Mermaid Birthday Party Ideas

 Last Summer, my daughter attended an art camp at a local art gallery.  She loved it so much that she wanted to have her birthday party there with all of her friends.  During the party, each of her guests would get to paint a canvas.  Miss Bella has always been fascinated with mermaids, so it was easy to decide on a mermaid theme.

BellasbirthdaypartycollageI may be a crafty mom, but I'm also a very busy mom.  The great thing about this party is that all I had to do was provide the treats….everything else was included.  As Bella and I were browsing the Silhouette store for cupcake toppers, she found an invitation that she absolutely loved.  I only had to make 8 invitations and they turned out so very cute.


I cut all the pieces from Stampin' UP! cardstock and Designer Series Paper with my Silhouette Cameo.  The main colors are Pool Party, Sahara Sand, and Melon Mambo.  We hand-delivered these invitations.  I'm sure it would have cost quite a bit to mail them.



Here is a peek at the inside of the invitation.  I printed the details on Whisper White cardstock, then used my Big Shot and Oval thinlits to cut them out.




My favorite part of the invitation was the pop-up mermaid.  The seaweed and bubbles added a great 3-dimensional element.  The bubbles were cut from Glimmer paper, then colored with various shades of ink refills and an aquapainter.


Bella and I made gluten-free cupcakes for the party.  She picked out blue sugar crystals and white "pearls" to decorate the icing.  For the toppers, I print and cut 2 images ~ one of which was mirror-image.  I adhered them back to back with a toothpick in between and stuck them in the center of the cupcakes.


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  1. Jessi @ Practically Functional | 8th Jun 15

    What a great party theme, and the invitations turned out so cute! Pinning this for sure.

  2. Meredith @ unOriginalMom | 8th Jun 15

    Such a beautiful party – great job with all the DIY elements! Love that cupcake topper, too darn cute!

  3. Kelly Hedgespeth of Simply Kelly Designs | 8th Jun 15

    The inside of your card is amazing! Love the mermaid theme as well.

  4. Pam - GetSilvered | 9th Jun 15

    Wow, that is a lovely invitation. Painting a canvas must have been such fun for the kids at the party.

  5. Sam @ DIY Just Cuz | 9th Jun 15

    I ADORE these invitations! So cute and also so original. The cupcake toppers are the perfect match as well. You’re right it would probably be really expensive to deliver. Pinning this!

  6. Angela @Little Blue's Room | 9th Jun 15

    How cute are these little mermaids! I know your daughter felt so special hand delivering such a great invitation. So sweet!

  7. Mackenzie | 9th Jun 15

    So cute!!! I ADORE those invitations!!! Great job!

  8. Emily @ Two Purple Couches | 10th Jun 15

    Wow!! Those invitations are beautiful!!

  9. Michelle from Weekend Craft | 10th Jun 15

    Wow what a beautiful invitation. You’re so talented

  10. Dawn Jennings | 11th Jun 15

    Love the invitation! amazing! and I am intrigued with this aqua painter…never heard of it before

  11. Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been | 14th Jun 15

    Those invitations are just STUNNING!! Your daughter is one lucky girl to have such a talented momma like you!

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