I firmly believe that all parents do their VERY best to create birthday parties of their child’s dreams. Sometimes this can be challenging to do. As a working mom, one of the biggest challenges that I typically run into would be TIME. I have little to no time to cook meals, keep up with laundry and attend to self-care … let alone plan a birthday party. So that’s where I rely on some talented local vendors here in Boston to help create the magic for whatever the theme of the party might be! Although this was a Boston-based birthday, some of the ideas below would translate to no matter where you are planning your event! For this specific birthday, Lucy was SO excited to have it focused all around mermaids. And boy, with the help of some local magical makers, we were able to deliver. Here are all of the details below:
We asked our friend Crystal from The Boston Tee Pee Party (https://bostonteepeeparty.com/) to bring a little mermaid magic, similar to the fairy dust she brought to Lucy’s party last year. She did not disappoint!! Every detail Crystal and her team bring to the party is always perfect: from the color scheme, to shell pillows and personalized color sheets. Everything couldn’t have been ANY more perfect for our Lucy! Here are some pictures to show off the details of the day that made our “Little Mermaid” so incredibly happy!
No birthday party is complete without a cake! And we are so lucky to have found Pauline’s Bakery (https://www.instagram.com/paulines.bakery/?hl=en) who has become our local go-to for all things gorgeous and delicious cakes! This woman simply has a talent that is unmatched! We were OBSESSED with this magical mermaid Ariel cake!!
Think outside of the “birthday planning box:
Sometimes it’s fun to go BEYOND the typical ideas that you might think of with a birthday “theme”. For example, although not mermaid themed, everyone thinks of the magic of ice cream trucks on a hot day at the beach! So we hired an ice cream truck to arrive as a surprise and some of the special kiddos in our wonderful neighborhood got to enjoy a favorite bar of choice as well! It was so much fun. Do you know who loved it the VERY most? The adults!! (Specifically my father … it had been years since he had seen an ice cream truck. He got three ice creams and you would have thought he was a little kid again! It was so wonderful to watch.)
Planning a mermaid themed birthday party and need some easy access to accessories?
I invite you to check out my Amazon List where you can find ALL of the plates, napkins, cups and other fun goodie bag accessories that you might need as you prepare. Within this list, you can also find the mermaid themed sunglasses that were another hit of the party! Access this list through the direct link by clicking here!
I could not be more thrilled with how this beautiful day turned out for our Lucy! We hope she remembers these magical mermaid memories for life!