Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mermaid Grotto Birthday Party

Let's Be Mermaids

I'm pretty sure every little girl ( ok, let's face it, us adults too!) want to be a mermaid for a day, right?! We were granted our wish this past weekend when we had our own mermaid party complete with mini oceans in bottles, seashell adorned tiaras and adorable mermaid terrariums. We decorated a DIY teepee from Oriental Trading  to create our own mermaid grotto. We loved how it turned out and the little mermaids had a blast "swimming" in and out of the magical cove.  

Here is what you'll need to create your own Let's Be Mermaids party:

This darling letter board from DCWV welcomed all the little mermaids into the party. This was the fist thing the girls saw when they entered the grotto and it set the stage for the magical party!

Every mermaid needs a beautiful tiara adorned with sparkles and shells from the deep blue sea. The little mermaids loved designing their own tiaras and it was so fun to see all their creativity shining through with each crown they made. Click  HERE to see how easy it is to make mermaid crowns of your own. 

 Each little mermaid made their own tiny mermaid terrarium. Find out how to put one together  HERE. How sweet is this?!

You can't have a mermaid party without an ocean, the mermaids need a place to swim!  To make your own tiny ocean in a bottle, click HERE.

I feel in love with these gorgeous watercolor ombre paper and glitter papers from DCWV and knew they'd make perfect goodie bag favors and party hats. I loved how the papers looked like mermaid scales and the glitter tails were the icing on the cake. The darling goodie bags and mermaid tails were cut with my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine. 

I used canvas wristlet bags from DCWV to create these pretty mermaid favors. 

The mermaid pins are from DCWV as well and I cut out mermaid tails with my Cricut machine and attached them to the bags. I had the little guests thread some ocean beads from Oriental Trading to complete the bags. They turned out just beautiful and the girls were thrilled to receive them! 

How perfect are these mermaid cups and plates?!  Crowning Details makes the most adorable mermaid partyware line that coordinated beautifully with the theme. The mini mermaids nibbled on snacks and drank "ocean water" and they loved eating off these gorgeous plates.  

Confection Deception made this gorgeous cake for the party. Just look at all that beautiful detail! 

I added my own mermaid cake topper I made using my Cricut and the Pastel Glitter Cardstock from DCWV

Thanks so much for joining us in our mermaid grotto! 

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Mermaid Crown Tutorial

Every mermaid princess needs a beautiful tiara. We couldn't have a party without the mermaids creating their own  under the sea crown. The girls had a ball designing these magical headpieces. See how easy it is to put these together below! 

Here's what you'll need:

Add adhesive where you want to attach the gems, seashells and starfish. Zip Dry is strong enough to bond the items to the crown. Once all your items are attached, allow to dry completely.

Didn't they turn out beautifully? I love how each mermaid designed her own tiara and how her creativity shone through with each piece.

Ocean in a Bottle

Your mermaid guests will love to make their own ocean in a bottle with just a few supplies!

Here's what you'll need:


Cooking Oil

Step 1

Add mini starfish and glitter into the bottles and fill the bottles with water and just a drop of cooking oil. Attach cork top.

Embellish the tops of the bottles by threading three beads to stretchy cording and wrap around the tops of the bottles. Adhere starfish to the front of the bottle with glue and allow to dry.

Let the fun begin! Tip the bottle upside down and watch your mini ocean come to life. Watch the waves roll and the glitter sparkle.

Mermaid Terrarium

For our Mermaid Grotto Party, each little mermaid was able to make her own tiny mermaid terrarium to take home. It was a darling activity and each girl was able to put her own thought and  creativity into her mini mermaid grotto.  They're quick and easy to put together and your girls will have a blast designing their own to take home. 

Here's what you'll need:

Resin Mermaid

Sea Glass

Step 1

Pour about 1 cup of sand into the glass jars. 

Step 2

Add starfish, seashells, mermaid and  coral on top of the sand and arrange them however you like!

And that's it!
 Sweet and adorable mermaid terrariums that your little guest will love! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoor Rehearsal Dinner

If you're planning on an outdoor rehearsal dinner this summer, be sure to check out a few lovely ideas I have over on the Oriental Trading Blog.

4th of July

Looking for some fun 4th of July Birthday ideas? Head over to Love the Day to check out a few festive ideas I have for the big day! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Himalaya Botanique Complete Care

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

Our family recently tried Himalaya Botanique Complete toothpaste and I can honestly say, we LOVED it! I've tried natural toothpastes before and they're gritty or they leave a weird aftertaste in my mouth. Himalaya Botanique is a refreshing toothpaste that cleans teeth, fights plaque and supports healthy gums. 

Himalaya Complete Care is carrageenan free,odium lauryl sulfate free, gluten free and fluoride free. It's also free from 400+ synthetic ingredients and contains only all natural  organic ingredients. So you can feel good about giving it to your family.

We loved the Simply Peppermint flavor and loved that this product isn't abrasive like a lot of toothpastes are. It freshens breath and your mouth feels clean! We've made the switch from our regular toothpaste over to Himalaya Complete Care and we couldn't be happier!

Be sure to leave a review over on the  Himalaya Toothpaste site and mention #momsmeet #momsmeethusa for a chance to win a Himalaya gift basket!