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7 Magical Ideas for the Ultimate Mermaid Party

Mermaids are one of the biggest party themes of the summer. Here’s how to host the best mermaid party ever by transforming your space into a magical iridescent underwater world.

The highly anticipated The Little Mermaid movie featuring Halle Bailey hits screens this summer. Originally published in 1837, the allure of the Hans Christian Anderson classic tale lives on nearly two centuries on.

Here at Meri Meri, the mermaid has remained one of our most popular party themes. And no wonder – there’s something mystical and otherworldly about the mysterious sea maidens. A themed party gives you the opportunity to indulge in some underwater-themed creativity. Enjoy!


1. Seas The Day!

Once you’ve set the time and date, it’s time to send out the invitations. Get creative and (see our fantastic mermaid craft for inspiration) get kids to help make them. Easier still, opt for a beautiful Meri Meri x Paperless Post mermaid-themed digital invitation.

Mermaid invites

2. Mermaid For Each Other!

Make life easy and go for a mermaid party in a box. This one includes tableware featuring swimming mermaids, delightful cake toppers, and a shimmering garland with tissue paper fringing and mermaids and seahorse. Suitable for 8 guests.



How to create a mesmerizing mermaid party table?

‘Choose a tablecloth that represents the sea, in blues or greens. Sprinkle sequins onto the tabletop to give some sparkle. Use glass vases as fish tank centerpieces. Place pebbles and shell beach finds in the bottom, cut out thin fish from carrots peelings and use kale and broccoli as seaweed or buy several of the mermaid birthday cards and have them running through the table as a central decoration,’

Sania Pell, Interiors Stylist

3. Shell-abrate good times!

Perfect for toasting the birthday child in style, these sea-inspired fringed cups match perfectly with the clam shell plates, napkins, and iridescent partyware range. Mermazing!

Mermaid cups

4. Fintastic party decor

From shimmering tinsel garlands to mermaid pinatas, we have all the ocean-themed decorations to ensure your party goes with a splash! For a younger or more unisex take on the mermaid theme, you could always add in decorations from our popular under the sea room range.



How to create wow-factor?

‘Hang streamers and fringing from the tops of doors to create an underwater feeling as you enter the celebration room. Have lots of balloons blown up on the floor to represent bubbles,’

Sania Pell, Interiors Stylist

5. Create a show-stopping mermaid cake

Whether you make it yourself (see this recipe for the ultimate buttercream frosting) or order it, a mermaid-themed cake is the centerpiece for the party table. Either way, our themed party toppers will add instant charm to any cake from the simplest Angel Food Cake to the most elaborate tiered delight.

Mermaid Cake Toppers

6. Get a mermaid-ready favors bag

There’s a whole lot of watery-themed fun to be had when filling the favor bags. Add in mermaid-themed temporary tattoos, stickers and mini pinata favors for extra fun.

mermaid party bags


How to bring extra drama to the mermaid theme?

‘Stick fringed mermaid garlands and shell plates to walls to set the scene, there could even be a separate decorated area for photos and tattoos, with mermaid costumes, crowns and capes supplied to dress up and be photographed in. Tie helium balloons to the back of some chairs to create height and drama.’

Sania Pell, Interiors Stylist

7. Shimmer Time!

Transform your little one into a gorgeous sea maiden. Featuring a crop top with iridescent sequins and a wrap with tail detail, this couture-worthy costume will give them hours of joy after the party too.

Mermaid Costume

Craft A Mermaid

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