Ideas for a Little Mermaid Party
Mermaid Party: Aubrey’s Little Mermaid Party. For my daughter’s 5th birthday this year we threw a fin-tastic under the sea mermaid party. Fun shades of purple, teal and green turn this ocean themed party into a beautiful mermaid themed party experience!
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Welcome to Mermaid Cove! For Aubrey’s fifth birthday party, we really wanted to make a splash with some fun under the sea.
Aubrey loves mermaids, so for her birthday it was only fitting to have a mermaid party with fun little mermaids made to look like Aubrey.
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The colors were lavender, aqua and green with lots of sand and yummy goodies.
Little Mermaid Party Decorations
We transformed the house and yard into a beautiful mermaid cove with bubble balloons, seaweed (streamers sewn to make them ruffle), and tons of floating jellyfish.
The printables were designed with pretty shells, mermaids, and bright under the sea colors to accent the ocean floor of sand and seaweed covering the tables.
The entry was lined with bubbles (balloons) welcoming each guest into mermaid cove where they could dress like a mermaid or a pirate and join the underwater fun.
I made jellyfish out of paper lanterns and plastic tablecloths. Wanna make these? Check out this jellyfish tutorial.
I covered the top of the backdrop with paper starbursts.
Food items were displayed on wood trays to accent the beach-y color scheme.
I also used brown sugar in all the plates to display the cookies and treats so it looked like sand. This was awesome and the kiddos loved it!!
Sea stars on ribbon were throughout the party as accents. I love the texture on these stars.
For the entry way, we decorated with balloons and a fun fabric covered wreath. The wreath was accented with the printable welcome sign.
This simple foam wreath was wrapped in fabric strips and decorated to match the party. For more welcome wreath ideas…check out this post.
The guests were all able to make their own bubblegum necklaces or pirate hats for the boys, play sea shell bean bag toss, pin the starfish on the mermaid, chase bubbles and swim in the mermaid lagoon.
Check out all the details of the mermaid party activities. It was a fun time under the sea.
Foam board cut out waves made a great photo op!
Mermaid Party Food Ideas
The little mermaids ate freshwater and saltwater cupcakes topped with cute fondant toppers made by Edible Details.
Some cupcakes were also topped with printable cupcake toppers.
Here is a close-up of one of the cute fondant cupcake toppers!
They also had Sea Star and Oyster Pearl cake pops from Nikki’s Cake Pops.
Adorable Shell and Mermaid cookies were served from Crafted Cookies and Sugared Hearts Bakery.
Another treat was Lavender Macarons from Splendid Sweet Shoppe.
The cake was homemade and featured fondant waves and a brown sugar beach top complete with fabulous ocean themed fondant letters by Edible Details.
For the cake, I made a simple 9×13 chocolate cake which is frosted in white cream cheese frosting. I cut green and blue fondant into waves and wrapped around the cake.
I then topped it with brown sugar to look like sand. Lastly, I surrounded the fondant with glass candy.
The mermaids also had many non sweet treats including finger sandwiches, veggies and fruit.
To drink we served delicious Blueberry Le-mermaid.
Fish Rice Krispies Treats Tutorial
There were also chocolate dipped rice kripsies treats that look like under the sea fish bowls.
I made cute fish rice krispy treats. I cut the rice krispies with a round cookie cutter, dipped in blue chocolate and added a cute candy fish and round sprinkles. Easy, yummy and fun!!
Mermaid Dress-up Ideas
For the party, the girls wore skirts made by Ross and Rosie. They also had necklaces made by Little Miss Petals.
I made headbands for the girls with teal flowers and sea stars as well.
They also had lime tutus to wear over their bathing suits!
I can’t believe my little baby is 5 years old!!! I love this little mermaid so much!! Thanks to all who helped make her day special!!
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:
If you love these little mermaid ideas, please pin this image to your birthday Pinterest board:
Little Mermaid Themed Party Printables
Wanna throw a Mermaid Party?
The Printable Mermaid Party Collections is available for purchase in my shop:
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Planning a little mermaid themed party is easy with the right ideas. Creating a beautiful under the sea party is an amazing way to celebrate your little mermaid! Check out all the inspiration!
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It’s beautiful Holly ! I love it !!
WOW! What an amazing party! I love the colors! Such a great idea for a little girls birthday party.
Awwww! Your decorating is beautiful! My name is Audrey & I loved Mermaids growing up. Hope she had a great birthday!
This is the cutest thing for a birthday party that i have seen in a long time,
I think that every girl would like to have such a b’day party. I truly enjoyed watching the pictures … and if I ever become a mum,, I’d love to throw such a party for my daughter! :)
Cutest idea ever! Loved all the pictures!
You had a great idea and I think I’m going to suggest this to one of my close friends. The photos show all so well, good :)
This mermaid party theme is so adorable. I want to host one for my little nieces’ birthdays. Thanks for sharing.
ooh, would have been such a fun party to visit for my kid self! hehe. Love each detail and designs! So creative and enjoyable!
This is too cute! I don’t know what I love most — the setup or the outfits. Adorable!
This is such a fun party theme! I love the sandy cake and jellyfish!
Awww, this is so cute! What a lucky girl! My daughter would die for a party like this!
Kelsey | Raising Little Wild Ones
Those jellyfish streamers were to die for! I love how this had a lot of different elements to it :)
What a fantastic party!! I love all the colors, and the amazing mermaid stuff you out together. Looks like the perfect party!
would you judge if I told you I’m 33 and totally jealous of this gorgeous mermaid themed party? Can I have one for my borthday please? ;)
These pictures just made my day. Such a fun filled party. I was wondering if you’re still allowed to have a mermaid party after 30. If yes,I would love to have one for my next birthday.
If I had a little girl, I would totally be doing a little mermaid party. Ariel has always been one of my favorite princesses :)
You always have the most beautiful party theme. If you are in the Northeast, I will need you for my daughter 13th birthday in November
Wow, I am totally blown away! Every detail of this party seems absolutely perfect- I’m sure your daughter and her friends had such an amazing time enjoying all of the treats and decorations! With a birthday party like this, her year is off to a great start!
Oh my goodness you did such an amazing job on all the great deco for the party! Love seeing handmade party fun stuff.
This is so adorable! I love mermaids and had mermaid hair for ages. I totally would thrown an adult version of this. The cake looks fantastic!
Oh my gosh. This is ADORABLE!!!! I love the mermaid theme. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Both my girls would just adore this.
You did an amazing job. I would have loved to have this themed birthday party when I was a little girl.
Oh my goodness this party is everything!!! I’ve always dreamed of my own underwater theme bday party (Obsessed with the little mermaid growing up) The decorations down to the Welcome to Aubrey’s Mermaid cove is on point! Taking notes for my future daughter’s bday party!
This is such a sweet idea for a party! My daughter would have loved that when she was younger, the decorations are just perfect too!!! :-)
This party theme was truly adorable! I’m sure your daughter had a blast! My daughter also an aquatic theme lol It was Moana, but I didn’t create any of the decorations except for the cake stand lol
This party looks so adorable. I love the photos. Will have to keep this in mind for my niece.
What an adorable theme!! I couldn’t get enough of looking at all of the fun decor and food!! So much fun!
I love all the colors and details in her party. You did amazing! My fav though is how you used buckets on the food table.
What an adorable birthday party! She looked gorgeous and all the decor was thoughtful and on theme. So great!
So cute! Love this mermaid theme. I love the letters with the shells on them that is on the cake.
What a great party! How cool that you have a water feature that you could incorporate into a mermaid cove. Love all the details!!
omg this is so cute and so creative!! love all the details like edible sand and star fish!