Little Mermaid Party Ideas

What could be a more perfect pool party theme than a Little Mermaid Party?! It doesn't need to be anyone's birthday - just a fun excuse to get a bunch of little mermaids together for a fun afternoon at the pool.

little mermaid party ideas

We host an annual Under the Sea Party/Mermaid party every summer - adding new games and decorations based on the ages of the kids and their ability to swim.

Little Mermaid Party Supplies

little mermaid party supplies

Little Mermaid party supplies are in abundance - you can find them at local stores like Target, Hobby Lobby, or party supply stores.

You can buy Little Mermaid plates, cups, napkins and tablecloths along with party supply bags and banners. If you want to make your shopping really convenient you can go on line to Amazon.  They sell an entire party package that includes all your paper good.

If you enjoy being creative you can make and create some of your own party supplies and even have fun doing it with your kids.

Little Mermaid Party Kit (Serves 8)

Little Mermaid Party Invitations

Here are some creative wording ideas for this pool party theme:

1. Celebrate fathoms below with the Little Mermaid and Anna (or name of celebrant) for her 4th birthday

2. Join the Daughters of Triton for Anna's birthday celebration

3. Search for treasures and trinkets at Anna's Under the Sea Party

4. Under the sea, Under the sea Darlin' it's better down where it's wetter Take it from me.... that this birthday celebration will be fathom's of fun.

Be sure to include instructions asking the guests to wear their swimsuits and to bring a towel.

It's easy to find Little Mermaid invitations on line. Amazon offers this 8 count package (pictured above)

Little Mermaid Invitations (8) Invites

Swimsuit Set

This 3 piece swimsuit set comes in a shimmery blue, pink or green fabric including a top, a swimsuit bottom and a long skirt/fin piece. Sizes are available from about 2 years old to 8 years old.

The bottom long fin looking "skirt" can be worn in and out of the water so that one can walk around with it on.

3 Piece Mermaid Tail Swimsuit Set

Mermaid Fins

For the birthday girl, provide her with her one mermaid fin that can be worn in and out of the water.

They come in sizes that fit young girls around age 6 to adults.  The fabric has a 3D appearance of scales and is offered in a variety of colors - blue-green, blue, magenta and pink.

It is worn over the child's bathing suit and can be machine washed.  It is made of swimsuit fabric so it is made for swimming - not just looks.  And one can easily swim with it on.  Surprise your birthday girl with a gift she will always remember.

Fin Fun Mermaidens Mermaid Tail with Monofin

Party Bags and Favors

We use these themed party bags for favors to take home but also for scavenger hunts around the pool

Hide Easter eggs around the perimeter of the pool that are filled with coins, stickers or candy. 

Assign each guest a color - only Anna picks up the pink eggs, Carolyn the purple eggs, etc. and then give them an Ariel plastic bag to gather them.

You get 8 of them for less than $5 and free shipping if you are a Prime Member.

Little Mermaid Favor Bags (8)

How would you like to get all your party favors picked out for you? 

This package takes care of filling your 8 party bags with flutes, spin tops, sea shell rings, bracelets, hair clips and prism viewers for a total of 48 pieces for less then $9.00.


Little Mermaid Favor Pack 48 Pc.

Mermaid Party Decorations

I use Amazon for lots of my party supplies - this 6' Little Mermaid scene makes a perfect backdrop for your party and photo ops with the kids.

All plastic so it can get wet - tape it to a central area on your pool fence.

It is less than $7 and free shipping for Prime members. 

Get ideas for decorating the pool gate, table settings and the pool itself :)


Little Mermaid Party Decorations

Inflatable Mermaid for Decorations and Games

Inflatables are great for pool parties - inexpensive, can be used for decorations and then used in the pool for some pool fun.

These mermaids are nice and big 36" tall and are around $7.00 for two of them.

Set one out by the pool gate or use them for photo ops with the birthday guests.

Then let the kids have fun with them in the pool.


Check them out at Amazon here:

2 Large 36 Inch Inflatable Mermaid Toy Blowup Doll

Mermaid Games

little mermaid pool party

Take your little mermaids on a trinket dive for colored necklaces, bracelets, and rings.

Dive for seahorses or rescue Ariel from surrounding "sharks."

Play "hot potato" type game using a Little Mermaid beach ball playing the  song, Poor Unfortunate Souls.

To find out how to play these mermaid games click here:

Mermaid Games

Music provides a festive, fun feel to the theme of a party.

So of course, the Disney Little Mermaid album, played on your portable iPod speaker lets your mermaids know that they are truly Under the Sea.

You can have the music played just as background music or incorporate a particular song for a game.

Our little mermaids danced to Under the Sea as they paraded around the pool for the Mermaid Parade holding painted tropical fish decorated with ribbon and crepe paper.

Little Mermaid Party Cake

You don't need to be a fancy cake decorator to serve these fun and delightful cupcakes.

little mermaid cake

Make or buy your favorite cupcakes.  Use white frosting with just a drop of blue food coloring and sprinkle with blue sugar.

Top the cupcakes with Ariel figurines.  Cupcakes are easy to make and serve. Kids can eat them with their fingers and then play with their own truly Little Mermaid.

Buy enough cupcake toppers for each of the guests so that each person can take one home. These figurines are no longer available - but you can get 12 Disney Princess cupcake rings at Amazon here:

Disney Princess Gemstone Cupcake Rings (12 Count)

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