Summer Birthday | Our Twin's Under the Sea Party
This time last year I was deep in the middle of creating my new website-- and also planning a 6th birthday party for my twins. It was one of my favorites to create with them so I wanted to share with you some of the things we came up with to inspire your next party you may have poolside.
Summer birthdays around here can get hard to come up with when it usually has to include getting wet in the heat. But when they decided they wanted a mermaid theme party my creative juices started flowing.
I created the decorations with all the sea-like things I could think of. Anything with textures or shapes that reminded me of something you’d see in the bottom of the ocean. The best part is that I grabbed most of it from the dollar store! Pool noodles, sea shells, glittery tulle, fake florals and succulents. From there I chose colors I wanted the party to have--I was going for light and earthy with natural colors from corals, sea shells, and sand. I found the colors I wanted in the spray paint section at Walmart that I would use to color the noodles and fake flowers I found.
After painting them in the various colors,I started cutting them all up and gluing them around cardboard boxes. I used spray foam (my favorite part) to create the coral-like textures around the box and then hot glued shells, tissue paper, coffee filters, lace, and pipe cleaners around until it turned out the way I liked. I loved the creating process for this one and thinking of different ways to make decorations to go along with the theme.
Seeing the girls light up at the sight of how everything came together was the best part. We played a couple mermaid themed games, broke open a sea shell pinata, and finished off with a spontaneous ice cream truck treat that just so happened to be called “twins ice cream” (seriously, that wasn’t planned).