Every year I let my daughter pick a theme for her birthday. Having been in the wedding industry for years, I really enjoy throwing a party and all the details that go along with it. For her 5th birthday, my daughter chose to have a mermaid birthday party. It would have been easy to pick up The Little Mermaid themed decorations, plates cups and banner at Party City, but I enjoy sourcing something a bit different to fill her day with pretty things. If you’re looking for inspiration for boys birthdays check out my post here
Where To Source
Mermaid Tail Crayons – these were handmade from old broken crayons. It was a fun little project to do with my daughter. The finished product is so cute and we gave them away as party favours. See the tutorial here. You will need to buy the moulds, we go ours on Amazon similar to these ones here
Mermaid Cake Topper – as I didn’t have time to go all out on the cake, I bought this cute cake topper to be the star of the show instead. You can get it here
Sequence Table Cloth – I bought mine in rose gold but there are other colour options available. Because my daughter loves pink, and many of her other birthday parties have pink themes, I know I’ll be able to use it again. You can find one similar to mine here
Mermaid Themed Decor – Since the mermaid party kit I bough is no longer available, I recommend going with the Meri Meri collection found here. For a Canadian supplier check out Lemonade Party Box here
I start looking at the beginning of the year to find deals and often mix and match birthday decor from different companies. My favourite party decor supplier is Meri Meri and I also like Paperlove and My Minds Eye. Their designs are beautiful and timeless and it’s usually what I’m first drawn to when researching birthday party decor. Also take the time to look through what you might already have at home. It’s nice to be able to add things to not break the bank too much.
Treasure Chest – I found these at Michaels and filled them with chocolate coins. The kids got to paint them (the birthday activity) and take them home
Fishing Net – I got mine on Amazon but you can find them at party or craft stores as well. It’s a very inexpensive way to make a statement
***TIP*** I always print out my favourite 12 photos of my kids, one from each month of the year to look back on. I hang them up somewhere for our birthday guests to see. Then I put them in a photo album with the photos from the previous years. Even if I don’t manage to print out any other photos during the year, I always have these.
Seashells – These were from trips we had been on and a family friend gave us some as well. It is possible to buy them if needed here
Flowers – It is called celosia and looks like something straight from the sea!
I hope this blog post has inspired you to throw a mermaid party for your child! It was a big hit for my daughter and her friends.