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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
Vendors & Credits:
Printables: Smart Party Planning
Cake: Cake By Kylie
Do you have a little girl obsessed with mermaids?
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