Doesn't every little girl dream of being a magical mermaid?! A Magical Mermaid celebration is such a fun theme that can be suited to most age groups and could include a Pool Party, Movie Party, Under the Sea Celebration or Mermaid & Sharks!

Here's how to set up a Magic Mermaid Shell-abration for your little one and her fabulous friends in 5 easy steps:


Step 1: Create a Backdrop

Set the scene for your mermaid party by first hanging this beautiful DIY pearl shimmer balloon and streamer backdrop set to create a bubbly underwater effect. This stunning party backdrop will look incredible as a centerpiece or photo booth backdrop at your party!

A DIY Balloon Garland kit is a great way to transform any space to give any room a fun party feeling! Easy to inflate and assemble the day before which will save you so much time as well as wow your guests with a fantastic backdrop for photos.

Pair this DIY balloon garland backdrop with this customisable mermaid bunting to create a personalised element to the birthday celebrations.


Step 2: Set The Table

Now that you have your backdrop ready to go you can set the table. Your party should have two tables - A main dessert table to showcase your stunning cake, and a second for either party food and drinks, gifts or party favours. Start with a paper table runner, add fun co-ordinating plates, napkins and cups, and create a show-stopping centrepiece with this shell-shaped treat stand.

Stylist Tip: Layering your tableware creates a styled look and feel. 

Step 3: Activities and Games

There are so many mer-mazing ideas for activities and games for a Mermaid party, here are just a few of our fan favourites:

  • Pin the Tail on the Mermaid
  • Mermaid trinket Treasure Hunt
  • Watercolour Painting
  • Mermaid Face Painting
  • Hire a Mermaid Entertainer
  • Charm Bracelet Making

With all of these activities, you won’t have to worry about anyone being bored as there is plenty to keep a group of girls entertained for an entire afternoon or evening. Don't forget the music!

Step 4: Fun Food and Drinks

As if there wasn’t enough to plan with a party already, adding food into the mix can easily make the whole process a little overwhelming. Don’t fret, your best bet is to keep the food simple and definitely don’t bother with anything complicated or that takes a lot of preparation time.

Consider serving finger foods in individual cups for the guests to easily carry around with them. More often than not they will be having way too much fun and forget about the food altogether, so be sure to write their names on each paper cup. Here are a few ideas you can serve to eliminate hassle - sandwich platter, pizzas, vegetable sticks and dips, birthday cake and popcorn.

You could also set up a Juice Bar or serve fun milk shakes in your party cups.

Step 5: Take Home Treats 

Create fun memories with a cute photo booth set up, a polaroid instant camera or a instant photo printer for the girls to take fun selfies that they can take home in their cute shimmering gift bags. These are the perfect finishing touch and a great way to give the girls little treats to take home with them like bubbles, a sweet treat or some sea shells. 


May 22, 2023 — Roxanne Baldwin