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Splish Splash, it’s a Mermaid Birthday Bash!

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mermaid under the sea dessert table and ombre blue cake

Grab your fins & seashells because… Splish Splash, it’s a Mermaid Birthday BashLaila Plant of One Inspired Party never ceases to impress (remember her daughter’s birthday party from last year?) This time around was just as amazing with this under the sea adventure filled with scale inspired printables, a beautiful formal tablescape and touches of sparkly gold throughout. My absolute favorite detail is the Sunken Treasure area – which on its own is an adorable name for sea-themed party favors – with mermaid tutus & pirate accessories that are just too cute! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Blue & purple ombre wooden backdrop, a mermaid scales plate backdrop + blue ombre cake & ‘4’ piñata
– Mini formal tablescape for the little mermaids & pirates with ‘whosits & whatsits’ + short floral centerpieces
– Pearl topped chocolate Oreos, beautiful under the sea themed cookies & gold seashell topped cake pops
– Purple & blue beach pails & bubbles + hanging streamer Jellyfish throughout the big white tent

splash party sign

mermaid birthday party printables

blue and purple birthday party desserts and mermaid under the sea cookies

sunken treasure party favors for little mermaids and pirates

under the sea ariel inspired desserts

plate mermaid scales backdrop

follow your dreams party sign

blue and purple under the sea mermaid birthday cake

purple mermaid party tablescape

seashell topped cake pops

hanging streamer jellyfish decor for a mermaid birthday party

gold party dress for the birthday girl


PARTY DETAILS as told by Laila

This year, my daughter requested a mermaid party so I hit the drawing book and started gathering inspiration. I always start by determining a color palette and so I came up with soft palette of blues and purples with hints of gold!

I do not have a pool at home (where we held the party) so I decided to make the party a little more formal. I dressed the main tables with aqua table cloths that reminded me of the ocean. With the help of my aunt (who is a florist and has lots of patience) the floral arrangements were created. As part of their party favors, little girls got a tutu, tank top, necklace and personalized bow which most of them wore during the party. Boys got swords, eye patches, bandanas and pirate hats.

Nicole really enjoyed her big day and I was so happy with the way our celebration came together. I cannot wait to see what her request will be next year.



– Styling, Florals, Food, Tutus, Papergoods & Design: One Inspired Party
– Photography: Studio by Carmen Photography
– Bows & headbands: Y Bowtique
– Necklaces: Lyla Sofya Boutique
– Chiffon Letters: Bell Bloom Design
– Piñata: Katie K Franklin
– Lollipops: Sweet Caroline Confections
– Swords, Pirate hats & bandanas: Target
– Rentals: Atlas Party Rental
– Cake: Sweet Brantleys Cake Designs
– Cookies: You Can Call Me Sweetie
– Cake Pops, Chocolate Covered Oreos & Pretzel Rods: O Pops by Angie
– Blue Star Marshmallows: Sucrette
– Ariel & Prince Eric: Enchanted Fairytale Parties

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

14 responses to “Splish Splash, it’s a Mermaid Birthday Bash!”

  1. @81brut says:

    I love this inspiring Under the Sea post, just in time while I work away at planning Maddie’s 5th Birthday Party…

  2. Laila Plant says:

    Thank you so much for the feature! It is always a pleasure and an honor to grace the pages of your blog!

  3. Lovely.. Who did the catering? The food looks very nice and presented beautifully.

  4. Hi Naydee, my sister actually cooked and plated all the food. Thank you so much! best part is it tasted even better than it looked :D

  5. Splish Splash, it’s a Mermaid Birthday Bash

  6. Alexis Mason Hicks says:

    I'm curious as to how you did the paper plate background?

  7. Such a cute theme!! This is perfect for the summertime!!
    The Ladies of Intertwined Events

  8. Melissa Wilson says:

    What kind of table cloths did you use and where are they from?

  9. Where did the teal and purple scalloped plates come from??

  10. […] See even more of Laila’s party talents in her daughter’s previous birthday parties too: “Splish Splash” Mermaid Bash (age 4) and “Wild Child” Safari Party (age […]

  11. ray says:

    I just want to know a lil more about how did you manage to do the back drop that looks like scales of a mermaid tail it looks wonderful and how many plates it took, and how was it assembled.