Last year we had a Frozen birthday party for our girl and around December I asked her what kind of birthday she wanted this year, and she replied "Frozen". I got nervous, but then about two months later she said she wanted a mermaid party and so I got my creative juices flowing with ideas! It was actually perfect because she has a end of spring birthday and Justin's parents just bought a house with a pool. So, Mermaid pool party it was! We always have a blast celebrating our best girl! Happy 4th Birthday, McKinlee Gray!


the menu | I typically try to have some heavy snacks and some sweet snacks so this is what we had for everyone to enjoy!



Seaweed Dip - Spinach dip with toasted bread + chips


Sea Cucumbers - Cucumber sandwiches


Seashell Salad - Pasta Salad


Turtle Eggs - Grapes


Sanddollars - Sugar Cookies with Slivered Almonds


Ocean Water Punch -Blue Hawaiian fruit punch, Sprite and Lemonade

the party favors | box, necklace, bouncy ball, tattoos and sugar cookies




the sweets | we wanted to go simple with cupcakes, but Mimi wanted to splurge on this sweet mermaid cake and I'm glad we did! So cute!



other fun pictures from today! thanks to everyone that came to celebrate our best girl!


















Aunt Gracie fed McKinlee's pet guinea, Henrietta.



McKinlee's Swimsuit | the Pink Lilli
Balloons | Party City
Mermaid/Under the sea decor | Hobby Lobby
Mermaid plates, napkins, pinata | Birthday Express
Party favor cookies | Sweet Nothings Cookies
Seashells | TJ Maxx + Dollar General