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August 21, 2018

Parties Made Pretty shows us how to throw a magical 3rd birthday party for a lucky little girl

Perfect hair, clam bras, and getting plenty of vitamin sea: who doesn’t want to be a mermaid? For one lucky three-year-old, she got her wish for a day: Miss Harper, the daughter of Tara Swanson from Parties Made Pretty, celebrated her third birthday party in style (and we wouldn’t expect anything less from the iconic partyware boutique store owner!)

Shot by Mel Murphy at Assembly Yard in WA, the venue was turned into a mermaid cove, complete with an impressive balloon installation using a colour palette of pink, peach, and pearlescent grey to create a whimsical atmosphere.

We know you are dying to sea these amazing images, so come and check them out now! They’re truly magical…


The decorations

Tara from Parties Made Pretty tells LENZO, “The inspiration behind this event was my little Harper’s love for mermaids. The theme as per my mini-boss’ instruction was simply ‘mermaids.’ We made it a little extra fun with the #youusedtocallmeonmySHELLphone – a reference to Drake’s popular song.”

“LENZO “LENZO SHOP THE LOOK: letter balloons / heart foil balloon “LENZO

Of course, the balloon installation was a show-stopper due to its impressive size. It took over not one but two walls!

“LENZO SHOP THE LOOK: balloon installation

The desserts

How amazing is Harper’s birthday cake created by Blonde Baking Mama? We also love these delish cookies by Sweet Daisy May! Create your own using mermaid cookie cutters from Parties Made Pretty.

“LENZO SHOP THE LOOK: kid's birthday cakes

“LENZO SHOP THE LOOK: mermaid cookie cutters

The little details

We love how the theme was incorporated into every little detail, from the table settings to these shell party bags. It’s important to create consistency between all elements to help make your party look more put together.

“LENZO SHOP THE LOOK: shell napkins / iridescent paper cups / rose gold plates
“LENZO SHOP THE LOOK: shell party bags
“LENZO SHOP THE LOOK: 'let's be mermaids' garland / giant mermaid confetti balloon

LENZO loves a party tip – what is Parties Made Pretty’s?

“Don’t let too much planning get in the way of the creativeness of styling on the day. Have fun and make it your own!”

Well, this party definitely got our seal of approval! And, with so many mermaid party products available on LENZO, Australia’s online events marketplace, styling your own mermaid birthday will be a piece of cake! Need help organising your child’s next birthday party? We can help – just contact Team LENZO today.


Love, LENZO x



STYLING Parties Made Pretty / EVENT MANAGEMENT Our Swan Life / PHOTOGRAPHY Mel Murphy / VENUE Assembly Yard / CAKE Blonde Baking Mama / COOKIES Sweet Daisy May / GRAZING TABLE The Grazing Journey / DÉCOR Heart Strings Hire & Style / CLOTHING Spell Designs, Hubble and Duke, Heart Me Luv / Written by Melbourne blogger Maree Mikhaiel