For inspiration I scoured the internet and dollar stores for budget friendly ideas! I then searched through her room and the rest of the house looking for anything resembling a water theme. And I scored big!!! At the dollar store grabbed a bunch of pink, green and blue oval rubber place mats and layered them down the tables as runners so they resembled fish scales.
I also found all the favors for the party at the dollar store. I set out a few options for kids to choose from since we had an array of ages.
Glowing rubber "Sea Anemones"
I found some great jelly fish tutorials online at Paper and Ink and Scrapbooks etc. These were time consuming but lots of fun to see spread throughout the party. I hung lots of them along the canopies which were also decorated with fish nets filled with color coordinated balloons.
"Sushi" roll-up sandwiches
Of course we also had a dessert table.
I really tried to focus on some healthier options this year and not go overboard with too much sugar. There were a few sea creature cookies "swimming" around the table.
A mermaid cake
Lots of fruit
A blue candy melt fountain with pink luster tiara skewers
For activities all the kids made sea shell bracelets at a craft table. The big kids then went crazy on the giant water slide we had set up, while the smaller ones enjoyed a homemade water slide down a small hill.
Party Styling & Design: Enchanted Events & Design
Printables & Graphic Design: Enchanted Events & Design
Photography: Sarah Vinson Photography
Cookies: Denise's Creations
Cake: Fenella Higgins
Cake Topper: Parker’s Flour Patch