Let’s Shell-ebrate! 🐚

f8741256-8d73-4dbf-b05b-817ed1caec5bHave you ever tried to copy an idea from Pinterest only to have it NOT turn out the way you expected?  Well, I am happy to say that Ella’s birthday party was a Pinterest-WIN!

185AD997-09B6-4AB4-8656-908ABB77F219.jpegThe theme for her party was “Mermaids 🧜🏻‍♀️ & Pirates 🏴‍☠️ ”.  Being a few days out from my D&C, I was not sure I would be able to pull off a Pinterest-Worthy-Party. However, with The Lord’s help, I was able to create a very ‘spec-shell’  birthday for my favorite girl!

DD8AC1A2-C1AB-486D-A19C-AACB04F588FA.jpegTo set the mood, we played the soundtrack from The Little Mermaid, Moana, and The Beach Boys “Sounds of Summer”.  (I’ll be singing SurfinUSA for the next 6 months now!)  The girls wore mermaid leggings and created their own mermaid crowns by hot-glueing starfish and sea shells to headbands.  ‘Mermaid Make-Up’ was adorned by most (even the mer-men 🧜🏻‍♂️).

ab06b74d-ac59-471e-890f-08593f058b57Snacks included Sea-Shell Pasta, Driftwood Pretzel Sticks, Swedish Fish, Seaweed Dip, Goldfish, and Pirate Gold Chocolate!

1AA9A5FF-C46F-4999-9C12-870534BDFD43.jpegThe Pirate Punch was a big hit!  The recipe included equal parts of pineapple 🍍 juice, blue Hawaiian 🌺  Punch, and 7-Up.  The color was perfect and reminded us all of the Carribean Sea.

D723D09A-22E4-413B-8D08-44899BA8716A.jpegTo be more eco-friendly, I invested in a set of glass salad plates and jars for drinking. I even let the girls use my grandmothers dessert dishes for their ice cream!  This cut out the need for paper/plastic products and I can re-use them for the next party!

39EB47EF-0C23-48F2-AFEA-8D87E45F6723.jpegI will link the plates and glasses I ordered from amazon at the end of this post, as well as the decorations I did splurge on.  Overall, I think I spent about $100 on decorations and dinnerware and another $100 on food and drinks for a total $200 on party expenses. That is $100 more than my budget.. Oops!  But I am happy with my investments and how the party turned out!  To be honest, most of our decorations were things we already owned- which helped out a lot!

79528C8C-A035-4A94-B3E9-35F740995C37.jpegAfter I said bedtime prayers with Ella last night, she told me that this was the best birthday ever!  You can not put a price on that!  Goodnight mermaids!

My Amazon Order

My Target ‘Run & Done’

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