Games for a Mermaid Party that will make a splash!

If you are throwing a Mermaid Party….you need some amazing mermaid party games!  Celebrating a fabulous birthday party with a mermaid theme is made so much more adorable and fun with some games that are themed to match. 

Check out these ideas for mermaid party activities…

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One of the best parts of throwing a birthday party for kids, is the games and activities.  I LOVE coming up with themed activities and stations for the kiddos to explore.  

☑️ This Mermaid Party Kit is the perfect set to get your party planning headed in the right direction!

It’s always my favorite place to work in little details and fun, quirky theme elements.  My daughter’s mermaid party was no exception.  Today, I’m sharing the fun stations we set up for her party…check it out.

Mermaid Games for a Party

Here are some clever themed games that will make your mermaid party even more fin-tastic!  Don’t forget that simple games can be made to fit your theme with a little creativity!

Dress like a Mermaid or a Pirate

The first station I set up for the party was the dress up station.  I love seeing all the little kids running around in outfits that match the theme.  

I made some cute headbands for the girls with sea stars attached (tutorial coming soon!).  The little girls paired these with mini lime green tutus that made them all look like cute little mermaids.

The little boys got strips of fabric to wrap around their heads and Felt Pirate Eye Patches to make them feel like little pirates…aargh! IMG_3923

This is a great way to make dressing up for a mermaid party fun for little boys too!



Pin the Sea star on the Mermaid

This mermaid party game was super fun.  I printed out the mermaid board large (size 16×20) and the kids took turns trying to stick the sea star stickers onto the mermaid’s hair.

The printables for this mermaid party design (available for purchase at the bottom of this post) include these fun signs for playing as well!

Pin the “blank” on the “blank” is a simple game that can honestly be adapted to match ANY party theme.  It’s always fun and makes for cute photo ops!



Make your own Mermaid Bubble Necklaces and Pirate Hats

The little mermaids made their own bubble necklaces.  This was a HUGE hit with the little girls.  



They loved making their own mermaid jewelry.  

We also didn’t want to leave out our cute little pirates, so we gave them the chance to make their own pirate hats and decorate them with stickers and jewels.



Seashell Toss

Using foam board and bean bags, I made a seashell toss game for the little quick fun competition game.







Coral Reef Coloring

What mermaid party would be complete without a coral reef.  On the block wall around the yard, the kids were able to create their own coral reef with sidewalk chalk.  This was definitely a favorite as well!! IMG_3963


 Swimming and Bubbles

So of course, the best activity for a mermaid party is swimming.  We decided to take our swimming to the next level with a Bubble Machine as well.  

Splishing and Splashing around in the pool and chasing the bubbles was definitely the highlight of the mermaid fun!


 Mermaid Party Favor Ideas

Incorporating party favors into activities is a great way to stay on budget and still send your guests home with fun treats.  Using items they make or get to wear during the party as favors is fun and efficient! 

Beach Pail Party Favors

Last, but not least, were the fun party favors.  Each child had a personalized beach pail with towels, googles, and fun mermaid themed candy and goodies…fin-tastic!!  




Coordinating Mermaid Party Supplies

Choosing the right party supplies and tableware can also make a simple party into an extraordinary party!

Mermaid Party Supplies from Meri Meri

This set from Meri Meri is my favorite. It is fun and flirty and makes the PERFECT addition to any mermaid party!


Mermaid Tableware from Oriental Trading

This gorgeous mermaid themed tableware is a great way to take the guess work out of decorating.  It’s themed and will match with most mermaid ideas.  

It comes with lots of coordinating decorations, but items can also be purchased individually.

Mermaid Party Supplies from Target

This set is fun and playful.  The colors are perfect for a little girls pool party!

Purple Mermaid Supplies from Target

Here is a fun iridescent Mermaid Party collection as well:


Here are some helpful links for throwing a mermaid party:

Conclusion for Mermaid Party Games: 

There are so many fun games and activities that you can include in your mermaid party to make it extra amazing.  Turning ordinary party games into mermaid themed games is a great strategy!  These ideas will inspire your party planning!

If you love these mermaid party games and activities…please pin this image to your birthday Pinterest board:

Wanna throw a Mermaid Party? The Printable Mermaid Party Collection is available for purchase in my shop: