We hosted Astyria's Barbie Mermaid party this afternoon. It was awesome, the kids and adults seemed to have a great time.
Here are the details:
As each child entered the party they received a mermaid or pirate costume.
Here is a close up of the pirate costumes, the picture I took at the party was too windblown.
Each boy received a sash, pirate hat, sword, eye patch, and necklace.
This is how I displayed the mermaid costumes. The girls got a mermaid tutu, seashell tiara, and lei.
Once the kids changed into their costume they took a picture with a "life size" Barbie mermaid
The Birthday Girl with Barbie
One of the pirates
We had four kids tables set up for crafts and food
Each child got to use and take home one of these cute water bottles. The black dot in the center is chalkboard. I wrote their names on the bottles once all of the guests arrived.
We had three activities planned for the kids.
Picture Frames for their Barbie Photo
And, treasure hunting
To hold all of their goodies each guest had a personalized bucket.
After crafts the kids and adults had dinner.
The kids had meat and cheese kabobs, "ocean in a cup", and goldfish crackers.
After dinner the kids played on the water slides......
Then we had cake pops, ice cream, and made candy boxes.
One side of the candy table was mermaid themed with "coral reef" (rock candy).
The girls took home mermaid candy boxes and the boys took home the pirate boxes.
The other candies were pirate pops and "sunken treasure" (pirate gummies).
Here is the birthday girl blowing out her candles!
I did not get a picture of the ice cream but it was tropical sorbet. The sorbet comes in real shells, it was really neat.
The box looks like this.
Here are some random details that I missed:
The adult food table decorations