Take a dive into the deep blue and create a magical mythical mermaid party!
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Print and fill in our free Mermaid party invitation. Roll this up and tie with string and slip inside a vintage glass bottle. Decorate the neck of the bottle with twine and seashells.
Welcome guests with the Be More Mermaid garland and fill the room with paper streamers made from crepe paper in different pastel colours.
UNDER THE SEA
To create an ethereal look at the buffet and/or cake table decorate with the Mermaid Glitter globe and twinkling fairy lights.
Fill the room with lots and lots of “bubbles”, by blowing up many balloons in all different sizes in pastel colours – even just all in one colour would be amazing! This is a great idea, as young kids LOVE balloons! Alternatively, hang paper lanterns from the ceiling with streamers hanging down to mimic giant jellyfish!
SEA SHELLS ON THE SEA SHORE
Decorate the centre of the table with glass vases and bottles in a variety of sizes filled either with:
- Small white stones, water and water plants purchased from the garden centre
- Water coloured with blue and green food colouring
- Coloured Gel balls bought from florists and just add water
- Sea Sand (available from hardwares) (or I have used washing powder before) sprinkled with real shells on top or paper cut outs of shells and starfish
- And most importantly add the Mermaid cake toppers
THE MERMAID TABLE
Fill little bucket pails of food:
- PEARLS Green Grapes
- SEA CUCUMBERS Slice Cucumber
- FISH AND CHIPS Fish Crackers and salt and vinegar wave chips and “sea foam” maize puffs
- STARFISH AND JELLYFISH SANDWICHES Peanut butter and jam sandwiches, Cheese and tomato, Ham and Cheese, Cucumber and Kiri Cheese – all cut in the shape of stars and/or other cookie cutter sea creature shapes
Fill a dispenser with water and or juice, use food colouring to make it even bluer. For individual water bottles gift each guest a water bottle with our free printable water bottle labels.
BUBBLY & BITES BAR
If adults are invited too create a special area for them by serving some champagne and seafood canapés or sushi.
For cupcakes, decorate the top of vanilla cakes and blue icing with crushed Marie/Tennis biscuits – and add Belgian shell-shaped chocolates on top or the We Heart Mermaids Cake Toppers.
These sweets are easy to make as one simply threads gummy sweets onto wooden skewers. These are great for the buffet or slip over a cellophane bag and tie with twine and you have very cute and sweet favours.
Customise slippers to look more sea themed, by simply trimming the rim with shells. One can also add glitter or sequins for extra bling. This also works great as a party activity for older kids and a take home pressie in one.
QUEEN OF THE SEA
Make a crown from paper and decorate with shells and other sea themed bits and pieces. For older kids you could make it a mini competition and have each mermaid model their crown and award small prizes for the best; most colourful, most creative etc.
SAND PIT SEARCH
Fill a giant plastic clam (available from most toy stores) with play sand (also available from toy stores or hardwares). Inside hide chocolate gold coins and/or mini sea plastic toys for an under water treasure hunt.
Dress up your little one, in a white sleeveless t-shirt (decorate with pretty fabric bows and sequins on the neckline) and then have her wear an oversized tulle skirt in soft pastel colours) or go all out and spoil the birthday girl with a mermaid costume!
A BUCKET PAIL OF GOODIES
Decorate with sea themed stickers and glitter the Be More Mermaid party bags and fill with:
- Mini Bubble Wands
- Gold chocolate coins
- Mini treasure chests with mermaid themed jewellery
- Plastic pearl necklaces
Add our free printable favour tags to customise your little gift bags.
Click here to download all the free printables.