A Chic(k) Celebration: Savannah’s Mermaid Princess Birthday
Despite having a brand new baby only two months ago — baby girl number three in four years mind you — I decided I did not want to wimp out when it came time to plan my Savannah’s fourth birthday party. Though I will admit the thought crossed my mind. More than once. But ultimately, I figured that our lives had been disrupted enough this summer; we really haven’t left the house much since baby’s arrival. I figured I could at least give her that. And I am so glad I did. My baby girl loved her party, and the break from our self-imposed house arrest (maybe more). I mean come on guys, it’s been about 100 degrees every day since June.
Savannah is currently obsessed with #everythingmermaids and #everythingprincesses. Which means that planning her party this year was kind of a no-brainer. Perfect, because this tired mama desperately needed easy. I will admit I was a little later to the party planning game than I like to be, this time around. Luckily we found an adorable mermaid themed invite on Etsy, which we printed ourselves at home, on card-stock from our local craft store. (This saved us time and money.) I also found coordinating garland (here and here), a super-cute mermaid cake topper, and a few other party items online. Have I told you lately that I love you, Etsy? Because you, my virtual friend, are a major lifesaver!
We held the party at our neighborhood Splash Pad — shaped like a giant pirate ship. I mean come on, could it have been a more perfect location for a mermaid birthday party? I think not. My girls are obsessed with the Splash Pad, and I knew Savannah’s little friends would be also. Plus, it was the perfect way to cool off on a hot, summer day — without being responsible for keeping an eye on everyone’s children in a swimming pool.
We purchased the mermaid birthday cake from our favorite Texas grocery store (HEB) for a whopping $22. Can you believe that?! We brought them a picture, and this is what they came up with. I was so impressed. And the cake was delicious. We also had cupcakes iced to match the party colors: purple, mint, blue, and gold. I’d say it was a smashing success! And super simple to achieve (probably my favorite part).
We had so much fun celebrating our little Mermaid Princess! I know this is a weekend Savannah (nor we) will forget for a long time. Baby Brooklyn probably won’t remember, but we can always show her pictures. 😉 Another wonderful memory for our precious family to treasure. Birthdays really are the best! Thanks for sharing in the excitement, Mommy Chicks! xoxo