My sweet niece, Valentina recently turned 4 and we celebrated her birthday, March 25th with a fun and beautiful, Mermaid and Pirates party. I am really blessed in that I have a rather large and very close family. Valentina and I adore each other and truly have such a special bond. She is shy but can be sassy and very motherly, she loves to play with babies, change them, dress them, feed them and her favorite baby of all times is her recent new baby cousin, Gabriella; which she would sit and stare at all day if she could.
A couple months before her birthday we began to go over possible themes for her special 4th birthday party. Valentina loves our favorite mermaid, Ariel and being the days are so hot and unpredictable here in Miami, a little Mermaid party with some water fun was perfect for the special celebration. Since Valentina has two brothers, we incorporated a tiny bit of pirate into her party. I designed a brand new mermaid collection, different from the one I had previously used with Emily's 2nd birthday party (which I never blogged about =( but will someday).
Valentina's favorite color is green, as you may or may not remember her purple and green bike party from last year (she has since dropped the purple, its now only green) =) wink* Given that fact, I decided to focus more on different shades of green for the majority of the details, however continue to incorporate the beautiful turquoise color of the sea. Didn't those colors blend so lovely together…… I designed a lovely collection using that color scheme and incorporated a little pirate into it but it can be omitted for those of you who want an all mermaid party.
Jeannette from Sweet Dough once again outdid herself with these gorgeous mermaid cookies. She also made pirates with teal hankies on their heads for the boys. How adorable is Valentina's bathing suit, it matched the cake perfectly and the color scheme was just right. It was a last minute find from Old Navy once my sister realized her order from another vendor would not arrive on time.
The cake, so gorgeous right! We have seen a lot of these ruffles and hombre style cakes lately and I knew this was the perfect occasion to request one. Yorlaidy from My sweet lady did an incredible job with this cake. She arrived to deliver the cake right when I was putting up the finishing touches to the table and once she placed the cake on it's cake stand, I took a step back and realized, WOW! NOW the table was complete. Thank You Yorlaidy!!!
We had some candy, Valentina is a candy lover and she made sure we incorporated that in here. Lilly from I heart Sugar Sugar provided all the linen as well as these darling plates she scooped up on a trip to Michael's. Aren't they just perfect, they are so pretty in person, the pictures really don't do them justice.
Here are those pirate cookies I mentioned above from Sweet Dough.
Ahhhh, YUM! the cupcakes…… I never get to bake anymore so I offered to whip up some cupcakes for my sweet, Val and Yorlaidy made some adorable edible gold coin toppers, look at the detail how incredible!!! I topped them off with some adorable paper cupcake toppers from the new collection and voila, fabulous cupcakes are born!
Here are some more sugary treats that were on the table. I used sand to hold down the clear crystal lollipops and jewels to dress up the containers where the bubble gum tubes were displayed. Also I decorated with starfish to really dress up the table. (you have been hearing lots of rumors lately about products that will be available in my shop, this is also one of them. Stay tuned for more details…..
Below are the 4 inch centerpiece toppers which really dress up any floral arrangement and can be used in so many different ways.
Not all the treats on the table were sugary (thank goodness) we also had our favorite kiddie snack, goldfish.
OKAY, here is my favorite part of the party…To our Surprise we had some very special guests come by……
They arrived just in time after the little mermaids had their makeovers of hair do's and mermaid glittery masks. Here is a picture of the girls from left to right, Sabrina my daughter, Emily my sister, Vanessa's daughter and Valentina, my sister Annabelle's daughter. All three girls are now age four and my sisters and I are also very close in age (33, 35, 36) YES my mom was busy and fortunate for us, god blessed up with three girls of our own…. Lucky for me, I get to do lots of girlie parties with these lovely dolls…..
We can't forget the BOYS. Argggg those adorable pirates were greeted with patches and swords. The younger boys (Val's little brother and cousin) hung out while the older boys played in her big brother's room. BOYS will be BOYS!
Ariel truly was stunning and so sweet and charismatic. The girls had a blast with her, as you will see below. She taught them her mermaid moves and gave them so much attention.
Then she stole the show by singing to us all her famous "Part of your world" I had goosebumps the whole time and I think every girl's mouth was open in shock. As you can Prince Eric was also very happy and mesmerized by the beautiful, Ariel.
We then sat quietly for story time. The girls listened to Ariel and answered questions about her story as she requested. They were so sweet and took turns raising their hands and really loved every minute with her.
I love this picture…Sabrina was truly speechless (doesn't happen much) with Ariel's presence.
They posed for many pictures with the family, guests and birthday girl.
We had a blast this year and hope you enjoyed all the pictures and details.
Till the next one…. kisses from our sweet birthday girl and her favorite mermaid……
With the Summer months ahead of us, plan your perfect Mermaid party with this adorable new Mermaid Collection available here in the shop:
also stay tuned for coordinating products seen on this party, soon available in the shop as well.
Party Styling and Paper Goods Collection: Dollhouse Paperie by Dolce Drive
Cookies: Sweet Dough
Cake: My sweet Lady
Linen and shell plates: I heart Sugar Sugar
Ariel and Prince Eric: Enchanted Fairytale Parties