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Sparkly Mermaid Themed Birthday Party

It may only be February, but personally, we think any time is a good time for a mermaid party! Dive in to this adorable aqua and purple soiree, captured by Morgan Bayard Photography and planned by the birthday girl's creative mom (check out her fun blog, The Sparkly Life). From ocean themed hors d'oeuvres to mermaid cupcakes and a sandcastle cake, guests enjoyed a festive menu, along with a cute themed bar offering "lemermaid", water bottles with special mermaid labels, and mermaid pilsner for the grown up guests. The little guests had a blast with a photo booth (stocked with paper props like seahorses, octopus and crabs), entertainment from a Disney princess, and The Little Mermaid temporary tattoos. Each one took home a sand pail filled with goodies, including fish cookies, stickers and toys. Check out more from this sweet party over in the full gallery!


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vendors & sources

Personalized birthday poster:
Tassel garland:
Always Be A Mermaid poster:
Photo Booth Props:
Cake topper:
Printables, Cupcake wrappers, toppers, etc. :
Little Mermaid temporary tattoos, Mermaid cookie cutter, Bath squirters, Bubbles, Tablecloth, Fish ring pops, Gold Candles, Gold Table Runner:
Photo Booth backdrop:
Glitter Birthday Banner: The Bannerie