My daughter Naomi loves to swim and so of course her favourite Princess is Ariel. For her 5th birthday she requested a mermaid party – which I was secretly delighted about as it is a theme I really love too!
I’m no stylist…just a mum who loves children’s parties like all of you! However I definitely had fun putting this together and all the pieces from various Life’s Little Celebrations members really made the theme come alive.
This party was featured in Issue 2 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine and since Issue 3 is due out tomorrow I thought I better get around to sharing it!!
Naomi was SO excited about her birthday. As a mum – it always gives me great joy to see the birthday excitement that comes about around party time from my kids! Now that we have 4 little one’s I don’t go all out for every party however after keeping things low key for Joshua’s 2nd birthday and Rebekah’s 6th birthday during my pregnancy I wanted to do something a little special for Naomi’s 5th birthday.
As far as decor I decided to incorporate the iridescent trend starting from the invitations and stationery, to the plates and tableware to the decorations via the wall tassels and balloon tassels and the beautiful desserts. I went with clear plinths, cake stands and chairs which helped all the colours to stand out. Enjoy the photos by Captured by Kirri and all the vendor credits are listed at the end of this post!
The layers and iridescent touches in this invitation by Eve and Co were truly gorgeous!:
Here is the dessert table setup and as you can see the clear plinths and cake stands from Sweet Heavenly Events really help the backdrop and balloons to stand out!:
The details on the cake and desserts by Sweets with Love were nothing short of amazing! The colours and iridescent touches were featured beautifully on the cake, cheesecakes, tarts and donuts!:
I love all the amazing balloon touches and decor from Party Splendour!
The iridescent look continued onto the kids table through the partyware and and tablecloth:
These cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health were the perfect extra party favour for the kids to take home, bake and enjoy!
The kids also took home these iridescent party bags from Favor Lane with cute shell tags by Eve and Co, filled with some edible goodies and a few mermaid themed items:
Ariel of course had to be a part of the day which Naomi was so excited about!
Thank you to these Life’s Little Celebration members involved in Naomi’s celebration!
Life’s Little Celebrations
Captured by Kirri
Invitation, buffet labels, favour bag tags, mermaid tails:
Eve & Co Stationery
Props: Clear plinths, cake stands and kids ghost chairs:
Sweet Heavenly Party Hire & Event Styling
Partyware and Tableware:
Cake, tarts, cheesecakes, donuts:
Sweets with Love
Cookie mix bottles:
Party favours- mermaid necklace:
The Little Event Company
I LOVE a Mermaid party theme….I think it’s because of the gorgeous colour combinations that you often find with this theme….coral pinks, aqua blues, mint green, lavender…I love it all.
It is very easy to style with shells and other sea related decorations however I don’t even think you HAVE to go overboard with lots of sea related decor. You can just go with a very sea inspired colour scheme and using lots of these colours throughout your party alone can create a sea feel.
Here are some mermaid party supplies which will help you on your way to dreaming up a mermaid celebration for your child – many of course are from vendors listed in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory!
Let the invitation set the colour scheme for your party – I’m loving these designs and colours!:
Mermaid party printables – MillyBoo designs
Mermaid Party printables – Jo Studio
Mermaid party printables – Paper Blossom Creations
Mermaid party invitation – I Will Invitations
Mermaid party invitations – Jellyfish Prints
Love JK Personalised mermaid invitation – The Party Parlour
These are perfect if you like your party stationery printed and assembled for you:
Mermaid party stationery – Matchie Matchee
Mermaid Party Tableware
These gorgeous tablecloths really set the underwater look and can be hired or purchased!:
Ruffle tablecloth – Wild Rose Sweets and Styling (NSW)
A hessian tablerunner would also suit a beachy Mermaid party:
Hessian table runner – The Party Parlour
For something simpler you can use this aqua chevron tablerunner on your kids table:
Aqua chevron tablerunner – The Party Parlour
Some fantastic plate options to suit a Mermaid party:
Sambellina aqua plate – The Party Parlour
Turquoise tableware pack – Little Kite
Mermaid plates – Just Party Supplies
Wooden cutlery again would work in with a mermaid party theme:
Paper Eskimo Wooden cutlery set – Emiko Blue
Blue and green straws – Butterfly Kisses celebrations
These sea colours would look great scattered on the dessert table:
Modern confetti – Love The Occasion
These breezy decorations really suit this theme:
Confetti balloon – Favor Lane
Blue balloon petite tassel tail – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Modern tassel garland kit – Love The Occasion
Teal honeycomb ball – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Turquoise Paper fan – Emiko Blue
Use shells and other coastal decor for decorating your jars, bottles, party favours – anything really!
Arca shell tassel – Boho Beach
Mermaid Party Desserts & Cake Accessories:
Sea Critters – The Party Parlour
Shimmer gumballs aqua – The Party Parlour
Mint and gold cupcake cases – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Love these unique custom candles and this colour scheme would be perfect for a mermaid party:
Purple cake stand – Emerald and Ella
A great cake kit if you like to DIY your kids cakes!:
Mermaid DIY cake kit – Mumma Cakes
For mermaid party cakes and desserts you can also contact one of the vendors on the Directory. Here are some examples of some of the creations by businesses you can find on the directory – simply click on the image to be taken to their site!:
Oyster macarons – Sweet Creations by Sharms (Melb)
Mermaid Party Favours
Scallop party box – Sweet Celebrations
Lavender tin bucket – Party Splendour
I’m sure the party guests will love going home with a pom pom wand in matching theme colours. So pretty!
Tulle pom pom wands – Pom Pom Princess
Also I’m loving these necklaces:
Mermaid necklaces – These Tiny Treaures on ETSY
A few items to embellish the favour packaging:
Teal twine – Butterfly Kisses celebrations
Turquoise pegs – Butterfly Kisses Celebrations
There are many amazing Mermaid Parties you can find online. Here is just a small selection:
Amazing Mermaid party by The Little Big Company
A bright colourful Mermaid party by Events By Nat
A sweet Mermaid dessert table setup by I Heart Table Art
A gorgeous sea princess party by Memories Are Sweet
Gorgeous neutral & coral colour scheme in this mermaid party by Kate Landers Events
A link to a Mermaid theme photoshoot I was involved with for Tickle the Imagination magazine with lots of lovely vendors!
Hope you enjoyed all the mermaid party supplies! Enjoy planning this party for your little one’s next celebration!