A Party Under the Sea

Before we scooted off to mission controlmore rocket pics in Papa’s flickr stream — someone in our house turned five. She has been telling us for months about the mermaid swimming party she was going to have. My philosophy on children’s birthday parties is that themes are fun for them, even if I personally find them a little too much. And if you are going to do a theme, I say go for it whole heartedly. So, a mermaid swimming party was had.

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The inside says:

Please Join
Mermaid Princess Katrina
To Celebrate Her Fifth Birthday

We had the party at our local recreation center so we couldn’t really decorate too much. I just got all kinds of shells and some ocean-colored beads to put on the tables.

The Mermaid Party Spread

For food we kept it simple. Papa made an awesome cake — with art direction by Mama — and we had ice cream cups and swedish fish. Let me tell you, I had forgotten how good swedish fish taste. The castle cake was made with a nordic ware pan. We made a sheet cake to be the ocean and decorated it with homemade candies, store bought sugar fishes, and two theme-appropriate playmobils.

Mermaid Princess Katrina

The mermaid princess seemed pleased, if not a little overwhelmed. She’s already started planning next year’s party, a fairy teaparty — do you think she’s been reading Daria’s blog?

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8 Responses to “A Party Under the Sea”


  1. 1 aliciaalferman April 24, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    It’s a dream come true for any *five* year old girl. Way to go, Mama and Papa!

    (can you believe you’re the parents of a FIVE year old kid?!)

  2. 2 amandajean April 24, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, Katrina, you mermaid princess, you. Have fun being 5~we have a newly turned 5 year old, too. and it’s pretty fantastic. the party looks like it was wonderful.

  3. 3 Liz April 24, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    My three year old would have been in HEAVEN! He loves all things mermaid. I’m glad your little fish enjoyed herself! She looks great in her tiara / crown.

  4. 4 Hege April 25, 2008 at 1:19 am

    What a wonderful birthday!
    The cake is awesome!

  5. 5 lily boot April 25, 2008 at 7:35 am

    What a beautiful invitation – your stamps/printing are just lovely and wonderful coloursl And the cake is fantastic – we have that cake tin too – it’s certainly been a hit surrounded by papo figures with candle beacons and icing sugar snow.

  6. 6 Anina April 25, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Oh, how I miss those days.
    Was it a swimming party?

  7. 7 erin April 25, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    fun! she must have been looking over your shoulder while you read daria’s blog. kate saw those photos and said, i want that!

  8. 8 sheree May 5, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    What a stunning cake! Katrina is so cute. I am glad she had a great birthday!


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