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Create a fun filled mermaid and pirate party that all the kids will love. Find ideas for easy food, decorations and activities. This is a party theme that all kids can enjoy and be involved with. With the basis of a sea themed party, a mermaid and pirate spin works beautifully. This is also the perfect party theme for twins!
It’s not easy to plan a birthday party when you are catering for two genders. Mom’s of different gender twins would know all about this struggle.
But there can also be difficulties raised when your child wants to invite all their friends which is a combination of boys and girls.
There is however one party theme that will always cater for everyone, and that theme is a mermaid and pirate party.
This theme will have the girls buzzing around in their mermaid skirts and the boys in their pirate patches. Everyone is going to love this.
For feature today we have a party that was submitted by Jennifer of Pink Elephants & Lemonade. This party is the perfect example of how to mix two themes. It is girly in every sense, but also perfectly suited to the boys. It’s a win win party theme.
Jennifer said about the party planning “I love planning my kids birthday parties and months ahead of the big day I sit down with my child to work out what the party theme will be.
For my eldest daughter’s 6th birthday party we decided on a mermaid and pirate theme.
Julia has always loved mermaids. For her party she wanted to invite boys as well, so including pirates seemed like the most natural combination.
The party was a huge success and my daughter had a wonderful day. All of the hard work was worth it when I saw the smiles on the children’s faces.”
A party invitation should set the scene of a party and let the guests know what to expect. This invitation was designed with an under the sea experience in mind and is a delightful introduction to this party.
Jennifer said “I am a craft-aholic and I love to create. I textured the paper so it looked like bubbles. I then stamped a mermaid onto paper, and added glitter to the mermaid tails”.
Mermaid And Pirate Party Decoration
Jennifer runs her own party decoration business so it is no surprise to see some hand made party accessories for the kids to enjoy.
The kids’s club house in the garden was decorated like a pirates cove and covered in beautifully handcrafted bunting.
Jennifer said “I made mermaid tutus for all of the little girls. The boys had pirate hats and eye patches. As soon as they entered the garden they were given their costumes. The kids absolutely LOVED this aspect of the party!“.
Mermaid and Pirate Party Food
Party food doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant. One focal item is often all that is needed to create the wow factor.
At the end of the day, most kids just love to see the cake! The cake at this mermaid and pirate party was stunning and perfectly suited to the theme.
Jennifer said “My go to party food tends to be cupcakes. I love the individual size of cupcakes which are perfect for little hands.
However I had seen an amazing cake in a magazine with three different shades of pink which was created for a Princess party.
I asked my girlfriend if she could reproduce the effect in different shades of ocean blue. The final result was a tasty chocolate and strawberry cream filled treat!
I had ordered a fish net to lay over the table cloth and added tonnes of different sea shells.
We had lots of yummy party food including;
- Blue plastic cups filled with popcorn
- Yogurt covered raisins in boxes I covered with more ocean themed stamps
- Gold chocolate coins for the Pirates
- Lots of veggies (which were largely left untouched!)”.
Mermaid & Pirate Party Activities
Party activities are a great idea for kids birthday’s. Activities help structure the party and give the kids plenty of things to do.
Jennifer designed an amazing mermaid and pirate party bean bag toss game and also organised a coloring contest and face painting for the kids.
Jennifer said “The bean bag toss was a huge hit with the boys, who tried ball after to ball to win a prize . The prize was a mermaid or a pirate themed coloring book”.
Incorporating simple and fun elements from both a mermaid and a pirate party will ensure you have the perfect party for both genders. It will also be super adorable seeing kids run around with their mermaid glam, whilst other kids follow with their pirate patches.
There is an element of fun here for everyone.What’s your favorite detail in the mermaid and pirate party? Let us know in the comments below.
Vendors & Credits:
Cake: Funny Cake Bites
Bunting: Fabulous Bunting
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Jennifer LaForge says
Thank you so much for featuring Julia’s party and the bunting by Pink Elephants and Lemonade. You did a wonderful job presenting the material; you made the party look as much fun as it really was! I am looking forward to more join posts in the future. xox Jennifer
Catherine Holt says
Thanks Jennifer. It is my absolute pleasure to showcase fantastic party ware made by other mums 🙂 This party was gorgeous and I loved sharing it 🙂
Jane @ Devoted Sonriser says
Catherine, your blog never ceases to amaze me with all the adorable and fun party ideas! That cake looks professional!
Catherine Holt says
Aw…thanks Jane 🙂 The cake looks pretty amazing doesn’t it, definitely a stand out feature 🙂
What a fun party! I love all of the details that went into it and the kids look like they had such a great time!
Catherine Holt says
Thanks Cheryl. Jennifer did an outstanding job with this party and I agree that the details were amazing. It would be impossible for the kids not to enjoy themselves at this party! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
Jacqui Odell says
This would be THE PERFECT PARTY for my son and niece. The share birthdays and we are always trying to come up with themes that can be both girl and boy. I love the cake!! Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week.
Catherine Holt says
Absolutely Jacqui, it is quite hard thinking of co-ed themes. But this one I don’t think will disappoint! Thanks so much for popping by!