Dip your feet into the deep, blue sea this Coastal Mermaid Birthday Party by by Jen Marshall of Wayfarer Family, out of Portland, OR USA, is swimming for you and me!
Splashed with details from along the shore, this mermaid party is ready to be explored!
So dive on in and search below, for the following, included collectibles:
- Mermaid Tail Favor Banner
- Sea Shell Lined Bunting
- Burlap Runners
- Under the Sea-inspired Food
- And more!
Coastal Mermaid Birthday Party
Coastal Mermaid Birthday Party Details:
Jen’s party snippet- “Dive right in, swim this way, it’s Isla Grace’s 4th Birthday!
It wasn’t long after her 3rd birthday party that Isla began planning her 4th! She told me she wanted a mermaid party and we spent many happy hours snuggled up together, looking through ideas on Pinterest. I was having trouble finding a mermaid design to incorporate into the decor that wasn’t either too childish or too mature. Then, as luck would have it, my mom gave me some new notebooks from Rifle Paper Co and one had these adorable mermaids! This mermaid design became the foundation for the party decor and I built all the colors, details and food around it.
I found the same print on wrapping paper, ordered a few rolls, and we made almost everything from those, including the table runner, signage, the cake topper, cup details- and the mermaids even served as inspiration for the mermaid tails my mom made for the girls.We added a little additional sparkle to the decor with gold sequins and a collection of shells and driftwood Isla found on the beach. We spray painted a handful of the shells gold and they looked so festive!
The large treasure box was the centerpiece for Isla’s party table. We filled it with all sorts of wonderful bobbles fit for mermaids, like gems, strands of pearls, necklaces, rings, and seashells. At the end of the party the girls each got to take home part of the treasure in their own custom treasure boxes (more on this below).
Isla requested a lemon cake this year. I frosted it with a basic cream cheese icing, and decorated the cake with mussel shells that Isla collected and a mermaid cake topper- again, more of that gorgeous wrapping paper. I just mounted the mermaid to a thin piece of cardboard, spray painted the back gold and attached it to a toothpick.
We kept the party food simple, kid friendly, and ocean-themed. We served shells and cheese, peanut butter and jellyfish (we cut the sandwiches out using a fish cookie cutter and added a candy eye), shark teeth and seaweed dip (pita triangles and spinach dip), seafoam (pirate’s booty), driftwood (pretzel rods) and goldfish.
My mom made darling mermaid outfits (gold, to match the mermaids in the decor) for each of the girls using sequined stretchy fabric and tulle. They were a hit!
As soon as all the little mermaids arrived we had them decorate their own treasure chests. They painted the wooden boxes with water colors (less mess and they dried quickly!) and then applied sequins and rhinestones with tacky glue. The boxes dried during the remainder of the party, and before everyone left we handed out all the jewelry and goodies from the big treasure chest we used as the centerpiece.
Let’s be mermaids! Next it was time to change into their mermaid attire before eating, opening presents, and enjoying some cake.”
Mermaid Wrapping Paper: Rifle Paper Co.
Fabric for mermaid outfits, wooden treasure boxes, watercolors, sequins, rhinestones and tacky glue: Joann Fabric
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