Mermaids, DIY, and Cupcakes.

Today is the birthday party for both of my daughters. My girls are 6 and 7 and I honestly have no idea where the time went. It was just yesterday that I held them in my arms for the very first time. They’ve grown so much, in what seems like such a little amount of time, I don’t know how it happened. How did my tiny little babies turn into almost first and second graders?
I let them pick the theme of their birthday party every year. Last year was unicorns. I had a lot of purples and pinks. This year, they had chosen a mermaid theme. And, as life would have it, no stores in my area carry mermaid ANYTHING. No cake toppers, no decorations, not even a poster of some kind.
So what does this mama do? Well, she definitely doesn’t disappoint her girls.
I got some supplies from my store and did some last second DIY decorations. I used fabric to cover the table and make an ocean wave. I used “silver” coins, fake pearls, beads, and a treasure chest I already owned. Add in some seashells and we have an ocean theme! I also bought blue, teal, and white icing-ed cupcakes. (Is it iced? Icing-ed isn’t actually a word.)

It’s not to bad for something I threw together in about ten minutes. I think next time, I’ll remember to start shopping about a month in advance to make sure I have all my bases covered. (Ha! I probably won’t. I’m such a procrastinator…)
I think I’ll set up a kid’s pool and let them pretend they’re mermaids when their friends get here. (The ones that decide to show up, anyway. But that’s a post for another day.)
What last minute DIYs have you done? Leave a comment below!


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