Once Upon an Island, Newport Beach

This is the cutest place in the world!! The memories we made just absolutely melt my heart! It is a very tiny little shop on Balboa Island and they specialize in private birthday parties, however, they do have walk-in hours and that’s just what we did! When we arrived we were welcomed by the sweetest mermaid in the world named tulip. She was the closest thing to a real mermaid I have ever seen and even talks and sings like one! We started by entering the dressing area for my daughter to pick out her costume

Once Upon an Island Newport Beach
Once Upon an Island Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach

Then off to hair and make up in the salon ..

Salon at once upon an island
Salon at once upon an island
Manicure at once upon an island
Manicure at once upon an island

We had the entire salon to ourself and every moment was beyond special!

Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach

After you finish your hair make up and nails you get to take pictures and then do a really fun craft.

Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach

Here are a few photos of the party room if you had a birthday party here..

Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach

A few tips I would suggest to have an experience like ours. Make sure you check the website and call ahead so you can get the walk-in hours. After reading all of the yelp reviews i can see that some people thought it was walk-in hours but there was a private party going on so they arrived with utter disappointment for there child. I personally did no tell my daughter where we were going until we arrived and i knew they could get us in! The last thing you want is to drive down and be so excited and then get turned away. I also suggest going as early as possible. We arrived at 10am when they opened on a weekday and had the place to ourself the most special treatment. While as we were finishing up the walk-ins kept coming and with only one mermaid running the show i could see it was a totally different experience for the others.

Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach
Once upon an Island, Newport Beach

Thank you Tulip the mermaid for the most magical day EVER!! You can visit there website and get more details HERE

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.