DIY Mermaid Party Ideas

Party Decorations, Food, Favors and Other DIY Mermaid Party Ideas Styled by Courtney Jacques

“Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid, then be a mermaid.” – Unknown

I have another awesome party to share today styled by Courtney Jacques.  You may have seen her other fun parties, her amazing Minecraft Party, Pirate Party, and Minnie Mouse Party.  This summer pool party was decorated in hues of blue and purple.

The Decorations

Courtney’s food table was the main focus of her decorating. The tables were covered in green sequence fabric and gold mesh. The cake atop a wooden chest was the focal point and anchored with glittered artificial sea life. The girls floated in the pool on a giant clam shaped pool float.

She also decorated with pieces of coral, seashells and starfish, a pretty white mermaid statue and draped puka shell necklaces.

The Food and Drink

Courtney was very clever with her food names and labels, using her awesome graphic design and presentation skills. Some of the food she served was (contains affiliate links):

  • Appetizers
    • Coral Reef – mixed vegetables and dip
    • Fish and Chips – Goldfish crackers and individual bags of chips
    • Fruit – Served in watermelons cut to look like a clam shell and whale tale
  • Sweet Treats
  • Drinks
    • Lemonade
    • Green Punch
    • Water Bottles

The Party Favors

Courtney gave mermaid tail blankets to each guest. She tied them up in a bow and made a thank you tag that said, “Thank you for making a splash at my party.”

Other DIY Mermaid Party Ideas

Take the Little Mermaid route…

A few years ago, I helped my friend decorate a Little Mermaid birthday party. We recreated Ariel’s treasure trove and incorporated brass décor pieces, Mardi Gras beads, fishnets, silverware, and ornate candle sticks and vases along with the traditional blue, greens, and purple colors. Be sure to check out all the details and pictures!

Take the under the sea route…

This includes incorporating other sea creature like octopi, fish, and shell fish. It’s more colorful and vibrant.

Take the Pirates of Caribbean route…

Incorporate a treasure chest, eye patches, pirate hats, red bandanas, and shipwreck. Serve chocolate gold coins and use gold colored goblets.

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    1. Hi Lauren! The easiest way is to draw the image on the watermelon first. I recommend using a sharpie, then cut outside the line. Scoop all the fruit out. You can make watermelon balls, etc.

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