Kara's Party Ideas Mermaid 2nd Birthday Party | Kara's Party Ideas

Is everyone as ready for summer and warm weather as I am? I think I’m in trouble..I still have a long wait until pool time! This adorable MERMAID SWIM 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Krista Ryken of K to Z Design. I love the aqua and pink mixed with the chevron stripe. And look at that darling mermaid cake!

Krista said– “I created this mermaid pool party for my precious baby girl for her 2nd birthday. Zoe’s birthday is in late July in Arkansas and that means it is HOT! We had a breakfast pool party in order for the water to not feel like a bathtub! Luckily breakfast is Zoe’s favorite meal and all babies are usually happy in the morning!

I wanted to create a fun mermaid party with all my own original designs. The mermaid graphic and all the paper goods were created by me. I started out with the invitation and then everything followed from there! We had a breakfast spread of fruit, breakfast casserole, bacon, monkey bread, donuts, muffins, and cheerios. Activities included temporary tattoos, bubbles, and of course lots of swimming! We finished off with a cake, cupcakes, and ice cream served in push pop containers. Guests were treated to a goody bag of bubbles, more tattoos, stickers, candy, and chalk paint! We snapped a cute picture behind the photo prop and then the guests were on their way out to sea!

I created the large 2 for the backdrop by tweaking the idea I found on Oh Happy Day from this tutorial http://ohhappyday.com/2011/04/diy-fringey-monogram/. I created the party hat headband, tattoos, party favor tags, and invitations as well. My most time consuming project was painting the photo backdrop. I created the wreath as well from plastic shell bras from the dollar store! It is amazing what a little spray paint can do!

My husband was part of the party as well. It is a family affair of course! He created the white cake stands following the tutorial found here http://www.beeinourbonnet.com/2010/09/project-wedding-cake-stands.html. He also made gigantic bubbles at the party for the kids by following the tutorial I found at my favorite blog Tatertots and Jello! Gotta to love Jen! Here is the easy tutorial http://tatertotsandjello.com/2010/08/summer-project-make-giant-bubbles.html.

This party was a lot of work, but it was worth every single minute watching my Zoe’s face when she arrived at the party! I can’t wait to do it all over again for the big 3!”

Vendor Credits:


Party headband,Toppers, tattoos, tags, wreath, photo backdrop, large 2- K to Z Design
Photography: Melissa Reibe Photography
Balloons, striped bags for donuts, straws, fans: Shop Sweet Lulu
Swimsuit: Flyduds
Cake: Lisa’s A Cake Boutique
Chalk Paint: Sidewalk Sensations

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33 Comments
  1. Nancy Fesler says:

    Krista, this is just the most beautiful party I have ever seen! Your talent is amazing!!! Miss Zoe is one fortunate little girl to have a mommy and daddy that love her so much!

  2. Kaci says:

    LOVE this! that is one of my favorite color combinations–turqoise and bright pink! Or maybe it's teal–hard to tell on this computer!

  3. Marisol says:

    LOVE!! The colors and dessert table are fabulous..also love the tattoo incorporating the party design!

  4. Sarah/ Dreamers Joy Events & Design says:

    So pretty! Love the color scheme! :)

  5. Sarah/ Dreamers Joy Events & Design says:

    So pretty! Love the color scheme! :)

  6. Sarah/ Dreamers Joy Events & Design says:

    So pretty! Love the color scheme! :)

  7. Sarah/ Dreamers Joy Events & Design says:

    So pretty! Love the color scheme! :)

  8. Melissa says:

    where can you get the mermaid tattoos?

  9. Kristin Ellis Snyder says:

    where did you get those mermaid tattoos? they were not on the K-Z etsy page?

  10. Karis says:

    Love everything about this party! That color scheme is adorable! As is little Zoe!
    Where did you get the favor totes? They would be perfect for my niece’s pool party next month. Do you mind sharing?

  11. Ashley says:

    I love the theme and am planning to do it for my daughter’s 3rd bday soon. What were your dimensions for the mermaid picture board? And was it hard to make??

  12. carrie says:

    Love the party idea!! where did you get the swimsuit?

  13. amanda says:

    adorable! where did you find the turquoise table cloths?

  14. TERESA says:

    WHAT ARE THE DEMISIONS FOR THE STANDUP MERMAID? LOVE IT?

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