For my daughter's 2nd birthday I decided to do a Mermaid/Ariel theme for her and she absolutely loved it.
I got most of my ideas from Pinterest. There were so many good ideas I couldn't use them all!
Here are the finished seaweed streamers I made. I used two different shades of green, white, and light blue. I stapled the streamer strips over a piece of string. And then I made the lovely construction paper fish to hang among-st the seaweed. It was an easy and fun project and the girls though they were super cool.
Here is the balloon octopus. I should have gotten a bigger bag of balloons because I ran out of red! Oh well, it was still a fun little decoration.
The spread -
Swedish Fish -
I used melting candy and molds to make these seashells -
Swedish Fish Jello - I used the recipe at MarthaStewart.com but I wish that I had just used regular blue Jello - it would have tasted better.
Starfish calzones - I used pepperoni and turkey.
The cake! This was my first attempt at using fondant (which I made myself, which was super easy and fun!). I think it turned out well -
Treasure chest - what can I say, all our guests thought this was pretty sweet (you know, the ones under five) -
I also made bean bag fish to play with but I'll save those for another post.
Overall, the party went off without a hitch and my oldest keeps telling me that she wants to have a mermaid birthday, too.