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Brielle Turns 3 Under The Sea Birthday Bash

Portia G By Portia G  in Birthday


Party Recap

When our daughter Brielle just couldn’t decide between a mermaid or unicorn themed party, we merged the themes together and threw her an over-the-top Merm-i corn birthday party as she turned 3. Hosted at , “Once Upon an Island” in the Balboa Island subsect of Newport Beach, our guest took a ferry boat across the Newport Island bay, and arrived to Brielle’s Party where a host of Mermaids and Mermicorns dressed up my daughter and her girlfriends as mermaids and gave them makeovers and had a day full of magical surprises. It’s the details the make the memories for me, and the day was full of plenty.

The party decorations featured a stunning unicorn balloon garland, purple and turquoise balloon bouquets, unicorn / mermaid 2-tiered-cake , mermaid party letters across the table, and over the top “Under The Sea” tea party themed decor and a magical vintage trunk.

The adults had their own, parents lounge with full on MOM-O-SA bar, luxurious charcuterie boards and a full 3-course-meal.

You only turn 3 once, Brielle’s magical merm-i corn party will live on. in our hearts forever.


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Children were served pizza and cake. Adults had a luxury charcuterie board, calamari, Caesar salad, chicken and spinach lasagna, and salmon pasta.

  • What People Drank

    Adults enjoyed a MOM-O-SA bar with champagne, juices and berries.

  • Desserts

    Strawberry Cake. Top Tier was a unicorn, bottom tier was a mermaid tail.

  • Activities / Games

    The mermaids entertained the girls first by helping dressing them up as mermaids. There was a mermaid salon where each girl got a mer-makeover with hair extensions, nail polish ,& face paint. There were three mermaids and half mermaid, half unicorn which they called a mermicorn. The mermaids enchanted guests with story time, magical chants and arts and crafts. My daughter was also crowned a true princess at the end.


Party Helpers

  • Once Upon An Island

    Venue/ Entertainment

    The venue was full service, I brought the food and cake. a they handled set up, clean up, serving food, entertaining guest. My party fee included balloon. garlands, balloon bouquets, huge Mermaid letters across the table etc.

  • Inked Sweets

    Cake Baker

    Melanie King, our baker and owner of sinker Sweets designed a gorgeous 2-tiered cake with a unicorn on top and mermaid tail on the bottom. The filling was vanilla with fresh strawberries it was very moist and rich.

  • Melissa Francis ( Boards by Fran)


    Melissa arranged the most beautful and elegant charcuterie board with edible flowers and beautiful herbs as garnishes.

  • Pinnochios


    We ordered our calamari, salad, spinach lasagna and salmon pasta from Pinnochios in Altadena for delicious Italian cuisine.


1 comment

  • Amber A

    Amber A wrote:

    This looks like such a magical party! What 3 year old wouldn’t love mermaids and unicorns! I love all the details gives me such great ideas! Thanks!