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Mermaid Party

Mermaid Party

Mermaid parties have been a popular theme for children's birthday celebrations for about as long as we can remember. There's just something about those mystical maidens of the sea that captivates the imagination. After all, what little girl doesn't dream of being Ariel?

Whether you're celebrating by the beach, renting the children's party room at a water park or aquarium or turning your living room into the ocean floor, we have some helpful suggestions to throw an under-the-sea mermaid ball that's sure to be adorable.



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Mermaid Party Invitations
Mermaid Party Invitations
We're sure you'll want the perfect invitations to let your little mermaid's friends know she's throwing an underwater bash. Whether you prefer stylish or whimsical, there are many mermaid and under-the-sea designs from which to choose. We recommend a simple and elegant typestyle in complementary colors, such as teal blue and pink.

If you're asking your guests to come in costume, be sure to send the invitations well in advance to give them time to prepare. You can even set the scene by sending a personalized photo invitation of your little girl dressed up in her best mermaid outfit!

Remember that mermaid parties tend to be all-girl affairs. If you're inviting boys as well you may consider a mixed theme. Pirates and mermaids go well together, or even a “mermaids and surfers” beach party or luau party.

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Mermaid Party Costumes
Mermaid Party Costumes
Half of the fun of a mermaid party is getting to play dress-up, and it's not difficult to fashion costumes for your guests. Before the party, purchase shimmery blue or green fabric and cut to be worn as a long skirt. Sew on (or apply with hot glue) another piece shaped as a “tail,” with the ends tied and tucked under to keep it from looking flat.

Whether you've asked your guests to arrive in costume or not, you'll want to provide plenty of accoutrements to get the girls in the mermaid mood. After all, a mermaid can't have too many accessories! Some favors they will love include strings of plastic beads and pearls, sea shell necklaces, even Hawaiian leis. Glittery tiaras and sparkly Christmas garlands worn as scarves will make them feel like real princesses. When they're all made up, hand out plastic hand-held mirrors to admire their beauty!

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