A mermaid birthday party is a thing of my dreams! As a kid, all I wanted to be was a mermaid and suspect that’s true for many little (or big) girls now too. I live near the ocean and I love all things nautical, so dreaming up the perfect mermaid birthday party has been loads of fun for me! I rounded up a few of the essential items you’ll need to create a lovely mermaid-themed day for your special little girl.
Why not start the bash off by giving all the girls mermaid names? You could go with the names of Ariel’s sisters in The Little Mermaid or let your imagination run wild. Collect up some fun costume pieces to dress the girls up and prepare a few ocean-themed games or activities. (Pin the leg on the octopus?)
You could plan some cupcake decorating with lots of glitter and sparkly sprinkles and pearls!
Get started by considering the items listed below. They’ve all been carefully curated from some amazing Etsy shops that I know you’ll love as much as me! (And yes, shameless plug, I listed my shop first. Haha)
What is a mermaid without her accessories?! Give these out ahead of time for the girls to wear at the party or include them in the goodie bags. See more photos of headbands in the gallery, or head to the shop to see what colours are available.
Teal Starfish Headband By The Yellow Birdhouse
I want all the cookies! Aren’t these incredible? Get them customized with your little one’s initials and favourite colours.
Fill up the goodie bags with fun accessories like mermaid hair ties!
Make decorating the house a breeze with these glittery paper garlands! They would be a great backdrop for photos as well.
Cake (Or Cupcake) Toppers
I so need to learn how to make icing look like this! Anyone want to teach me?! At any rate these tail toppers will add some sparkly whimsy to the dessert table!
Sparkle Whale Tails By Tender Love Cardstock
Customizable and downloadable (is that a word? lol) totally sweet mermaid birthday party invitations.
Thank You Tags
Attach these to the goodie bags and send your guests off in style!
These bracelets are so cute! If you’re feeling crafty, wouldn’t it be fun to include bracelet-making as an activity during the party? These ones are ready-made though, in case you’re not up for the challenge!
From Buy Some Love
“Let’s Shellebrate” Ha! 😀
Again, this decor would make a great backdrop for photos!
By Posh Soiree
How about a mermaid tea party with fancy place settings? These napkins are so pretty I wouldn’t want to use them though!
From Fancy Celebration
And if you’re looking for some books to read to the party-goers or to include in the goodie bags, here is a great list of mermaid books for kids from Jamie at My Lost Book Bag!
There were so many more mermaid birthday party items I would have loved to include in this post, but then it would have been ten pages long. I needed to draw the line somewhere unfortunately.
I’m a boy mom. As much as I love my boys I get the feeling they are never going to want a mermaid birthday party. So is anyone willing to let me plan a birthday for their daughter? Pretty please?!