Party: 6th Birthday Party
Organised by: Me! (Steph Bond-Hutkin) with help from my big girl and family
Location: At home in Sydney
Theme: Mermaid Tea Party
Invitation: Jess from Joyess Designs custom-made a gorgeous printable invitation with a personalised mermaid to look just like our big girl.
Cake: Made by me the day before the party. It was a three-tier, six-layer coconut cake with buttercream frosting, edible pearls, Guylian chocolate shells and fondant waves. It wasn't meant to be that big, but when I made the three layers they were kind of flat, so I doubled the recipe and made enough for four cakes. The recipe was the Coconut Layer Cake from the Edmond's Sure To Rise Cookery Book from NZ that my Mum handed down to me.
Decorations: My girls helped me make the fun purple octopuses. We bought purple paper lanterns and attached eight streamers for legs with washi tape. I painted and cut out eyes and mouth shapes to give them a little personality. We also made a blue and silver streamer entrance to walk through. I re-used the fabric bunting that I made for my birthday party earlier in the year (made from a pattern from MyPoppet) and a shell garland from a trip to Hawaii. Our neighbour gave us gorgeous orchids from her garden which we displayed. We also gave out minimalist goodie bags with a few blue-wrapped chocolates and lollies and each little mermaid received a shell necklace that we had bought in Hawaii.
Birthday Girl Wears: Mermaid top and skirt by Lightning Bugs Lane on Etsy - a gift from my sister. Felt mermaid tail from The Lazy Owl on Etsy - a gift from my sister-in-law.
Genevieve Gail). My Husband organised a treasure hunt with a treasure chest filled with play jewels and chocolate gold coins at the end of the clue trail. Our lovely neighbour also painted the girls' nails with non-toxic blue glitter nail polish (from Butter London). Otherwise the girls were happy to play with the girls' toys, eat and dance in the lounge.
It was a special day to remember. Huge thanks go to my family and our neighbour Emma who took some lovely photos and painted nails. Head over to the Real Australian Kids' Parties section for more party ideas from Aussie Mums and right here for more Mermaid parties on Bondville.
Images: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville
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