Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Echo's Underwater Tea Party

For Echo's Birthday this year she requested a mermaid themed tea party. It was fun to have a chance to get creative with a smaller party at home. Here's how it all came together.

We made homemade decorations mostly out of Echo's mermaid craft book. The girls helped me to make mermaid banners and mermaid crowns for each of the party guests. I decorated the table with fish nets from the craft store, sea shells and lace doilies as well as a vintage teapot.

For snacks we served goldfish crackers, fruit kabobs, starfish crackers (Ritz crackers with sliced cheese cut out in the shape of a star with a cookie cutter) and mermaid toast (cinnamon raisin bread toasted with cream cheese on top, the swirled with green and blue food coloring and topped with gold sprinkles), and of course a fabulous mermaid birthday cake! Echo requested a plum cake with mermaid decorations, I don't know where the plum cake idea came from but it turned out pretty well!

For a party favor and activity the guests painted small wooden treasure chests.

Echo got this sweet mermaid tail blanket as one of her presents. Overall it was a lovely party and sweet day with friends!

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