I was so pleased with how everything came together! My two little Mermaid Assistants were the perfect hostesses, showing everyone around as they checked in and helping them get settled in, and my husband was the perfect helper, taking care of all the meals for us. We started out with our love letter envelopes (a project I brought from my college kid leadership retreats) and then created our journals. From there it was on to some painting! We created painted initials, magic mermaid wands and painted rocks, all embellished with a variety of embellishments, everything from buttons to stickers to little wooden letters to paper and silk flowers. Lots of glue gun action! We also created pendants and bracelets, hair clips, a treasure box to keep them all in, and fairies to watch over all us. Mixed in between the projects we had hula hoop contests and bubble blowing parades, some parachute fun, and a dress up dance party Saturday night with a few challenging games of musical chairs. Some of those girls are fierce competitors!
All in all, it was simply wonderful. The Mamas gave me great feedback and the Mermaids (and the Mamas!) all had a ball. Girls enjoying being girls…both the big girls and the little girls. We played, we talked, we bonded, and we played some more (we didn’t sleep very much). It was magical. And it was the first of many more to come! If you like to be notified of future dates for all various age groups, email me here. I hope to present three-four Mermaids and Mamas sessions throughout the year.