Who's ready for a mermaid themed birthday party!? No matter what age you are, you just can't beat mermaids, we all want to be one. As you may be aware, we're obsessed with mermaids and other mystical nautical creatures like selkies. And after being to a few parties recently, we thought it rwould be amazing to have a mermaid themed one, as soon as we got home, the first thing we did was start writing this post.
Here we have compiled a list of awesome mermaid themed party essentials, from hats, through to decorations and even a mermaid pinata.
Hopefully we have something to cover all ages and that you have an awesome mermaid party.
Organising A Mermaid Party
Organising a mermaid themed party is where you'll make or break the day for the special mermaids day. Hopefully these tips help you out and you make the day enjoyable for you too.
- Where is the venue? If it's at yours, that makes it much easier and you don't need to book anything
- How many other mermaids will you invite?
- Do you have parking for them when they arrive?
- When does your mermaid party start and end?
- Is there anyone you have invited with food allergies or specific requirements?
- Are you giving everyone plenty of notice?
Once you have some of the party outlined and you have a rough idea of whats going to happen and you know when and where it will, it's time to send out some invitations.
There are plenty of options on Amazon for party invites, especially mermaid themed party invites. You can buy them in bulk too and get the amount required quite easily so once you receive them, you can fill them in and send them on their way to the recipients.
Mermaid Party Essentials
Mermaid Themed Music
We won't bore you with too many music recommendations, as this is completely subjective and we're sure every mermaid has their fave genre of music, so we'll just recommend our most listened to selkie and mermaid themed music.
It is Song of the Sea music from the same titled film, a fantastic film too which we can highly recommend to watch.
It should make some great background music for your mermaid themed party and for all ages too. If you do ever fancy watching it, you can watch Song of the Sea on Amazon as they have it on DVD and to watch online via Amazon Video.
You probably won't find many mermaids with hats on their head, other than maybe a king or queen of the underwater world. But you can find mermaid tail themed party hats, and what is a party without a hat!?
Just like at christmas and having dinner, get the hats flowing and the mood will soon pick up, they're definitely like a party enabler.
Mermaid Cake Candles
You're not going to get very far without candles on the cake and luckily there are a lot of choices out there, Amazon has a ton of choices for young and old, so make sure you don't forget these as they'll really finish off the day.
One of the most important parts of any party for us, is the food and unless you're making a buffet with just finger food, a party food plate will be needed. We have you covered here with a plethora of mermaid style party food plates.
There are loads of options, the above image is that of a scale design and would suit any party. But there are also little mermaid and mermaid animated cartoon party plates for your younger mermaid themed parties and we're sure the kids will love them.
If you're setting up a mermaid themed party for the older generation, party cups might not be needed as you'll be drinking alcohol and glass may be used. If you have a go at the mermaid lemonade we have written about below, glass would be a better choice as well as you can see through it to the awesome drinks that await the guests.
There are more party cup choices for mermaid lovers than anything else, so you're spoilt for choice.
Mermaid Party Decorations
Making the room of the celebration look like a mermaid and underwater realm can really finish things off and make the party a huge success. There are loads of things you can do to make the place look awesome, from wall decorations, to table cloths and covers, inflatables and even other ideas. If you really were to go all out you could even have a small beach if the party was outside. If you're having a pool party, even better.
If you have blank walls, adding some decor, mermaid decor would really finish things off. There are plenty of options on Amazon for great, simple stickable wall decor.
There are loads of mermaid sticker options that will look great at a mermaid themed party.
Mermaid Table Cloth and Covers
This is a simple shell and scale design table cloth but would suit any mermaid themed party, young and old. It is waterproof and can easily be used again and again and would even suit other events in the future too.
There are loads of choice for mermaid balloons and there are even mermaid shaped foil balloons which you can buy and then get filled up at your local store.
If you are more inclined to fill the room and event area with loads of normal shaped balloons, there is still a great choice for you online and we're sure you'll find a mermaid logo on a balloon set.
More Mermaid Themed Decorations
You are literally spoilt for choice regards mermaid themed party essentials. There are plenty more things to check out, here are a few more you can choose from to best theme your party.
- Authentic fish nets, so you can have a real underwater feel at the party.
- Fake starfish and other sealife you can place around the room, on tables between food might look great
- Mermaid friend bracelets which could be given to each little mermaid that attends the party
- Other ceiling decorations that create a real underwater world feel
If you're little ones or even yourself are in to selfies and you might even have a photo booth set up, why not bring some photo props to the party? At the last wedding we attended there was a photo booth with green screen and it had all of us with props on our faces, heads and all over us in the photo, it really made us laugh and added to the whole party feel.
They have loads of photo prop kits, some for the youngsters and others for those who may be having a drink or two.
Mermaid Party Kit
You can keep things much simpler and get a mermaid party kit which should come with table covers, plates, balloons and wall decorations. These are cheaper and they also come with a lot more than buying things individually.
Mermaid Party Food
We'll start off with dessert, thats what you want when you're partying, right!? Here are a few awesome mermaid inspired food ideas that you can make yourself before the event.
Mermaid Ice Cream which looks outrageous! This is definitely on our to-do list for an upcoming party.
Mermaid lemonade is really simple to make and looks fantastic, another great food item and drink that will really add to the party. For the older people, you can always make this with tonic if g&t is your thing.
Mermaid Party Games
Whats a party, without a game or two? Here we have linked to some party game ideas, some we have never seen before, such as the pinata.
No matter what your age, hitting a pinata just feels great, here a mermaid pinata, which we never thought we'd say those two words together. You've just got to blindfold those having a go and choose your stick to hit with.
Pin The Tail on the Mermaid
One for the younger ones, pin the tail on the mermaid, a simple game but can add a nice bit of fun to the day.
Mermaid Themed Pool Party
If you're having a pool party, why not add a few inflatables and even have some mermaid tails for the guests to all have a go of and really finish off the party with real mermaids.
You can get an adjustable swim monofin to complete the mermaid pool party and anyone can have a go, it will add a lot of fun to the party and you can make real mermaids of those who come around to celebrate.
A final suggestion for a pool party would be inflatables, if you don't already have them, there are loads of choices out there and your little mermaids could have some more underwater friends come and celebrate the big day as well.
An inflatable dolphin will really add to the whole theme and if its a little mermaid themed party, you could always get yourself a sebastian too. There are plenty of choices on Amazon for underwater themed pool party inflatables.
A Mermaid Thankyou Parting Gift
Last but not least, saying goodbye to everyone doesn't have to be that bad, even after all the fun which you didn't want to end. You can send them on their way with some lovely small gifts and all of it can be mermaid themed quite easily as well.
Thank you cards on Amazon come in all shapes and sizes, and yes there are mermaid style cards which you can get for your guests that came to celebrate.
If you want to say goodbye with a present, you can put some gifts in to a mermaid party bag, of which there are loads of choices on Amazon as well.