Plan a spectacularly fun mermaid birthday party with these ideas for venues, invitations, decorations, activities, and treat bags.
Throwing a mermaid birthday party doesn’t have to drown you in stress. These mermaid birthday party ideas will help you plan a swimmingly great party for your favorite mermaid and friends.
Mermaid Birthday Party Venues
Finding the perfect venue for your mermaid birthday party doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. You can have the party at home or find a reasonable space to hold the party.
At Home: Having a mermaid party at home is fun and easy with the right decorations and activities (see below). Bonus points if you have a pool. Even if you don’t, you can set up a backyard water park, water slide, or even just a mermaid sprinkler or splash pad. Buying an inflatable backyard water park would be cheaper than hosting a party somewhere else and you get to keep it!
Rent a pool: A pool is also a great idea. You can check out local public pools, a local school or Y, or check out Swimply which is like Air BnB but for pools. Indoor pools are great for winter parties.
Splashpad or Park: Find a nearby park with a splash pad and set up a party there. Find one that has pavilions you can rent or sign out through your local city or county.
Paint Place: If your mermaid was born in the winter months, try a local painting place that has kids’ parties. They will often let you pick out the picture to paint. Mermaids for everyone!
Mermaid Birthday Party Invitations
Now that you have the place picked out, you need to invite guests. There are so many ways invite people.
Social Media: Create a Facebook group to invite guests to your party. This is also a great way to upload and share photos of the party afterward.
Digital invitations: Email invitations through an online invitation service like Punchbowl or Evite. You can also create digital invitations on Canva. Download as a JPG or PNG and text and email them out.
Printable Mermaid Party Invitations: No Cricut? No problem! These printable mermaid party invitations are easy to print and then cut with scissors. Just fill out the information and hand it out to fellow mermaids.
Order Online: You can order these beautiful custom-made mermaid birthday party invitations online from Minted.
Mermaid Party Decorations
Now you have the place and the people, you need to decorate with all things under the sea!
Party Bunting: It’s not a party without a bunting! This mermaid happy birthday bunting can be personalized with different mermaids and shells.
Cupcake or Cake Toppers: Mermaid cupcake toppers can be used on homemade or store-bought cupcakes. You can also use them on a cake or turn them into stickers with sticker paper and a printer.
Mermaid Balloons: Party balloons have come a long way in the last few years. They are inexpensive and make a huge statement in party decor. You can find them at your local party store or order online.
Mermaid Party Activities
You also need some party activities for the birthday party. If you are at a pool, then that is easy. The backyard water options listed above will also keep kids entertained.
Make Mermaid Headbands: Every mermaid needs shell accessories! Make these mermaid headbands at the party. Use headbands, yarn, and shells to decorate mermaid headbands as part of your party.
Pin the tail on the mermaid is a classic party game with a mermaid twist.
Sparkly mermaid gem painting would be fun for a mermaid party.
A mermaid shell pinata is a great way to have fun at a birthday party, too.
Live Mermaid Visit: Check your surrounding area to see if any mermaid princesses or even mermaids are available to hire to come to the party. You’ll be surprised at what is available.
Mermaid Party Favors
At the end of the party, it’s always nice to say thank you for coming.
Homemade mermaid bath bombs: These make great party favors. They are also easy enough for party attendees to make at the party and then take home. Attach a mermaid treat bag tag as a great thank you gift.
Mermaid Books: Parents love this one! Give party guests a mermaid book as a party gift!
Bubbles, bath toys, sand toys, beach towels all make great mermaid party thank you gifts.
All these mermaid party ideas will hopefully help you get creative to plan the best mermaid birthday party ever!