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Our family's love of the beach was a big inspiration for our daughter's mermaid themed first birthday.  I began gathering items and ideas soon after she was born (discovering Pinterest was a big help). 

The menu had an "under the sea" theme including sushi rolls (ham sandwiches), stuffed shells (sausage pastry shells), octopus dip (hummus with octopus bell pepper), goldfish, and low country shrimp boil for the adults.

Activities included "Atlantis" - a pack n play and play mat with sea creature baby toys and "Mermaid Bubble School" - bubble solution in the party colors with different bubble blowing tools

Party favors were small sand pails, bubbles and pipe cleaners to make your own bubble wand

Design Inspiration

Pink and white chevron and beach love inspired our theme and menu.

Decorating Style

preppy, traditional, vintage

Project Details

Banners, cupcake toppers, etc - m. elizabeth design
Chevron Fabric - FabricsfromIndia
Poms - PomLove
Mermaid Birthday Shirt - West Point Stitches
Invites - andersruff
1 birthday pinata - jenloveskev
Printables - macadoodle designs
Cake, cupcakes - family friend

Favorite Items

I love the pink and white chevron fabric and plan to use it for pillows after the party.  I also loved the cake and cupcakes (made by a family friend).


Start planning and gathering early.  Leave yourself plenty of time for DIY.  Search the web for best prices on party supplies, utensils, etc.


Thursday 18th of October 2012

just wondering where i could find the mermaid printouts ?


Tuesday 27th of March 2012

Rachael Johnson,

Thanks! Dining room is Restoration Hardware Silver Sage and beige is Benjamin Moore Crisp Khaki.

Rachael Johnson

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

PS, I just saw the wall color in the dining room too, where the table and ppm pol's are, I love that color on the wall. Do you also know the brand and name of that color?

Rachael Johnson

Wednesday 21st of March 2012

Great colors and mermaid theme...I will keep it in mind for next birthday. However, I also like the blue wall color and the beige color. Do you know the brand and name of those colors, many the white trim, too,? Thank you. We have to repaint soon. We have been looking around for colors for years!@#


Wednesday 21st of March 2012

The cupcakes are adorable! And I can really see that you had so much fun putting all the party details together!