I used sparkly blue fabric made for swim and dance wear. Taking advantage of Sunday coupons, it only cost me $5. I think I bought 1 1/2 yards.
I made a matching dress for her doll but the tail looks like an actual tail and I placed a piece of plastic milk carton in it to hold the shape.
None of the edges are finished because this fabric doesn't unravel. Total time for her dress and the doll costume was only an hour and a half. I 'm sure it could be made in even less time but it took a while to figure out what would work.
Her headband was virtually free since I only used items I had on hand.
We just hot glued shells and rhinestones onto a blue headband.
Here are the other details of her party:
-Shell necklaces for party favors
-We painted wooden boxes (treasure chests) as our activity. The boxes were only 30 cents each.
- The kids went on a shell hunt (similar to an Easter egg hunt) on the front lawn. The shells I bought for super cheap at the dollar store.
|Hunting for shells|
This was easily my favorite kid party so far. It didn't cost much and was still loads of fun.