Mermaid party supplies


Mermaid party photoshoot – Life’s Little Celebrations shoot for Confetti Fair Magazine. Styled by Sprinkled Events (Melb)


A mermaid party is a truly gorgeous theme to plan for and one that has become even more popular and on trend in recent times!  I believe in 2017 we are going to see even more mermaid parties – and it doesn’t surprise me – as you can do so much with the desserts and decorations for an underwater mermaid theme and colour schemes are endless

We’ve curated a gorgeous selection of Mermaid party decor and ideas – remember to CLICK on any of the below images to be taken to the source to see more or purchase

These mermaid dessert tables by Event stylists on the Life’s Little Celebrations directory provide inspiration to inspire a mermaid party colour scheme:


Mermaid birthday party by Dream a Little Dream Events (Perth)


Mermaid party – Opulenticity Party & Buffet Styling (Perth)


Mermaid party by The Little Big Company


Mermaid party – Kiss With Style (Melbourne)



Mermaid Party Invitations, Backdrops and Printables:

Your mermaid party stationery is a great way to set the colour scheme and look for the party so here are some designs to inspire you. Keep in mind that many of these can be modified to a different colour scheme by the designer:


mermaid backdrop

Mermaid party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Design


Mermaid invitation – Giggles and Grace Designs



mermaid party printables

Mermaid party printables -Jo Studio


Mermaid party invitations – Dream a little dream


Mermaid – Under the sea party invitation – Pretty and Print


Mermaid party backdrop – Stylish Paper


Paper Eskimo Mermaid invitation – Emiko Blue


Mermaid Party Decorations:

Decorate the mermaid party space with hanging decor to match the colour scheme and create an underwater feel:



Malibu paper lanterns – The Little Event Company




mermaid garland

Mermaid garland and mermaid cake topper – Sugarlicious Parties


Tassel garland – DD Brand


Lavender leaf tissue garland – Emiko Blue


Teal honeycomb balls- Love The Occasion


Lavender paper fan – Emiko Blue



Blue tulle pom pom – Ruby Rabbit Partyware



Pale blue giant number balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Poppies for Grace streamer backdrop – Favor Lane


Teal paper fan set – The Party Parlour


Balloon garland kit – Favor Lane




Create a beautiful dessert table or kids sit-down table setting with these Mermaid inspired party supplies:


Scalloped ombre tablecloth – Saffy and May


Hessian tablerunner – The Party Parlour


marble plates

Mint marble plates – The Little Event Company


Mint napkins – The Little Event Co


Paper Eskimo Blue confetti plates – The Party Parlour


Mint and silver plates – Love The Occasion


Lavender party plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Aqua lace plates – The Party Parlour




Green and aqua straws – Emiko Blue


Coral gold foil straws – The Little Event Co


Fancy blue disposable cutlery – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


These paper handpainted shell decor would be perfect to keep scattered along the table or on top of each plate to theme them to a mermaid party theme:


Handpainted paper shell decor – ELK Prints





There is an array of HIRE businesses on the Directory in various states. Here is a snapshot of a few and what they offer for a mermaid party:

A dresser in a gorgeous colour such as this would make a beautiful setting for a Mermaid dessert table:


Mint Dresser for hire – Sweet Heavenly Events and Party Hire (Sydney)


Cake stands are a perfect way to highlight the gorgeous colour scheme of a Mermaid party:


Cake stands for hire – Petite Events Hire (Sydney)



Kids mermaid party chairs for hire – Enchanted Party Hire (Qld)


Kids chair for hire – My Garden Party (Sydney)


Cute props help bring the mermaid party theme alive!:


Gold shell for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Mermaid party favours:

The little girls would love a necklace such as this to take home:


mermaid party favour

Mermaid party favour necklace – Little Event Company


The perfect mermaid edible party favour:

Fairy Floss – Fluffy Crunch (posts Australia wide)

An array of options and items you can pick and choose from:


Mermaid party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs


These bags in gorgeous colours could be embellished with a mermaid themed thank you card or shell decorations:


Tiffany blue party bags – Love The Occasion


Lavender stripe treat box – The Party Parlour


Powder blue paper bags – Emiko Blue


Mermaid Party Cake & Desserts

My favourite aspect of a Mermaid party are the unique desserts and cakes which can be created incorporating seashells, mermaid tails and more! Here is a snapshot of some of what could be ordered from vendors you can find on the Directory:


Mermaid party donuts – Sweets with Love (Sydney)


Mermaid tail cookie pops – One Sweet Chick Cookies and Cake (Sydney)


Strawberry tower – Chocobon Melbourne


SweetP Cakes and Cookies – Posts Australia wide



3D Mermaid cookies – Frosted by Nicci (Melbourne)


Mermaid cake – Niknaks Sweetest Treats (Perth)



Petite desserts – Velvetier (Qld)


Mermaid donuts – Niknak Sweetest Treats Perth


If you love to DIY, here are a few mermaid items to assist:


Mermaid moulds – Confectionately Yours


Edible shell toppers – Something For Cake


Sprinkle mix purple pizzaz – Something For Cake


A few finishing touches for a Mermaid party cake:


Mermaid cake topper – Stylish Paper Shop


Mermaid cake and cupcake toppers – Chumblebee


Ombre blue candles – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Mermaid Party dress up


Toddler Mermaid dress – Paper Face Party


Mermaid onesie – Miss La Vie


Mermaid Party Entertainment:

Your little one would love to have her very own mermaid at her party! The Melbourne venue Carnival for Kids will ease the stress allowing you to have a mermaid party at their venue and provide a mermaid entertainer for your child to enjoy!:


Mermaid party entertainer / venue – Carnival for Kids Melbourne



Oh this really is such a delightful party theme and I hope this post has given you a head start on your party planning

I am looking forward to planning for this theme myself for my daughter this year – and know I can source all I need from the Life’s Little Celebrations vendors who truly have the best party decor in the industry!






Finding Dory party supplies

With the release of the new finding Dory movie, my prediction is an influx of kids requesting a Finding Dory party or underwater party this year!

My girls and I enjoyed the movie over the school holidays and it is definitely a fun one for both boys and girls – so if you have a little swimmer wanting a Dory (or Nemo) party, I’ve curated some Finding Dory party supplies to get you started!

Some inspiration to get you started –  this table setting by Tiny Tots Events (Melbourne) is a great example of pulling it all together simply with theme treats, colour and sea shells as props!


Under the sea party – Tiny Tots Events Melbourne

Finding Dory Party Invitation

For your printable invitation you can’t go past this cute range available for boys and girls and with a matching backdrop:


Dory invitation - Dream a little party

Dory invitation – Dream a little party


Finding Dory Party backdrop - Dream a little party

Finding Dory Party backdrop – Dream a little party

Finding Dory Party Decorations

Mix and match Dory specific party decorations with plenty of bold colours inspired by Dory and her colourful friends:


Finding Dory foil balloon - Character Parties

Finding Dory foil balloon – Character Parties





Finding Dory balloons - Character Parties

Finding Dory balloons – Character Parties



Ocean Blue Paper lantern – Emiko Blue


Tassel garlands - DD Brand

Tassel garlands – DD Brand


Dark blue paper fan - Emiko Blue

Dark blue paper fan – Emiko Blue


Peach and yellow paper fan - Emiko Blue

Peach and yellow paper fan – Emiko Blue



Confetti Filled balloon – Love The Occasion


I love this idea of adding ribbon to paper lanterns – they look like jellyfish don’t you think?



Malibu Paper Lantern – The Little Event Company



Blue Confetti Bomb – Emiko Blue


Finding Dory Party Tableware


Coral tablecloth - The Party Parlour

Coral tablecloth – The Party Parlour


Finding Dory plates - Fantasy Kids Parties

Finding Dory plates – Fantasy Kids Parties



Blue sherbert paper plates - Emiko Blue

Blue sherbert paper plates – Emiko Blue


Orange striped plates - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Orange striped plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware




Bermuda blue plates - Ruby Rabbit Partyware

Bermuda blue plates – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Blue stripe plate - Little Kite

Blue stripe plate – Little Kite



Finding Dory napkins - Fantasy Kids Parties

Finding Dory napkins – Fantasy Kids Parties


finding nemo party theme

Orange Paper Cups – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Nautical straws - Hip and Hooray

Nautical straws – Hip and Hooray





Orange candy cups - The Party Parlour

Orange candy cups – The Party Parlour



Ombre blue candles – Ruby Rabbit Partyware



Pom Pom cake toppers – Love The Occasion



Use these cute moulds to create some fun Finding Dory chocolates!:


Dory chocolate mould - Confectionately Yours

Dory chocolate mould – Confectionately Yours


Finding Dory Party props for hire:

The range of hire suppliers on the Directory have cute props and tables/chairs for kids parties! You can search the Directory to find one in a location near you!


Under the sea props for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney

Under the sea props for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney



Gold clam shell for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney

Gold clam shell for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire Sydney


Rustic table for hire with teal legs - Petite Events Hire Sydney

Rustic table for hire with teal legs – Petite Events Hire Sydney


Aqua ombre tablecloth for hire or purchase - Saffy and May (Qld)

Aqua ombre tablecloth for hire or purchase – Saffy and May (Qld)




Finding Dory Party Favours


Finding Dory Favour pail - Character Parties

Finding Dory Favour pail – Character Parties


Finding Dory party favours - Glitter and Glue Designs

Finding Dory party favours – Glitter and Glue Designs



tassel horn favours

Tassel Horns – Love The Occasion


Blue favour bag - Little Kite

Blue favour bag – Little Kite


Finding Dory party favours

Chevron party bags – Love The Occasion


Party favour tags

Yellow thank you tags – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


No underwater theme would be complete without some Mermaid tears to take home now, would it? Too cute!



Mermaid Tears favours – The Little Event Company


So there you have it – my prediction for the newest up-and-coming party theme trend and how to pull it off. Have fun, and just keep swimming!



Water inspired – mermaid birthday party

Today I am sharing a gorgeous mermaid birthday party photo shoot which is the 3rd Life’s Little Celebrations collaboration photoshoot for Confetti fair magazine. This shoot was inspired by water and was based around the popular mermaid party theme for a 4th birthday!



This beautiful setting was styled and coordinated by Melbourne event stylist Sprinkled Event Stylist using a variety of Life’s Little Celebrations partners to bring the gorgeous ocean inspired colours to life through all the handmade decorations and amazing desserts!

The beach and ocean created the best natural backdrop for this amazing mermaid party setup!:




The colour scheme for this mermaid party looks so beautiful against the beach backdrop:




The gorgeous invitation set the tone for this mermaid birthday celebration!:




The little birthday guests all dressed for a fun mermaid party!




Love all the shell embellishments throughout the cake and other desserts:













Cannot get over how amazing and real-life these cookies are!:










All the little details and decorative embellishments really add a special touch to this mermaid birthday party:




























Vendor Credits

A huge thank you to all the talented businesses involved in this shoot:

Sprinkled Event Stylist – event styling and coordination

Astir Images – Photography

Tiny Tutu Cake Couture – cupcake tutu 

Frosted by Nicci – clam cookies and mermaid tail cookies

Petite Cookies – crab stick wands and gingerbread mermaid cookies with pearls

Sweetcheeks Cookies and Cakes – birthday cake and buttercream cupcakes

Chocobon – chocolate coated strawberries

Glistening Occasions – custom made under the sea cake topper, and sea shell and mermaid cup cake toppers

DDBrand – handmade tassels, garland and giant balloon tassels

Kreate a Dream – feather headdress 

Merc and Jones – mermaid cutouts featured on the lolly bags, and mermaid signage, and mermaid dessert spoons 

Hanging Pretty – Handmade flower garlands and head pieces

Little Kite – turquoise lolly bags

Boutique Balloons – giant tassel balloons www.facebook/boutiqueballoonsmelbourne
Location – Port Melbourne beach



I hope you enjoyed this gorgeous Mermaid birthday party photo shoot and your head is swimming with ideas for your own little one’s next birthday celebration or mermaid party!


Happy Celebrating!


Shark & Scuba Theme

With summer upon us, this theme is fantastic for any kids who love the beach or ocean and especially great for a pool party where you want more of a theme besides just a pool party!

You could base this party around blues and greens, along with another colour such as grey or something bright to go with a tropical feel such as red or yellow.

I have kept this post to mainly shark/scuba ideas although if you look into “Under the sea” parties online there are many more ideas out there which I’ll have to keep for another blog post!


There are some great options available for this theme:

Under the Sea Jennifer Birkhead Designs invitation - Little Sooti


Shark printable birthday range - Frog Prince Paperie


Shark and Scuba printable range - Paper and Cake


Shark attack printable range - Slindb



Being an ocean inspired theme there are many ways you could decorate for this party.

A ribbon backdrop would work well for a dessert table to give an ocean/seaweed feel in shades of blue/green ribbons. Or you could use streamers to create a seaweed effect as well. Include fish cut outs and other ocean inspired shapes hanging from the ceiling (jellyfish, seahorses etc)create the underwater feel.


Tropical fish cut outs - Lombard


Printable DIY fish paper garland - Happy Paper Hearts

A backdrop such as this one could also be used for the table or other area in the party:


Under the sea backdrop - Happy Time


The soft floaty look of pom poms would also work well into the decor for this theme:

Grass green Ah-Tissue pom poms - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations


Aqua Ah-Tissue pom poms - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

These garlands remind me of an underwater world…

Tissue garlands - Inviteme

For something a little different (and lovely to hang up after the party) these shell swags look great and could be something you could make yourself:

Shell swag - Island Collections


Or use wall decals to set the scene and then easily transfer them to your child’s room after the party:

Scuba diving wall decal - Hakuna Matata Decor



Love the colour of this tablerunner for an crystal clear water look:

Tiffany blue table runner - {P} is for Party

Or if you want to create the feel of a sandy ocean floor then you could use this Hessian tablecloth:

Dyed hessian cloth tablecloth - Occasion by Design


These paper eskimo plates come in the perfect colours for this theme:

Paper eskimo plates - Occasion by Design


Paper Eskimo apple green plates - Occasion by Design

A mix of aqua blue and green stripes make these straws perfect for an ocean inspired theme!

Aqua and green stripe straws - Sharnel Dollar Designs


The little ones will love to drink anything which have these shark fins floating in them!

Shark fin ice tray - Vivid Room


Sweet Treats

Shark fins are an easy shape to add onto any treats on your table – whether it be as cupcake toppers, or food flags. Here are some other items you could use for this theme:

Shark cookie cutter - The Spotted Apron


Sherbert blue baking cup - Sharnel Dollar designs

Shark cupcake toppers and wave wrappers - Giggle Bees


Shark Cupcake Toppers - Little Betsy Baker

Little blue jelly cups would work really well on your dessert table and I love these mousse pots to serve the jelly in which can be reused for many parties:

Mousse pots/jelly pots - Tracey Lau Art & Soul

A gorgeous teal colour cake stand (which comes in different sizes) is perfect for this theme!

Tall teal cake stand - Emerald and Ella

Themed items

Let the kids have some fun in a photo corner using a prop board such as this – perfect for a shark and scuba theme!


Shark prop photo board - Happy Time


Instead of party hats, these Shark hats would be fun to have all the little ones running around in!

Shark Hat - Echidnas on the Loose

Some ocean inspired/theme inspired toys are fantastic to keep the kids entertained. If you’re in Sydney these toys (and more ocean themed toys) are available to hire form Tiny Tots Toy Hire:

Octupus merry go round - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Angel fish rocker - Tiny Tots Toy Hire


Or outside of Sydney you can buy some of these items which would be fun for any summer party in future anyway!

Great white shark rider blow up toy - Swim In


Dash n Splash shark bite ride - Mr Toys


Create the look of the ocean floor for all the little divers with shells, corals, sea urchins, star fish and more!

Baby sea urchins set - Boho beach

Or simple ocean bath toys could be used for fun kid friendly decorations (or party favours)

Sassy snap and squirt sea creatures - Baby Village

Use these shell placecard holders to hold your food labels! You can’t even tell they are placecard holders so you could display them in a nice vase after the party too:

Sea shell placecard holder - Pink Frosting


Use props around the party which double as birthday gifts for the shark and scuba loving birthday boy or girl. Using 2 water bottles you could create a scuba tank prop as well.

Kids falcon snorkelling fins - Swimwear Shack


Large shark plush - Teddy Treasures




Hang a sign such as this (which you could also make yourself) around the party area:

Shark sign - Australiana Online


Another item which could help work with an underwater theme such as this, is a Bubble Machine. This one is available for hire in Sydney from Tiny Tots Toy Hire, or outside of Sydney you can find them online and in most department stores:

Bubble machine for hire - Tiny Tots Toy Hire



A few cute favour ideas for this party:

Schleich scuba smurf - Playdex


These snorkel kits are quite affordable and could be given to the kids to use if you were having a pool party as part of this theme, to use during the party as well:

Kids swim mask and snorkel set - Epools


Or perhaps some swimming goggles which they can reuse many times:

Zoggs junior swin goggles - Rebel Sport


Grey shark bath gel - Parties and Gifts


Set of 4 fishy soaps - Bubble Lane


Shark plastic toys - Australian National Maritime Museum

For packaging I love the wave effect on these lovely scallop boxes:

Scallop boxes - Sweet Little Birdy

For a beach/sandy feel these 2 options would work well filled with something delicious:

Cloth bags - The Party Studio


Corked bottle - The Party Studio


Real Parties

Lots of fantastic ideas in this Shark and Scuba party featured on Hostess with the Mostess

This Shark party is filled with DIY ideas, featured on the Celebrations at Home blog

Lots of under the sea ideas in this party and the backdrop demonstrates a great way of creating an ocean feel. Featured on the Celebrations at Home blog


I hope that has given you ideas if you are planning a party for this theme, or generally a pool party or ocean inspired party! There is so many things you can do and I am sure all the little ones will love feeling like they are under the ocean at this party!