When you’re expecting a newborn, it’s one of the most magical things ever, especially if the baby is your first child. What better way to welcome and introduce your little one to the world by hosting a fun mermaid-themed baby shower? Whether you’re a fan of Disney’s My Little Mermaid or not, all of your family and friends will be sure to enjoy all of the things that you’ll have planned to match a mermaid theme. From planning the decorations to food ideas to activities, Easy Event Planning has your back to help you plan a perfect and magical mermaid baby shower.
Mermaid Baby Shower Decorations
When you think about putting together a baby shower or any event, you first think about the kinds of decorations that will make up the experience you’re trying to present. The decorations contribute to the first impression that your friends and family will get when they step into the baby shower. Here is our list made up of perfect mermaid-themed decorations that you can incorporate into your baby shower.
1. Mermosa bar
A play on words that refers to a mimosa bar, a mermosa bar sign is usually decorated with a sparkly design of a mermaid’s tail and follows a color scheme of purple, pink and blue.
2. Mermaid balloon centerpiece
Coming in a variety of designs and styles, the most popular mermaid centerpiece is made up of balloons of different colors that are arranged into the shape of a mermaid’s tail. The different sized balloons mimic the pattern of a mermaid tail’s scales while the fins are also made out of balloons.
3. Seashell table decoration
A beautiful addition to your table decorations, seashells offer some authenticity to your baby shower while offering a pop of light color and textures. They can also serve as party favors if your guests decide to take them home!
4. Mermaid-themed garlands
Coming in different designs and featuring different shapes, a mermaid-themed garland can have anything on it including sand dollars, starfish, mermaids, multicolored circles and bubbles.
5. Mermaid party confetti
In place of the seashell table decorations, you can have simple confetti that covers your tables instead. This allows for easier clean-up and comes in a wider variety of colors.
6. Mermaid welcome sign
What other way to introduce your guests to your magical mermaid baby shower than by using a welcome sign? Coming in a variety of designs, styles and colors, you can choose and customize the welcome sign according to your tastes and preferences.
Mermaid Baby Shower Favors
What is it that you want your guests to take away from your baby shower – literally? Party favors are a great way to remind your family and friends about the great moments that they’ve shared with you during the baby shower while you get to enjoy handing out cute and fun mermaid-themed items. Here is our list of affordable and unique party favors that you can include for your mermaid baby shower.
7. Seashell candles
Available in a variety of colors, seashell candles are perfect for everyone as they can add some warm light to anyone’s day as they unwind.
8. Mermaid hair ties
For anyone with long hair, hair ties are essential. A mermaid-designed hair tie could not only be useful but it can also be super fun!
9. Mermaid enamel pins
A small but cute reminder of your baby shower, a mermaid enamel pin is perfect for handing out to your guests. Especially for your guests who are whimsical fashionistas, this pin would be a great addition to their purse, lanyards for work, or shirts!
10. Mermaid bath bombs
You can’t go wrong with a bath bomb, which makes it a party gift that everyone will love! Every once in a while, we all like to unwind in a warm tub of water and what way to make it much more relaxing than adding a bath bomb? A mermaid bath bomb is sure to make your bathing experience so much more fun too!
11. Mermaid lip balm
Everyone needs lip balm, but what makes it so much better is if the outside of it is decorated with mermaid scales or a mermaid’s tail.
12. Sand dollar coasters
Depending on where you purchase these from, this party favor can be more on the pricey side. If you do decide to include this in your party favors, this will for sure be one of your guest’s favorite gifts.
13. Mermaid bracelets
Great for both older and younger guests, mermaid bracelets can be decorated with your beads of choice and can have a small starfish or mermaid charm.
14. Mermaid air freshener
This mermaid-shaped air freshener is great for all of your guests to hang in their car, in a bathroom or on their door knobs at home!
15. Mermaid hand-sanitizers
After purchasing the small portable hand sanitizers from the dollar store or from your local Bath & Body Works, you can buy customized party favor labels to cover them. You’re able to pick the color of the label and what it says, including “Thank you for coming” and the date of your baby shower.
16. Mermaid pens
Who doesn’t like getting a gift that they can use? A colorful pen in the shape of a mermaid’s tail is not only fun, but it’s a great gift that everyone can either use or give to their very own kids to use.
Mermaid Baby Shower Menu Ideas
The reason why a lot of people come to events is that food is being offered. To make a lasting impression on your guests, the taste and look of the food and how it contributes to the overall mermaid baby shower theme really makes the experience much more fun and magical. Here is our list of mermaid baby shower food ideas that you can incorporate yourself or have someone prepare for you.
17. Starfish sandwiches
Another simple food idea, you can make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by cutting them out with a starfish sandwich cutter. Not only is this more on the healthy side if you pick a wholewheat bread, but young and older guests will love to snack on this!
18. Ocean-dipped strawberries
A food item that you can do yourself or have a professional prepare for you are chocolate strawberries dipped in the food coloring of your choice. To match your theme the color may be pink, blue or purple. On the tops of the strawberries, you can also add some edible sugar crystals to make it reminiscent of the sand on the beach.
19. Octopus cake pops
If you don’t plan on including a big cake for the baby shower, what you can do instead are some fun cake pops! On the outside of the cake pop, you can cover it in fondant and add facial features to the octopi to make them cute and fun! You can attach fondant tentacles that spread out under the cake pop so that it can stand up on its own without falling over as well.
20. Fish marshmallows
This requires some ingredients/materials, including paper straws, marshmallows, blue-colored chocolate, brown sugar, and a goldfish that can either be the snack or the candy. After dipping the marshmallow in the chocolate, you’ll add the brown sugar and goldfish onto the marshmallow before it completely cools. Viola, you have a swimming fish!
21. Coral reef veggie dip
Another healthy alternative to all of the sweet treats that will be at your baby shower, you can also add a tray of vegetables that look like it resembles the coral reef! To do this, all you’ll have to do is have your vegetable finger foods (baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, baby tomatoes, etc.) and dip of choice ready so that you can stand the vegetables up in the bowl of dip so that it resembles coral.
22. Clam cookies/Oyster and pearl cookies
Using Nilla Wafers, you can create your own clam or oyster cookies that are fun to eat. In the middle of the wafers, you will add your own colored and flavored icing before applying the candy eyes or “pearls”. If you don’t want to use wafers, you can substitute them for a macaron so that they’re sweeter and have some fun flavors.
23. Pastel pretzels
After choosing your pretzel of choice, whether it be the knot or a rod, you can cover them with chocolate in a color of your choice.
24. Watermelon pirate ship
Taking half of a watermelon, you can carve out the insides of it by using a circular scooper and then fill it back up with the watermelon and other fruits of choice such as grapes or cantaloupe. Taking the skin of the watermelon and cutting them into squares, you can put skewers through them so that it resembles the sales of the ship.
25. Crab croissants
The crab croissant is one of the simpler food ideas that you’re able to do yourself. All you have to do is purchase or bake your own croissants and add some googly eyes on sticks so that it looks like the eyes of a crab. Before inserting the sticks with the googly eyes attached into the croissant, you can add some deli meats and cheeses or butter so that it’s a sandwich for people to eat!
26. Octopus dip dish
With a pepper turned upside down and slices of it arrayed around the centerpiece pepper, you can add some eyes to make it look like an octopus! Underneath or around the peppers will be a dip of your choosing so that everyone is able to enjoy this healthy alternative of finger food. You can also surround the peppers with chips of your choice and include the dip on the side so that the octopus isn’t swimming in the dressing for a long time.
Mermaid Baby Shower Activities
To keep any baby shower exciting and engaging for all of your guests whether they be children or adults, planning some fun games and activities makes a big difference. Here is our list of mermaid baby shower activities that will make everyone laugh and smile!
27. Pacifier hunt
You can decide to have as many pacifiers hidden as you want, whether that be 20, 35, or 40. For baby showers that are held in the spring and summer, this game can be great as you can hide the pacifiers inside and outside of your venue or home. The person who finds the most wins a prize!
28. Unscramble the mermaid words
This game includes words that are associated with mermaids and the sea that have their letters mixed up so that you can unscramble them. Whoever figures out what all of the words are first, wins!
29. Baby predictions and advice
Reading anonymous notes can be thrilling and so much fun when you’re reading everyone’s feedback to your guests. With this game, you’d hand out this printable to all of your guests for them to answer questions about the baby like the time of its birth, its hair color, who it will have the most resemblance to, and if the guest has any advice for the expecting parents.
30. Don’t say baby – mermaid style
You may have heard of the classic “don’t say baby” activity, but instead of clothespins, you’ll be using multicolored resin mermaid tail charms. Each guest will be given five mermaid tails each, when someone hears the word baby then they’re allowed to make a mermaid tail of the person who said the word. The person who has the most mermaid tails at the end of the baby shower wins!
31. Sink the anchor
A mermaid version of beer pong, the ping-pong ball will be the “anchor” and you’ll have to “sink it” by throwing it into the cups arranged at the other end of the table. Whichever team is able to sink their anchors in all of the cups first wins!
32. Escape from the mermaid’s lagoon
If your group of guests are more privy to mystery games, then this variation of the classic “escape the room” game is perfect for your baby shower. All you have to do is work through the different clues supplied by the kit and figure out a way out of the mermaid’s lagoon.
33. Potato Sack Race
With mermaid tale-designed potato sacks, you can have a race off between all of your guests by splitting them off into teams. You can also combine this event with the pearl-and-spoon race, which is a mermaid twist on the classic egg-and-spoon race, the egg being the “pearl”.
34. Draw on my back challenge
A twist on the recently popular “draw on my back” challenge, you’ll draw sea-related objects instead. Another activity where you can split guests into teams, all you need are pieces of paper and markers. You’ll place the paper on someone’s back and draw things like seashells, coral, fish, sharks and other sea creatures on the piece of paper. The person who’s being drawn on will have to guess what is being drawn within the time limit of your choosing.
Mermaid Baby Shower Party Supplies
There are a few essential supplies that you’ll need to make your mermaid baby shower event come to life. Depending on the color scheme that you plan on following, here is a list of baby shower supplies that will aid you in creating an immersive mermaid baby shower experience.
You can incorporate actual mermaid balloons or you could simple helium balloons that are a variety of colors that match the rest of your baby shower theme.
When you search “mermaid baby shower plates” on Google, there are tons of results. Some of the most popular styles of mermaid-themed plates are shaped like seashells, have mermaids on them, have a scale pattern, and have iridescent colors such as purple, blue and pink.
To go along with your plates and plasticware, you’ll need napkins that complement their styles and designs. You can either choose between a simple-colored napkin or ones that have mermaid tails or scales as a design.
You can also incorporate mermaid-themed cups that are iridescent, have another color, or other designs that are sea-themed, have a mermaid’s tail or mermaid tale scales. These can also come in the shape of seashells with fun, twisted straws to further contribute to your mermaid-themed baby shower.
This can also be a very simple, one-colored tablecloth or can be designed with mermaid tail scales and mermaids.
To make your mermaid-themed baby shower even more memorable, if you have photo sticks that adhere to the theme some funny photos could result from it! Incorporating mermaid photo sticks will definitely make the difference between the customary baby shower photos and what was actually a fun and enjoyable event.
Mermaid Baby Shower Invitations
Since you know the theme of your baby shower, how do you know which kind of invitation fits perfectly with the rest of the theme? The best mermaid invitations are fun and get people excited for the rest of the activities and food that will be present at the event. Whether you’re looking for a generic or a customizable mermaid baby shower invitation, here is a list of possible invitations that you can consider in preparation for your magical baby shower.
41. Pink Illustration Mermaid Invitation
Decorated with small pink sea creatures, some coral and seaweed, and a mermaid with flowing red hair, this invitation gives you just enough space you need to write in the details of the baby shower without requiring you to cramp all of the information onto one line. The back of the invitation is a bright baby pink color decorated with a scale-like pattern.
42. Purple Mermaid Invitation
With a simple light blue background with bubbles and a purple mermaid, this invitation has some semblance to Disney’s “My Little Mermaid” film, as the typography is very similar to the movie.
43. Mermaid Tails and Seahorses Invitation
Decorated with light cyan colors, pink starfishes and a seahorse, this invitation is simple and made of heavy-weight matte card stock.
44. Waiting for Baby Mermaid Invitation
A sparkly and beautiful invitation with its bright pink and blue colors, a mermaid is holding a baby mermaid’s bodysuit which makes the invitation more specific to a baby shower.
45. Glittering Mermaid Tail Invitation
With a sparkly purple and cyan mermaid tail and a light blue scale-like background, this invitation is bright and fun. The color scheme of this invitation can also easily match the color scheme of the baby shower decorations too.
46. Multi-Colored Coral Invitation
Another variation of “A Little Mermaid is on Her Way”, this invitation has a coral and seaweed border that goes around the entire border of the card in all of its purples and blues. The back of the invitation features a scale pattern with the same color scheme as its front.
47. Watercolor Mermaid Tails Invitation
With a beautiful and simple watercolor design, this minimalist invitation features two mermaid tails and an elegant script type.
48. Pink and Purple Mermaid Tail Invitation
With a glittering pink and purple mermaid tail, the rest of the invitation follows this color scheme too. This card also features glittering letters and a pretty font-type that can match the rest of the decorations of the baby shower.
49. Sleeping Baby Mermaid Invitation
This purple and cyan-designed invitation feature a sleeping baby mermaid in a silver clamshell. With a glittering blue mermaid tail and a purple script font, this invitation is bright and fun and can also match the color scheme of other decorations of the baby shower!
50. Purple and Pink Seashell Invitation
Another minimalistic but extraordinarily beautiful invitation, this card is perfect if you prefer a white and purple/pink mermaid baby shower color scheme. As the information is presented in a center circle, the outside of it is decorated with seashells and a mermaid that look like they’ve been painted on, lending the card to a more elegant feeling.
Now that you have all of the ideas that you’ll need to plan your mermaid baby shower, we hope that it’s as perfect and magical as you desire it to be!
Written by Julia Batista