mermaid birthday party dessert table
A couple weekends ago we celebrated Maddy’s 3rd birthday! She chose mermaids as her party theme so I incorporated those along with some other under the sea creatures and of coarse plenty of pink and ruffles. I used decorations from parties past as well as creating some new paper flowers. I found adorable mermaid printables here and printed them out myself. 
mermaid birthday party dessert table

I found this oyster cookie idea via Pinterest and it was so easy and adorable I just had to make them for the party.
DIY oyster cookies for mermaid party

These mermaid cupcake toppers were a free download and they were the exact colors I had in mind. The wrapping paper in the background I stumbled upon at Target and I loved that the pattern looked like little water drops and the colors were perfect so it was just meant to be. Not to mention very inexpensive.
mermaid cupcake toppers
mermaid party printables

The banner is also a free printable. All letters are available to download so you can make it say anything you want.
ruffle cake for mermaid party

This was my second attempt at making a ruffle cake. I need a little practice but I don’t think Maddy noticed my mess-ups  so all in all it turned out ok.
pink ruffle cake for mermaid birthday party
happy birthday chalkboard art printable

For favors the guests took home some yummy mermaid mix made from pink chocolate popcorn, Valentine m&m’s, raisins and vanilla cupcake flavored goldfish. Yum!
mermaid birthday party trail mix favors

mermaid birthday party favors

Martha Stewart paper party decorations
I made Maddy’s reversible mermaid tail with some leftover fabric I had from another project.
DIY reversible mermaid tail dress-up

Her shirt is made using a piece of pink felt and fusible interfacing. I made it using the same method I used in this post.  It was super easy and since I only used things I already had the whole outfit was free. Yay!
mermaid birthday party dessert table decorations
mermaid birthday party ideas
This little wooden mermaid I found in my crafting stash. It was left over from Claire’s surfer girl party we had several years ago. I think it’s from Hobby Lobby or AC Moore.
mermaid party ideas

mermaid party decor ideas

birthday party decorations for girls

mermaid party ideas

party food

seashells and cheese ocean party food

kids birthday party food

mermaid party decorations

trial mix for party favor

little girls mermaid tail

Maddy had a great time at her party with some sweet friends and family and since I haven’t gotten around to taking down all the decorations yet we’re still celebrating! =)

Resource list:
Gaddie + Tood: cupcake toppers, wave banner and favor tags
Anders Ruff: celebrate banner
Living well and spending less: starfish food labels
Target: wrapping paper backdrop
Hobby Lobby: paper straws, pink cups used for mac and cheese, wooden spoons
AC Moore: blue dot cupcake wrappers
Nest of Posies: Happy Birthday chalkboard art

Check out my party page for more party inspiration!