's waist. The girls also got sparkly crowns and necklaces made from shells that the birthday girl and I picked from the beaches of Cape Cod.
The boys had eye patches and skull caps. I thought about swords . . . . for about three seconds. That was an easy no.
We had to have a "Walk Da Plank". . .
. . . . a treasure hunt . . . .
. . . and mermaid manicures.
Haley is obsessed with Teen Beach Movie by Disney. She loved the scene where the actors get behind the mermaid cutouts. So I put my nieces to work when they were visiting and they created some pretty awesome art.
Check out this GORGEOUS cake created by my friends Kristy and Tina.
You can see more of their fantastic designs on their Facebook page.
My pretty little mermaid.
Perhaps a Mermaid gang sign?
Exactly where the parents should be. :)
Make a wish birthday girl!