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Mermaid Party and Big Giveaway!

Mermaid Party Ideas

Finally! I am finally getting around to sharing Penelope’s party pictures! Um, I am not sure about you, but I don’t know where the last 2 months have gone. This party was actually pretty stressful to plan, since I still don’t know our new town like I knew our old hometown. I agonized about finding the perfect location and scouted and called and planned and prepped, just to find the perfect spot. In Tallahassee, that would have taken me 15 minutes. In the end, it was worth it, I had found the most perfect spot for a mermaid theme party. But note to self: the next time I move across the state before Penelope’s birthday, make it a trip to Disney kind of birthday.

Even though this party had higher levels of stress than I like thanks to our move, it was her best party yet. Damn near perfection, I would say. It would have been nice to have a little bit more sunshine, but the rain held out till just after the last person left. Most importantly, Penelope had an amazing time. It was exactly what her little heart wished for and she was perfectly happy the whole time, not one single meltdown or fearful moment.

Here she is after getting out of the car and seeing the party decorations all set up for the first time. Read on to see all the details and enter the mermaid party giveaway! You could win almost $700 worth of party supplies for your little girl!!

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

My mermaid princess. She luh-uved this party hat so much. She still wears it all the time when she plays dress up at home. Little Pink Tractor Party Goods could not have done a better job designing and creating it.

Mermaid Party Ideas

After Penelope arrived, she made a bee-line for the coloring table I set up, just like I thought she would. Coloring is very calming for her. Anytime she is at a crazy party and there is a coloring table, that’s where you will find her. Since I know about her SPD this year, I kept the invite list to 5 little girls. Last year there were 12, but it was a very familiar location, and everyone there were her best little girlfriends. But 5 was a good call this year. Although I hate to leave anyone out, it was exactly what she needed. She really played well and made memories with each little girl there. Plus, Peter and I were able to really spend time with the parents who came and got a chance to get to know them better and begin to forge some new friendships. The party was supposed to be over at 1pm, but everyone was having such a great time they stayed till after 3pm! It was truly an awesome day.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

I found these wave tablecloths at Target over a year ago, on sale for a couple of bucks each. Total score.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

The coloring table was easy-peasy set up. I printed out a bunch of free images online, put crayons in a mason jar with a bow and BAM! Done! I am a big fan of putting a bow on a mason jar and calling it a day.

Mermaid Party Ideas

I got a couple of bouquets of purple flowers from the grocery store and tried to arrange them Martha Stewart style as best I could. I have no idea what I am doing as far as flower arranging goes, so I stick to the short, bunch ’em tight style. Blue mason jars, instead of clear ones, made for a big visual impact, and they are just a couple cents more than clear ones.

Mermaid Party Ideas

One of the highlights of the party, the handmade mermaid costumes from  A Pip Squeak Shop on Etsy. These costumes were SO beautiful and well made. All of the girls flipped out when they realized they all got one to wear at the party and keep to take home. They loved wearing them at the party and all the mothers have said that they continue to play in them regularly.

Mermaid Party Ideas

And because there were only 5 little girls, I kind of went over the top with party favors. So in addition to the hand made mermaid costumes, they also got a purple towel that I tied into a mermaid tail (just use two hair ties to make the V shape at the bottom).

Mermaid Party Ideas

And little party favor gift bags  from The Party Fairy (who I also got the paper straws from) with these little gifts inside. The starfish hairclip is from Sprinkle Designs on Etsy. I bought a mermaid hair bow holder from the same shop to give to Penelope as our gift from us, and it is adorable.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

The other craft table was a necklace/bracelet making station. I just got some pipe cleaners and beads and set ’em out pretty. Those white mason jars I got at a little bakery in Savannah early last year but this is a super cute DIY option. 

Mermaid Party Ideas

Oh, how I loved this banner. I have seen tutorials for these banners everywhere lately. They are so hip and cute and make me feel like I am an artsy hipster and I really wanted to have one for Penelope’s party. Glam Fete By Bri on Etsy made a custom color combo for Penelope and it was perfect.

Mermaid Party Ideas

All paper goods were from Paiges of Style on Etsy – everything from invitations to thank you cards to recipe cards came in a pdf file that I had printed at a local print shop and cut them out myself. It was a total bitch to cut them out, but its one of those easy crafts I like to do while watching TV, so I can justify the TV watching in my head, because I am doing something “productive”.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

This absolutely stunning table skirt is also from Paiges of Style. I kept trying to figure out how I could repurpose it and change the decor of my living room to have it out all year round. But I am giving it away! It’s part of the awesomesauce mermaid party giveaway prize! Read on to enter!

Every four year girl needs a bedazzled candle, yes? Yes. The answer is always yes. 🙂

Mermaid Party Ideas

The mermaid cake topper was also a hit, Penelope plays with her in her dollhouse, along with her ballerina ones.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

Gluten-free, dairy-free, dye-free, organic cupcakes from a local food truck bakery called PAC Pastries. 

Mermaid Party Ideas

Can’t have a party with out some tissue paper pom poms.

Mermaid Party Ideas

 

I got some dolphin balloons from Publix and I tried to strategically place them around, but the wind was blowing like crazy and they got tangled up and after I dropped several f-bombs I decided to just forget it and tie them all up in a heap in the corner. Not what I had planned, but whatevs, can’t win them all.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Now, don’t laugh. This is the one thing I actually crafted myself this year. I made a pin the tail on the mermaid game. The girls loved it, it was a great party activity, but my mermaid is a wee bit cray-cray looking.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Penelope, ever the fierce competitor and perfectionist, needed to make sure she nailed placement. She wasn’t leaving anything up to chance. 🙂

Mermaid Party Ideas

Ah, the bubble machine. It was the star party activity. Seriously, no need to hire entertainment (which I have done every year except this year- a folk singer came for her 1st birthday, face painting clown the second year and a ballet dancer for her third party) if you don’t want to or don’t have the funds, just get a bubble machine. Endless entertainment and pure joy.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

I had some chalk out too, in case it rained. P.S. the way Penelope is sitting here is called W-sitting. Usually we harp on her to make sure she sits criss-cross-applesauce, becasue W sitting can damage the ligaments in the knees as well as not build core strenth, but we let it go on her birthday.

Mermaid Party Ideas

The rest of the location was awesome too, so just a hop a skip from our picnic table area was a playground and a little lagoon.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Later in the afternoon the girls went swiming and pretended to be mermaids and then they all ran back later and put on their purple towels, I didn’t get a good shot, but it was really cute.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

Penelope is always very excited about sweets. She talked for weeks about what kind of sweets she wanted to have at her party. The cookies are from Sugar Fairies’ Etsy shop (the same gals that did her amazing ballet slipper cookies last year, this year they did a gluten-free version!

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

She had so much sugar that day. It was painful to watch and I said a quick prayer for her pancreas. On birthdays and holidays I pretty much let them be free-for-alls, as far as sugar consumption goes- I am always strict about allergens, but it’s hard to watch.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Mermaid Party Ideas

She loved all her little friends that came and had such a good time. I waited till the last minute to buy her a swimsuit and thank God, Target had the perfect shimmery purple swim suit, it was a size to big, but hey, at least it matched! Is she not the most beautiful ray of Light?! I love her so much!

Mermaid Party Ideas

Our party family photo attempt. You know how it goes. At least we managed to be color coordinated. My husband is such a good sport.

Mermaid Party Ideas

Oh! Wait! I did craft one more thing, that felt garland in the back. I cut out a bunch of felt circles and hot glued them. I know, so fancy. But it ended up being just what the dessert table needed.

A few things I was thinking about doing that I never got around to it, was a party game where they wrap each other up in tissue paper streamers and then bust out of them-to pretend they are mermaids turning into humans… Penelope loves this game at the beach, she makes us cover her legs with sand and build up a mermaid tail, then she makes us sing the Ariel themesong as she busts out and says “I’m a human girl now!” And these jellyfish lanterns would have been really cute, too. Check out  my Pinterest mermaid party board for more ideas.

All and all, this was a great day, even though I was totally exhausted from doing everything myself (last year I had a friend help with set up and another friend take pictures and I just got to waltz around like a princess-not this year, I was hustling it hard!). Watching Penelope have so much fun and feel so special and loved made it all worth it. I was hoping that next year could be a take her on a trip kind of year, but just last weekend we went to a Minnie Mouse party and she wants one now too. And once she gets an idea in her head, she sticks to her guns. Mark my word, she will be talking about planning her Minnie party from now till November.

So… the giveaway details! Are ya ready?! I am so excited for one lucky little girl to get the party of her hearts desire. I am so blessed to be able to give Penelope everything she wants and needs and I am thrilled to be able to pass it on a little to another family.

From me and Penelope you get:

-Tissue paper garland from Glam Fete By Bri Etsy shop $29.50 retail value.

-Ruffle table cloth from Paiges of Style Etsy shop. $250 retail value. 

-Party favor bags and  paper straws from The Party Fairy Etsy shop. $12 retail value. 

-Pin the tail on the mermaid game I made. $10 retail value. 

-Felt garland I made. $10 retail value.

-4 rolls of tulle. $15 retail value.

-1 package of skinny candles. $5 retail value.

-1 set of purple plates, napkins, cups, forks, knives and spoons. $8 retail value. 

-2 clear mason jars with bows. $5 retail value.

-5 plain white, plastic table cloths. $5 retail value.

-5 purple tissue paper pom poms. $17 retail value. 

-$100 Visa gift card from me  to get anything else you need or want for the party.

And from other Etsy shop owners:

6 felt starfish hairbows from Sprinkle Designs Etsy shop. $60 retail value.

-One mermaid costume from A Pip Squeak Shop with a 50% discount for any other costumes you want to order for your party. $50 retail value.

-12 mermaid cookies from Sugar Fairies Etsy shop. $40 retail value. 

-Mermaid princess party crown hat from Little Pink Tractor Party Goods Etsy shop. $14.50 retail value. 

-Mermaid Birthday Party Printable Package from Paiges of Style Etsy Shop $39 retail value. 

-Mermaid cake topper from Giggle Box. $20 retail value.

-Bedazzled candle from Glitter Wishes by Cara.  $9 retail value. 

That’s almost $700 worth of party supplies for your little girl!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER. STAYED TUNED FOR MORE FUN GIVEAWAYS COMING SOON.

Ways to enter:

-Sign up for my email newsletter (you get my Healing For Mothers ebook free when you do!). Reply with a comment below telling me you did.

-Pin a picture from this post to one of your Pinterest boards. Each photo can be a seperate entry-all photos can be pinned if you want. Reply with a comment below with a link to each of your pins (seperate comment for each pin please).

Giveaway will run till February 13 at 12p EST.   One winner will be randomly picked via Random.org and personally emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or I will pick another winner. You can read my full policy page here. 

GOOD LUCK!!!

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  • Samantha
    January 30, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    I have been reading you blog for almost two years now and have just signed up to receive your newsletter. I have your e-cookbooks and my family just adores the healthy options we make- the healthy healing chicken soup was just made last night; perfect for a cold Wisconsin evening. Can’t wait to continue to be inspired! Thank you!

    • Sadie Johnson
      February 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      I’m so excited to have discovered u and ur blog and pins!! Great party inspirations for my mini-me

  • Maureen
    January 30, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Oh my you have really outdone all parties of parties!! Everything is so perfect!! That ruffled table cloth is ah-mazing! I’m already on your email list 🙂

  • leanne
    January 30, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    WOW! what a party! i am already signed up for your newsletter and have made several of your freezer meals, yum!

  • leanne
    January 30, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    my first pin!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/482025966338896220/

  • Nicole
    January 30, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    I subscribe to your newsletter! Love it!!! I hope I win! my 5 year old would LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Already signed up for your email! My 3 yr old say these pictures and said “I want that” to everything. She is a big Ariel and Mermaid fan! After seeing these pictures she wants her next birthday (in June) to be just like this!

  • Nicole
    January 30, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/184718022190476328/

    pinned

  • Nicole
    January 30, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/184718022190476325/
    pinned

  • Nicole
    January 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/184718022190476323/

    pinned

  • Nicole
    January 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/184718022190476321/

    pinned

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Birthday Pin
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373572/

  • Nicole
    January 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/184718022190476318/

    pinned

  • Peggy Campfield
    January 30, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    I subscribe to your newsletter, your party looked lovely!

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Cute table decorations
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373574/

  • Nicole
    January 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/184718022190476314/

    pinned

    Ok, that is 8 entires. I HOPE I WIN!

    Just bought your cookbook bundle also – really loving that!

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Costumes
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373577/

  • Angela R
    January 30, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    I signed up for your Newsletter this week!! 🙂
    Love reading your blog.

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Towel party favors!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373582/

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    More Party favors!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373585/

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Lucy’s dream birthday party pin!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373593/

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Fish scales cupcake wrappers

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373597/

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Mermaid Cookie Pin

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373600/

  • Denea Dailey
    January 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Bubble Machine Pin

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167688786099373610/

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    You had me at the crown! My daughter LOVES Ariel….in fact I just found the sea shell necklace that when you push it sings with her voice…so cute!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779819/

  • Jennifer
    January 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Where is the location of your party? We just moved to Jupiter as well and this place looks neat!

    • Stephanie
      January 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      Hi Jennifer! This is Dubois Park off US 1, just a little south of Indiantown Road.

      • Jennifer
        January 31, 2014 at 2:11 AM

        Thanks! I’ll check it out:)

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    I have followed your blog/newsletter for almost 2 years…it was your cook book that caught my eye and I’ve been a big M+BL follower. I have NO IDEA why I wasn’t following ALL of your pinterest boards…but I am NOW! Ha!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779806/

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779793/

    Pin the tail…cute!

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779784/

    Bubble Machine

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Oh, the table….be still my heart!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779803/

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Towels
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779812/

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779802/
    Sparkle candle is a MUST!

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Making Necklaces
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  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779861/

    ssqqquuuueeeellll!

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779862/

    Cookies…these are definitely a piece of art! Too cute to eat!

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Love the whole dessert table….starfish too!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779801/

  • Abigail
    January 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Pinned the crown photo

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Perfect party favors
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779810/

  • Abigail
    January 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Pinned the tail on the Mermaid pinned

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    OMG…fish scale cupcake wrappers! PERFECT!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779799/

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Cupcakes
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779798/

  • Abigail
    January 30, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Party favors pinned

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Coloring table #1
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9710955420779814/

  • Jessica Geib
    January 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Love love this. I subscribed!

  • Abigail
    January 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Coloring station – pinned
    My little girl would LOVE this at her party.

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Coloring table # 2
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  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Coloring table #3
    Notice the perfect dress she is wearing for her party!
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  • Abigail
    January 30, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Pinned the necklaces station

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

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    Elegant pom-poms

  • Michelle Butler
    January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Birthday banner ….food table
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  • Jamie
    January 30, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    I read your blog and subscribe to the newsletter. So many amazing ideas, so little time! I pinned the mermaid towels: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/17381148536223856/

  • Ashley
    January 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Love love love your blog and this party idea is perfection!

  • shannon
    January 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    amazing ideas! my daughter would love it! i pinned many of your pictures!!

  • shannon
    January 30, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    the crown was amazing. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202380576979215647/

  • shannon
    January 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    love the game idea! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202380576979215644/

  • shannon
    January 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    these costumes were adorable. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202380576979215638/

  • shannon
    January 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

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  • shannon
    January 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    cute idea http://www.pinterest.com/pin/202380576979215639/

  • Aliesha
    January 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    I’m on your newsletter mailing list!

  • Aliesha
    January 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    I pinned a photo here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/157977899403455489/

  • Aliesha
    January 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    And this pin also: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/157977899403455496/

  • Jessica
    January 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    I get your email!

  • Sonia
    January 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM

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  • Sonia
    January 30, 2014 at 5:46 PM

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  • Sonia
    January 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM

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  • Holly Wilson
    January 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    I’ve already subscribed to your newsletter. Love your blog and this mermaid party is to die for! My soon to be 5 year old would LOVE IT!!!

  • Holly Wilson
    January 30, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Pinned the tablecloth http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9007267979624448/

  • Holly Wilson
    January 30, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Pinned the tissue banner http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9007267979624474/

  • Holly Wilson
    January 30, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Pinned the party hat http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9007267979624471/

  • Holly Wilson
    January 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Pinned the mermaid costumes http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9007267979624468/

  • Holly Wilson
    January 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Pinned the mermaid towels http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9007267979624476/

  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Oh my little Addy wants a mermaid party this year. The cake table was AWESOME!
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  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    All princesses need a crown
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  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38491771789168559/
    I am obsessed with now perfect this dress was!

  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38491771789168574/
    Love the coloring table idea

  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

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    So simple but perfect

  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Love the Jars
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  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

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    I was thinking about just doing the towel tails but now I will have to order these too!

  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

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    LOVE!!

  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

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  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    These cookies are amazeballs Just saying 🙂
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  • Michele Wright
    January 30, 2014 at 6:21 PM

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    Ok I am done. Your family is adorbable!

  • Riley
    January 30, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    I read your blog and subscribe to your newsletter. What a fantastic party, thanks so much for sharing!

  • Shamon
    January 30, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    I subscribed to your newsletter yesterday.
    Great blog. I’m going to by your cookbook bundle now.

  • jessica w
    January 30, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    I am already signed up for your newsletter 🙂

  • jessica w
    January 30, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    I pinned this giveaway too http://www.pinterest.com/pin/86975836527975429/

  • Paige ellis
    January 30, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    We are having a mermaid party this weekend for my daughter who just turned 6. I was eyeing that tablecloth (the ruffley g
    Gorgeous one) on etsy, trying to find an excuse to spend that much money on a tablecloth- so pretty! Your party was beautiful. I’m so excited for ours. We made tshirts for all the girls with a starfish stencil and turquoise glittery paint, starfish mermaid wands and pearly gumball “pearl” necklaces. So cute!

  • Katy Brown
    January 30, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    What an adorable party! Would be perfect for my daughters 4th birthday in June! I subscribed. Gonna go pin away now!!

  • Angie
    January 30, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    I have been blog stalking you forever and already get your newsletter. Thank you for all you do. I appreciate your honesty and humor. Thanks also for the opportunity to score some swag! Keep up the good work.

  • April Martinez
    January 30, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    I get your newsletter already!

  • April Martinez
    January 30, 2014 at 8:56 PM

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  • Alexis
    January 30, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Oh this is perfect timing! I’m planning a mermaid party for my daughter’s 4th birthday in April. Do you have any supplies that survived the party? I’d love to buy them off of you. Please contact me and thank you for the vendor list!!!

  • Ann Marshall
    January 30, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    I subscribed! What a wonderful party!

  • Mindie
    January 30, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Cutest party! I subscribed.

  • crista
    January 30, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Love the whole party. Wow that would be a difficult party to live up to the following year! I would love this for my twin girls birthday party!
    Already subscribed but now I pinned the adorable ruffle table cover too 🙂
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/387661480396949350/

  • Rebecca
    January 30, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Signed up for your newsletter.

  • Rebecca
    January 30, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/87046205272160393/
    Pinned

  • C.marie
    January 30, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Subscribed! 🙂

  • C.marie
    January 30, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Pinned! 🙂 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/205899014188280485/

  • k
    January 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    I’ve been reading for awhile, follow you on fb, get your newsletter, and follow you on pinterest! (plus, we actually have a mutual friend in Tallahassee, and I have a 4 year old with SPD). Her birthday isn’t for several months, but we would have a mermaid tea party for all her friends!

  • k
    January 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM

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  • Anne
    January 31, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    I subscribe to your email!!

  • Anne
    January 31, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Lucky Penelope – that was one gorgeous party!! My daughter would love something like this. Thanks for spelling it all out for us – you make it seem so do-able! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/261419953344153825/

  • Kristel Petty
    January 31, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    I receive your email newsletter!

  • Anne
    January 31, 2014 at 1:11 AM

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  • Shannon Gray
    January 31, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    This crown is adorable!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84090718016606620/

  • Shannon Gray
    January 31, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    these tails are seriously perfect for my little water baby’s birthday!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84090718016606677/

  • Shannon Gray
    January 31, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    the hair ties on the end are a perfect idea
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84090718016606697/

  • Sheena
    January 31, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Just signed up for your newsletter and pinned the pictures! I love how you did the party! My daughter’s 3rd birthday is in the beginning of March, and the theme is The Little Mermaid. This is perfect!

  • Shannon Gray
    January 31, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    pin the tail on the mermaid <3 so creative
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84090718016606707/

  • Shannon Gray
    January 31, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    I love this blog bc it gives me an idea (like the bubble machine) that I never would have thought of
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84090718016606720/

  • Shannon Gray
    January 31, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    such a neat cookie design
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84090718016606728/

  • Shannon Gray
    January 31, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    We do not have publix, but the hunt for these balloons begins NOW
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/84090718016606745/

  • maria
    January 31, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    I just signed up to your news letter! This would be perfect for our little Princess Anaya Soleil!! Her 5th birthday will be Feb 28th and she loves everything Mermaid lol!!

  • Alyssa
    January 31, 2014 at 2:12 AM

    I can’t figure out how to pin and link to it from my phone! But I am already subscribed to your newsletter! My little girl turns 3 in August and a mermaid party would be perfect!!!

  • Amanda Morford
    January 31, 2014 at 3:07 AM

    Subscribed to your mailing list.

  • Amanda Morford
    January 31, 2014 at 3:09 AM

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  • Lacey H.
    January 31, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    I pinned your gorgeous party setup! Such an awesome party! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/139963500893957612/

  • Lacey H.
    January 31, 2014 at 3:42 AM

    I already get your newsletter/emails! I just love you!

  • Claire
    January 31, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    What an incredible birthday party! Really cute ideas. You certainly outdid yourself! The ruffle tablecloth was gorgeous! I’m already signed up to receive your emails. Love them!

  • Brooke Reagan
    January 31, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    What a fun party! You did such a fabulous job arranging everything, and your daughter is absolutely adorable!

    Brooke du jour
    http://www.brookedujour.com

  • Gretchen
    January 31, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    I’m an email subscriber 🙂

  • Gretchen
    January 31, 2014 at 7:20 AM

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  • Joanna
    January 31, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    I subscribed!!! Your daughter is a lucky girl!

  • Amanda Marshall
    January 31, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    It’s official my daughter will also be having a Mermaid birthday party in May! Your pictures were very inspiring and it looks like all the kids had a great time!! My daughter LOVES the little mermaid so I am super excited to try putting this altogether for her in May. Thanks for sharing!! I have also signed up for your newsletter, Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and inspiration. 🙂

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    I pinned your family pic!

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    I pinned your pic of the girls hugging

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    I pinned your cookies

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    I pinned your other pic of the cookies

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    I pinned your penelope opening her gift

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    I pinned your pic of penelope getting a cookie

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I pinned your pic of the beach

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I pinned your pic of the girls swimming

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    I pinned your pic of the girls playing with chalk

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    I pinned your pic of the girls playing in the bubbles

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    I pinned your other pic of the girls playing in the bubbles

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    I pinned your another pic of the girls playing in the bubbles

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    I pinned your other pic of the girls playing in the bubbles (3)

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    I pinned your other pic of the girls playing in the bubbles (4)

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    I pinned your pic of penelope pinning the tail on the mermaid

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    I pinned your pic of the pom poms

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    I pinned your pic of the mermaid that you made

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    I pinned your pic of the balloons

    • Stephanie
      February 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

      Hey Jessica. Can you come back and edit your comments and leave me the actual pin url too? I need to the url for the comment to qualify as an entry.

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    I pinned your pic of the cupcakes

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    I pinned your other pic of the cupcakes

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    I pinned your pic of the cupcake tower

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    I pinned your pic of the food table

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    I pinned your pic of the candle

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    I pinned your pic of the desert table

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    I pinned your pic of the bracelet making

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    I pinned your pic of the water bottles

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    I pinned your pic of the garlend

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    I pinned your pic of the bracelet supplies

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    I pinned your pic of the Arial stickers

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    I pinned your pic of the towel tails

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    I pinned your pic other pic of the towels

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    I pinned your pic of the flowers

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    I pinned your pic of penelope coloring

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    I pinned your pic of your mansion jars

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    I pinned your pic of the coloring sheets

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    I pinned your pic of the crown

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    I pinned your pic of penelope in the crown

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    I pinned your pic of penelope’s back coloring

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    I pinned your pic of penelope seeing the decorations

  • Jessica
    January 31, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    I pinned your pic of the pretty table cloth

  • Isela Mena
    January 31, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Just signed up for the newsletter!

  • Sherri
    January 31, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Just signed up for your newsletter and ebook!! LOVED the Mermaid party idea!

  • Rachel Walsh
    January 31, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    I already signed up for your newsletter and LOVE it! I LOVE the mermaid theme party. Penelope looks so happy. I am having a little lady end of March and I already have her first Halloween costume picked out (mermaid of course) because I’m a HUGE fan of mermaids. Our house is full of fun, mermaid decor (my poor husband). I am from a beach community in CA and mermaids make me think of home. Thanks Steph for your wonderful blog! XO

  • Jennifer
    February 1, 2014 at 3:45 AM

    I subscribe via e-mail 🙂

  • Jennifer
    February 1, 2014 at 3:45 AM

    I LOVED the tablecloth and pinned your tablescape:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/230598443394394226/

  • Maria
    February 1, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    My daughter JUST requested an Ariel birthday party, so this would be amazing to win! I am already subscribed to your emails.

  • Caroline M.
    February 1, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Hi, I’m already signed up to your newsletter

  • Caroline M.
    February 1, 2014 at 9:13 PM

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  • Maria
    February 2, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Pinned!
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  • Jamie S.
    February 2, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    I love this! I am very excited to try some of these ideas for my daughter’s birthday! I am already subscribed and have pinned at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/551268810609687120/

  • Amie
    February 2, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Love the party and the decorations! Already signed up for newsletter. 🙂

  • Deb Grover
    February 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/source/mamaandbabylove.com/ Love the tablecloth!!!

  • Deb Grover
    February 2, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771743555/ love her dress!!! So appropriate;)

  • Deb Grover
    February 2, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771743605/. Heart the crown!!!

  • Deb Grover
    February 2, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771743622/ perfect party crown

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771744251/ simply precious!

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771744276/ cute printables!

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771744387/
    Perfect purple flowers!

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771744407/ adorable tails!!

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771744527/
    So cute!

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 2:12 AM

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    Adorable!

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 2:17 AM

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    Love!

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 2:33 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/558376053771744734/ love

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 2:37 AM

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    So adorable

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 2:41 AM

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  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 2:50 AM

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  • Windi
    February 3, 2014 at 2:57 AM

    SO CUTE! I’m on your email list 🙂

  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 2:57 AM

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  • Deb Grover
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  • Deb Grover
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  • Deb Grover
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  • Deb Grover
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  • Deb Grover
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    February 3, 2014 at 4:06 AM

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  • Deb Grover
    February 3, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Wow!! You really know how to throw a party!! Every little detail was so thought out and so incredibly adorable. You have talent girl on so many levels. I have already been a follower on your newsletter and ordered your ecookbook, my sister and I assembled 42 of your crockpot meals all in a day and it was the best thing ever!! It’s so nice not having to worry about what to make for dinner and being able to just open the freezer, grab a preassembled dinner and just tossing it in the crockpot! No mess, no fuss just deliciousness. I’ve told so many people about this and just how awesome it is;) thank you for sharing your recipes and your heartfelt newsletters! You are an amazing person and have truly helped others. We are eating healthier thanks to you and your awesome cookbook! I’ve been going back and forth on what theme to do for my daughters birthday. My daughter turns 5 beginning of April and you have helped me make my decision!! Crossing my fingers I’m randomly chosen;) thanks again for being so insightful and awesome!!

  • Amanda Naber
    February 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    This is truly the mother of all parties! My daughter turns four this fall — she would flip over a party like this! Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/93097917271187246/

  • Claire
    February 3, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the table skirt!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/286189751295292388/

  • Mary Jenkins
    February 3, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    I signed up for your newsletter!
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  • Mary Jenkins
    February 3, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    I pinned a photo! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65583738297714812/

    And let me say, at the risk of sounding of sounding totally 80’s: OMG! No way! That is just the raddest thing I’ve ever seen. My daughter was looking over my shoulder at these party photos in total awe! She loves mermaids!

  • Brandi
    February 4, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    I get your newsletter! Thank you!!!

  • Brandi
    February 4, 2014 at 5:32 AM

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  • Brandi
    February 4, 2014 at 5:32 AM

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    February 4, 2014 at 5:33 AM

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  • caitlin
    February 4, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    signed up for your newsletter

  • caitlin
    February 4, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    I love all your wonderful birthday ideas 🙂 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/92605336062096053/

  • caitlin
    February 4, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    another pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/92605336062096052/

  • caitlin
    February 4, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    these are my favorite, I love the mermaid tails http://www.pinterest.com/pin/92605336062096051/

  • caitlin
    February 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    beautiful crown: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/92605336062096050/

  • Ashlee
    February 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM

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  • Amber
    February 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Having a mermaid and pirate birthday party in May. This would be wonderful. So impressed with how it turned out!

  • Ashlee
    February 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM

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  • Ashlee
    February 4, 2014 at 3:04 PM

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  • Ashlee
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  • Ashlee
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  • Ashlee
    February 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

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  • Ashlee
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    February 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM

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  • Ashlee
    February 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM

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  • Ashlee
    February 4, 2014 at 3:07 PM

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    Thank you!

  • Ashley
    February 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Pinned!
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  • Ashley
    February 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Pinned!
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  • Ashley
    February 4, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Pinned!
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  • Ashley
    February 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Pinned!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/172684966936034016/

  • Ashley
    February 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Pinned!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/172684966936034014/

  • Lindsey
    February 4, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Subscribed to your newsletter sign

  • Kari
    February 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Already Signed up for the newsletter 🙂

  • Kari
    February 4, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/44824958765768191/

  • Kari
    February 4, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    And another: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/44824958765768195/

  • Megan
    February 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    I am a newsletter subscriber! This would be wonderful for my little girl, her birthday is in November too!

  • Diana
    February 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    What a beautiful Mermaid theme party! My granddaughter Arielle will soon turn Two this spring. It will be so awesome for her party. I’ve subscribed your newsletters. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

  • Elizabeth Foltz
    February 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I’m a follower. LOVE the mermaid party!! My almost 4 yr old would love it 🙂

  • Rebecca
    February 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    I’m signed up for your mailing list!

  • Rebecca
    February 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Pinned it! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/265923552971781982/

  • Deana Hale
    February 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    I signed up for your newsletter!

  • Rebecca
    February 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Pinned another! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/265923552971781981/

  • Rebecca
    February 4, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Pinned one more for good measure! 🙂 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/265923552971781998/

  • Shelli Johnson
    February 4, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    You did a fantastic job! I love to win this party for my little girl! I signed up for the news letter and pinned the whole party, but I’m not sure how to attach the link as others have done.

  • Shelli Johnson
    February 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    http://mamaandbabylove.com/2014/01/30/mermaid-party/

  • Tiffany Kuhlman
    February 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    My daughter’s 1st birthday/pool party was rained out last year so maybe we will attempt it again this year but include a mermaid theme! Your ideas are all so wonderful!! I’m looking forward to receiving your newsletter.

  • Allison
    February 4, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    I signed up for your newsletter! Can’t wait to start reading it

  • Allison
    February 4, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    What a beautiful party!

  • LuAnna
    February 4, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    I signed up for your newsletter.

  • Leticia Wittig
    February 4, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Hola! I hope I win! My soon-to-be 4 year- old would love a mermaid party!

  • Mechalla
    February 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Subscribed to the newsletter and pinned several of the pins! It just won’t let me copy the links 🙁 Adorable party!! My little one would love it!

  • Sylwia
    February 5, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. I don’t have your books yet, not sure what happened there but I love reading your blog. I love your ideas and your openness. It’s very inspiring! Keep writing! Love, Sylwia

  • Andrea
    February 5, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Loved your party ideas. Just signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to receiving them.

  • Sandra doss
    February 5, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    I subscribed to your newsletter. My five year old would love this.

  • Sandra doss
    February 5, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Mermaid costumes for mermaid party favors.$700 of mermaid party prizes going on till Feb. 13th!! Cl… – http://pinterest.com/pin/135671007498466797/

  • Nicole
    February 5, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Just signed up for your newsletter. I love you blog!

  • Jennifer Mendoza
    February 5, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    Just signed up for your newsletter

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:38 AM

    I just signed up for your newsletter. Love the ideas.

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:40 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143328/
    just pinned your table

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:42 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143341/
    just pinned your mermaid crown

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:52 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143423/
    I pinned your party activity- coloring

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143440/
    pinned the party dress

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:54 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143449/
    pinned the mermaid costume

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:56 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143456/
    pinned the mermaid towels

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:57 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143485/
    towel tails

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 4:59 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143501/
    necklaces

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:00 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143507/
    banner

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:01 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143513/
    table decor

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143526/

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:03 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143536/
    cupcakes

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:04 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143539/
    dessert table

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:05 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143546/
    cupcake wrappers

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:06 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143550/
    printables

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:07 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143555/
    pin the tail on the mermaid

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:08 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143559/
    costumes

  • stacey dalton
    February 5, 2014 at 5:09 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196962183677143567/
    cookies

  • Darlene R.
    February 6, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    I’ve been receiving your newsletter for awhile now, love it!!

  • Teresa h
    February 7, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Such an adorable theme! I subscribe to your emails.

  • Shonda
    February 7, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Loved the party. Signed up for newsletter.

  • Kimberly Wagner
    February 11, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    Signed up! Thanks! Beautiful party 🙂

  • Kimberly Wagner
    February 11, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/106045766199755970/
    My pin:)

  • Angie Hynd
    February 11, 2014 at 5:01 AM

    I signed up for newsletter – I can’t wait to start reading!

  • Brittany
    February 11, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Pinned the cute tablecloth! http://www.pinterest.com/missbrittkaye/pins/

  • Laura
    February 11, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    I just signed up for the newsletter. This party is amazing. I don’t know how you do it. But I do know that when my daughter turns 4 she would absolutely love it. 🙂

  • Briana B
    February 12, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    LOVE! What a sweet momma you are. I already get your newsletter.

  • Briana B
    February 12, 2014 at 2:23 AM

    and here is one pin, but im pinning them all! thanks for making it so easy! My little mermaid is going to be thrilled and family and friends will think im a whiz! (wink!)
    Link here
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120400990012292176/

  • Briana B
    February 12, 2014 at 2:23 AM

    and another pin http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120400990012292163/

  • Sarah
    February 13, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Signed up for your newsletter! Great party by the way, love all the careful details you put into everything.

  • Ashley S
    February 13, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    subscribed to your newsletter! What a precious mermaid party!!! Now off to pinning… 😉

  • Ashley S
    February 13, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    adorable mermaid towel tails
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243968504788223020/

  • Kelly H
    February 13, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    I am signed up for your newsletter!

  • Kelly H
    February 13, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    Adorable party! Gives me lots of inspiration! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149744756334559724/

  • Ashley S
    February 13, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    purple mixed flowers in blue Mason jars
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/243968504788223017/

  • Kelly H
    February 13, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    Another pin http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149744756334559700/

  • Kelly H
    February 13, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149744756334559674/

  • Kelly H
    February 13, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149744756334559721/

  • Kelly H
    February 13, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149744756334559677/

  • Kelly H
    February 13, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149744756334559894/

  • Kelly H
    February 13, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149744756334559873/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:44 AM

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658228982/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:48 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658228996/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:49 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229010/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:49 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229015/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229026/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:51 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229034/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:51 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229044/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:52 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229053/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229058/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229068/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:54 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229074/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:55 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229082/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:55 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229087/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229096/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229101/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229105/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:58 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229111/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229118/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229119/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:00 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229120/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:00 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229126/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:01 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229129/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:02 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229132/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:02 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229137/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:03 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229145/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:04 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229154/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:04 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229158/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:05 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229162/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:06 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229167/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:06 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229172/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229173/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229178/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:08 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229184/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:09 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229188/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:09 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229193/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:09 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229195/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229196/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229206/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229208/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:12 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229212/

  • Heather Sheffield
    February 13, 2014 at 4:13 AM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/342203271658229218/
    Last one, phew!
    My daughter would love this party. She turns 4 in May!

  • Amalie
    February 13, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    I just signed up for your newsletter. I don’t know why I wasn’t already signed up!

  • Aimee
    February 13, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    I signed up-my daughter would LOVE this!!

  • Veronica
    February 13, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  • Denise
    February 13, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    What an amazing party. I bet the girls had a blast

  • Denise
    February 13, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/147211481543837437/

  • Joylyn
    February 13, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    I’ve received your email newsletter for awhile now and love it. I’d like to be entered to win for my daughter please. Thank you!

  • Denise
    February 13, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/147211481543837432/

  • Denise
    February 13, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/147211481543837422/

  • Kari Wheatley
    February 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    I receive your email! I can’t figure out how to post my respond but they’re there too! Love your blog!

  • Denise
    February 13, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/147211481543837403/

  • Sandy
    February 13, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    I made the pin to my creativity board of the mermaid cookies. I already receive your newsletter. A mermaid party is a very neat idea. My youngest granddaughter loves mermaids. Her birthday is in July and will be 8.

  • Morgan Schneekluth
    February 13, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    All pinned!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/46584177369963888/

  • Morgan Schneekluth
    February 13, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    I RECEIVE YOUR NEWSLETTER & LOVE IT!!! 🙂

  • Morgan Schneekluth
    February 13, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    TOO CUTE!! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/46584177369963913/

  • avalon brodsky
    February 13, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    I was going to do a mermaid party for my little one already! Thanks for the ideas even if I don’t win!

  • Jennifer C
    February 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Seems like Penelope and I are one and the same. I loved the little mermaid when I was her age. Hoping my daughter Sutton will too! I signed up for your newsletters and ebook days ago after reading your entry about your potty mouth. Haha! As well as completing a scarf for Sutton. She LOVES it because she gets to look fashionable, even if she’s only 3 months.

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    My daughters 5 th Birthday is in March and this would be PERFECT!!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427414931/

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427414975/

  • Nelly
    February 13, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    My 3 year old daughter would love a princess mermaid party! 🙂

    • Nelly
      February 13, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      And I signed up for your newsletter which I have been recieving and love!

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427414984/

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427414991/

  • Emily Gonzalez
    February 13, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    I found out about this giveaway through your email newsletter (I’m a subscriber).

  • Moira
    February 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Subscribed. What a gorgeous party! My baby turns 4 in April and loves loves loves mermaids!

  • Moira
    February 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Win or not, beautiful job!

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427415006/

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427415018/
    AWESOME idea!!

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427415021/

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427415023/

  • Brittany Pergerson
    February 13, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/326862885427415029/
    Better than what I could have done!! 😉 Great idea for a game!!

  • Jennifer M
    February 13, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    I am signed up for your newsletter and am inspired by your book, ‘From Your Garden to Your Family.” Thanks!!

  • Jennifer M
    February 13, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Don’t want to lose this link! Awesome Mermaid Party, thanks Stephanie!

    Pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/265290234273865592/

  • Genevieve Raines
    February 13, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    I’m signed up for your newsletter! Pick me!

  • Martha
    February 13, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    I pinned your party to my board:))http://www.pinterest.com/pin/66287425739875963/

  • Martha
    February 13, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    I signed up for your newsletter- thank you so much:))))

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    I follow you via email! This party is so sweet!

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615128494817/

  • Kimberly Gilmore
    February 14, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    I am signed up for your newsletter. Love the creative party decorations!!!

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615128494832/

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615128494855/

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615128494865/

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615128494874/

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615128494879/

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615128494885/

  • kesha
    February 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118993615128494890/

  • Tiffany B
    February 14, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    I receive and read your newsletter and love it!