Over the weekend we enjoyed a pretty amazing mermaid party with family. Today, I wanted to share its fun and fancy with all of you. Need mermaid party ideas? These are great.
A Mermaid Party for the Books
As you might have picked up on by reading my blog, I am a big believer in using your talents. Over on my Facebook page, I frequently share videos of people using their talents to bless others. One thing we often talk about is how your gift to others doesn’t need to be extravagant. It’s just about putting what you’ve got out there.
My mother has always been blessed with the party planning gene. Seriously, this woman could take a mustard seed and create an entire party plan around it. She has always amazed me in this way. Recently, she used her talents to throw a pretty epic mermaid themed party for her grandchildren – just because she wanted to see them smile. As you can imagine, the party was a huge success.
Today I wanted to share this party and the images from it with you because what she did brought a huge smile to all of our faces – these ideas may be able to do the same for you.
Mermaid Themed Foods
As with most of our family parties, this event revolved highly around food. Hey, it’s part of what binds us a family. 🙂
Appetizers / Snacks
For our mermaid party, I must say the food choices were on point and super fun! Here’s what we had for appetizers.
“Fish and Chips” – This made me laugh! For one of our mermaid party snacks, we literally had fish and chips. Easy to put together and with a small sign, this dish makes quite the impact.
Shark Fruit Salad – In order to make fruit more under the sea themed, we used a watermelon shaped as a shark to serve it.
To do this: Simply cut one end off the watermelon (so it can stand without rolling) and remove the juicy fruit from the inside. Next, cut a chunk out of the watermelon to create a mouth, carve teeth into the mouth and refill with fruit to serve. We also added little eyes because they were cute.
Dolphin Fruit – In order to make the bowl of grapes themed to the party, we simply added bananas shaped as dolphins! Seriously, could this get any cuter?
To create this dish, cut the bananas in half with the skin still on. Using the tops of the bananas only, carefully slice a slit to create a mouth for the dolphin. Set the bananas within the grapes with one grape in the mouth to hold it open. Again, add signage to make it pop.
Seaweed Dip – This is simply spinach dip with a fun sign. Looks a bit like seaweed, doesn’t it?
The Main Course
Then we moved on to the main course and the fun didn’t stop!
Octopus Dogs – Did you know that if you cut slits into a hot dog before cooking it the hot dog would come out looking like a mini octopus? I didn’t either until this!
Crab Sandwiches – These aren’t actually made with crab, they just look like mini crabs! For these sandwiches, we used croissants, chicken salad or ham, and lettuce.
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Besides the normal beverages, we also set up a mermaid potion station because it’s fun. Any colored drink will work.
For dessert, we decided to get a bit hands on and allow everyone to decorate their own cookies using the mermaid theme. This is pretty basic, circular sugar cookies, royal icing, and colorful sprinkles. The results, however, are anything but basic. Just look at those fanciful designs!
Just For Fun | Mermaid Crafts
Finally, we all decorated treasure chests to keep our most prized belongings in. By simply setting out all the supplies that were needed, this offered hours of fun and a chance to let the creativity shine.
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