Seashells and pastel candies and pearls from the sea… this sea-worthy party is everything a little mermaid could hope for! For her daughter Isabella’s seventh birthday, Domenica of Proudest Monkey Photography created a sophisticated mermaid theme party in muted shades of aqua, pink and white.

Domenica bought sea green chalkboard signs at HomeSense (the Canadian version of HomeGoods, she says) and added “Mermaids this way!” in white chalk.

Domenica also drew a large mermaid on the sidewalk in blue chalk, where the kids could see it as they arrived to the party.

I just adore these chair decorations! Domenica says, “My sister and I were crazy enough to attempt to hand make the chair decor! We bought the burlap from the gardening section at Michael’s and hot glued the ribbon and shells to it. The ribbon and shells also came from Michael’s.”

The table is decorated with a pink tablecloth, a sandy beige runner, jars filled with sea glass, and starfish and shells.

Lisa of Sugar Shack Cakes made the lovely cake and cupcakes, both of which are adorned with sophisticated white and pink pearls and seashells.

I can’t imagine prettier marshmallow pops for a mermaid theme! They’re dipped in aqua colored Wilton sugar pearls from Michael’s.

Pink chocolate shell candies and pastel candy twists are presented in simple and elegant glass jars.

A cluster of pink, white and aqua party poms hang alongside a pink and white streamer backdrop.

Pink and aqua “mermaid tails” are lined up for the girls to wear (and later, to take home).

Inside of the favor bags, Isabella’s friends found mermaid coloring sheets, a seashell necklace, and starfish and shell-shaped chocolates.

One last parting gift – white flip flops!

Just absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for sharing, Domenica, and happy birthday to Isabella! : )

Photography – Domenica of Proudest Monkey Photography, Alberta, Canada
Printables – Chickabug
Welcome/thank you signs – HomeSense (Canada)
Chair decorations – Michael’s, homemade
Cake and cupcakes – Lisa of Sugar Shack Cakes, Calgary
Blue “pearls” on the marshmallow pops – Wilton sugar pearls from Michael’s

PS. To see more of Domenica’s party styling and photography work, check out Bennett’s robots and rockets party!

Mermaid theme party paper goods & printables from Chickabug

Shop for personalized Mermaid party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Mermaid party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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  1. 1
    Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Sherry Carr-Smith says:
    Dom~You've done it again! And made me wish for a daughter .
  2. 2
    Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    Kathy says:
    This is just lovely....I saw the pastel candy twists at a party store and thought they were so cute, and marshmallow-yummy! What a lucky birthday girl and her friends to enjoy this party!
  3. 3
    Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    Kathy says:
    ....and like Sherry, a party like this made me wish.... for a granddaughter. : )
    • 3.1
      Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 10:23 am
      Heather says:
      That's so sweet Kathy!! : )
  4. 4
    Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 10:59 am
    Ashley says:
    Where did you find the seashell plates?
    • 4.1
      Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 1:12 pm
      Heather says:
      I'm sorry Ashley, I don't know where they came from. I've seen similar ones at HomeGoods or Hobby Lobby though!
  5. 5
    Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 11:03 am
    Ashley says:
    Everything looks so fancy and beautiful! Dominica do you want to help me do this for my daughter? :)
    • 5.1
      Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 1:13 pm
      Heather says:
      I want her to come over just to draw on my driveway! ; )
  6. 6
    Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Claudia says:
    I was wondering, the marshmallow pops...did u put some chocolate melts for the pearls to stick on or what? My daughters bday party is next week and I want to make these! :)
    • 6.1
      Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 12:16 pm
      domenica says:
      Claudia- Yes, I used the white Wilton Candy melts first and then added on the pearls.
  7. 7
    Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 9:58 pm
    Jamie Krauk says:
    I'm planning a mermaid party for my almost-5-year old and love the idea of the pink and aqua "mermaid tails". How did the children wear them? Thank you - you put together a beautiful celebration!!
    • 7.1
      Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 1:17 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Jamie! I designed the printables for the party, I didn't throw it; but I'd assume the tails are worn like a skirt : )