If your daughter is always hunting for sea glass, obsessed with all things under the sea or wishes she had a fin instead of legs, then she’s itching for a mermaid birthday party! Grant her this magical wish and turn your dining room into her mermaid grotto. Dress the tables and chairs with waves of aqua and purple and tulle! Serve clamshell cookies, crispy rice stars and cupcakes covered in a mermaid sprinkle mix to satisfy their sweet tooth. If you’re near a body of water, dive right in and afterward create beautiful sand art so your friends will remember their adventure at your birthday bash!
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Reel friends into your fun party theme with a cute invitation.
Make this invite extra special and use a glue pen and crystal fine glitter to make it sparkle!
After lots of swimming or a craft session, your girls will be ready for some refreshments. Don your party table with lots of acqua, purple, silver, and pink to keep that mermaid color palette going strong! Dress the table backdrop with a mix of dot garlands, pennants and polka dot designs to set the grotto mood. Float some mermaid friends nearby!
When it comes to the place setting, consider layers. Silver placemats add the sparkle your table is looking for.
Inside a silver wand that they can wave around after enjoying their sweet treat!
Decorations aren’t limited to the table alone! Create tutu decorations to dress their seats. Don’t be shellfish!
Remove these tutus for a grand photo op of her besties dressed in colors of the sea and let them take these home as an additional party favor.
FOOD & DRINK
Mermaids love things that shimmer and catch the light so make sure the food and desserts of this mermaid party do the same!
Mix edible pearls, shimmering sugar crystals and star sprinkles to make your own mermaid sprinkle mix. Add a second baking liner around the cupcakes for extra color!
Add these delectable delights to cupcakes, Rice Krispies treat stars or the basic sugar cookie to make it extra special.
Forget the sushi! Create edible seaweed and colorful coral from skewered grapes and rock candy!
Embellish their glass of seawater (aka Hawaiian punch) with a candy necklace that will not only make it look pretty but give a snack for later in the day.
Sure, if you have a pool, most of the activities for this mermaid party can involve lots of swim time. But for those of you who want to enjoy the mermaid party theme but don’t have a body of water nearby, you can still enjoy some fun party activities that fit the under the sea feel. Consider an artistic activity so everyone can take home more than memories from your mermaid bash.
- Slime station – Place glue, starch and glitter at this station to create beautiful mermaid slime
- Sand art – Layer colorful sand to create your own bit of the sea to take home!
- Shell painting – Get create and paint your own scenes, phrases or patterns on these relics of the ocean
- Tie-dye station – Consider a wearable craft to take home and set up a tie-dye station using only blues, greens and purples to keep the color going.
Thank guests for swimming by your shellabration and send them on their way with a bottle of bubbles to keep the sea theme going.
Remind them about all the other goodies they can take home with a trendy letter board reminder.
Save this mermaid birthday mood board to Pinterest.