Mermaid Birthday Party

Nov 9, 2013 | Kid Birthday Parties, Parties By Theme

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Our little six year old requested a mermaid themed birthday party this year.  Here's a look at the details of her special under the sea party:



Mermaid Cake

Mermaid Cake Cupcakes

Pin the Tail on the MermaidPrintable Download available here


Sand Art Activity:  This was a huge hit. The kids loved making their own sand bottles.


The plastic divided trays are from the Dollar Tree. The other supplies can be found on Amazon:

We ended the party with a treasure hunt to find their party favors.



Invitations and Thank You Notes (available here)


Mermaid Chalkboard

And of course, my birthday tradition of creating a custom photo memory (available here)



  1. Where did you buy the plastic containers that the sand is sitting in? It looks like 1 piece with several dishes? I want this instead of using shoe plastic containers. Would love to hear back from you. Thanks


    • I found them at the Dollar Tree in Texas. They were a $1 each. Hope you have a store near you!

  2. Everything looks like so much fun! Where did you get the sand art bottles and sand?

    • Thanks, Lisa. I got the bottles and the sand from Hobby Lobby. The sand art was a big hit!

      • I loved your Mermaid ideas. I have found some wonderful sand and bottles at
        tons of fun shapes. My 8 year old does Sand Art at her party every year.

  3. Where did you get your mini funnels from? Love this idea!!!

    • Thanks! Mini funnels, containers and sand were all from Hobby Lobby.

  4. Hi I love this idea! I’m thinking of something similar for my daughter’s party. How much sand did you buy? Thanks for the pictures!

  5. Hi, Your party planning is fantastic! I’ve been asked to bake a mermaid birthday cake for a 4 year old’s party. Can you tell me a little bit about how you make the cake? did you buy a Barbie doll and remove the lower half?? Is the bottom part made of fondant?

    thanks for your advice!

    • Hi Ginny,
      Thank you! The doll I purchased had a removable fin. I took that off and pushed the rest of the tail into the cake. I did cover the cake in fondant and replicated the tail in fondant to drape on top of the cake so it looks like she is sitting. Happy Baking!

  6. Hi! Where did you find the image for the pin the fin on the mermaid game? Thank you so much! Such a cute party!

  7. hello where did u find the game pin the fin on the mermaid

    thank you

    • It was something I made. I can work on adding it to my shop if you are interested in the digital file to print one for yourself.

      • Hi! How can I find the digital file for the pin the talk on the mermaid game? Thanks heather

  8. I also have a Taylor that’s turning 6 tomorrow and loves Ariel and Mermaids ❤️

    • Happy Birthday to your Taylor!!

  9. What did you include in your loot bags?

    • Bubble gum, plastic bracelets, chocolate gold coins, stickers and more candy!

  10. Love these ideas! May I get the recipes to the sand cookies, sand vanilla pudding, and spinach dip?



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