A mermaid theme is the perfect way to celebrate, as there are so many fabulous under-the-water decorations that can truly transform any space. Mum Yolandi share’s the gorgeous SHELL-OBRATE 6th birthday she threw for her daughter Ellie. It all comes down to the details! Read on to replicate the look.
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Mermaid Birthday Food
- ‘Sea stars’ – sandwiches cut out with a star cookie cutter.
- ‘Sea snails’ – sausage rolls. Puff pastry and mini frankfurters.
- ‘Under the sea’ – jelly cups with mermaid sprinkles on top.
- ‘Sea pearls’ – chocolate pearls from Big W
- ‘Coral’ – twisties
- ‘Treasure’ – chocolate mermaid coins from Big W
- ‘Tritons of fruit’ – fruit skewers
- ‘Cheesecake cups’ – three-ingredient, no-bake cheesecakes
- ‘Ocean vibes’ – sea-themed cupcakes. These were gluten-free to accommodate some of their little guests.
- ‘Mystical Munchies’ – The mermaid tail boxes with a colourful mix of coco pops chex inside. These are made with melted nestle white choc melt, coloured with colour mill as its oil based. Mix chex through melted chocolate and then pop in ziplock bag with icing sugar to coat it.
- DIY letterboard – bought from Kmart. Message read: Splish Splash it’s a mermaid bash, Ellie is turning 6 – Let’ Shell-obrate.
- Gold shell decoration – shell sandpits and gold spray paint from Bunnings. Although the spray paint states it works on plastic – Yolandi had big issues with it instantly peeling and would not recommend it.
- Real life mermaid – if you’re in Perth, Yolandi highly recommends booking Mermaid Melody – she was absolutely amazing with the kids. They booked her to arrive 15 minutes before the party guests and her daughter loved the surprise and the one-on-one time.
- Balloon garland – Yolandi and her husband assembled it the night prior.
- Blue shimmery curtain backdrop.
- Turquoise platters – Spotlight.
- Mermaid white platters – Kmart.
- Multi-tier cake stand – Kmart
- Cake stand for cookies – Ikea
Mermaid Party Cake Hack
The stunning Mermaid birthday cake in the middle of the party table is a key feature. The best part, Yolandi made this herself with a cake hack! That’s right, there wasn’t even any baking involved.
Yolandi used 4 Woolworths mudcakes, covered in homemade swiss meringue buttercream, homemade fondant decorations and homemade chocolate mermaid tails.
Another homemade number! ‘Cookie cuteness’ homemade sugar cookies. Yolandi used the sugar cookie recipe from Adelaide bakes, which costs $10 (sometimes on sale). One of the best investments ever. Super easy and delicious.
- Cookie cutters bought from Custom Cookie Cutters and Bake My Design.
- Pink and yellow fondant was pre coloured – pettinice, the other colours Yolandi coloured using colour mill colours.
Party favours are the perfect way to send your guests home with something special.
These little glass milk bottles were originally bought from Kmart, and inside you will find:
- Mermaid stickers (red dot)
- Turtle stickers (red dot)
- Candy bracelet
- Wand (Big W)
It’s complete with a little gift tag Yolandi designed herself. Gift tag reads: Thank you for making my birthday a splash!
MERMAID PARTY INSPIRATION
Looking for more Mermaid party inspiration? Why not a look at what some of our other DIY community members have done. From mermaid party food to complete mermaid parties, head over to get some inspiration and find out where they shopped their look.
You can also check out our guide to the Best Mermaid Party Supplies here.
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