Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mermaid Bash...

Yesterday we had a little Mermaid Bash with Ellie's friends. We sent out 16 invites and 15 came. She had a good turn out and loved celebrating her birthday with her friends. She wanted a pool party and so with the help of two of my neighbors and pinterest we were able to pull off a pretty stinkin' cute party.

My neighbor made these adorable invitations for her party...

And then Pinterest took over and the house got decorated...

I saw these tails on pinterest and wanted to make them, turns out an old friend of mine was the one to pin them and I was able to get one of hers to make a pattern. This was by far the most work of the party, but it was worth it because I think the girls loved them. I cut, sewed, re-sewed, broke a few machine needles and got help from my neighbor to complete the task.

Then our friends started to arrive.

We had Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, goldfish crackers and pretzels, pearls (yogurt raisins), octodogs, mermaid punch and ocean water.

Aunt Tay was in town so she came to help me out...her only requirement was to have her own mermaid tail. :0)
 Mema called and offered to help as well.

Daddy also came home on his lunch break for the big shin dig..

And then the swimming fun began. 
We had this many kids in the pool, does this stress you out???
 I was so thankful to have recruited some help.

Even Fletcher came to her party....we love this little guy.

Girls like to jump. A lot. A WHOLE LOT.


It was Non-stop fun until Ellie slipped and her fun came to an end...for awhile anyway. She fell off the side and into the water hitting her head on a step under water. She spent about 40 minutes of the party inside with an icepack on her new unicorn (as her daddy has been calling it). I was sad for our little birthday girl but glad it didn't require an ER visit.

She composed herself for us to sing to her and open presents. See that knot?? It has since nicely grown. Needless to say we did not make it to tumbling last night.

The little mermaids with their tails on before leaving... 

Momma wanted a quick picture with her almost 6 year old girl too....

Ten more days and this little mermaid is going to be SIX!!!!

And her celebrating continues on.

Thanks to everyone who helped me make her sixth birthday party a success!!! 

More Birthday Fun to come......



9 comments:

Courtney said...

What a fun theme! perfect for a pool party. Loved the tails, octodogs!, cupcakes, and decorations. You did a great job putting on a super fun party!
Happy (almost) Birthday to sweet Ellie!

(man, that is a huge knot on her forehead. Poor girl! Glad it wasn't worse.)

stacy said...

Happy Birthday Ellihandre!! You are the sweetest 6 year old I know. I've never met a little girl with a heart as big as yours. Lexie had a BLAST at your mermaid bash. We love you.

Kelly said...

Loves, loves, loves girl! Can you come be a party stylist for me?! The decor is precious, and so are the mermaid tails - u are so crafty! Happy Birthday to Ellie!

Lisa said...

Adorable Lacey! The decorations, food ideas, etc are super cute! Happy birthday to Ellie! Sorry to hear about the injury, but glad she was able to hang in there to celebrate!

ashley said...

Oh my goodness, how cute! I love the theme & all the decorations! You are so creative & such a good Mommy! So sad that Ellie got hurt, but looks like she still had lots of fun!

Team Dale said...

BEst.PARTY.DECOR.EVER!!! I know you WORKED so hard, Sorry I couldn't stop gasping over all that you did!! It was a WONDERFUL THEME!! So fun to see you and your sweet family. Happy Bday Ellie! We adore you! Toughest Unicorn I know.

parsonsfamily said...

so so cute....cannot believe poor Ellie got such a big bump on her little noggin. You did awesome with the party girl! Those tails are awesome. Pinterest has totally changed party planning. I love it!

tayton said...

What a fabulous party! I loved spending time with my mermaids. Happiest of birthdays to Ellie! I Can't wait to see more pics of the continued festivities. Love you guys!

MKHKKH said...

What a FINtastic party Lacey!! I love it! Can you send me the tail pattern?!?!?! Hailey has been dyeing for a mermaid tail. What a beautiful and lucky mermaid you have. She was all things magical in one day (unicorn and mermaid:)