Steph from Bondville is such a pearl. She was one of the first people I ‘connected’ with when I started blogging and her blog has grown into a go-to place for anyone interested in kids, design and putting it all together. The kind of pearl you find inside clam shell at a mermaid party, really…
Like my segue? No?
Here’s the mermaid tea party Steph put together for her sweetie’s 6th birthday. Her attention to detail, unique ideas and lush styling are pretty much what Steph is all about.
Steph worked a gorgeous ice-blue and white palette, adding lace and bone china to really up the whimsy factor. The party guests would have felt so special using real teacups and plates.
Um, can we get a close up on those jelly fish, please?
Isn’t this such a neat idea? The minute I saw it I started thinking of all the possibilities for using lanterns in creative ways. I love the sweet faces too.
The cupcakes were lemon-coconut with buttercream icing, with edible pearls and Guylian chocolate shells for a sea-worthy touch.
When the party guest arrived they were invited to decorate their own mermaid crowns. I like to start a party with a crafty activity too. It settles everyone into the spirit of the party beautifully and keeps everyone occupied while we wait for all guests to arrive.
The girls were then led on a treasure hunt and had their nails polished. After that they were free to dance around the lawn in their gorgeous crowns, flashing their fingertips, no doubt.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful mermaid party with us, Steph.
Steph writes about Australian design for Mum, Kids and Home on her award-winning blog, Bondville. She’s a regular contributor of articles on food, home and life at Ebay’s Mum’s Business. Steph organises abcd networking meet-ups for art, craft and design bloggers in Sydney, Australia, to inspire (mostly) work-from-home women to get out from behind their computers and meet in real life.
She is also just a little mad about kids’ parties.