Have an under-the-sea birthday bash that feels like a fairy tale with our Little Mermaid Party Ideas! See below for a surge of invitation, decoration, game and dessert ideas featuring your birthday princess and her mer-friends!
Invite friends to be a part of your world!
Flounder and Sebastian are always around for Ariel's underwater adventures, so make sure the birthday girl's school of friends is invited to her sea-themed party! With our Little Mermaid party invitation ideas, your guests will want to catch a wave and swim on over.
Make a splash with Little Mermaid custom invitations!
Invite your birthday girl's mer-friends to an under-the-sea birthday extravaganza with a
Little Mermaid Custom Invitation!
There is an ocean full of designs available, like the one pictured that lets you add the birthday star's age (available at your local Party City store)! Announce the party details with a personalized message like "Can't wait to sea you at my Little Mermaid party!" and even add a fave photo of the birthday princess. Customize in store or online, and they'll be ready to ship to your house within five days.
Send a save-the-date with your Little Mermaid Invites!
Pop the included save-the-date sticker into the envelope with your
Little Mermaid Invitations
to remind friends of the upcoming party! Fill out the party details then seal the envelopes with seashell sticker seals for an extra splash of fun.
Enclose a special under-the-sea gift inside the invitations!
The birthday girl's friends will be even more excited for the party when they receive
Little Mermaid Tattoos and Confetti tucked into their invites! They'll appreciate this thoughtful touch – tell them to wear their tattoos as special party passes to the birthday!
Attach a pre-party favor to the invite envelope
Hand-deliver invites to your VIMs (Very Important Mermaids) with a
Little Mermaid Wristband tied onto the envelope! Your party princesses will love arriving with a piece of treasure that was specially delivered to them.
Make it 'Happily Ever After' with Little Mermaid Thank You Notes!
Send a thank you card with a custom message!
It's easy for the birthday girl to add a personal touch to thank yous with
Little Mermaid Custom Thank You Notes!
We'll inscribe your personalized message on the front and have them ready to ship out within five days.
Include a photo of the li'l mermaids with your thank yous
Your party peeps will feel like royalty when they receive a thoughtful thank you card and a photo of the party fun! Snap a pic of the birthday girl and her friends posing next to a
Life-Size Ariel Cutout
– little mermaids (and their moms!) are sure to love this photo keepsake.
Take a dive into fun with our Little Mermaid party game and activity ideas. Kids will love these splashy party games with a Little Mermaid twist – and the special prizes!
Break open the seashell pinata for mermaid goodies!
They'll flip for a
Little Mermaid pinata,
filled with treats and favors! This pull-string pinata is safe for mermaids of all ages to play with – they'll love finding the "magic" string that releases the whozits and whatzits galore!
Help Ariel find her shimmering seashell in this fun party game!
Invite each little clam to play this boatloads-of-fun
Little Mermaid Party Game
that puts a splashy twist on the classic game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey! In this version, everyone takes turns wearing a blindfold and tries to place the shimmering seashell sticker in Ariel's hand.
Whip up some cupcake decorating magic!
Little girls – especially mermaids – love cupcakes! Let them create their own unique treats with
Little Mermaid icing decorations,
sprinkles and cupcake picks featuring Flounder and Ariel!
Let the glam mermaids take a pic with their fave princess
Invite Ariel to party with your mermaids! Snap cute pics of the birthday girl and her friends next to a
Life-Size Ariel Cutout
with all their royal favors. Smile and say "under-the-sea"!
Give out riches that guests will treasure! See below for Little Mermaid party favor ideas that undersea princesses will want to make a part of their world.
Make cute favor buckets that are an ocean of fun!
Any little girl who's as unique as Ariel will adore taking home a one-of-a-kind favor from your Little Mermaid party! Start with a
Little Mermaid Favor Bucket,
then fill it with pretty paper shred and fun favors your mermaids will treasure like sunglasses, wristbands, mirrors and pencils.
Turn reusable Little Mermaid cups into fin-tastic favors!
Thank your birthday girl's friends for swimming out to your party with favor cups filled with treasures! Place mini bubbles, key chains, wristbands and pencils in
Little Mermaid Favor Cups
with a tuft of paper shred. Slip the cup inside a clear bag and tie off with curling ribbon for an extra splash of color.
Grab ready-to-go favor value packs
Make it a happily-ever-after for your guests and yourself with a
Little Mermaid Favor Pack!
It includes gadgets and gizmos aplenty to assemble fabulous favors for eight guests. Put the trinkets inside a Little Mermaid Favor Bag and hand out to your party peeps before they swim home!
Take your mer-peeps under the sea!
Get ready for your under-the-sea adventure with these Little Mermaid party decoration ideas. The pretty ocean-inspired color scheme will be so inviting that your guests will want to jump right in!
Decorate your party room like a watery wonderland
Send your mermaids fathoms below with a dining room that looks like Ariel's lagoon! Splashy
Little Mermaid decorations
like a custom birthday banner, streamers and balloons make a magical playroom for your birthday mermaid and her party peeps. Check out our place-setting and scene setter ideas below for more decorations you just gotta sea!
Perfectly put-together place-settings create a magical mood!
WOW your mermaids with sea-sational place-settings! Set the table with
Little Mermaid tableware
including plates, napkins, cups and a table cover with dinglehoppers (forks!) and fun favors for the little princesses.
Create princess-perfect chairs!
Create royal seating for the birthday mermaid and her friends! Cut fringe edges onto dark and kiwi green streamers and swag them from the tops of the chairs, with strands of pearls strung between the streamers. Tape the curly foil strands and cutouts from
Little Mermaid Swirl Decorations
over the streamers and pearl ends for the final flourish!
Wow her with a sea-sational throne!
Make a royal throne for your birthday princess to sit upon! Cut out a seashell shape from poster board*, then cover in
Turquoise Metallic Floral Sheeting.
Define the shell "ridges" by wrapping lengths of lavender tulle between the shell indents and tie the ends behind. Make "jewel" decorations by hot-gluing bead necklaces onto the ends of the seashell ridges in little piles. For an extra touch of royalty, glue strings of pearl necklaces around the edge of the shell. Place it on the back of a chair as a luxurious throne for your little mermaid!
Make an underwater wonderland with some quick-'n'-easy DIY balloon bubbles and coral plants! To make the bubbles, cut a long string of blue curling ribbon and tie on helium-inflated balloons of varying sizes at different heights. Inflate long twist-and-shape balloons in green, red and orange at varied lengths and twist them together to create clumps of "coral." Finally, cut fringe edges onto dark and light green streamers and swag them like a pretty seaweed garland around your
Little Mermaid Scene Setter!
Flip your fins!
Let the birthday girl and her friends walk, run and play all day in the sun in fishy mermaid fashion! Our Little Mermaid costume and dress-up ideas feature seaside styles that are oceans of fun to wear.
Let her dress just like Ariel!
Let your little mermaid princess ride the waves in a beautiful
Ariel Tutu Dress
and wig! This cute look is a fun twist on Ariel's fins and has a ton of coordinating accessories to choose from for a royal look that's all her own.
Another splashy outfit for the birthday mermaid!
The birthday princess needs options! An
Ariel Accessory Kit
is another cute ensemble she can flip her fins in. The kit comes with a cerulean blue glitter tutu skirt, floral lei necklace and matching floral bracelet. Let her choose from a sea of accessories like gloves, wands, and, tiaras to complete the mermaid transformation!
Pick Ariel accessories to make her feel like a birthday princess
Does the birthday girl have her own outfit picked out for her big day? Give her
Little Mermaid accessories
to wear, like a sea-green tiara and award ribbon with Ariel's smiling face for an extra-special touch!!
Give mer-guests ocean accessories that will make them smile
Have the mermaid of honor help hand out shimmery trinkets to her pals!
Little Mermaid Tiaras,
starfish sunglasses and glittery body jewelry are perfect for little ocean princesses to pose with in front of an under-the-sea backdrop!
Swimming across the waters can give your little mer-people a huge appetite! Check out our Little Mermaid cakes and cupcakes for yummy ideas that'll keep everyone from getting as crabby as Sebastian!
Make a sweet cupcake sandcastle the star of your table
Serve up a yummy stack of sea-inspired cupcakes to your lagoon-lovers!
Little Mermaid Baking Cups,
icing deco and candy pearls create lovely treats that are almost too pretty to eat. Stack your under-the-sea sweets on a themed cupcake tower with matching plates and napkins.
Make a splash with a fondant cake!
This lovely fondant cake will be the pearl of the dessert table! Check out our Sea-sational Little Mermaid Cake How-To for the deets on decorating this fondant-'n'-candy cake. Top the cake with Little Mermaid birthday candles and serve your delish masterpiece on Ariel plates and napkins – then prepare for the wave of oohs and aahs!
Mermaids will ♥ this Ariel cake!
Make a splash with a beautifully decorated cake using a Little Mermaid Cake Pan! See our Little Mermaid Cake Decorating Instructions
for the step-by-step how-to. Your mermaids will feel like undersea royalty when they eat this gorgeous Ariel cake on matching plates and napkins!