Planning a mermaid party? If you weren’t before, you’ll want to now!
Mermaids are so popular right now, which is amazing because there are so many ideas to have your own DIY party. I mean, what little kid wouldn’t love celebrating their birthday in a magical underwater grotto?
Many of these ideas are so easy to make at home and very doable especially on a budget. Here are some of the cutest mermaid party ideas I’ve seen.
Found from Etsy
To planning an awesome party, everything starts with the invitation. This teal, purple and gold mermaid party invitation from Lemonade Design Studio is certain to make a splash! I love the watercolor effect of the design.
Let’s Be Mermaids Dessert Table
Found from Happy Wish Company
Start the party right with a focal point of the party. Use different size balloons to make an arch, use streamers to create the ocean come alive. Make cakes, cupcakes, and other fun desserts to bring this table alive. I love the colors! So beautiful!
Vintage Shell Mermaid Letter Sign
Found from Kara’s Party Ideas
This is a great idea and something that your child can keep in their room! Have the kids help decorate it by gluing shells onto the wooden letters. What’s great is rather than buying shells go gather shells on the beach, add some pretty jewels and glitter to brighten the letter up!
Mermaid Paper Lanterns
Found from Republic of Party
This is a wonderful way to decorate for your party really bringing the underwater to your home. This is so easy to make take a dollar store paper lantern and add colorful streamers underneath to create the long tails.
DIY Net Wrapped Mason Jars
Found from Beau Coup
I love this DIY wrapped project! It’s amazing using mason jars wrapped in netting so you really get that under the sea vibe.
Tissue Paper Number
Found from Hative
This is perfect for the front door of the party or a fun photo booth and it’s made with tissue paper that you can find at the dollar store for nothing! Use cardboard as the backing so it’s really light weight and easy to make.
Utensil Candelabra Centerpiece
Found from Kara’s Party Ideas
This is more specific for a Little Mermaid theme but I just think that this is amazing and such a fun centerpiece.
No Churn Mermaid Ice Cream
Found from Homemade Interest
Omg! This ice cream is beautiful and it’s so easy that you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it! The colors are bright and taste great!
Found from Elevate Everyday
Make your own mermaid sign! It’s clever and so easy to make yourself. This is a simple step by step tutorial!
Mermaid Theme Snacks
Found from Brie Brie Blooms
This just proves you can enjoy a mermaid party at any age. Here are some clever ways to display snacks and food for your amazing party!
DIY Mermaid Tiara
Found from Creative Green Living
Every mermaid needs a crown and making your own shell tiara is so perfect! Take a cheap dollar store tiara and add jewels and sea shells to complete the look!
12. Under the Sea Friends
Found from Rindy Mae
Every mermaid has their own sea creature friends. Have a hanging octopus made from balloons and streamers for under the sea friends.
Mermaid Chocolate Bark
Found from Bread Booze Bacon
Simple desserts like chocolate bark are so easy. Using a mix of bright color chocolates, edible glitter and edible pearls makes a huge impact on a dessert table! It’s so pretty and who doesn’t love chocolate!
Starfish Table Setting
Found from Hot Ref
This is a simple way to transform your table. I love this idea if you plan on having a sit down birthday meal. Use dollar store table runners, shells, starfish, and netting in no time you have a true under the sea tablescape.
Make Your Own Mermaid Slime
Found from the Farm Girl Gabs
This is an awesome activity to do during the party! Making your own slime is huge right now and its so fun to play with! This slime recipe is safe for kids to make!
$5 DIY Photo Booth Backdrop
Found from Rain on a Tin Roof
Photo booths are so in right now for parties. They are so fun and you can get so creative with the props for the photos. Make your own backdrop out of dollar store tablecloths, use sharp scissors and thumbtacks or push pins. That’s it!
Sand Dollar Snickerdoodle Cookies
Found from Lil Luna
I love this cookie! This is a tasty recipe that you can add sliced almonds to the top of the cookies before baking. It really looks like a sand dollar!
Mermaid Favor Bags
Found from ETSY
This is a DIY printable to make your own party favor/goody bags. Simply cut and glue them onto favor bags and you can print as many as you need!
Mermaid Treasure Chest for Cards
Found from That’s So Lovely
I love this! It’s a wonderful way to let your guests place their gifts in. This is a brilliant idea that you can easily make at home! All items can be found at the craft store!
Gold Starfish Wands
Found from Sea Lane Studio
I think my favorite mermaid party idea might just be these starfish mermaid wands. If you’re not planning for your party to be in teal, purple and gold, she can customize your ribbon in any color.
“Sea Water” Blue Raspberry Lemonade
Found from Pluckys Second Thought
Blue raspberry lemonade served in glass bottles and embellished with a gold straw and starfish looks straight from the sea! I love the mini glass bottles and gold straws!
Mermaid Sequins Birthday Cake
Found from Lenka Kutsu
I love love love this cake! It is so beautiful and totally bringing the mermaid and under the sea vibe to the birthday party. Learn how to make the best foolproof cake here. https://xokatierosario.com/best-foolproof-vanilla-cake/
Easy Mermaid Make-Up
Found from Kids Cooking and Crafts
I love this make up tutorial it’s so easy that this process is for kids! Such beautiful makeup!
Message in a Bottle Party Favors
Found from Living Well Spending Less
This is a wonderful party favor. You can easily customize the messages for each guest. It’s a fun way to share thoughts with loved ones at your party! And of course it fits with the mermaid theme!
Found from Seatail Shop
No birthday party is complete without sweet treats. I love these mermaid tail cupcakes! By stripping the pipping bag with different color frostings it’s so easy to make a tie dye effect with buttercream!
Paint Your Own Treasure Chest
Found from Catch My Party
Here is another fun activity for the party! Paint your own treasure chest and have the kids create their own. What’s better is that this can also be their party favors.
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I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate with a mermaid birthday party!
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