Mermaid party! 

I absolutely love this adorable party. My friend since I was a kid had an beauitiful party for her daughters first birthday! I just have to share it! 

 I love this backdrop! Fishscales from paper.

   
Cute and tasty looking treats.

 
Looks so yummy! She stuck with the theme with all the food.

   
I love the desserts. Shells for chocolate mold are prefect. She did a beautiful job.

 
Photo booth time!!! She was always a great artist.

   
 
Smash cakes are a must with little ones!

  
This is a great way to start the decorations!

Hats off to you my friend! You did a terrific job!!!

It’s great to be 8!!!!

Hey Everyone! I’m sorry I have been gone for so long. This is what has happened. I had a beautiful baby boy in September. After that you have a lot of Holiday fun stuff. After the Holiday we took our kids to Disneyland and when we got back my husband lost his job to a buy out. So to say the least we have been a little busy. Luckily for us my husband found and started a job 2 weeks after he lost his job so he is now somewhere that he absolutely loves! So the reason I told you this is because When my daughter turned 8 I really had to figure out how to do it with a ZERO budget. So here we go.

My daughter turned 8 and in our faith you are the privilege to be baptized. So my awesome little girl made the choice to be baptized.

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This is my dress from when I was baptized. She loved it and it has that vintage flare that is in right now. I lucked out there.

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Now here you have it! These were the table decorations. The door store frames were wood. I could of painted them but with all the stress at the time we kept it simple and cute. The mini picture holders were in a pack of 4 for 2.99 at hobby lobby and we had 4 tables to it was perfect. I cut the flowers out with a cricket machine that my mom has. The paper for the whole decorations for the party was 7.99. I bought it at a scrapbook warehouse.

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I absolutely love this banner. This is NOT my idea. I found it on pinterest. https://www.etsy.com/listing/186612323/great-to-be-8-girl-party-printable-set?ref=shop_home_active_10. This is a printable party set. I didn’t have a printer that worked at the moment and didn’t have money to fix it so I had to make it from the pack of paper that I bought. My mom’s cricket machine saved my life. It turned out even better than I thought.

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Here is it up close so you can see it’s layered.

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Dessert! I got donuts and made them into 8s. I made it pretty simple with cupcakes, cake, pudding cups, and cake bites. the glitter 8 was .50 cents because the stick was broken. It was an easy fix.

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I love the cake bites. I had a flower cupcake tin and it made all these cute flowers. The glaze is just powder sugar, milk, and vanilla. Add a little food coloring and you have different color frosting to eat with your cake.

The other big money saver is all the help I got from my family.They were such a huge help in a crappy and wonderful time. We had such an amazing time celebrating my daughter and I hope you enjoy.