Every now and then a family comes along that melts my heart. Last weekend I had the opportunity to help host an Ariel party in Kentfield for a wonderful family. The party was for a little girl named Summer who turned four years old. When my staff and I arrived to do our setup, the family was busy at work putting the finishing touches on their mermaid's grotto out back. The grotto that they designed and decorated was amazing and I have to share the pictures with you.
The canopied tent was decorated with blue and green tulle fabric draped from the ceiling and billowing blue taffeta fabric on the floor and walls. A small decorated table held a treasure-filled chest, including pretty shell necklaces made by Summer's grandmother. Colorful seahorses and seaweed decor also filled the tent. On the back wall was a decorated mermaid's throne. Directly above the throne hung a beautifully framed painting painted by Summer's father. Look at the wonderful detail in it.
The grotto came in handy for storytime and craft time since it was very hot out that day.
I had a great time watching as the children listened to my Ariel performer, Brittany.