“My daughter Emerald loves the Little Mermaid and Nemo. As an Event Designer I wanted to create the underwater world that she loved, but with a unique twist and sophisticated decor elements. I knew that keeping the color palette pretty narrow, blues and greens, with white, would be the key to the elegance of the party. I used Pinterest and multiple what I call “scouting” trips out in the market for about 9 months to source materials to pull together my look. Handcrafted items are a natural in making any party stand out. It takes more time, but in the end you’ll have a conversation worthy work of art as part of your memories to share with family and friends for years to come.
The Sheer Bliss Chiffon Fabric Chandelier, this piece was truly a labor of love. I absolutely adore sheer fabric and after looking for a pretty piece on Etsy that suited my fancy, I decided to make my own. Light and floaty, the chiffon circles offer a dreamlike aesthetic, and certainly transport you to a different place. I liken it to what it must be like to make a quilt- with each circle I added ( and there were tons) I was building something great! I saw a lot of jellyfish decor out there, but I really wanted a sophisticated touch, and after shopping for supplies at several stores I knew that I could craft and then offer in my Etsy shop for others going for the same look. The great thing is that it can be used in a nursery, baby shower, or wedding!!
-DIY Dessert Table Tissue Paper Backdrop, the backdrop was inspired by a DIY project from www.ohhappyday.com.
-Invites: I created the design on Publisher and printed myself on pre-boxed plain wedding invites. The border had a satin/pearl finish which played into the theme quite nicely.
-DIY Crystal trimmed Mirrored Servers on Dessert Table: I used inexpensive crystals to line the edges of all of the mirrors that the cookies were served on. It transformed ordinary, to “phenomenal”!
-I used lots of clear acrylic risers on the dessert table to add visual interest with varying heights, and to make the desserts appear like they were floating underwater.
What People Ate
Pasta Sea Shells and Meat Sauce, Salad, and Rolls
What People Drank
Blue Sea Punch
When Emerald began to twirl and spin in her party dress.....totally unprompted. Loved capturing those shots.
Most Touching Moment
When Emerald ran to greet and hug one of her school friends as she entered the party....priceless!!
The party girl Emerald in her light aqua mermaid dress and sparkly glitter shoes! A Mermaid Princess for sure!
Dessert Bar featuring cupcakes, cotton candy, rock candy, gumballs, sixlets, donuts, and a ruffle cake!
Lots of candy from the Dessert Bar
Activities / Games
Musical Chairs, DIY Fishy Kit
Her help was invaluable.....could have not pulled off without her!!!! She helped me prep and pack the day before the party.