Mermaid Birthday Party

Warm weather is upon us (well it is for us Texans) so I thought it was time for a Mermaid Party design make-over.

I’ve updated and added some new designs to my party pack. Also a special cookie fanatic friend of mine made some adorable cookies to match!

Mermaid Party Updates

Each Mermaid Party Pack now comes with 11 digital files (6 are brand new!). Plus, the invitations are customizable so you can add your own party information yourself before you print!

Mermaid Party Invitation

 

Choose from four different mermaids to find one that looks like your party girl.

 

My daughter STILL talks about her party that was several years ago! We might have to do another mermaid party this summer just for fun.

Mermaid Party Cupcakes

 

Seahorse Cookies

I’m so excited about these adorable cookies Bridget from Bake at 350 made of my seahorses! How cute are these? I gasped when I opened my email from her and saw her photos:-)

Seahorse Sugar Cookies for Mermaid Party

I simply designed a template for her and she performed her cookie magic! You can download the template for FREE, then head over to her blog for detailed directions on how to make them. Or, if you’re like me… you’ll drool over her detailed photos, then plan to give this template to a person who can make the cookies for you! ha.

Seahorse Cookie Template

Visit my Shop to see all of the cute new Mermaid printables.

 

Update: This giveaway is closed. Winners will be emailed.

Giveaway

This week I’m celebrating reaching over 10,000 “likes” on my Facebook page!! I really appreciate all of you who comment and tell your friends about my blog over there.

To celebrate, I’m giving away one new Mermaid Party Pack and also a $50 gift certificate! So there will be two giveaway winners!!

To enter just do these 2 things:

  1. Leave a comment here letting me know which beach is your favorite place to visit.
  2. Visit my Facebook page and like my page if you don’t already.

Bonus giveaway…

My I Heart Faces partner, Angie from The Arthur Clan, is giving away another $50 gift certificate on her blog today! Head over there and enter for another chance at winning.

This giveaway will end on Monday the 25th.

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  1. Well there is no better beach the the white sands of Clearwater Beach, Florida. My daughter is turning 4 at the end of July and she has selected a mermaid theme. You by far have the best to offer that is non Disney related. Thank you!

  2. I love going to the beaches in both Florence and Lincoln City, Oregon. They are beautiful. The water is never really warm enough to swim in, but you can always get you feet wet and search through tidal pools.

  3. Goleta Beach (In Goleta, CA). Stumbled across your blog as I am trying to plan a mermaid party for my almost 3 year old πŸ™‚

  4. Being from Australia, my favourtie beaches are all on the fantastic sunset west coast, near my hometown of Perth! The most favourite one, is a place called Mettam’s Pool, which is a natural lagoon, so really safe for the little ones to play in the gentle waves, and a brilliant cafe almost across the road for coffee’s and milkshakes after a swim adn a play in the sand!

  5. Hi! Gosh you have a ton of comments, I hope this doesn’t get lost! I just wanted to say that your mermaid party was a huge inspiration for me. I modeled my daughter’s 2nd birthday after it and it was a HUGE hit. Moms are still telling me about their girls wearing mermaid skirts. I incorporated Ariel into it and made the skirts green. For the boys I made “Sebastian hands” out of felt sewn with embroidery floss and turned out…too bad none of the boys wore them for more than 30 seconds lol! I was so glad to find your blog and get (steal) so many great ideas…my house looked so cute with chinese lantern bubbles, pink flowing “kelp” hanging from the ceiling, pearls hanging from the chandelier and a silver “waterfall’ back drop for the b-day girl! Keep up the great work and thank you again!!!
    Jill

  6. We were just in South Portugal and the beach was beautiful but it rained most of the time. So I would have to say the beaches of Corsica last fall were tremendous. But I would say any beach with my kids is the best beach ever!!! Nikki from CH

  7. Hmmm I love all but I really want to go back to Pensacola… It was so beautiful – shockingly – id love to enjoy it for several days rather the an hour or two

  8. We love Orange Beach in Alabama. We don’t get around much but when we do go to the beach that is where wer like to go!

  9. All beaches are great, but since I just returned from a relaxing Ladies weekend in South Beach Miami I will have to say that one.
    I’ve been a FB fan and a fan in general since I stumbled upon your amazing Lego party (which I bought for my son’s last Bday.)

  10. Amy, I look forward to see what interesting ideas you have on this site. I have used several for work. I
    I live near Lake Erie so we have some good beaches here in the summer.

  11. I grew up near Santa Cruz but I love the beaches in Hawaii because the water is warm and you can actually go swimming! Liked you on fb and love your blog!

  12. My favorite beach is in kihei Maui. I got married there 3 years ago under the most amazing sunset I have ever seen!

  13. My favorite beach is Bonita Dog Beach near Naples, FL. You can take your dog and meet up with other dog lovers and just play and have fun. Pull up a party barge into a small inlet without waves and have great family fun!

  14. I’ve been a FB fan for awhile now and love all the fun ideas and free printables! Thank you! My favorite beach? hmmmmmm, Probably the white sandy beaches in Jamaica!! It’s been years though. If I were to win the Mermaid Party pack it would be for my friend, Amy, who is throwing a Mermaid party for her little girls 4th birthday at the end of May. If I had to guess, Amy’s favorite beach is in St. Lucia where she Honeymooned! πŸ˜‰

  15. I love the beach because the kids have so much fun and it will entertain them for the whole day!

  16. I love Gulf Shores, AL….I’m not sure what the actually beach is named!! I’ve been a fan of you on FB for a Long time!!! LOVE your designs…my little girl would love a mermaid party πŸ™‚

  17. We have lots of favorite beaches – Shell Beach, CA, Pismo Beach, CA, Half Moon Bay, CA and you can’t go wrong with any of the beaches in Hawaii. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Love all your posts!!

  18. We visited Isle of Palms quite a bit before Hurricane Hugo hit the SC coast years ago. Still my favorite beach, if only in my memory!

  19. I love Florida beaches even though they are a drive from Texas.

    I’m already a fan of your’s on FaceBook! Love your work! Can’t wait to have your Lego party for my son’s 6th birthday in October.

  20. Honeysuckle Beach in Hayden Lake, Idaho is the most magical beach on earth. Went there every summer as a kid, and now I take my own children. Special place in my heart!

  21. My favorite close beach to our home is Ocean City Maryland. We did a lot of day trips there and a couple weekend getaways with our daughter last year. My favorite beach other then that is Shell island some realitives of ours got married there a couple years ago. Brought back so many shells and I loved how I could see my feet in the water.

    P.S. I don’t just “like” your facebook page I LOVE it! :o)

  22. I love Caladesi Island! We are lucky to live here so we can visit anytime!!

    I also “like” you on FB and in real life!! :p

  23. I LOVE Sharks Cove Beach on the North Shore in Hawaii on the island of Oahu!!!!

  24. We live in Southern California and our favorite beach is Newport Beach. It has the softest sand and we’ve found a spot that is never crowded, it’s one of our favorite places to go! I’ve already “liked” you on facebook awhile ago. I would love to win this. My daughter turns 3 in July and she loves Mermaids and I was thinking about doing her birthday party at our neighborhood pool. A mermaid birthday would be perfect!

  25. I love very much your work. Congratulations.
    My favorite beach is Praia do Futuro in Fortaleza, Brazil.

  26. My favorite beach is Coronado Beach. It’s so beautiful and relaxing! Liked your FB page πŸ™‚

  27. mothers beach in venture california is our current fav! the kids love the playground there, and the waves are perfect with just the right amount of enclosed beach area to have fun while staying safe!
    thanks for the chance to win!
    Jenn Post
    noblekatt(at) hotmail.com

  28. I liked your FB page, and my favorite beach is St. George Island, FL πŸ™‚ Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I LOVE the mermaid party πŸ™‚

  29. I would take any beach right now. Tired of the winter being among us here. But I did enjoy the beaches in Hawaii and Mexico.

  30. my favorite beach is the Cies Island beach in galicia, water very very cold but so beautifull once you go there you never want to live….

  31. I luv visiting Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove,CA ! The H2o is so wonderful ! So many shades of blue !! We first feel in luv with this beach when we movied In the area !! Take my kids there and if friends n fam visit that’s the first beach we go to !! Luv our lunches there never gets old !!

  32. Favorite beach is Cayucus (near pismo beach, ca). I am already a fan on facebook and love everything you do.

  33. I love the beaches on the west side of Michigan, they are so beautiful, clean, and have great views from the sand dunes of gorgeous lake michigan!

  34. Enjoy the beaches @ the Jersey shore. They are relatively close for us.(1-1 1/2 hour drive)

  35. Our two current favorites are Monterey/pacific grove and glass beach in fort Bragg, ca. We love the cool air, the pebbly sand and all the beautiful sea glass we find. The kids love spotting that hint of blue, green or amber hidden among the sand.

  36. Seal Beach in California – love walking the pier, sinking my feet into the the clean sand, wading in the warm water, and lunch t Walt’s Whar

  37. I grew up right near the ocean, so I’d have to say lifeguard station 26 at Santa Monica Beach in CA is my favorite, because it holds so many fond memories.

  38. We love White Sands at the Pembrokeshire Coast. We go there everytime we bring the children to visit their grandparents.

  39. Our favorite local beach is Idylwood Beach Park in Redmond, and we’re hoping to find many more favorites when we go to Hawaii in the fall πŸ™‚ Now, heading over to FB!

  40. Love your mermaid packet. My favorite beach is Isle of Palms, SC. Enjoy walking around at night and eating at the One Eyed Parrot, not to mention it’s near Charleston,SC.

  41. My favorite beach is in So. California. It is Rancho Palos Verdes. You may remember that Marineland was there many years ago. I went serveral times as a child, have taken my children there. Now it is a beautiful beach resort on the original Marineland site. Some of the support beams are still there. The resort is Terreana Resort. A beautiful resort and beach, you will think that you are in Europe. You can see whales and other sealife from the resort and beach. I am a Caifonia girl born and raised. I love beaches and Rancho Palos Verde is my favorite beach.

  42. I’ve never met a beach I didn’t like! However, my favorite is St. John in the Virgin Islands!

  43. Being smack in the middle of the Midwest, I haven’t frequented enough beaches to have a favorite! πŸ™‚ My hubby and I did vacation in Hilton Head one summer before having kids and I did love that beach. Thanks for the chance to win! My daughter wants to have a mermaid party for her birthday this year!

  44. My favorite beach is Holmes Beach, which is on Anna Maria Island in Florida. Also the Florida Keys, beaches galore.

  45. My favorite beach is Huntington Beach! I’m from Long Beach and my family and I live at the beach!! My daughters are like mermaids, never get out of the water! This would be a perfect party idea for my daughters upcoming pool party! πŸ˜‰

  46. Don’t live near a beach, and still have freezing weather in Utah, I would LOVE any beach right now! Such cute printables, I would love to win!

  47. I like the beach at Mackinac here in the states (we live in MI) or Woolacombe beach in Devon England. Both are great places for kids and adults alike, loads of space to play or rest and not too hot.

  48. I haven’t entered the giveaway because I don’t really have a need for this until next year but I just love the collection so much I wanted to share it with my readers.

  49. My favorite beach…that would be a tough one! Here in Oregon there are many nice ones. I would say…cannon beach, because haystack rock is just so spectacular. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the fun giveaway…

  50. I love any beach that is clean and has warm water! Unfortunately the beaches around here are cold year round (Lake Michigan) πŸ™‚

  51. This is the cutest birthday party combo pack ever. Mermaids are my absolute favorite! My favorite beach is Assateague Island State Park. My family camps there regularly and it’s always so much fun.

  52. I cannot pick a favorite beach as I have never been to the beach. It is one of my goals to do very soon though!! BTW new here and love it so far.Thanks Tidy Mom for sending me!!!!

  53. I’m already a fan of your FB page. Love all of your creations! I have three girlies who would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a mermaid party. Pick me….pretty please!

  54. Ahhh…the warm, sunny, sandy beaches of Hawaii are my favorite! I’d love to go back πŸ™‚

  55. So far my favorite beach is Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos. I love going to the beach, the warm sea air the sound of the ocean. So wish I didn’t live in windy cold IL.

  56. My favorite beach is in Manasquan, New Jersey because of the wonderful memories. My husband vacationed there from when he was a baby…and although we live in California, we make it over there every summer so our kids can vacation like their daddy. Plus, we get to see grammy and grandpop!!!

  57. My Favorite beaches are in Hawaii….Hanauma Bay and Ko Olina Beach. They are so beautiful and I finally, after 6 years get to make it back home to Hawaii to see them!! Yay!!

  58. My fav beach is probably in Jamaica…..don’t know the actual name but it was at the Sandals resort where my DH and I honeymooned! We are gonna go back for our 10 year anniversary in 2 years! I’m already dreaming about it! πŸ™‚

  59. My favorite beach is Half Moon Bay, Ca. It has that foggy seaside coolness all year long. I love the beach, the town, and the fact that they have a huge pumpkin festival every Fall πŸ˜‰

  60. We love Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I have 6 yr old girl who is turning 7 in June and she loves all things ocean…I may have to order this for her birthday party this year!!(If I don’t win!:-))

  61. My favorite beach is a small one, but one that our family always gathers at and enjoys. The beach at Rockport, TX. We have family there and love to go visit them!

  62. Sadly, I’ve only been to a few beaches–Santa Monica Beach
    (very touristy, I know), and Pebble Beach. After my kids are a few years older, I just want to go to a white sandy beach and lie there in the sun………so I dream of any and all beaches like that!

  63. My favorite beach is in Florianopolis, Brasil. We took a family vacation a few years back to see where my husband grew up. It’s BEAUTIFUL there.

  64. well, i grew up in southern ca, and spent most of my time at huntington, but when i went back a couple yrs ago, i realized it smelled like fish….why didnt i remember that? anyway, we found a beautiful beach to stay at, it was laguna, and it was perfect!
    steph at steffiessweetsinsations@gmail.com

  65. I’m a Pawhuska girl and I’ve only been to one beach…..in St. Thomas, so I guess that one is my fave! πŸ™‚ It was definitely a great one to visit!

  66. I live in NC so any near beach is fine with me. The beach is my favorite vacation spot!!!

  67. I love going to the beach. Our family vacations usually include a beach. We love Destin/Pensicola beaches. Paradise Island in the Bahamas is pretty great too!

  68. My favorite beach is in Oceanside right off Pacific Ave. My grandma lives there, and I grew up body surfing and fishing there every summer. Liked you on facebook awhile ago. Love your stuff.

  69. Not sure I could have just one favorite beach, but I think my favorite beach to camp at is Carpinteria. Just got back from a fun little family camping trip there πŸ™‚ Love your siteand “like” you on fb too!

  70. I love Magens Bay in St. Thomas. Beautiful! Oh, how I wish I was back there right now! Because that’s not a possibility, I would be happy to win one of your giveaways! That would be just as good! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the opportunity!

  71. Congratulations on the over 10,000 likes!!

    My most absolute favourite beach has to be Panama City Beach in Florida.

    The sand is so white and bright, and the water is so clear. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  72. I live in the “Land of Lincoln” so beaches are rare. My girls love to go to Lake Evergreen which is a man-made lake nearby where they have a “beach” for kids to play at. When we finally make it to the ocean they are going to be very surprised!

    Lack of water has not impeded their imagination….they love pretending to be mermaids by using body-pillow cases as tails!! πŸ™‚

  73. Our family loves Ocean City, MD. My husband has fond memories of his grandparents taking him there as a child, we went almost every summer weekend while we were dating, and now we take our family every summer! It’s the best!

  74. my favorite beach is jekyll island, georgia … it’s a quiet beach and also where we got married. it will always have a special place in my heart. πŸ™‚

  75. I love to go to San Diego. But if I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be Poipu (Kauai.) Unfortunately I don’t get there very often. haha.

  76. I don’t just LIKE your page on FB, I love it! I can’t wait to see all of your new posts and templates! Great stuff!

  77. I LOVE all beaches… there’s something about sand, sun & waves that just takes me away from everything else, but my very favorite beaches are in the Outer Banks of North Carolina! We have had lots of great times there!

  78. A favorite beach…any along Oregon shoreline! Port Orford really has some beautiful diversity.

  79. Married on Long Boat Key in Florida…beautiful setting. Favorite beaches though include all in Maui–can’t beat Hawaii!

  80. I live in Tampa, so I have access to lots of wonderful beaches. My daughter and I like to go to the beach at John’s Pass as it is a nice family friendly beach and easy to get to. Clearwater beach has more fun activities, but it is just too crowded and the traffic is terrible.

  81. I like Boracay Beach found in the Philippines, famous for its white soft sands.

  82. I have only been to Panama City Beach Florida … it was lovely! As a family we have very much enjoyed Moonshine Beach in Branson, MO … it’s on a lake but still very nice πŸ™‚

  83. My favorite beach would have to be any along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. We lived there for a few years and noe live in the middle of Australia with our kids – as far away from the beach as you can get, though we do have plenty of sand :). I miss the waves!

  84. Since I live in the midwest I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting any beaches yet πŸ™ But, I have been to Jamaica and that was a beautiful beach. Love your site Amy

  85. There are so many beaches that I love … my childhood beach love is Balboa Beach in Cali. My kids were raised in Florida and some of our favorite beaches there are St. Pete Beach and Cocoa Beach just to name a couple…

  86. Like-rather love your FB page. I’m so excited to order your “40 & Fab” party!!!!

  87. This is so cute!!! My favorite beach is Laguna Beach, CA. Specifically Table Rock beach. I just love it & hope to go back this summer!

    PS, I’m a fan on Facebook πŸ˜‰

  88. I grew up in CA and visited grandparents who lived near Pismo Beach so that would have to be my fav beach as it has such fun memories!!!

  89. My favorite beach is Bethany Beach in DE. I have gone there every year since I was a little girl πŸ™‚ Soo many fun memories. I Love your Mermaid printables!

  90. I love the beaches at St Croix Us VI
    I can’t wait to go back and visit!
    we are visiting the Outer banks NC for the first time this year! I can’t wait i can hear the beach calling my name!

  91. My favorite beach in actually in Canada it is called Grand Beach it is the larges white sand beach in Northd America……..the sand is as soft as flour………But no mermaids there LOL!!…love it!

  92. Our favorite beaches are Orange Beach in AL and Destin, FL. I “like” you on FB already and never miss a day of checking out what’s on your mind. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  93. My favorite beach is Agate Beach in Grand Marais, Michigan. Grand Marais is a town of about 300 and right on Lake Superior. While I now find it too cold to actually go swimming in the lake, I can remember swimming there every year when I was a kid. Lake Superior is the deepest lake of the Great Lakes and therefor is COLD! While I no longer swim I love to watch my children enjoy the water while I sit on the beach. Yup you guessed it, looking for agate rocks is what I like to do. I could spend all day there just looking at sand, rocks and water!

    I love your page and have “liked” your fb page for a while. LOVE IT ALL!

  94. I have loved any time I have spent on a beach, but right now my favorite is Daytona Beach, since my daughter and I got to spend a few days there last week with my parents. We had a great time!

  95. Eastport Beach, Newfoundland, Canada. It’s incredibly beautiful…loud, crashing waves and the people are some of the friendliest people on the planet.

  96. Live in South Africa, Favorite Beach – Victoria Bay in George and I loved the beaches in Thailand.

  97. My favorite beach is Navarre Beach and Destin Beach in NW Florida. Although, any beach is really good. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway, Amy — great designs!

  98. I haven’t met a beach I didn’t like, but my favorite is Del Mar Beach in CA. There are usually more dogs than people πŸ™‚

  99. Amy, This is just a darling set and the time could not be any better since I was just trying to decide what to do for my daughter’s birthday on May 8th. This set is lovely and you make such pretty things. it’s always a treat to see a new post. I am already a fan on Facebook because I love your site. My favorite beach is Isle of Palms near Charleston, SC. Thanks for the super-cool contest, I would love to win. πŸ™‚

    Hugs,
    Jonni

  100. We enjoy going to Galveston, it’s close, not expensive and love the friendly people there. Great weekend get away.

  101. I love the beach at Hilton Head! Sea Pines offers great entertainment options for the kids as well as the adults!

  102. My favorite beach is Cable Beach in Nassau, Bahamas. Its the beach where I married my best friend and began my amazing journey of having the family I always dreamed about. Its where I would revisit time and time again in my mind when I got diagnosed with aggressive cancer after the birth of my second child- and where I hope to visit again one day with my loving husband and my beautiful children to re-new and repromise my vows.

    My Secon child, “Charlotte” will be 5 in July. She LOVES mermaids. This would absolutely be the perfect theme for her. Thanks for offering as a giveaway. πŸ™‚

  103. My favorite beach right now is Anna Maria Beach near Tampa, FL… we are talking WHITE sand, clear water all the way down, Caribbean feel all the way through…. looove it.

  104. My favorite beach is Pismo Beach, CA. We used to take family vacations there, made a lot of wonderful memories as a child. I am already a fan on Facebook πŸ™‚

  105. I like all beaches (sorry never actually been to one as I was born in the middle of the country and have yet to go to an actual one πŸ™‚

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