"" The Preppy Strawberry: Under the Sea Birthday Party

Monday, June 7, 2010

Under the Sea Birthday Party

Happy 4th Birthday Lilly!  

Well, the Birthday week in my household has come to an end!  This year Lilly wanted an Ariel Birthday party under the sea theme.  We had her party on Saturday and when the guests started arriving it started POURING down RAIN!  So at Noon on Saturday, I had to make the executive decision that we would be moving the party and setting up shop for 30+ people inside my house.  YIKES!!  So we ended up moving our kitchen table into family room2 or AKA play room and then moved in one of our 6 foot tables into our kitchen to help accommodate the kids and some guests.  It all ended up working out perfect but I had to make some minor adjustments to my party decorations since we had to move it indoors.  

In the picture above I got the wreath idea from How does she blog?  Click here for more instructions on how to make a balloon wreath!  I think I made mine bigger than the one they gave instructions for because I used close to 300 balloons!  

10:30 pm Friday Night I realized I forgot to make Lilly's party hat!  For the past 4 years I've made a Lilly a matching party hat for each birthday.  I think I will keep this tradition going as long as I can!  What do you think?  I think it turned out fabulous especially for a mother that was exhausted and fighting a sinus infection all week! ;)  

Under the Sea Party 

To create my under the sea theme I used blue balloons and white balloons and taped them to the ceiling and the walls.  Along with the balloons I hung green crepe paper down for the sea algae and then across the ceiling I twisted two different colors of blue together to create the water look.  

My centerpieces were glass vases from the dollar store and I put swim goggles around the vase.  I filled the glasses up with water then added blue food coloring.  In between the vases I had little fish dishes and filled them with gold fish crackers!  

Mermaid Cake 

The mermaid cake I did by hand - see pictures below of how I cut it out. We had a little miss hap when icing it because Lilly wanted to help.  So I gave in and let her help but when she was putting the M&M's on the tail she pushed a little too hard and we lost the tail!  Oh well nothing a few toothpicks and some more icing can't fill in! ;) 

before the icing 

Happy Birthday - this picture was taken on her actual birthday!  
My baby is four!  
How about that birthday! Think she will ever forget her birthday! 


  1. She is so cute! And what a fun theme for a party! I have a four year old little girl too.
    Thanks for stopping by, nice to "meet" you!

  2. How funny! My daughter's fourth birthday was also an under the sea/sea creature theme! I love your mermaid cake and the streamers hanging from the ceiling are the perfect touch. Great job!


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