Mermaids and Mates (Sailors) Birthday Party Idea

Hello sweet friends!  I’m finally getting around to sharing the photos of my lil bro and sis’s birthday party from August.  It was such a cute party; my mom comes up with the most creative ideas for a boy/girl birthday.  They turned 5 this year, which means this was the 5th of these adorable parties that we put together – phew!  I think my mom is planning on taking next year off LOL.   You can check out the last 4 birthday parties at the following links: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4

This year’s theme was mermaids and sailors (mates) in all shades of aqua, baby blue, and seafoam.  It was fun to mix up all these beautiful shades of blue, and it really turned out pretty.  Below is the cake table.

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

My mom got matching tutus for the girls and little sailor hats for the boys to wear during the party, and these served as the party favors.  Each tutu or hat was only a few dollars each, and it saved her from having to make up treat bags.  Plus, the kiddos looked adorable. Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mates

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids

Getting a good photo of a bunch of kids under 5 is nigh impossible – can I get a witness?  They look cute though!  My mom asked the parents to dress the kids in white shirts on the invitation so they would coordinate well for the pictures.

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Mates

The birthday girl had a seafoam tutu to stand out from the crowd.

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

My mom also made here a gorgeous headband, including a little starfish and pearls, which I did not get a great picture of.

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

We set up kid’s tables in the living room and covered them with plastic table cloths for the craft, and then for lunch.  The sailors made little sailboats out of popsicle sticks and scrapbook paper for the sails, and the mermaids decorated mermaid crowns with glitter and jewels.

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideasMermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

I didn’t get pictures of the food table in time, so I snapped these while people were loading up their plates.  We had veggies and dip, “seashell sandwiches,” and a lovely fruit salad in a watermelon fruit bowl made by a friend.Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideasMermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

We also made PB&J and cut them into star shapes for “peanut butter and jellyfish.”  We mixed potato chips and goldfish in a bowl for “fish and chips,” and of course we had some “ocean water” fruit punch.Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Last but not least, the cake table, which was the focal point of all the decor.  The backdrop is various ribbons and strips of satin fabric tied to wooden dowels.

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Mermaids and Sailors Birthday Party Theme Idea with lots of cute and simple DIY birthday party decor ideas

Hope you enjoyed checking out our Mermaids and Mates birthday party!  If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below!

signature

Comments

  1. Amy says

    Wow! That is sooo beautiful. I can only imagine how much work would go into preparing a party like that! My son’s nursery theme was ocean and we’ve loved it so much that we’ve incorporated all things nautical into other areas like his clothes, toys and we’re planning a nautical-themed 2nd birthday party for him. Definitely got lots of inspiration from this post. While we don’t have boy-girl twins he has an equal mix of boy and girl friends that will be invited so it’s still really nice to see ideas for both. Thanks so much!!!