Monday, July 24, 2017

Carolyn's 1st Birthday - Mermaid Party

Carolyn's 1st birthday was such a special day for her and me!  I've been planning this party all year! Actually longer than that even, but let's not get distracted with how crazy I am...  The way I looked at it, this was the only birthday party for her where I would be able to choose the theme, from now on she'll have more and more of an opinion and will pick her own theme.  So why not pick my absolute favorite, mermaids!!!!


Welcome to the party!
 

We served up a lunch buffet for all our hungry swimmers.

Starfish PB&J for the little mermaids.
Photo by: Marisa Morton @ Poema Collective


Low-tide pasta

Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Chicken Salad Croissant Crabs
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Ocopus-dogs
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

 Ben and I lovingly hand-made her guests this cake, it's strawberry inside and covered with marshmallow fondant.

Carolyn's personal cake is on the next shelf up...

Cookie Clams
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Below is some of our outdoor decor 
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective





And you can't forget to pack fun goodie-bags for all your guests!  I used my Silhouette to cut out the mermaid and anchor vinyl and make custom bags for each of the little mermaids/mermen.

We filled them with bubble wands, chalk, squeezie sea anemones, stretchy mermaids and sharks and other goodies depending on their ages...


 And now, onto the action!  Here's Grandmo with her very 1st grandchild! 
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Carolyn LOVES her honorary Auntie/Godmother Rebekah!
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Lunchtime, mmmm!
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

To keep our little mermaids/mermen cool on this warm summer day we set up some pools and splash areas!


Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective  

Birthday cake time!
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

1st official sugar!  I made her a special cake with bananas inside and cream cheese frosting with natural food coloring.
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

Auntie Nathalie getting the birthday girl ready for gifts!
Photo by: Marisa Morton Poema Collective

These two amazing friends helped me pull it all off, they were so wonderful!

We had such a wonderful time and are so grateful for all of our special family and friends that came over to celebrate!





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