Cute Mermaid Birthday Party Ideas, Printables, Scrapbook Supplies by Amy Locurto

My baby girl wanted a Mermaid Birthday Party.

Here is what she got…. I hope you enjoy these fun ideas from my daughter’s Mermaid Party!

**Exciting Update!** My mermaid designs were turned into super cute party and scrapbook products! You can buy them here.

Party Designs

I had the best time drawing her as a mermaid for the invitation!

Her name was on the invite, I just put “girl” on here for the blog. I designed this invite especially for my daughter (this design is not for sale), but I do have a really cute version of it which is available in my shop. You can customize it with your own party details before printing too!

Mermaid Party Invitation


Mermaid Party Table & Food Ideas

I didn’t go crazy on the decorations as I wanted something simple and easy because I put all of my time into the food and crafts. The backdrop was sheer sparkly fabric and a few balloons. I wanted a feeling of being under the water.

Mermaid Party Dessert Table - Living Locurto

I think these cupcake toppers took a lot longer to design than to make the sandy beach cupcakes! I now have the Mermaid designs for sale in my shop.

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The food was sushi sandwiches, brownie bombs, brownie starfish pops, goldfish crackers, fruit, pizza and blue Gatorade.

Cute Mermaid Party Birthday Food Ideas by Amy Locurto


Seahorse Cookies

I love these adorable cookies Bridget from Bake at 350 made of my seahorse designs! How cute are these? Get a free printable template and directions on how to make these cookies here.

Seahorse Sugar Cookies for Mermaid Party-  Bake at 350

Little Mermaids

The guests were three little girls, their siblings and one little boy (her boyfriend!).

I made these easy no sew mermaid tails for the girls. I didn’t realize how tall they all were compared to my girl! So some were way shorter than they should have been. You can see directions on how to make these at the bottom of this post. Of course, each mermaid got a crown too!

No Sew Mermaid Tails - DIY Craft - Party Idea - Living Locurto

We had lots of fun and games!

Pin the crown on Ariel (which even the older brothers wanted to do), an under the sea treasure hunt and the older siblings had a blast in the dance contest! Oh my… there were some moves going on that should have been outlawed!! LOL! And of course opening presents at the end was a big highlight!

Cute Mermaid Party Birthday Ideas by Amy Locurto

Taking photos as a mermaid was a hit, even with a few boys!!

I bought a large blue foam core board and spray glued a large cut-out of my mermaid drawing. I cropped in close so you couldn’t see their hands holding the board.

Mermaid Party - Party Ideas - Photo Props - Living Locurto

Mermaid Decor & Goodies

I found cute Ariel lunch boxes half-off at the Disney Store and filled them up for goodie bags. The boys all got Sponge Bob cups filled with pirate goodies.

Centerpieces were big cut-outs on silver chargers with pearls and shells surrounding them. I also had a table with a treasure chest and more food, but didn’t get photos.

Cute Mermaid Party Birthday Ideas Printables by Amy Locurto

Cute Mermaid Party Birthday Ideas by Amy Locurto

DIY Ideas for a Mermaid Party

How to make a no sew mermaid tail.

Party Craft Idea- No Sew Mermaid Tail - Living Locurto

I am not a sewer, so I didn’t do any particular measuring. The best advice I can give on how to make these yourself is to measure your little mermaid’s waist then add some extra fabric for wrapping. Also measure from her waist to the floor for the length.

For more instructions on how to make the mermaid tails, visit this updated post about it here.


Sushi Sandwiches

Roll cheddar cheese, cucumbers, cream cheese and turkey up in a piece of white bread. I also added mustard to some.

Fun Food Idea - Sushi Sandwiches - Mermaid Party - Living Locurto

Song List

  • Under the Sea, Little Mermaid Soundtrack
  • Caribbean Birthday My Princess, Kiskadee
  • Happy Birthday, The Ting Tongs/ Yo Gabba Gabba!
  • Happy Birthday, Delroy Wilson/Reggae

Dance Contest Songs (the kids loved these!)

  • I Like to Move It, 2
  • Jump N’ Move, The Brand New Heavies/Happy Feet
  • Jump Around, House of Pain

Cute Mermaid Party Birthday Ideas by Amy Locurto

Thanks for coming to see the party! I had a blast making everything and hope you got some inspiring ideas.  -Amy

Want to have a party like this? Then download the Mermaid Party Printables!

Choose from 4 different mermaids. Find one that looks most like your party girl!

Blonde Mermaid Party DesignsDark Hair Mermaid Birthday Party Designs

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Shop now!

You might also like my Fairy Party Printables. They are super cute too! See the Fairy Party here.

Check out my cute Party with Amy Locurto Mermaid Collection here.

Cute Mermaid Party Birthday Supplies - Party with Amy Locurto


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  1. for the sushi roll-up sandwiches…how did you keep the sandwich roll from unfurling? did you glue the ends together? LOL πŸ˜›

  2. My Daughters birthday is July 26th too. She is also turning 3. I am very great full for your helpful tips.

  3. Do you have the dimensions for the mermaid tail?
    How wide and how long for a 3 year old?
    Do you need the seam down the middle of the back or could it all be one piece of fabric?

  4. hello. i’m planning my daughter’s first birthday party with this theme. wanted to ask you about what you did has centerpiece? please let me know.
    thank you

  5. is it posible to just purchase the chocolate wrappers? please let me know by the end of the week, my daughters party is on 12/11 so please contact me before then.. thanks

  6. Does anyone know the dimensions for the mermaid tail? I cannot sew, but I want to make these out of green trash bags for my daughter’s bday (I’m making 12, so I’m using trash bags, not material to cut costs). The kids are around the same size as Amy’s daughter. Would I use 1 yard or 2?

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  8. Thanks for sharing. This is really cool. I am from Indonesia and my 5 y.o. to be daughter would like to have a mermaid bday party.. appreciated in sharing this!

  9. I love that your mermaids on the cupcake toppers, etc. are wearing modest tops. If it were not three days before our party, I would have purchased your printables. Lovely.

  10. Amy

    You are so gifted and creative. I am head over heals for these ideas. I love the sandwich sushi idea and the no sew mermaid tales. I would like a bit more information on how you created the mermaid tales. How much material did you use per tale, and roughly how far in did you place the velcro pieces?

  11. Did you just randomly cut the fabric for the mermaid tail shape or did you make a template? thanks! πŸ™‚

  12. when you maidthe mermaid tales…you tied and tucked the Tule…aproximatly where did you tie the tule? I have about 6 tales made to that point but can seem to figure out where you tied and tuck the tule.

    Thanks Erika

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  14. Sooo adorable! One question: how did you temporarily hang the teal tulle to the wall over the window?

  15. seems like a good party. im turning elven soon i might have a camping party or a mermaid themed birthday. like this one but only older it looks amzing! thank you

  16. Are there more detailed instructions for mermaid tail? I would love some ball park measurements.

  17. Super Cute! My girlscout troop is going camping and we are having an understand the sea theme for the weekend and each girl has to make their own Mrmaid costume for the under the sea fashion show!!! Thanks Quick and easy that’s how I roll!!

  18. I was googling ideas for my little girls bday & came upon this site. Thank you for all the good ideas & tips. I plan to use alot of them. Thanks again!

  19. Hi Amy, loved your mermaid party. I had purchased the party pack and downloaded but computer crashed and I’m a week away from my daughter’s 5th birthday and realizing that I can’t print them out anymore. I wonder if you have record of this and could resend? Many thanks. I’ve been sharing your blog with friends. Love it!!!

  20. LOVE all your ideas for this beautiful party. Can you tell me approximately how much fabric was used for each mermaid tail? Thank you!!!

  21. I was completely into your posting looking at all the creative details of your little girl’s birthday party … and then … I see a mermaid with my name! That was just the icing on the cake – no pun intended. πŸ™‚

  22. where did you buy those adorable mermaid plates??? been planning my daughters 5th bday party, opened your blog and she freaked! lol, she said she has to have this same party. so please, i beg you!

  23. Our front foyer is tiled. Usually I have a rug down, but i thought it would be cute to write something on the tile as guests enter. Any idea WHAT i can use that is washable, yet won’t smear as the mermaids and pirates walk on it. And also, what message to write?

  24. oops. just saw that question was already asked and answered. thanks! i may even use her 10 yr old brother who is quite the artist.

  25. Hi Amy. LOVE these ideas. Am having a mermaid(and pirate) party for my 6 yr old daughter on Saturday. Am incorporating some of your ideas! You said you spray glued the large mermaid cutout onto foam core for the girls to have their picture taken. I was wondering how you got that mermaid image so large.

  26. @Jeanine Barrera,

    I don’t remember the exact width. Maybe 1/2 a yard? I just wrapped it around my daughter and measured that way.

  27. Amy, what is the width of the mermaid tail fabric that you used? It is absolutely beautiful!!!

  28. @Dri,

    They just stayed together for me. I had pretty soft bread, so after cutting them they stayed that shape. The cream cheese is sort of the glue.

  29. Hi Amy. Do you mind sharing how you fixed the bread in the sushi sandwiches, preventing them from falling apart?

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  31. I am so in love, your daughter’s party is everything and then some that I hope my daughter’s 1st birthday mermaid themed party will be <3 My baby was a home, water birth baby so I knew it would be a mermaid theme from before her birth.

    Can you give me an idea on how much fabric I need? I don't do anything with fabric and don't have a clue how much I would need????

    So you can order the big mermaid picture, the one you had on the poster board separately? I love and will need that!

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  33. @Jennifer,

    Thanks Jennifer! I printed that mermaid body on my home printer in two sections. I have a large format printer for my graphic design business. Because most people probably don’t have that, I don’t offer it as part of my pack.

    Enjoy the party:-)

  34. If I ordered the party pack, how can I print the face cut-out and I assume you printed this at Kinkos.


  35. Hi! I love your mermaid party ideas. If I order the party pack, can I print it to look like your example, or are they all fill-in invitations? My little girl is turning 3 and I’d like to have her name printed on the invite, as well as the date and location.
    Also, how far in advance can you make the sushi sandwiches? I’d like to do as much as I can ahead of time!

  36. @Amy, that was a great party you organized for your daughter! I’m planning a christening ceremony for my baby girl and want to have a mermaid theme. Could you please tell me how you made the topping for those cupcakes?

  37. @Jessica,

    Unzip the file and you should have the PDF files in a folder. You might need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them.

    One you open, just hit print. Make sure you have nice thick paper or email the files to your nearest quick print place like Fedex Kinkos or Staples.

  38. Hey amy :
    I loved this for my daughters birthdy I ordered the birthday pack but really dont know how to print it out?Please help its next week????
    thanks a miilion

  39. Wonderful! Thank you for such great ideas, my daughters bday will be awesome because of all of these creative ideas!

  40. I am in awe by you. From your crafts (I LOVE EVERYTHING!)- I am buying a new house and will be making the numbers sign like you did- BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!- to your outlook- A MERMAID PARTY? I want one. There would be a few more #s on those cupcakes.. heehee..

    I don’t even know what to say. WOW. Keep it up… I am going to keep looking…

    Thank you!! πŸ™‚ -Amy

  41. Hello, I stumbled on your site a little while ago and have read all the info quietly. I thought might make my firstcomment. Not really sure what to comment but anyway. Great website. Will come back in a bit to hear more of what youve got to offer.

  42. Hello

    I love this mermaid theme and I want to do it for my girl. I was wondering, how can I get the table cloth an the plate that the llittle girl has her birhtday cupcake on? I think is beautiful!

  43. A friend of mine and I made 3 mermaid tails for our girls using your idea…my friend is handy with a sewing machine, so we sewed ours since I chose fabric that would ravel easily. Turned out cute, cute, cute!

  44. my whole entire day has just been made complete! my daughter (currently 2 1/2) has decided she wants a mermaid party when she turns 3. she tells anyone and everyone who will listen about having a mermaid party.

    i just hit the birthday party idea jackpot! i was going to just make skirts out of tulle but these mermaid tails are darling.

    thank you so much for posting such cute and creative ideas!!!

  45. My friend Joana has been telling me about your party for a while. This was do cute. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

  46. That party made me want to have a girl.. and that’s saying a LOT! (I’m much more the “get dirty with the boys” type, and I DON’T do hair!). Really… that was totally, beautifully amazing! Is there any end to your talent, Amy?

  47. So cute! My daughter had a mermaid party last year. I wish I had thought of the no-sew tails. My mom and I spent 2 days sewing tails for all the guests and yours turned out much cuter. Augh. Thanks.

  48. Such a fantastic idea! I am going to make the “sushi” right away for my two year old. That is too cute of an idea. I’m going to see if I can make some pb&j sushi too! Thanks for a great post!

  49. What an amazing job you did! My daughter’s fifth birthday is coming up in August. She wants a princess party…and I better get started!

  50. wow, that was absolutely beautiful. the photos were gorgeous and i think i’ll be dreaming of mermaids tonight.

  51. Amy- Thanks for the inspiration! my girlie and niece want a mermaid b-day also. I am in the works of it now. I bought the “Aquamarine” digital scrapbook set from Ellie Lash online. Since I am so not talented to draw a magnificent mermaid, this will have to do!
    Great job!!!!

  52. Now that is sushi I would eat.

    Funny thing is that my husband has a crush on Ariel the Mermaid.

    Maybe I should make one of those skirts so the hubs can pretend I am Ariel.

    Or is that too weird?

  53. SUPER cute party!! I love the invites and the cupcake toppers! They are darling! Thanks for sharing so much detail! You did a great job!!

  54. this is amazing! Will you help me with my next b-day party? Or how about the luau themed Bridal Shower I am throwing. I bet you would have a million ideas for that!!!!

  55. Thanks to TIDYMOM, I got to take a peak at such an ADORABLE party. I love the aqua blue color you scheme that you chose. I love the NO SEW mermaid wrap. I love it all! The music choices are great. I can hardly wait to throw my daughters 4th birthday party Aug. 3rd “Barbie hula beach party” GREAT JOB!

  56. Those sushi sandwhices are too cute. I am going to make those for the boys for supper.
    Also, I laughed out loud about your explanation of Girl on the invitation : )

  57. Holy Moses Amy … you completely out-did yourself! This is amazing! Great job my dear!!! I wish I had children to throw these fabulous parties for … you’ve got some amazing ideas to work with πŸ™‚

  58. Amy!
    Does your adorable daughter realize what a wonderful Mommy she has? I am sure she does. You simply outdo yourself on these parties. So talented with all the creative things you come up with! These are precioius pics and what wonderful ideas! Will have to pass these along to Lauri for Natalie; she will be two in Sept. But some wonderful ideas for the next year and the next and the next!

    Have a great week from your East Texas Friend!

    Ruth Ann

  59. You make me proud Amy! LOL!! Holy smokes, what a bash. Every detail nailed!! I adore what you created with the mermaid theme. The sushi sandwiches are such a kick. Your daughter is DARLING!! My favorite is the face-cut out board. HYSTERICAL! The little girl on the left with her head tilted is priceless. Way to go Amy. What a wonderful memory you created for all the children.

  60. Amanda,
    For the treasure hunt, I just scattered fake coins, stickers, cheap necklaces, bracelets and candy rings (which I found in the wedding section at Walmart) around. I bought small colorful draw string bags at a local fabric store for about $1 for 8 bags. That kept the girls (and big boys) entertained for a while!

  61. Good thing I am typing and not talking because I would have to pick my jaw up off the floor first. This is all stunning. What a lucky little girl. And I can tell you’re loving that new camera. Great photos!

  62. Amy you did an AMAZING job!! I just LOVE it!! I wish blogs had been around when my girls were little – we never did parties like parties are done now a days! LOL

    LOVE it!


  63. Oh my word! You are so creative…it’s sickening, really : )

    Will you please come and plan my boys’ parties: one will be some kind of theme that centers around the pool and the other wants a monster birthday party…in December – Good grief : )

  64. p.s. You MUST have used your fancy new camera to take these pics! They are SMASHING!

    p.p.s. If she has a little boyfriend, I guess that leaves Weston open to be Midget’s boyfriend. DARNIT! heh heh heh



    I am most jealous of your mad bday party skillz.

  66. So creative! Can you plan my birthday party next year? πŸ˜‰ I’m thinking something Pirates. I have always wanted a Pirate party and I think turning 28 is a good time! ha-ha.

  67. Amazing! You should submit this to Hostess with the Mostess!

    Love that mermaid tail pattern! I might just make one for myself! πŸ™‚

  68. What a great party!! I love it all. Thanks also for sharing how to make the sandwiches…they are so cool….AND the mermaid tails. Cute cute! πŸ™‚

  69. this could possibly be the cutest bday i have ever seen! i wish my b would do this. being 6 is too old for mermaids, she tells me. boo!

    love the sandwiches and the details…the mermaid face shots is awesome!!!!! love it!

  70. This was adorable!!! My 3 year old wants an “Ariel Under the Sea” party for her bday in December, and she’s been talking about it for months. I’m not a huge fan of doing a Disney themed party, but I have a friend who did a huge ocean themed bday party, and she said I can borrow her decorations (it’s hard to decorate when your house is already set up for Christmas!)

    Do you mind sharing how you did the treasure hunt? What a sweet party. πŸ™‚ I’m saving this one in my idea file. πŸ™‚

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