Mermaid Party Ideas! A Magical Birthday Planning Guide!

Mermaid Birthday Party Planning Guide

If you’re looking for amazing party ideas for your daughter’s upcoming mermaid birthday party, then you’re in the right spot!

There are many things to consider when planning a magical mermaid party, so we’ve compiled everything you would ever want to know in this article!

Be sure to bookmark this page, as you’ll want to reference it often when looking for mermaid party ideas!

Mermaids is one of the most popular birthday party themes for girls!

mermaid birthday party invitations

Mermaid Party Invitations

Since you are planning a magical mermaid birthday party, one of the first things you will need to decide on are the mermaid birthday invitations!

Once you know how many guest you want to invite for your mermaid party, you can purchase that number of mermaid party invitations!

Not sure what kind of information to put on the mermaid invites?

Fortunately for you, there are a large selection of mermaid birthday invitations to choose from online! You can have the details printed on many of the mermaid invitations when ordering, or you can simply buy them blank and fill in the details yourself!

Like any other invitation, you will want to include the following details on your mermaid invites:

  • Time and date of the mermaid party
  • Address or popular location name
  • How many guests will be attending
  • Date when the RSVP is due by
  • Contact information for the RSVP, such as a phone number, email address or Facebook

Check out our favorite mermaid party invitations here!

mermaid birthday party decorations and supplies

Mermaid Party Decorations and Supplies

Here’s where the mermaid party planning gets really fun!

Decorating is extremely important because you want the mermaid birthday theme to encompass every aspect of your event.

Check out this list of links for mermaid party supplies you should be thinking about!

For more general kid party supplies, you should consider having these too!

Given the wide range of colors in a mermaid themed party, you shouldn’t have any problems finding mermaid birthday decorations and supplies that coordinate well together!

mermaid birthday party tableware

Mermaid Party Tableware

Everyone loves to eat, so make sure you have plenty of mermaid plates, napkins and cups for your guests!

Here’s a list of the different mermaid tableware, sometimes called partyware, you should consider having for your mermaid party!

Now it might not be possible to actually get mermaid themed items for every type of tableware, so in that case you should simple get something that matches well with the mermaid colors.

Find our favorite mermaid party tableware sets and products here!

Miscellaneous Mermaid Party Supplies

You’re almost done gathering the supplies for your mermaid birthday party, but it won’t go smoothly unless you remember to get these few miscellaneous items!

mermaid birthday party snacks and drinks

Mermaid Party Food

No, we’re not actually looking for food to feed a mermaid at your party!

Food is a very important aspect of any mermaid party, so you’ll want to take your time and search out the best options that others have used at mermaid parties before!

I’ve found Pinterest to be a great source of inspirations for mermaid food, snack and cake ideas!

Here are the major food items you should have plenty of at your mermaid birthday party!

  • Snacks (chips, cookies, cheese, crackers, and lots of mermaid ideas are available too)
  • Drinks and ice
  • Main meal (pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, mac and cheese)
  • Mermaid themed cake
  • Rainbow ice cream to go along with the cake

mermaid birthday party cake and cupcake toppers

Mermaid Birthday Cake and Cupcakes

If you don’t know someone that makes custom mermaid birthday cakes, then you’ll be glad to know you can simply buy a mermaid cake topper, or mermaid cupcake toppers, and have your local bakery put it on your cake and cupcakes for you!

These frosting sheets are printed with edible ink, and usually you can have them personalized with the name and age of the birthday girl!

There are also a variety of mermaid cake decorations you can buy to really make the cake stand out!

Check out the variety of mermaid cake and cupcake toppers!

mermaid birthday part games and activities

Mermaid Party Games and Activities

Keep your guests entertained and busy from the time they arrive until they leave!

The sky is the limit for party games and activities for the kids, so be sure to have several activities planned for your mermaid party!

Here’s a list of ideas to help you out!

  • Rent, or buy, a bounce house
  • Have a make-up artist do face paintings
  • Play pin the tail on the mermaid
  • Ring or bag toss games
  • Mermaid pinatas
  • Selfie / photo station with mermaid props

Find amazing mermaid party games and props here!

mermaid birthday party gift ideas

Mermaid Gift Ideas

If you’re guests are looking for mermaid gift ideas for the special birthday girl, then there’s no shortage of mermaid themed clothing, accessories, bedroom decor, books and games to choose from!

Here are some great mermaid bedroom decor gift ideas!

Now, if you want to get the birthday girl some mermaid clothes and apparel, then this list will give you numerous ideas to pick from!

There are plenty of mermaid toys, games, books and school supplies that would make excellent mermaid themed gifts, as well! Here are some ideas to help you out!

And if for some reason you can’t find the perfect mermaid birthday gift from those lists, then gift cards are always a great alternative to let them pick that magical mermaid item they are looking for!

mermaid birthday party favors

Mermaid Party Favors and Bags

It’s always a great idea to show your appreciation for the guests coming to your mermaid party by sending them home with a mermaid party favor bag full of goodies!

Here’s a list of mermaid favor ideas!

  • Mermaid slap bracelets
  • Mermaid stampers
  • Mermaid lollipop rings
  • Mermaid blowouts

View our handpicked selection of mermaid party favors and bags!

mermaid birthday party thank you cards

Mermaid Thank You Cards

A week or so after the party, it’s common courtesy to send mermaid thank you cards to all of the party guests as a final “thank you”!

These can be simple thank you cards that are sent in the mail, or you can find some mermaid, or even better, personalized mermaid, thank you cards!

Find your mermaid thank you cards right here!

If you’re made it this far in the mermaid birthday planning process, then give yourself a pat on the back!

We really hope you found this mermaid birthday party planning guide to be insightful and helpful for your birthday party planning!

If we missed something, or you have other mermaid ideas you’d like to share, then leave us a comment below, or let your family and friends know all about us by sharing this article on social media!

And if somehow you still haven’t found the perfect mermaid supplies or gifts, you can always check out what’s available on or get DIY ideas from Pinterest!

Check out everything about mermaids here!

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