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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 film featuring Halle Bailey hits screens this summer. Originally published in 1837, the allure of the Hans Christian Anderson classic tale lives strong 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 mermaids. A themed party gives you the opportunity to indulge in some underwater-themed creativity too. Enjoy!


1. Seas The Day!

Once you’ve set the time and date, it’s time to send out the invitations. If you have the time, get creative and get the kids to help you make your own. Easier still, opt for a Meri Meri x Paperless Post mermaid-themed digital invitation. Splashing!

Mermaid invites

2. Mermaid For Each Other!

Get into the underwater spirit and get kids to craft their own mermaid. Not only will this keep them occupied, the adorable designs can be used to decorate the party table too. A great starting point for any mermaid party.



How to create a mesmerizing mermaid party table?

‘Choose a tablecloth that represents the sea, in blues or greens. Sprinkle sequins onto the table top to give some sparkle. Use glass vases as fish tank centrepieces. 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!

You want to make a statement with your partyware so opt for our pretty mermaid plates with matching cups and napkins. These work well layered with our iridescent partyware or striped partyware. Mermazing!

Mermaid plates

4. Fintastic party decor

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



How to wow your little mermaid guests?

'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 can be a centrepiece for the party table. Either way, our themed party toppers will add instant mermaid charm to any cake from the simplest Victoria sponge to the most elaborate tired delight.

Mermaid Cake Toppers

6. Create a fintastic party bag

There’s a whole lot of watery-themed fun to be had when filling the party bags. Add in mermaid-themed temporary tattoos, stickers and mini pinata favours 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 when the party's over.

Mermaid Costume

Craft A Mermaid

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