A Mermaid Party in the Works

My baby girl turns 5 tomorrow!

I can't believe how old 5 sounds when it's your first born. It honestly seems like just yesterday that we were heading to the hospital to induce labor, nerves flying, back aching.

I always knew I liked planning things, but it wasn't until her first birthday that I discovered how much fun it was/is to plan a child's party!

1st Birthday Party was very Garden/Spring themed...lots of flowers!

Birthday number 2 was a Carnival Theme!

Pretty sure people thought I had lost my mind when they showed up and my sister and I were dressed up as clowns (what a dedicated auntie huh?) Turning 3 was a Cowgirl Theme...seemed to be appropriate since we were living in my parents "barn" at the time! Yeehaw! This party was super fun! We threw a Mary Poppins themed party that was held at the carousel aka 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Kids had black construction paper place mats with their names painted down the side that they were later able to color on outside...sidewalk chalk! Party favors were hats that I embellished to look like Mary Poppins hats.

Tomorrow's party will be an elegant Mermaid Party.

No Disney Princess around these parts. Don't get me wrong, I love Ariel, and all of her beautiful songs, I just don't want the typical, commercialized mermaids :-)

Instead, I have been drawing inspiration from a beautiful party thrown by Kate Landers Events.

My little one's will not be anywhere near as nice as the inspiration party, but a girl has to aim for the stars right???

Check back for the final results!