Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mermaid Party

Cameron had her Mermaid birthday party this weekend, that she has been patiently waiting for.
She got the idea for a mermaid party when we were in Cancun earlier this summer.

Candy, her fish, that she received for her birthday last year from her cousins was able to come to her party. I thought it was a fun little touch to add, and Cameron thought it was pretty cool that her fish came to the party. Below you can see the fish bowl that I etched Candy's name on to.
Click here to view my post on glass etching.
Oh, and the gorgeous pink seashell is one of many that my grandfather, Bobby, brought up from the ocean floor himself. He was a passionate scuba diver!

I thought since it was her birthday we could go a little overboard and only serve sweets.
The kids loved it!
In a way we had a mini candy bar.

The tablecloth's inspiration was mainly the ocean.
To view my post on my tablecloth click here.

The cake stands were made from margarita glasses, vases, and glass plates found from goodwill.
To view my post on the cake stands click here.

And my wonderful sister*in*law made sugar cookies and decorated them so cute for the party.

My grandmother, who is our families own little Paula Deen, baked up a beautiful mini cake for Cameron. And the seashells were picked off the beach by my little cousin herself.

The signs below were made from a desk that I found on the side of the road.
I was wanting to make a few signs, but not wanting to spend anymore money on this party, and
I happened to see a run down desk on the side of the road.
So, my awesome Dad took the desk apart, and I used spray paint I had lying around and sprayed away.
I only wish my painting skills were a little better.

I had a lot of extra fabric lying around from other projects so I came up with this fun banner to decorate this old wooden chopping block.

And I couldn't resist serving blue koolaide and pretending that it was ocean water.

And notice the chalkboard I used for the entrance?
Yep, its the chalkboard I made for Cameron's room.
Click here to view that post.

I made two cupcake wreaths for the entrance way as well.
Click here to view my post on cupcake wreaths.

I of course had to have an activity for the party.
So, we did seashell painting.
The kids absolutely loved it.

I also set up a mermaid banner, with Bubble Guppies, as the mermaids.
They were able to choose a mermaid and color away.

I couldn't resist in making a triangle banner.
I see these all over pinterest, and I think they are so adorable.

The little party dress that Cameron is wearing is a dress that my mother and I both made.
I started it, but got caught up in school, and wasn't able to finish so I had to pass it off for my mother to finish. To view my post on Cameron's party dress click here.

Everyone ended up having a great time!
I hope you all had a great weekend as well.

Well thanks for stopping by
"Through Betsy's Looking Glass".

This page was shared with Krafty KatIts a Blog PartySew Can DoAdorned from Above, and The Gunny Sack.


  1. Very pretty party! I found you at It's a Blog Party. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks Pamela, and thanks for stopping by.

  2. Love it - especially the treats like salt water taffy and rock candy - pretty and perfect with the theme! Pinning this. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

    1. Thanks Cheryl! I'm so glad you stopped by. I love ur blog and thanks for pinning

  3. What a gorgeous party (& little girl)! That cake was incredible and all of the adorable details! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It! Hope to see you again this week!

    1. Thanks Kathie. She had a great time at her party!

  4. Hi Betsy,
    I love everything about the birthday party. The tablecloth and banners are great. She must have been one very excited little girl. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Thanks Debi, and yes she was most definitely very excited when she saw everything, and all her friends. It was a great party.

  5. how did you make those coloring figures on the clothespins?

    1. I used coloring pictures from a bubble guppies coloring book

    2. I used coloring pictures from a bubble guppies coloring book

  6. Could you tell me where you got the food lables?Thanks Tammy

    1. Tammy the food labels I actually just made from cardstock. They were super easy.

  7. How did you make the wreaths, info please? email me at bdtliv@msn.com Di

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  9. Hi!

    Where were you able to find those gorgeous starfish and seashells for painting?

    Beautiful party!!

    1. Thanks! I found the seashells at Hobby Lobby. The starfish I bought as a large bag with about 20 in them, and the large shells I bought individually, but they were limited on how many they had. I have also seen ceramic shells at Michaels Craft Store. Good Luck! I hope you find them.


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