Under the Sea Birthday

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Birthdays can be so much fun, although when you introduce a food allergy or celiac into the mix of planning the birthday can be come overwhelming.  I have been there and I have blogged on this topic several times.  Let me tell you that YOU the food allergy mom can do this!  

Today we are going to put together a birthday party any little girl would love for that matter any girl - this Mermaid party was for my girl's Nanny who has celiac.  

Let's get started.  First you need a theme.  Done! We were inspired by our love of Disney's Little Mermaid.  The colors chosen are teal and purple, for a sophisticated and beautiful party set for the older girl.  

Menu: Mermaid Cupcakes, Ursula Marshmallows and Lemonade.

I put this Birthday spread together on a budget and you can too.  The table runner, gallons, purple ball jars, plates and striped teal straws are from Target.  Make sure to check the dollar bins.  The napkins and forks were left over from a previous party.  Make sure you have a bin or plastic tub to store all the birthday decor and items so you can reuse. 

The cupcakes first. Pick up a box of Namaste Foods chocolate cake mix, which is top 8 allergen free.  We used duck eggs when mixing up to keep it say for Josi and myself who are allergic to chicken eggs. 

Grab a pack of Wilton purple cupcake liners to go with the theme when you are at Target. 

Next up the Mermaid Tail Cookies made with gfJules Flour and Neat Egg using our sugar cookie recipe. (Recipe Here) **Remember to use the coupon on the Eclair post this week for 20% off flour! 

The mermaid tail cookie cutter is from Amazon.  I love Amazon maybe even a little too much.  

Ice using our egg free royal icing recipe, which can be found on the sugar cookie recipe post along with instructions on how to ice.  These turned out awesome and we even add some Wilton clear sparkle sugar to look like scales.

Next up are the Ursula Marshmallows. Grab your Enjoy Life chips, vegan marshmallows and coconut oil.  Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together.  Use Glutino pretzels and break them apart.  Then get the kids to stick in the arms and then you can dip them in Chocolate to make the octopus.  How fun!

All set on a plate with Raw Sugar to look like sand.  The key to making the party is to use real dishes and pull out the fancy stuff too. You can even find great pieces at yard sales or auctions to use for parties.  Believe me the less you pay for a beautiful piece of glassware the more you will use it.  I honestly use my white buffet dishes from Pamper Chef all the time.  This is the large square serving plate the goes to my 3 tier display.

Add some balloons to the floor to create fun environment and quick way to decorate with no mess to clean up later.  I love crete paper as much as the next, but balloons are just super easy.

Time to put the Cupcakes together.  I made a Earth Balance buttercream frosting. Recipe in Kid Approved. Pipe on the cupcakes use Wilton pearls to looks just like under the sea pearls, then stick in your dry mermaid tails.  Note: Cookies need to dry at least 6 hours or overnight in the open air. 

Just look at these awesome Cupcakes!  I could eat another one.  

Grab you glass ware for the lemonade.  I choose to use the celebration purple ball jars with striped paper straws.  Straws were in the dollar bin at Target.  We wrapped a few of the lids with washie tape to match our theme.  

Time to lay out the table scape.  Grab your cake stand for the cupcakes.  This one is a milk glass copycat by Martha Stewart. Add some shells and fish net to complete the theme.  Your girl will love this party and no one will even miss the gluten or dairy.  

You got this Allergy Moms!  Make your girl smile and invite a few friends over to celebrate! 

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