Whether you're looking for magical little mermaid birthday party ideas, planning a whimsical bachelorette party, or even an under the sea baby shower, we've got some fabulous Mermaid Party Ideas for you.
Mermaids have been capturing our imaginations for centuries. You don't have to be a child to love mermaids; every gal wants to feel like a mermaid now and then! Now, you can bring these enchanting creatures to your next party with these recipes and decoration ideas.
With everything from mermaid cocktails to pineapple palm trees, there's something here for everyone. So dive into this mermaid theme party roundup and get ready to be inspired for your next underwater-themed celebration! You're sure to find a few spectacular ideas for your upcoming mermaid party.
Mermaid Themed Recipes
You'll love these mermaid party food ideas, including mermaid cookies, mermaid rice krispie treats, and so much more!
Cotton Candy Fudge by Juggling Act Mama: While this isn't exclusively mermaid-themed, it is beautiful and super easy to make, too. It will make a great addition to your mermaid dessert table! (And by the way, you can make this for all kinds of different themes by changing the colors of your ingredients!)
Mermaid Drink by Juggling Act Mama: Sip on this gorgeous blue drink and feel like a mermaid in no time! Green Midori and Blue Curacao are paired with simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka for the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. This tropical drink is perfect for any summer gathering or grown-up mermaid party.
Mermaid Birthday Cake by Courtney's Sweets: Make a spectacular splash at your mermaid party with this stunning mermaid cake. It's a dressed-up ice cream cake—can you believe it? The ice cream cake is covered in seafoam-colored whipped cream and chocolate seashells and mermaid tails. I would add a few chocolate sand dollars to this collection of sea shells, since those are my favorite!
Mermaid Bark from Bread Booze Bacon: this is an inexpensive treat for those on a tight budget. Grab some candy melts and chocolate shimmer candies and you can have this gorgeous sweet in under a half hour. This makes the best party favor, too!
Mermaid Fruit Salad by Finding Zest: Want some party food that's on the lighter side? Serve this colorful mermaid fruit salad with a lime and honey drizzle. It's sweet, beautiful, and good for you! Cut watermelon with mermaid tail cookie cutters, and pair it with your favorite fruits like grapes, blueberries, and cantaloupe.
Mermaid Meringue by The Typical Mom: These meringue bites are easy to make and are perfectly bite-sized to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard. Flavor with cotton candy extract or any other extract of your choice. You can also swap out the pastel color palette for teal and purple to look more mermaid-like.
Mermaid Freakshake by The Soccer Mom Blog: If you've never had a freakshake, you're in for an over-the-top treat. A delicious milkshake is topped with loads of decadent desserts and candies to make a crazy good (and crazy sweet) dessert experience. While it may seem a bit excessive, it's all about the experience. Plus, you can share some of the lollipops, candies, and other goodies with a friend.
Mermaid Doughnuts by The Simple Sweet Life: Homemade doughnuts are topped with swirly, twirly mermaid frosting, mermaid tails, and lots of colorful sprinkles. While homemade doughnuts are always best, you can start with store-bought if you're short on time and then follow the recipes for the mermaid tails and frosting to complete the look.
Starfish Sugar Cookies by In the Kids Kitchen: Spread these starfish sugar cookies on your dessert table or send them home with your guests as favors.
Mermaid Party Decorations
Pineapple Palm Tree by Rachel Teodoro: How fun is this pineapple palm tree? You'll create a base to hold the pineapples and then core them to slide them onto the pole. Add palm fronds, and you're all set to deck out your tables tropical style. There are so many fun themed food and mermaid desserts but this food embodied the party theme like nothing else!
Mermaid Jar Light by Finding Zest: Make these mermaid jar lights to serve as centerpieces at your tables. Not only will the lights look gorgeous, but they'll make lovely take-home gifts for some of your guests, too. Another great idea is that they could also be given away as game prizes!
Wave Wall by Meaningful Mama: This mermaid wave wall is a terrific way to cover up an ugly wall in your party venue. You'd never guess that the wall behind these pretty blue and green waves is concrete! The wave wall is made with tablecloth rolls, and the netting at the top and on the tables adds a nice nautical touch. This is such an easy way to decorate for a fun under the sea birthday party.
Mermaid Wands by About a Mom: Add these gorgeous DIY mermaid wands to vases as centerpieces and then give them out as party favors. You're never too old to wave a little mermaid wand! These will look so festive on your party table! These Mermaid Clothes Pins are another fun party activity you can do.
Pick up the inexpensive supplies for these DIY projects at your local dollar store.
Mermaid Backdrop by Tikkido: Make an inexpensive backdrop for about $5 using foam core board, shimmery paper plates, and a few other simple materials. It looks amazing behind your cake table or as a photo backdrop for mermaid-themed parties. (Grab yourself some cute mermaid tableware here).
Related: Mermaid Cupcakes from Baking Beauty
With these mermaid recipes and party decoration ideas, you'll be able to throw the perfect underwater-themed soiree. Whether it's for a birthday or just because, your guests will love getting into character with this theme!
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Mermaid Party Activities
You'll find lots of Mermaid Crafts for Kids like sun catchers, mermaid eggs, coloring pages, book marks and more.
- Printable Mermaid Board Game from Sugar Spice and Glitter
- DIY Fishing Game from Kara's Party Ideas
- Make Your Own Mermaid Crown from Running with Sisters