Can it possibly be? We have had this little girl for 5 years! Amongst all the craziness of life I wanted to be able to give her a special party. She requested a mermaid theme. Ok, shouldn't be too hard!
Now to blow out the candles. All the blondies get in on this one!
Ahhh...too much sun!!! Course you can't have a mermaid party without a mermaid skirt! I made these up for party favors. They are so simple. I basically measured (or guessed) waist to just below knee for the top then added the frilly fin bottom. I elasticized the waist and the middle section where you can see it sewn. I left the back seam of the "fins" unsewn and just serged the bottom edges so I didn't have to hem anything. The elastic in the middle left lots of running and playing room. Hmmm...I haven't done a tutorial in awhile, maybe it's time.
No event is complete without a craft project. We did maracas following a fun tutorial I found over at Made. Everyone loved it. Even the adults got in on it! Hers looked a little cooler but there was no way I was letting this bunch get their hands on permanent markers.
My sister-in-law brought along her needle felting. I purposely have never looked at a pattern, book or tutorial because I just don't need one more thing to get into. I can't ever just do a project. No, I have to get a whole stores worth of supplies so this is one I am staying away from for awhile. I did have to watch though so now I at least understand how it's done. So cool. Oh, those decorations in the background I also got ideas from www.danamadeit.com. She's full of the good stuff!
After our party I made up a little girl bag for another party we went to on Sunday for a classmate. One more party this coming Saturday that I have to make a gift for. This party is for one of those little mermaids above who is going to be 4. She's into black. So I think a black skirt with lots of pink tulle under it is in order.