Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

This week I knew exactly what I wanted to create when I sat down to make this week’s party idea board. I wanted something that would be fun for kids, boys and girls, and would be a hit this summer. I came up with the idea of having a mer-people (that’s mermaids and mermen) inspired party. Naturally, it would be fantastic if this was based around a beach location, but I think a pool party would be just as fun.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

Mermaid + Merman Under the Sea Summer Party

Check out where this week’s inspirational images were found:

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Oyster “Pearl” Cookies Recipe – shared by Living Well Spending Less

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

Seaweed Snacks – shared by Sally M. on Catch My Party

 

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid and Merman Goodie Bags – spotted on Pinterest

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Mermaid Tail Cupcake Tutorial – shared by Mrs. Dork

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

Merman and Mermaid Tails – sold by FinFun

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

King Triton inspired Gold Crown – made by KeepsUInStitches on Etsy

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

Shark Gummies – shared on The Cottage Home

 

Need more inspiration for your under the sea and/or beach party or wedding? Check out my dedicated Pinterest board for more ideas.

 

What do you think on this take of a traditionally feminine party?

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Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

Is there a better way to celebrate Independence Day then on the beach with sparklers, cold drinks and evening fireworks? I don’t think there could be!

Here’s how I’d like to celebrate:

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

Beach-side 4th of July Party Ideas

See where I found all of these fantastic ideas:

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Red, White and Blue Starfish Tablescape – shared by Starfish Cottage

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Nautical Starfish Beach Sign – made by MeetMeByeTheSea on Etsy

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Let the Sparks Fly! Sparkler Holder – shared on Raenovate

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

Beach Chair Set Up – shared by Cape Cod Beach Chair Company

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

I Dig the USA Shovels – made by HappyLittleArt on Etsy

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

Patriotic Drink Cart – spotted on Pinterest

 

How do you celebrate Independence Day?

Seaside Summer Birthday Party

As we get closer to ending the summer season, I thought it would be nice to share some final inspiration boards that would be perfect for summer. This week I was envisioning a birthday party (though I was torn between turning this into an anniversary party!) around sunset by the sea. The waves are crashing as the sun is setting. The temperatures are cooling down and the drinks are chilled. Relaxing music plays in the background as people mingle barefoot in the sand. Here’s what I had in mind:

Seaside Summer Birthday Party

Seaside Summer Birthday Party

See where I found all of these beautiful images for this week’s inspiration board:

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Starfish and Sea Glass in the Sand – shared on Farmhouse 38

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Rock Candy and Sea Inspired Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Edible Sea Glass – Recipe shared on Make Life Lovely

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Rock Candy Cake – made by Sweet and Saucy Shop

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

Seaside Elegance Tablescape – shared by Designs by Hemingway

What are some of your favorite memories at the beach?

 

Beach Themed {Poolside} Birthday Party

You know what’s NOT fun? Back to school anything. Every year it seems like kids summers are getting shorter and shorter. This year I saw “back to school” ads as early as June! Some kids are still IN school in June. That is just crazy. I ask you, what is the world coming to?

So what does that have to do with anything? Well, moral of the story is we need to help make summer last! I’d make it a national campaign if I had the funding…… Now I get it, not everyone lives beach side, or has beach worthy weather year round, I get it I do. BUT if the weather is right, I think you could host a beach themed birthday party (or end of summer party) up through August, maybe even early September. And why shouldn’t you really? Think of it as a grand finale, a final sunset if you will, to summer.

Here is my mood board for hosting a party such as this:

Beach Themed {Poolside} Birthday Party

Beach Themed {Poolside} Birthday Party

Make sure to check out all of the lovely places I sourced these images from:

Beach Ball Cake Pops – by Bakerella

Sand Cups Party Treats – shared by Rebecca Mealey

Sunburnt Punch – shared by Jaclyn D

Sand Dollar Cookies – seen on Diamonds For Dessert

Palm Tree Straws – seen on Country Woman

Palm Tree Backdrop (with tutorial) – shared by Mimi’s Dollhouse

Summer Cake Pops – by Sweet Whimsy Shop on Etsy

Beach Themed Cookies – by LovinOvenCookies on Etsy

Flip Flop Cookies – shared by Kara’s Party Ideas

DIY Beach Ball Garland – shared on Studio DIY

Crab Sandwiches – seen on this pin

Beach Invitations – by NHACreatives on Etsy

If you could have any one part of summer year round, what would it be and why?