The Little Mermaid, because ' Ariel has red hair like me' she says. So she told me she wanted a mermaid party with a *real sea.* I knew the task ahead of me but still couldn't let my artistic eye let me break down and head to party city and fill my basket with trite Disney party decor. I just had to make a non-cheesy mermaid party that wouldn't make me cringe but would still be approved by the ultimate decider, Penelope.
I decided to take the pretty route with her party but still have those enchanting touches and a couple of quirky (very *me*) details. The biggest thing was that she kept asking us for a *real sea.* We obviously knew sand, water and real fish would be out of the question. We may be willing to do a lot for her but not crazy things like bringing in sand into the house. ha. We decided to create a 'sea like' experience by hanging tons of green and blue crepe paper streamers like waves from our living room ceiling and then hang dangling gold glitter fish and starfish in between the waves. This way it felt like you were actually *in the sea.* We made a huge tissue paper mermaid scale wall behind the dessert table and filled the house with pearl white balloons (or bubbles if you will).
etsy shop. I'm completely in love with it and so is Penelope.
I guess it was every mermaid-loving-girl's dream because she was so happy.
I wish I could throw parties every weekend. That would be the life.
"Under the sea,
Under the sea,
Darlin' it's better,
Down where it's wetter,
Take it from me..."
(Sebastian from The Little Mermaid)