Mermaid Party Ideas

Great Mermaid Party Ideas!

  • Are you the kind of girl who can’t get enough of mermaids?
  • When you stare at the night sky do you see starfish?
  • Are you starting to call your little sister “Finfriend”?”

If you answered yes to any of these questions you should definitely have a mermaid party!

We at Fin Fun have surfed the web and found incredibly fun food, great games, magical decorations, imaginative invitations, and playful party favors that will fit a wide variety of budgets.
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Mermaid Party Decor and Food

First, we suggest to set the scene with great décor—your own enchantment under the sea.bubbles for mermaid party

  • Bubbles are a must. Have someone blowing bubbles or even use a bubble machine. You can even give bubbles as a party favor.
  • If it’s summertime, have your party at the local pool and have all your friends wear their mermaid tails!
  • Find food that doubles as décor. Set out bowls of Swedish fish, gummy sharks, or saltwater taffy for quick, no-fuss snacking. You can make edible sand by running graham crackers through your food processor. You can cut a watermelon into a super cool shark head.
  • Sharp teeth are carefully carved from the rind and a fin is attached with toothpicks. For step-by-step instructions go to sunscholars.com.
  • Dine in style! Use cookie cutters on a premade pizza crust for starfish-shaped pepperoni pizza. Also get a recipe to make a seashell pasta salad. You can find those recipes and more at bubblynaturecreations.com as well as more fun, kid-friendly mermaid-themed food ideas.
  • As always, pinterest.com has a lot of ingenious ideas. One of our favorites was a crab made out of apple slices. A half of apple is turned upside down with three slices of apple laid out on each side and two more slices cut as claws in front. So cute! They also use a croissant to make a “crab” sandwich with olives on toothpicks for eyes and the ends of the croissants as the pinchers. Or make an aquarium with clear plastic cups, blue Jell-O, and fish-shaped gummy treats. You will also see some amazing and elaborate mermaid birthday cake ideas.
  • Make an enchanting edible octopus by frosting large marshmallows and piping more frosting for tentacles. Add eyes. Super fun, cute, and easy. We found those cuties at karaspartyideas.com. Although that site is short on instructions, it does provide lots of photos and links on where to purchase the materials or featured items.

Mermaid Party Game Ideas

Bring your party up a notch with mermaid party games.fun-mermaid-party-ideas

  • Use a big, blue bed sheet to play “Under the Sea.” Have the children hold a corner or edge and say, “Under the Sea, Under the Sea” and then have an adult call the names of two party guests, “Riley and Tyler, dive under the sea.” The two guests will run under the sheet and grab a stuffed fish or other soft object that they can add to the “sea.” They can throw the object on the sheet and bounce it around while others guests have a turn diving under.
  • Play Pin the Flower on the Mermaid. Print out a picture of your favorite mermaid such as one of Fin Fun’s mermaiden coloring pages. Make photocopies of her flower. Then see who can come closest to pinning the flower in the right place.
  • Do a treasure toss where party guests toss gold coins into a treasure chest or fishbowl or a fish drop where guests decorate a clothespin to look like a fish or a mermaid. Then they hold it over a glass jar and see who can drop in the most.
  • Find or make a mermaid piñata—always a favorite! If you can’t find a mermaid you could use a fish. Play “Red Rover, Red Rover” and send Jia, Waverlee or Zoey right over!

We found most of these games at www.easy-party-ideas-and-games.com.

Mermaid Party Favors

Starfish pendants, shell bracelets, pearl necklaces and silver pewter seashell earrings are fun jewelry choices for party favors. Other mermaid favors include buttons, mirrors, brushes and combs, soap shaped as seashells, stuffed seahorses, lollipops, and even mermaid-shaped crayons! At etsy.com many of the party favors can also be personalized such as water bottles, printable party tags, or bottlecap pendants.

If you enjoy crafts, you might want to make your own decorations or invitations. Go to redtri.com and click on whimsical under the sea birthday party to make jellyfish decorations from paper bowls, ribbons, and googly eyes. Invite your fellow mermaid partiers with a message in a bottle. The site offers examples of party invitations with rolled up parchment paper stuffed into a glass bottle filled with sand and shells. You can also make a bubble necklace. Have an adult help thread a needle. Assemble a color pattern of large gumballs, then poke the first one and pull the thread through. String all of your gumballs on to make a fun and edible necklace.

At livingwellspendingless.com you can find pictures of fun décor and ideas for a beachy mermaid party. Plus the site breaks down the costs of everything from table décor, party outfits, favors, food and craft supplies.

Instead of running to your local party shop, you can also find party supplies on-line. Target.com has a mermaid-themed party pack for 8 that includes invitations, dinner plates, dessert plates, napkins, a table cover, balloons and curling ribbon.

Remember it’s the little details that make your party more memorable. So make your mermaid party the most magical yet!

mermaid tail party

List of websites for easy reference:

sunscholars.com
bubblynaturecreations.com
pinterest.com
karaspartyideas.com
easy-party-ideas-and-games.com
etsy.com
redtri.com
livingwellspendingless.com
target.com

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90 Comments


  1. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:14 am
    Aquata Clear-water says

    Bahama Blush or sweet dreams mermaid -tail


  2. Mar 10, 2018 at 9:48 am
    Mariana says

    I am a professional mermaid and I am opening a mermaid school this summer.


    1. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:14 am
      Aquata Clear-water says

      cool were is it and is it in 2018?


  3. Mar 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    Sparkle says

    I am so excited about my mermaid life.🙌


  4. Jan 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    Mermaid@Heart says

    I just wish more of my friends had mermaid tails, then I would totally have this as my birthday party!


    1. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:03 am
      Aquata Clear-water says

      I know what you mean my freinds do not have tails and they never will.


    2. Jun 9, 2018 at 7:11 pm
      Mermaid Anna says

      I know I only have one friend with a mermaid tail and I doubt any others will get them. And to make matters worse, I have a December birthday, so no pool for me! ☹️ I’ve always wanted a mermaid party


  5. Oct 23, 2017 at 10:55 pm
    Kinsleigh says

    Can I do it on my birthday


  6. Jul 5, 2017 at 11:08 am
    Anonymous says

    having mine this year 2017


    1. Oct 23, 2017 at 10:55 pm
      Kinsleigh says

      2017


  7. Jul 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    Mermaid mayhem says

    I’m doing it for my 10th birthday


  8. Feb 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm
    MerNerd says

    I’m doing this for my birthday in a week. Hope people actually show up.


  9. Feb 16, 2017 at 6:55 pm
    NyAna says

    how do i get the tools for everyone


  10. Oct 2, 2016 at 8:59 am
    mermaid butterfly says

    I dont have enough money to buy a mermaid tail, have any ideas to make money?


    1. Feb 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm
      TheMermaidKittyCat says

      Uuuhhhmm I don’t know


    2. Mar 23, 2017 at 11:58 am
      waveroll24 says

      you could work for it or save up its rlly simple or make a bargain lets say if i do this i get this like that its easy


    3. Mar 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm
      Princess_Merliah says

      Hi! Depending on how old you are you could try babysitting, selling crafts, having a lemonade stand with cookies also being sold, do extra chores, and make sure to ask your parents what you can do to save.


    4. Mar 10, 2018 at 9:42 am
      Mariana says

      I help my dad with his car-lift. Dream big and reach for the starfish!🌠


    5. Mar 13, 2018 at 9:10 am
      Aquata Clear-water says

      Here is my list of ideas for summer
      – do chores and make 1.50
      -Make a lemonade stand ( I raised 173.23$)
      -walk dogs ( if your allergic you could walk golden doodles)
      -Ask nieghbers if the need anything done like water flowers

      If you do not like my ideas sorry!


  11. Aug 6, 2016 at 4:47 pm
    jaida says

    your tails are sour and ok


  12. Jun 22, 2016 at 4:28 am
    Princess Ariel says

    I need a mermaid tail cuz My prince needs one pink one for my daughter!!!


  13. May 23, 2016 at 9:50 pm
    Mermaid Moana says

    You guys have an awesome pool!!


  14. May 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm
    jule says

    if all my friends had mermaid tails, and if I had a pool, I would DE”FIN”ITELY have a mermaid party!


    1. Jul 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm
      Anonymous says

      will they bring tails for the people that don’t have one


  15. Apr 6, 2016 at 5:05 pm
    Monroe says

    Hi Fin Fun! I certainly LOVE these tails! I am planning on doing this. My birthday is … and I want Jia’s Tail Badly. I will ask Mum and Dad For the Package! Please reply,And, Fin Fun, should I get Jia’s tail or should I get Destiny’s? Tell me, like… now! Thanks!


    1. Apr 23, 2016 at 2:42 pm
      finfun says

      You should get destiney’s tail


  16. Mar 28, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    Leena says

    I love the idea but i will do it next year on my birthday


  17. Jan 19, 2016 at 3:29 pm
    SunnySurfer says

    Great ideas but i cant afford all the tails the girls dont have any suggestions?


    1. Feb 9, 2016 at 6:06 pm
      lisa says

      i completely agree with you i want a mermaid birthday party very badly but the mermaid tails are way too expensive please come up g an idea like renting , we could order them pay 45 bucks, you send them to the person and after the time that they’ve done using them (within a limit of time ) and them send the tales back to you guys please do something like this soon…


      1. Apr 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm
        Monroe says

        I agree. Do this, Fin Fun! Please Tell us if you want too. And I wanted to tell you that you should make something where you design your tail and you sew and and take it too us! (Like, send or mail..) Thanks! Please REPLY!


    2. Mar 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm
      Leena says

      My birthday will be on wednesday i will invite her and have some fun with our mermaid tails eeeh i’am so excited it’s only 2days left


  18. Dec 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm
    Mermaid Addison says

    whaaahahohahoooooe but i already have a fin fun and its winter so i have to wait a loooooooooooong time and i don’t want to have a cake but i do like the bottle message thing but on christmas my friends reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally want a fin fun so bye any chance could you lower the price just this ONCE pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease like to 10 dollars or something and my friends said they wanted atype my friend whitney would like Jia’s tail (size 8 please)and my other friend mallory would like serena’s tail please (size 10 please)pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  19. Dec 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm
    Shell Tidle Swimmer says

    BEST PLACE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  20. Nov 16, 2015 at 6:47 am
    Mermaid Sophie says

    These are the coolest ideas ever! I wish I could do something like this! I especially love the message in a bottle! I am hoping I will get a Aussie Green mermaid tail for my birthday!


  21. Sep 18, 2015 at 9:04 am
    Mermaid tako says

    I hope my mom and dad will be able to do that! I am so exited! Dad said if I work hard on my grades (I already have good grades but I mustn’t lose them) and my birthday happens! And this will be super cool! I will work form crafts and thing full Suturday! And I wish that my friends would get mermaid tails too and I would get mermaid tail too oh and a good fact is my friends aren’t that kind of girls who say that mermaid tails are for kids how much will I love to learn swimming with my friends! They don’t know how to swim either! We just need a pool and then we will get used to our dolphin kick maybe our parents WILL buy us fin fun mermaid tails… But it’s just a dream our country is in a big crisis that’s right Georgia is in a big crisis I wish someday our country would be as grateful and rich as it was in the past…???☺☺??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


  22. Sep 1, 2015 at 9:14 am
    ellie says

    MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, I LIKE IT!


  23. Jul 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm
    abree says

    I want one


  24. Jul 16, 2015 at 8:09 pm
    mermaid lover says

    I have finfeiends I can swim with. My mom,friends,my mammy,and more.just because I’m in the fifth grade doesn’t mean I can’t stop doing what I love.


    1. Aug 7, 2015 at 9:44 pm
      Mermaid Rachel says

      I agree


    2. Jan 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm
      SunnySurfer says

      what a wonderful comment, i agree.


  25. Jul 1, 2015 at 3:33 pm
    mermaid Marcy says

    i have a finfriend to swim with. She is my nieghbor.


    1. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:42 am
      emry says

      i have a finfriend also two but one of them here dog chewed her monofin but i have two tail and two monofins i will let her use my momofin my birthday is soon i cant wait i love taling to you guys you guys will all be mermaids one day


  26. Jun 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm
    Mermaid Marina says

    I totally want to have a mermaid-themed summer party, but none of my friends have tails and I don’t think they’re interested in buying one anytime soon. I do have a few Fin Fun tails, but whenever I suggest that we all go swimming together, nobody wants to be a mermaid. The hardest part of loving to swim with a tail is that finding someone with the same interest is incredibly tricky. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I should do?


    1. Jun 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm
      Lilie-Anne says

      Just ask around someone else has got to be in to mermaids I’m in 6th grade ind I get teased but I’m doing what I love


      1. Aug 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm
        The mermaid series girl says

        I love mermaids, always have, always will.


      2. Oct 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm
        Mermaid Emmy says

        I have the same problem as you, I will be going in the ninth grade next summer and I dream of a mermaid party, but I have no fin-friends, except my bff will probably get the aussie green tail for chirstmas. I have destiny’s tropical sunset. My suggestion to you is ask them to go to the pool with you, let them see how cool your tail is, then yeah! Good luck!


    2. Aug 21, 2015 at 11:30 am
      Jamjammac says

      I really want a tail but my family makes fun of me and we don’t have a pool and I’m a year younger than you should I buy one


      1. Aug 23, 2015 at 7:22 pm
        The mermaid series girl says

        I might not be the person you were asking. But I think you should go for it.


      2. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:47 am
        emry says

        i say you go for were your dreams take you if you dreams are to have a fin fun mermaid tail than buy one who cares if they make fun of you you will have so much fun being am mermaid trust me i have two tails you will look amazing


    3. Oct 9, 2015 at 11:44 am
      Mermaid tako says

      For you yeah but do you know how hard is it to want a tail so much and not having it!? Even couldnty say to your parents to buy you one! And of course I’m not talking out few and you know what? I think if youriends don’t want to be mermaids youmshould give the tails to the ones are dreaming for it and not having it I wish I had a mrmaid tail and I will be grateful for it to just feel the you are a mermaidmi always dreamed for this so this is my suggestion??????????


  27. Jun 19, 2015 at 8:02 am
    Sofia says

    I’m totally gonna do this next year


  28. May 30, 2015 at 5:29 am
    Salma says

    Does the insert come with the monofin for free now, fin fun ?


    1. Jun 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm
      Lilie-Anne says

      No


      1. Sep 1, 2015 at 9:16 am
        ellie says

        YOUR NOT FIN FUN!


  29. May 30, 2015 at 5:27 am
    Salma says

    When will the tropical sunset tail come out?


  30. May 30, 2015 at 5:21 am
    Salma says

    But none of my friends have mermaid tails!


  31. Mar 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm
    Mermaid Lauryn says

    OMG!!!!! I LOVE THE IDEA OF A UNDER THE SEA THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY I’M LIKE FREAKING OUT MY MOM SAYS IT’S POSSIBLE TO RESERVE A HOTEL POOL BECAUSE MY BIRTHDAY IS IN OCTOBER AND WE’D HAVE TO DO IT INSIDE BUT WHO CARES!!!! I’M SO EXCITED EVEN THOUGHT SUMMER HASN’T EVEN COME I REALLY WANT TO START PLANNING MAYBE WE CAN HAVE A PARTY IN THE SUMMER LIKE A SUMMER BREAK PARTY MY FRIEND KAYLA HAS A TAIL (CARIBBEAN SUNSET) AND WE CAN BE LIKE THE STARS OR SOMETHING IF IT’S OKAY WITH HER I REALLY HAVE TO START PLANNING I AM SO EXCITED I HAVE TO TEXT MY MOM TO SEE WHAT SHE THINKS OF THIS IDEA! 😀 THANKS FOR POSTING THAT THINGY ABOUT PARTY IDEAS AND STUFF THANKS FIN FUN SO MUCH!!!!! ;3


    1. Jun 8, 2015 at 4:50 pm
      Sea Shell says

      OMG! What a coÏncidence! my birthday is in October and i wanna ask my mom yhe same thing! LOL!!!!


      1. Jul 2, 2015 at 9:25 pm
        Mermaid Layla says

        Amazing have finfrenids


    2. Sep 1, 2015 at 9:17 am
      ellie says

      MINES IN APRIL THOUGH, ITS NOT SUMMER…


  32. Feb 15, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    Mermaid Mira says

    I just ordered the Aussie Green tail, and I’m really hoping to have a mermaid birthday party. The only problem is, all my friends (I don’t have many) think mermaid tails are for little kids. Fin Fun, do you have any advice?


    1. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:32 am
      mermaid natalya says

      my friends say mermaids are stupid and make believe but they are not!!!! they are beautiful and totally real. i tried showing them fin fun and they said its so fake!!! but i still believe in mermaids and i have the Aussie Green tail too. lol


      1. Sep 1, 2015 at 9:18 am
        ellie says

        I SAY JUST GO FOR IT. IGNORE UR FRIENDS. DO WHAT U WANT


      2. Feb 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm
        mermaid josie says

        yea have some fun, if they dont want to be your finfriend then they can just be your friend.


  33. Dec 15, 2014 at 10:08 am
    Mermaid Carmen says

    I got artic blue and I hope to have a mermaid birthday party! 😀 ♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥


  34. Sep 21, 2014 at 8:37 am
    Leah says

    I am so close to being able to buy one I’m just trying to figure out if I should get Aussie green or Arctic blue


    1. Jun 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm
      Sea Shell says

      I have the same problem… I have a comment on the page with the poll( page 19 of 20 on that page)and it would really help if one of u helped me by commenting!


      1. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:01 am
        Mermaid Makenna says

        I commented to that!


    2. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:33 am
      mermaid natalya says

      i think Aussie Green i got that one


  35. Jul 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm
    LYLA says

    THIS IS SO COOL! I LOVE YOUR TAILS. MY ASIAN MAGENTA TAIL IS ACTUALLY BEING PROCESSED NOW. I CAN`T WAIT TO DO THIS FOR MY BIRTHDAY. LOVE YOUR GUYS AWESOME IDEAS!


  36. Jul 22, 2014 at 7:17 pm
    Silena says

    That sounds fun, but how would all your friends have tails?


    1. Jul 23, 2014 at 3:20 pm
      Fin Fun says

      Everyone would have to collect them. You could all hold a fundraiser, babysit, mow lawns, etc until you earn enough. Then get your tails and have a mermaid party!!!


      1. Oct 9, 2015 at 11:57 am
        Mermaid tako says

        I’m in seventh grade,12 years old and believe and want to be a mermaid from age … I don’t know once I found out about Ariel I want to be in that beautiful animated world talk to animalsmcome to the surface swim sing collect human treasures that’s the life I want so I’m dreaming it everyday I’m felling it that I’m a mermaid! But if it was in reality and if I had fin fun mermaid tail and a pool and swim there and have parties and games with my friends play them and swim with them oh fin fun I have so awesome ideas! Like you and Disney company each other and have Ariel and the mermaidens together and make episodes and a social game! That will be super awesome!???


  37. Jul 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm
    Alexys07 says

    OMG I love fin fun and I don’t say that very often.I am in love with my tale.Its amazing and so cute.Thank you fin fun for making my dream come true.


  38. Jul 16, 2014 at 9:56 am
    oceanna says

    I already have the golden scale tail and another assie green is on the way


    1. Sep 1, 2015 at 9:20 am
      ellie says

      UR NAMES OCEANNA MINES OCEANA!


  39. Jul 12, 2014 at 11:17 am
    Hallie says

    I want to have a mermaid b-day party, but I don’t know where t ask my parents to rent a pool, because we don’t have one. I tried having one at our local pool, but they stole our money, because I never got a party. Also I’m trying to get my friends to buy mermaid tails.(I’m getting one on Tuesday) Have any tips/hints?


    1. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:06 am
      Mermaid Makenna says

      Well you could go to the Pictures, Videos & More tab and do Choose Your Tail and then scroll down to the comments and ask other people. I will comment on yours


  40. Jul 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm
    isabella says

    Hi, I’m Isabella!!! I just want to say that your website is absolutely awesome!!! I’ve looked everywhere for a reasonable price on tails. I’ve tried The3tails.com, mertailor.com, and Miamibeachmermaids.com. none of them had a good price. maybe you could give me a hint on which tail I should get???


    1. Jul 5, 2014 at 5:18 pm
      isabella says

      I’m buying from you guys, so I thought I would get an opinion on which tail to buy


      1. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:13 am
        Mermaid Makenna says

        Isabella, look at the comment above your first one on this page.


    2. Jul 7, 2014 at 10:22 am
      Fin Fun says

      Our new Mermaiden tails are awesome because they’re machine washable and have a dimensional print that is really cool both in and out of the water. Also, the Caribbean Blue and Caribbean Sunset are very popular and durable. But, of course, we love all our mermaid tails! 🙂


      1. Mar 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm
        Mermaid Lauryn says

        hi fin fun i’m a little worried about machine drying my tail i’m worried it will lose it’s color will it? 🙁


        1. Mar 4, 2015 at 7:16 am
          Fin Fun says

          It won’t lose it’s color, but the spandex may lose some of its elasticity (stretchiness) when dried on high heat. When in doubt, lay it flat to dry


    3. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:07 am
      Mermaid Makenna says

      Look at the comment above


      1. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:10 am
        Mermaid Makenna says

        That wasn’t supposed to go there. Sorry.


    4. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:10 am
      Mermaid Makenna says

      Look at the comment above.


      1. Jun 18, 2015 at 11:11 am
        Mermaid Makenna says

        Nither was that.


      2. Feb 17, 2016 at 6:07 pm
        mermaid aria says

        im a mermaid my mermaid tail is aussie green


        1. Aug 20, 2016 at 4:39 pm
          ninjamermaid says

          omg mine is aussie green to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!