A couple of weeks ago, our little Lou turned seven. She wanted a mermaid party inspired by her last Halloween costume. It was so much fun designing the details.
Melissa custom-made these invitations for us. Lou was so excited for the day of her party to finally arrive.Luckily, her theme matched our porch. 😉Mint is Lou’s favorite color, so it made things very easy.
Etsy is my place for all things fabulous. How fantastic are these tablecloths?
However, I had the brilliant idea of surprising the girls with goldfish thinking that they could double as centerpieces. (I know, I am a maniac.) I figured it was a great lesson in responsibility. Much to my chagrin, my girls are far more responsible than I thought… I also learned that these goldfish can live up to 40 years. Yowsa.But they love them. Lou named hers Sparkles, and E named hers Lucky.Just two more animals on this crazy farm… but back to the decorations…
We made the caramel starfish cupcake toppers out of a mold that I bought at Michael’s.And were able to use a ton of beachy decorations that we already had.Naturally, all of the food resembled some sort of sea creature.Phish Food is Lou’s absolute favorite ice cream. The girls had fun making their own drinks with candy fish swimming in them.
The party favors were my favorite element of the party. I bought these bags, had them embroidered with each girls’ name and glued on these crocheted starfish.We filled them with these wands and flower necklaces that we made with trim from our local fabric store.
The birthday girl had such a great time.. I love her little face so much!
Photography- Afton Photography
Invitations + Tags- Made on Eastern Avenue
Table Clothes- Candy Crush Events
Favor Bags- Amazon
Starfish- Knelly Bean
Wands- Little Crafts 01
Ombre Tassel Banner- 3 Kids and Colors
Cupcake Wrappers- Mooses Creations
Last week I tried a 3 day Blueprint Cleanse for the first time. I have tried many other cleanses in the past, but what I liked about this one was that there was absolutely no effort on my part. You basically drink these six juices that are overnight expressed to you in numerical order for three days. That’s it. (Confession: I also “spoiled myself” with some arugula and fresh squeezed lemon each afternoon.)
Unlike some of the other cleanses out there, these are USDA Certified Organic. They say that about 20 lbs. of produce goes into each bottle of juice.. and I beleive it! I felt more energetic, less bloated and lost a few pounds.
After the cleanse I tried to make my favorite Pineapple Apple Mint juice (seriously, it might be the best thing I’ve ever tasted, I wanted to pour vodka in it… is that bad?) and it cost me about $10 of produce and 30 minutes of prep to get about a 1/2 cup of juice, which was good, but not as good as Blueprint’s. This stuff is worth it’s weight in gold I tell you! You can order them from their website, or purchase most of their juices at Wholefoods.
I am a convert. I have signed up for a bi-weekly delivery of the Tasting Flight (includes 2 Pineapple Apple Mints, 2 Spicy Lemonades and 2 Cashew Milk with Cinnamon, Agave Nector and Vanilla.) All delicious and a great option for those mornings when I don’t have time for breakfast, or in the evenings to mix with vodka. 😉
Summa Summa Summatime! (Love me some DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.) There’s no better way to turn up a party than a great signature cocktail. Impress your guests with one of these easy to make libations.