Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Makenna's Ariel Birthday Party

For Makenna's birthday she wanted an Ariel party.  Not to be confused with the Little Mermaid.  She loves Ariel when she has her legs and I think that's because that is who she got to meet at Disneyland.  We have looked everywhere for an Ariel dress but all they make is the Little Mermaid.  So for her party, she had a friend/cousin party the day before her birthday since her grandma scheduled the dance recital on top of her birthday.  For her party I made her an Ariel cake and we played a bunch of games that were ocean themed.  Her birthday invitation was even given out as a message in a bottle.  It was a pretty cute idea if I do say so myself!  Here it is.

So each girl got an invitation in a bottle with sand and some sea shells.  Then once they got to the party they each got a flower lei

And the party was decorated to be as if we were under the sea.  The girls first had to walk through the waterfall

And then we had bubbles all over the walls just like in the ocean!

We even had fish friends come and join us at the party!

Then we played pin the flower crown on Ariel

We tossed rings on the octopus

And we had a fish relay race with gold fish and Swedish fish

Then it was time for presents

And cake

Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with Makenna and for all those who helped me out.  I think it turned out great and all the kids seemed to have a good time.  Happy Birthday Makenna!  We love you!


Sarah said...

Very cute! The cake turned out great! Fun party ideas...I'll have to keep those in mind!

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