A Simple Mermaid Party

A Simple Mermaid Party was published first on Uncommon Designs.
Do you ever get so frustrated when you want to plan a simple party for a ton of your child’s friends, but also want it to be beautiful?  

As a mom and a creative blogger I am constantly torn between style and function when it comes to planning children’s parties. However, it is always possible to come up with an elegant solution with a little planning.

  I helped create this simple mermaid party for a friend who wanted to throw a pool party for her daughter’s birthday, but still wanted it to be creative and beautiful.  

A Simple Mermaid Party was published first on Uncommon Designs.
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Deciding upon one centralized place for your party decor is an easy solution.   Instead of decorated the entire pool area, we decided to only decorate the gazebo that was right beside the pool.  It was perfect!   You could do the same thing in one corner of the pool area, too!    

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The fish were made from paper lanterns, tulle, and felt.  They were inspired by an old Pottery Barn collection.  Whimsical and fun, the children loved the fish on display.  We also hung different sizes and colors of bubbles all around, as well as some blue tulle for water.   

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My favorite decoration for the party was this girly sea life appliquéd tablecloth.  I started with a simple white tablecloth and appliquéd coral and sea creatures in lots of pinks and bright colors.  The edges were finished with flowy tulle and it was just so dreamy!  

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Of course, no party is complete without beautiful party favors!  



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Trish Flake

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Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. I am in love with the fish! How creative!!!!!!! But of course we can expect nothing less from you! :)

  2. This is so adorable! I think you did a great job with finding the balance of function & style. The details are awesome!

  3. this is SOOO CUTE!

  4. I love it! It turned out so well. I just helped my sister in law throw a mermaid party for my niece…but it was anything but simple! However, I like simple better. So much more special.

  5. Those fish are just too cute!! Looks like a fun pool party.

  6. What a cute party! Simple yet perfect! I love the fish!


  7. I heart the fishes! I want to do a fish theme party for my twins next birthday and will have to put that on my idea list..so creative.


  8. OMGosh! It is so sweet and pretty! My daughter would have loved it. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Home Sweet Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party tomorrow at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. Cute, cute, cute…love the fish!

  10. Oh my goodness, what a sweet party! Love the fish lanterns. Would love to do this, if only I swimming pool!

  11. Love this! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html?m=1

  12. So cute. I love the tablecloth too. The tulle trim makes it light and airy. I bet the birthday girl just loved it. Great job!

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

  13. That is totally sweet! Love the tulle on the tablecloth =) What a great idea!!

  14. Hey there…Stopping by from the Sunday Social! OMGoodness! Those fish lanterns are too much, i love them!

    If you have time stop by!


  15. This turned out sooo incredible! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! The fish lanterns are brilliant & the tablecloth & everything! Great job! <3 Heidi Rew

  16. Adorable! The fish are too cute!

  17. GReat job! I love it!!!

  18. So, so, so CUTE and yes, Dreamy. Beautiful job!
    <3 Christina

  19. I repinned this earlier! Love it! So fun and colorful!

  20. So pretty and colorful!

  21. wish I had seen this when my girls had a mermaid party a few years back!

  22. Super cute Trish – every ounce of it! Take care, Laura

  23. Oh I love it! I am always looking for cute birthday ideas. I’m pinning this.
    Here by way of Sweet Little Gals!

  24. It’s super cute!! I love it so much. Megan

  25. What precious ideas!! Too sweet. :)
    xo Heidi

  26. Love the fish! Beautiful party!

  27. Love this party Trish. Please come share it on my linky party!
    Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com

  28. very cute! I love the the fish. So simple and elegant :)

  29. I love the fish made from lanterns!

  30. this is so beautiful

    would love it if you could share this on my link party – http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-47.html

  31. Lovely! The lanterns are ah-dorable!

  32. Oh. My. Gosh. Those fish are absolutely adorable. Love them!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Show and Tell Wednesday at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

  33. That looked like a FABULOUS party!!!!!! LOVE the fish!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  34. Those party favors are darling! Thinking about having a mermaid party for my three year old next month! Thanks for the ideas!

  35. Oh my gosh…so cute! Love Love Love! Featuring you on Saturday! Xo, Aimee

  36. What a great theme!!!

    Make sure you stop by and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party.

  37. Love the fish sooo stinkin cute!

  38. wow. I want to join this party too. ;)
    I love the hanging fishes and the cake SO Much.Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.
    Have a nice weekend. Im pinning this

  39. This is great! I love the tulle fish especially

  40. Just plain ador.a.ble. I love the fish and the cake. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best!

  41. Your are featured on Sunday’s Best Wrap Up Par.tay!!

  42. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  43. Perfection! I love this sweet party so much! I’ve pinned, tweeted, FB shared and google+ shared. See? Told you I love it! :)

  44. What a cute party!!! I love the little fish lanterns. So creative! I am featuring your party at todays link party!

  45. ooh so sharing this idea with my sister for my nieces upcoming underwater party!

  46. Such a beautiful party! Love the tablecloth and the lantern fish! So sweet!

  47. I love the colors, the theme (i want to be a mermaid), and the sweetness of this party. You did an amazing job. ADORABLE!!!!

  48. Absolutely adorable, so summery…fantastic job!

  49. Those fish!! Ahh everything is SO cute, Trish!

  50. Adorable! My daughter is obsessed with all things mermaid so she would love this. The colors and details are just beautiful :)

  51. Allison says:

    Love your party theme!! What size lanterns did you use for the fish?

  52. Can you please tell me how to do the fish? I am having a birthday party for my daughter and it would go great with the mermaid theme:) You did an amazing job on this!


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