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Mermaid Birthday Party

I have been meaning to share my daughter’s mermaid birthday party for a looong time.  It was for her 3rd birthday and as I am currently planning her 4th, I thought it was about time I share it!Mermaid Birthday Party

The theme was 100% her choice, but I was absolutely delighted.  Ever since I undertook a mermaid party ideas roundup, I had fallen in love with the theme.

She had become pretty obsessed with mermaids and chose the theme months in advance of her birthday. That’s great for my planning!

Mermaid Party Decoration:

I wanted to stick to blue and white for the colour scheme, but my daughter was insistent on adding pink….so add pink we did!  She had initially wanted the mermaid tails to be pink, but I eventually managed to get her agree to them being green.  It was a tough gig though!

I kept the decoration simple and very cost effective.  The backdrop I simply used long blue crepe paper which I twisted to form a swirling sea effect.  I then cut out blue and white circles of varying shapes to act as bubbles.  The end result was really effective.

Mermaid Party Table

Whilst it wasn’t technically mermaid, I really wanted to have these cute jelly fish decorations.  Again they were incredibly easy and cheap to make and they really brighten up the place.  We literally hung them all over the ceiling!

Jelly Fish

A 3 year old’s party wouldn’t be complete without balloons, besides I love them just as much as my daughter, so we had a few helium filled balloons to fill in the gaps at the end of the food table.

Balloon decoration

I found these stunning flowers by chance and knew instantly that they would help fill in the table background and also give a lift of colour (especially the pink).  I am so glad I used them as they were incredibly pretty and they really set the table off.

Pink White Flowers

Welcome Mermaids Sign

Mermaid Party Food:

The main highlight for me was the cake.  I would love to take credit for making it, but I absolutely can’t!  All I can say is that it tasted as amazing as it looked.

My daughter’s face was priceless when she saw it, she literally gasped.  If only I could have bottled that moment!

Mermaid Cake

I kept the food pretty simple (as you know I am not much of a baker!).  So I went with fairy bread scrolls, chocolate mousse, blue jelly shots, seaweed popcorn, fruit cones, marshmallow pops, mermaid tail cupcakes and my favorite….the oyster shells.

It was seriously a dessert fest, but hey, that’s what parties are for after all!

Mermaid Cake and Flowers

Mermaid Cakes

Mermaid Rolls

Oyster Cookies

Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

Jelly and Seaweed Popcorn

Fruit Cones

Chocolate Mousse

Pink Lemonade

Mermaid Water Bottle Labels

Pink Treasure Chest

Treasure Chest

Mermaid Party Favors:

We decided to do something a little different with the party favors and kept them more to a beach theme. There were also quite a few boys coming to the party so I didn’t want to give them girly favors!

We made the party favors part of the party activities, by giving all the kids a bucket and a mermaid map. They then followed signs placed around the garden where they picked up little items to fill their bucket.  They had an absolute ball and many of the parents told me that this was the kids favorite activity.

Party Favor Buckets

Party Favors

I used the same mermaid that had been on the invitations, food tents and cake as a “pin the flower on the mermaid”.

I placed a yellow spot in the mermaid’s hair and each child had a flower which they had to place as close to the spot as possible.  I think they all did pretty well for 3 year olds!

Pin the flower on the mermaid

The mermaid birthday party was an absolute success.  My daughter had an absolutely wonderful time and the smile on her face really said it all.  Here is a little pic of our family just before we cut the cake.

Mermaid Cake

Vendors & Credits:

Printables: Smart Party Planning

Cake: Cake By Kylie

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10 Responses to Mermaid Birthday Party

  1. Maria @ Pastels & Macarons September 11, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    Oh. My. Goodness! This is just GORGEOUS! Love everything about this party. I’m such a girlie girl and this looks like the perfect little girls party! xx

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks Maria. I think this is still one of my favortie parties, and whilst her 4th party is in a couple of weeks, I’m still not sure that I am going to top this one. It was just such a fun theme to work with, and I am a tad mermaid obsessed too….lol

  2. Melanie {The Party Suite at Bellenza} September 12, 2015 at 6:57 am #

    Love the backdrop using crepe paper! So creative and clever. Cute, cute, cute cake!

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

      Thanks Melanie. I love using crepe paper in decoration as it is so easy to use, gives a great result and is cheap cheap cheap!! It’s so versatile too 🙂

  3. Kidminds September 14, 2015 at 4:14 am #

    So cute! It makes me want to throw a Mermaid party right now! We don’t have to wait till it’s someone’s birthday, right?!

    • Catherine Holt September 14, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

      Lol…why not…surely there has to be some excuse for a party! I have to say, I enjoyed every minute of this party. It’s such an adorable theme 🙂

  4. Sam // DIY Just Cuz September 21, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    Catherine, this party is wonderful! I know my co-author, Brittany, will go gaga over this when I send it to her (she loves mermaids, herself!). I think it’s really nice you chose to consider the boys that would also be attending the party and catered a little to them with the party favors, that was thoughtful. I love all of your little touches here, thanks so much for linking it up with Welcome Home Wednesday! 🙂

    • Catherine Holt September 22, 2015 at 9:39 am #

      Awww thanks Sam. I loved this party as much as my daughter did.. I think sometimes we create them as much for ourselves as we do for our kids….lol

  5. Lisa B. September 23, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    Good Morning Catherine!! Just popping in to let you know your post has been picked as a feature at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party! Stop by this morning to see your feature and link up! Don’t forget to grab your “Featured Button” too!

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