When we decided to do a Mermaid Party for Isla’s 8th Birthday, we could really let our Imaginations run Wild. Since they aren’t real creatures, it was fun to Create our own Vision and Theme for her party.
We ended up with one of the most Beautiful Party themes we’ve had! We chose Pastel colours and Beach details, and brought a little bit of the Mermaid Theme into every aspect of the party, from food to decorations to gifts and games.
With the overall Look and Feel of this Mermaid theme, it could easily be a fun and beautiful party for any age.
Mermaid Party Area & Setup
Even though we knew we’d use Mermaid themed decorations for Isla’s party, it was important to choose Colours to really tie the theme together. We decided to use Pastel Pink, Blue, & Purple as the Party Colours, and it was amazing how everything worked out, even with some unexpected weather.
We had quite a bit of rain in the week leading up to Isla’s Mermaid Party and on the Friday night prior it continued to rain. We realized we needed a rain plan, so we enclosed our Entertainment area in Blue tarp to keep the area and guests dry.
It wasn't until we had finished hanging the tarps that we noticed how effective this was for the Mermaid theme. The area was Blue and suddenly resembled Under the Sea. To take full advantage of this happy coincidence we hung some Mermaid & Fish stickers with Green Crepe that looked like Seaweed.
To create an Amazing Mermaid themed Party table, our Large Canvas Banner was hung with fishing line and attached to a Stand covered in streamers & balloons. Check out our Guide to Decorating and Hanging Party Banners for more tips & tricks.
To decorate the tables we scattered shells that we had bought off eBay and made centrepieces of Short Glasses filled with Purple sand and Starfish. We also made Jellyfish/Octopuses from Paper Lanterns with crepe paper hanging from them.
If you look at these pictures of the Mermaid Party, you’ll see that we used Personalised Party Decorations including the Large Canvas Banner, Flag Bunting, Posters, Party Bags, Chocolate, Water and Pop top labels from our Mermaids Party theme.
All of these Supplies were from Katie J Design and Events and blend Perfectly with the Mermaid theme while adding a Personal touch for Isla’s Birthday. They were a super Fun way to tie everything together and made the Birthday Girl feel extra special!
Mermaid Party Food
In my mind, no Party is complete until I throw in some Fun and Yummy food for the guests to enjoy. Our Mermaid Themed Party Food turned out so well and was Super Easy to Make!
We made Snacks that looked like Shells, Starfish, and other Sea Creatures, and tied in the Pastel Colours as much as possible. It would be no trouble at all to replicate these snacks for your own Mermaid Party, and Kids could even Help!
Easy Mermaid Birthday Cake
As with all of my Birthday Cakes, Isla's Mermaid themed Birthday Cake was a Cake Hack and was super easy to make.
To create a sand effect, we crushed up Scotch Finger biscuits and scattered it around the edges of the cake plate. To finish it off we added some mermaid birthday candles!
Mermaid Party Games & Entertainment
Themed Games are always a fun way to entertain guests. Due to the rain, we didn't have a lot of Party games this year, but we still had Mermaid Theme activities for guests to enjoy.
We bought each of the Party kids a Plaster Mermaid to paint. It was perfect for the age group and let them be creative. The Girls loved being able to take home their very own mermaid. We also made Mermaid Colouring Books with Free Online Mermaid Printables.
And for the final touch, we planned for the Girls to feel like Beautiful Mermaids. Some of the Party Guests stayed for a sleepover and we had a Mini Pamper salon setup with Foot spas, magazines & nail painting.
Mermaid Party Bags & Favours
Party Bags and Favours let every guest take home a bit of the party theme. Fortunately, we were able to find lots of Mermaid themed goodies for the Girls Party Bags. We included Gorgeous Mermaid Necklaces, Mermaid Lip gloss, Mermaid Bath Bombs, Glitter Nail Polish, Mermaid stickers, an LCM Bar and Milky way each.
Mermaid Party Decorations & Supplies
At the end of the day, it wasn’t just an enjoyable experience for the Party Girls. Putting together a beautiful and successful Mermaid Party for Isla was fun for us, too. It’s nice to have resources for personalized themed parties we can throw for our special friends and family.
If you’re interested in a party like the one we had for Isla, we have lots of Mermaid Themed Party Decorations over at Katie J Design and Events. Click Here to check out the Full range.
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