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mermaid after party- uncut

a lot of people don't realize how much hard work bloggers put into getting that "perfect" shot. Just imagine- how many selfies do you take before you find that Instagram worthy shot? personally I take at least 20 lol and most never make it on IG haha

as much as I love those perfect pics I also love seeing behind the scenes videos and pics...

I really think it's important to know; that even tho we work hard for that shot we also make sure we have fun! 

if it's not fun- what would be the point?

so I decided to share all these grainy blurry photos with all of you, because...well... to me they show how much fun we have together. and I feel like they show us in real life, so hopefully you still love us after this hahaha

fun fact: to me these girls are like my sisters. we practically grew up together. it's funny because we were all besties in high school,  and then somehow the universe gave me a husband with their last name.

now we all have the same last name and we're like legit sisters :p

the rodrigues sisters! 

i love these girls so very much! 

we hope you had as much fun as we did during mermaid week! we had so much fun during this shoot- there was glitter EVERYWHERE but totally worth it. I also thought I was gonna die from the amount of glitter I accidentally swallowed. (i can be a drama queen)

thanks for tuning in lovers <3 I hope this post helps you connect with us more :) 

oh and yes, we are very much aware that we are the weirdos! 




P.S. all the soiree girls are heading to New York this weekend for my big 3-0 birthday sooo be sure to follow our adventures on Instagram stories!! @happysoiree !! we will also have a blog post all about our trip, you won't want to miss it! 


Mermaid queen Soiree!

before we end our mermaid week here at Happy Soirée, of course I had to share mermaid themed party tablescape! 

I love putting together themed parties. however what I really love is finding ways to create a theme without using the obvious themed party supplies. 

there really is so many different ways to create a mermaid themed party. 

here's a mini mermaid soiree I whipped up, just for you and your girls (you beautiful mermaid queens!)

just be sure to add cake!!!

hope you love it,

and I really really hope you & your mermaids will pop some bubbly with some pretty party decor & have some fun soon- like ASAP!

& be sure to send the soiree girls and I an invite! ;)

Party supplies:




DIY mermaid crown

YAY! It's mermaid week here at Happy Soiree! (we totally made this up & we don't care!)

As I countdown to my 30th birthday I just decided that I'm done adulting and I'm ready to just be a mermaid!

Girls let's be mermaids! Who's down??

To help you get your mermaid on we are kickin off the first wave with a DIY mermaid crown! because what's a mermaid without her crown?

Best part is....I made this for less than $10!

here's what you need:

  • a headband
  • seashells
  • foam hair rollers
  • gems or necklaces you can cut up.
  • A glue gun (or really strong glue)

I bought all of this at dollar tree! (minus the glue gun)

Step 1:

If your headband comes with extra fabric on it- just simply cut it off.

step 2:

Take your roller and bend it against the headband and glue (with a glue gun or really strong glue)

step 3:

Glue one behind the one you first glued

continue layering hair rollers and gluing them on top of each other.

Keep in mind the shape, this is your base to hold up the seashells. I knew I wanted mine to be tall and pointy at the top so I stacked a few, using shorter rollers at the top and bending the final roller to a point at the very top.


step 4:

Plan out where you want your sea shells to go. (when choosing a bag of shells at the store be sure to grab one that has a bunch of different shaped shells) my favorite shells are the ones that look like unicorn horns duhhh!

step 5:

Glue the shells on! I glued the bottom ones to the headband and the rollers. Moving upwards I glued them on the rollers and on some parts of the shells that touched. You really want to make sure you put a lot of glue, because girl- you don't want shells falling of your crown while you slay.

step 6:

Cut up beads and glue on as embellishments. Be sure to cover up most of the rollers.

I did end up covering up that last piece on the bottom left with more beads, because I couldn't find the perfect shell for that part. Plus I knew my hair would cover that part.

Later on I also ended up adding little sticker pearls on some of the shells.

*also if you love color as much as I do you could totally paint the shells to make it even more awesome!

step 7:


Become a mother f*ckin mermaid & have fun!!!



The most important step is to slay and have fun babes!!! Never give up your daydreams and make waves!!

If you try this DIY please be sure to share with us on Instagram! We would love to see your magic!