Mermaid Party DIY Project

DIY Project For A Mermaid Party

Today I am sharing an easy way to brighten up your Mermaid party and add some inexpensive colorful seashells!  While you could go with regular seashells straight out of the ocean- why not give your shells a color make over?  This project is super easy too!

Before we get to the how to tutorial on how to dye your seashells, feel free to stop by any of my Etsy Shops for all your mermaid decorations.

Browse my shops by clicking on the links below for all your party decor –

The Party Fetti Shop

Ready Set Craft Kits

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Pinwheel Pretties

How to Color Seashells
If you live near a beach or are vacationing at the beach this summer, fill up a bucket of shells and bring them home.  These would look great in a bucket at your mermaid party- or make something with them- add them to craft projects, wreaths, or a table centerpiece.  If you have no plans to go to the beach this year, no worries, you can purchase shells from most arts and crafts stores too.

Here’s What You’ll Need:
White Vinegar
White or Light-Colored Seashells
Food Coloring
Small Bowls
Spoon
Paper Towels
Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

1. Gather your shells and supplies.


2. Fill small bowls with a 5-6 drops of food coloring, one color per bowl.
Add about ⅓ cup of vinegar to each bowl.
Use a spoon to stir the vinegar and food coloring until combined.
Submerge your shells in your desired color and allow them to soak in the mixture for 1-3 hours.  This process is much like dying Easter eggs!


If you want lighter colors, shorten the soak time. If you want darker, more saturated color, leave the shells in longer.

3. Remove them from the dye and allow them to air dry on a paper towels, no blotting or rubbing is necessary.


Once completely air-dried, arrange your shells  anywhere at your mermaid party!

They look great in a clear glass vase, a bowl, glued to a wreath or party sign, or anywhere at the celebration!

You may notice that The Party Fetti Blog is not updated as often over the summer as I’ll be busy making many party decorations for summer birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations for my five Etsy shops.

This is my busiest time of year and so new blog posts and party inspiration only happens about once a month or so or when I have time in between my full-time graphic design work schedule and my weekly custom orders in my Etsy shops.

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Trending Party Decorations For 2018

The one trend that is huge in 2018 for parties and weddings is balloons.  Today I am sharing what’s new in all my shops for the Easter season but also so many other great decorations for birthday parties and weddings for this year.

Be sure to scroll below for all the new items available in my shops.

So of course balloons have always been a traditional decoration at birthday parties but this year the key to adding balloons to your next event is in creative set up and balloon styling and also finishing them with balloon tails and streamers.

Instead of balloons as an added decoration- they have become the feature of the party and the entire backdrop, like this set up above.  This balloon design was created with a balloon arch kit.  You can pick these arches up at most local party stores but if you are going for something this big – I highly recommend hiring an event planner.  They have the know how and the skills to set this up and help you pull off a stunning event.

TISSUE TASSELS and tassel garlands are also still in style this year!

Also if you missed last week’s post about trending giant paper flowers used to create stunning backdrops and photo backgrounds, click here to see it – FLOWER BACKDROP IDEAS

Balloons are not only popular at birthday parties and baby showers – they are making a come back at bridal showers and weddings as well.  Most are used for backdrops around the cake serving table or other food tables at the reception but also they are trending for photo backgrounds for the indoor and outdoor weddings as a fun activity for all the wedding guests to participate.  Balloons at weddings should have a more elaborate and elegant design staging.

 

Since balloons are hugely popular this year, I have added many new balloons – marble balloons and giant size balloons are hot right now and I now offer all kinds of balloon tails, balloons streamers and finishes designs for balloons.  Click here for all my balloon options in my shop – BALLOONS

So many new designs added for birthday parties too!  Click on the links below to check them out-

HIGH CHAIR BANNERS

HANGING FANS

MERMAID CUPCAKE AND CAKE TOPPERS

MERMAID TAIL BANNER

GIFT BOXES

RAINBOW POM POM GARLAND

BALLOON CAKE & CUPCAKE TOPPERS

UNICORN & RAINBOW PARTY DECORATIONS

These have just been added to the shop – ready to hang party table backdrops in custom made colors for a colorful CREPE PAPER STREAMER BACKDROP that will coordinate to any event!  These come already made, nice and neat – ready to be hung up!

Easter is almost here, so don’t let it sneak up on you!  Can you believe Easter is only two weeks away?  Oddly it falls on April Fool’s Day too!  If you are hosting the family for an Easter brunch or dinner I have lots of fun Easter favors, tableware, and home decor!  Click on any of the links below to check out any of the Easter items in my shops-

EASTER HOME DECOR

EASTER BANNER

FUNNY BUNNY FAVOR BAGS

CARROT FAVOR BAGS

POLKA DOT PLATES

PASTEL FAVOR BOXES OR MINI BASKETS

PINWHEELS

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back next week for more party decorating ideas!

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How To Fix Photobucket Images On Website

PHOTOBUCKET FIX UPDATE & MERMAID PARTY IDEAS

After living with the Photobucket images all over my blog last week, I can finally leave this little headache in the blog archives and get back to featuring amazing party planning ideas,  like the above adorable mermaid party.  If you have tried everything to get the Photobucket images and the hijack malware coding off your blog or website with no luck and need a fix- you can visit my previous updated Photobucket post – HERE

Otherwise, if you are planning a birthday party, be sure to search my blog for party inspiration – you can use the search bar on my right hand sidebar or just scroll page by page to see all my inspiring party themes and ideas from previous blog posts.

If you need balloons, party decorations or party favors, pinwheels, or anything for your upcoming celebration, be sure to stop by my Etsy shops by clicking on the links below-

The Party Fetti Shop

Pinwheel Pretties

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Ready Set Craft Kits

Today I am featuring a few mermaid parties, which are an ideal theme for a summer birthday party, like this one below-

All that shimmer and sparkle goes perfect with the mermaid themed party.  What a creative use of balloons too for creating the appearance of bubbles!

Speaking of balloons – I love the background at this mermaid party made very easily by securing the net to the wall and filling it up with balloons. Stunning backdrop and easy to diy this party tablescape.

Last is a more traditional Disney Little Mermaid party.  I love the giant cut out of the mermaid on the front of the table.

Come back and visit my blog every week for more party inspiration!

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