Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Tracy Allen of Sweet Peach Paperie back to the blog, sharing her twin daughters’ darling mermaids 5th birthday party! (You can see Tracy’s Sea Turtle Twins Birthday Party here.)

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What did I love about this twins birthday party?

  • It was a smaller party, which gave everyone time to mix and mingle with all the guests.
  • The dessert table was stunning but not over the top. (How much sweets do the kiddos really need?)
  • Tracy had me at the little splurge on mermaid makeovers. Now I want a teal tutu.
  • The striped table runner on white. Stunning.
  • Cake and cupcakes were from the grocery store because (1) there’s no reason for you to do everything yourself and (2) why spend a fortune?

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Here’s Tracy to tell the story of her party.

“As the girls arrived, we welcomed them with mermaid makeovers. The mommies helped the mermaids change into their matching tanks and tutus. They also had the opportunity to put on a little makeup and paint their nails, which the girls loved. They were then ready to dance! Our sweet baby-sitter choreographed an adorable dance to “Under the Sea” to teach the girls. While the mermaids danced, the mommies and grandmommies enjoyed their dinner. I quickly decided that I LOVE smaller parties! We could enjoy each others’ company and actually relax. It was just as much fun for the moms and it was for the mermaids!”

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“Our dessert table was simple, but perfect for our smaller group of mermaids and mommies. The beautiful cookies were designed by Kristie of Peapods.”

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“On the dining table, the striped straws, gable boxes and wooden utensils came from Smash Cake & Co. What an adorable shop for all your party supplies! I used the larger white boxes for the “Mommy” lunches and the white lunch bags for the “Mermaids”. The eyelet scallop was created by using Martha Stewart’s edger punch and the plastic snack containers have become a staple for our parties. I just love using them! They can be purchased in the Sweet Peach Paperie Etsy shop and coordinating stickers are available for many of the collections.”

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“The shell art used on the invitation and throughout the collection was hand drawn by the talented Kori Clark. I wanted something very simple and delicate so her art worked perfectly.”

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“Anna Claire and Julia’s sweet necklaces were custom made by Lil Mar & Co. They were a really fun addition to their mermaid makeover and the girls LOVED them!”

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“It was one of those weekends with scattered summer storms one minute and sunshine the next. We took a risk, had a huge storm and the sun peeked out just before the party. Praise!! Check out those clouds lingering in the sky!”

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“The girls had so much fun dancing and dining! For their favor, we sent them home in their tutu along with a sweet treat for the dads. Each favor bag held an adorable Sweet Goosie Girl cookie. We wanted to say thank you to the fathers for taking care of the family while we had a fun girlie evening. Thank you, Terri, for always creating such yummy and beautiful treats! The striped favor bags were also from Smash Cake & Co. along with the giant pink balloons.”

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“Happy Birthday to my favorite 5 year olds! I love you, Anna Claire! I love you, Julia! I’m so thankful that I was chosen to be the momma of these two! What an incredible friendship they share and blessing it is to watch them grow!”


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