Mermaid Themed Baby Shower

Our Little Mermaid has recently made her debut, but I will always remember my baby shower as a magical and beautiful day shared with family and dear friends. Dusted in gold, blush, and peach this dreamy Baby Shower was a splendid way to celebrate our Little Mermaid on the way!mermaid baby shower-Darcy Oliver Design

A lot of the mermaid baby shower decor was also incorporated into Cosette’s Nursery, so thoughtful planning went into multipurpose pieces such as this Tassel Garland made by BlushBazaar on Etsy! I found the Mermaid Sign at Home Goods, but did a little DIY action and repainted it Gold with a little Gold Glitter for sparkle. I used only the best Gold Spray paint: Design Master 24 KT Gold. From the coral cake topper to the Oyster Pearl Cookies made by my sweet friend Danielle, mermaid flair was everywhere!
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Every mermaid also wears her pearls, and it is not a baby shower without games, so we played the “Don’t Say Baby” Game with a strand of pearls for each guest. Who ends up with the most strands wins! Another fun game provided by my dear friend Samantha, is the “What’s in Your Purse?” Game. This was a great one to play during lunch when everyone is sitting down with their purses, and to gear it towards baby, you can add items like baby wipes, diapers, or binkies! Each item is worth a certain amount of points, and whoever has the most items in their purse, wins! The prizes were DIY Glitter Champagne Bottles and Seashell Chocolates fit for a mermaid.
mermaid sign, baby shower games-Darcy Oliver Design
mermaid baby shower purse game-Darcy Oliver Design

Another fun and memorable Baby Shower idea is to send a little poem in the invitation that encourages your guest to bring a new or used Children’s Book instead of a card. The books were filled with sweet notes to Cosette, and she will be reminded of them each time we read to her. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate our Little Mermaid!
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DIY Glitter Dipped Champagne Bottles

Not only are these DIY Glitter Dipped Champagne Bottles perfect for the New Year, they make fabulous hostess and shower gifts too! I recently made these sparkly champagne splits for my Baby Shower as a gift for the prize winners, but they are oh so easy to make for the holidays too.
diy glitter champagne bottles-Darcy Oliver Design

You can use full size Champagne or Sparkling Cider Bottles, but in this case I bought a pack of Champagne Splits, which look pretty wrapped in cellophane treat bags tied up with string! I hot glued a starfish on the bow and paired the gift with seashell chocolates for a nod to my Mermaid Themed Baby Shower. You can add your own little decorative touch, such as a gold paper party horn to ring in the New Year at a New Year’s Party!

Check out my Post on How To DIY these sparklers, and the only addition I made to the design itself was adding the Pink Glitter on the bottom first :: You want to only spread the glue on the bottle about an inch or two from the bottom, and then apply the pink glitter before you smear on the rest of the glue to add the gold glitter. Use the glitter color of your choice, and serve chilled!
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DIY Glitter Champagne Bottles

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and what is more festive than popping a bottle of Sparkling Champagne? This easy DIY project will look so fab at your New Year’s Eve Party, or bring a bottle as a gift to the host of a swanky soiree!
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DIY Glitter Project-Darcy Oliver Design

SUPPLIES:

  • champagne bottle
  • tacky glue
  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil
  • gold glitter

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. make sure your bottle is free of dust, if so wipe down with a cloth.
  2. cover a cookie sheet with foil, and lay a long piece of parchment paper on top of the covered cookie sheet.
  3. squeeze tacky glue all over the bottle, from the bottom of the foil down the the bottom of the bottle.
  4. spread the tacky glue to cover the bottle with your finger.
  5. pour the glitter in “rows” down the bottle, ensuring full coverage.
  6. pat the excess glitter around the bottle.
  7. wash glue and glitter off your hands.
  8. set the glittered bottle off to the side to dry on a piece of parchment paper.
  9. carefully unscrew the lid of glitter and set on cookie sheet.
  10. create a crease in the parchment paper, and carefully pour the excess glitter back into the jar of glitter.
  11. let dry over night & enjoy!

For more New Year’s Eve Decor, Games, and Ideas, check out this post for all your party needs!

DIY Glitter Champagne-Darcy Oliver Design