Meet Me Under the Sea!

Lovely Olivia turned two years old, and her family and friends were very excited to plan her a spectacular party! Olivia loves sea life, mermaids and crabs, so we created this one of a kind Under the Sea party for her, in collaboration with Oriental Trading Company.  We’re bubbling with excitement to share all the details with you, over on the Oriental Trading Company site. We’ve also prepared some fun DIY tutorials for the decor and treats!


Our beautiful, nautical themed dessert table goodies were provided by Sweets.Co, who made amazing mini donuts, gorgeous lavender and mint green cupcakes, sugar cookies and oyster with pearls cookies, and even shimmering sea glass candy!


Olivia’s guests were invited to enjoy a fun snack as they entered the party; called Mermaid Munch! It’s fun and easy to make, with easy to find ingredients.  The kids can help with this one!  For extra festive flair, We love to scoop our Mermaid Munch into darling mini lilac popcorn boxes.

For Olivia’s Party, we created a cute custom label and attached it to the front of each container.


We created some fun and elegant party favors for Olivia and her friends, including Make A Wish On A Starfish Wands, and Elegant Saltwater Taffy Party Favors, each one adorned with a special keepsake golden sand dollar charm.


These favors were both fun, and very simple to make!  You can get the complete instructions for our pretty Starfish Wands here.


We’ve also created a quick and easy DIY tutorial for our elegant Saltwater Taffy Party Favors here!

Our ocean treasure display added yet another fabulous decorative accent to the party, and the children were delighted to find that it was spilling over with gold coins that were actually chocolate! We used plastic sea life figures, sprayed them liberally with gold spray paint, and created a cascading treasure box of glittering gems, pearls, and treasure.


Our final decorated area was an incredible DIY photo backdrop, for a very special surprise guest, a princess mermaid! You won’t believe how simple this was to create!


Olivia and her friends loved meeting the surprise guest, a princess mermaid who came to read stories and paint little faces!  We loved being a part of her special day. See all the details at Oriental Trading Company!

Photography: To Pepper, With Love

Desserts: Sweets.Co

Design, Handmade Art and Styling: Ritzy Parties, Inc.

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