Mermaid Party Food: Inspiration for a Mermaid Beach Picnic, with a themed Mermaid Dessert Table full of mermaid treats like eatable driftwood, pearls, treasure, and coral.
We had so much fun at our Mermaid Party. Yesterday I shared the activities from the party –check it out here. Today the best part of the party -the Mermaid Picnic and the Mermaid Dessert Table.
We set everything up on the beach for our picnic, and all the rest of the activities that we shared yesterday were set up around it.
Mermaid Picnic Table
To set our picnic area, we started with the table. It was a party table that has legs that screw on. Instead of screwing the legs on, we used a couple of crates underneath it to create the perfect low picnic table.
Around the table we set up some picnic blankets to sit on and lots of cozy cushions for lounging. On the table I used a pretty aqua table cloth, and then we layered lots of mermaid-y details. We found a little driftwood on the beach and then added some shells. We also used some rustic rope. For a centre piece we used some aqua candle holders with some pretty beach pebbles inside.
The rustic signs that we used for all the party activities were made from some old rustic wood. We used chalk to write on them, and then went over it with white craft paint.
Over the table we made a cluster of pretty paper lanterns and hung them from the over head tree.
Mermaid Picnic Lunch
For our picnic lunch, we made the cutest individual mermaid lunch boxes.
We started with the white boxes and added some mermaid details with pretty mermaid washi tape, and tassels.
For drinks we used our refillable glass bottles and made lemonade for everyone.
Inside our individual picnic boxes were our mermaid lunches.
We wanted a simple lunch that everyone (or mostly everyone since kids are a little tricky sometimes) would enjoy. I made ham and cheese sandwiches on croissants, and I had some condiments of the side for anyone who wanted them. We also served a pasta salad -with shell pasta because that is definitely what mermaids eat. 😉 There was also a paper bag of potato chips for everyone too. Everyone’s lunch box had an aqua napkin and a cute wood spoon. We used the end of a pencil to stamp some aqua dots on the spoon ends to create the perfect polka dot wooden spoons. If you didn’t want to stamp the ends, more of the mermaid washi tape on the spoon handles would be cute too. Love is in the details.
Everyone having their own little box made it really easy, and then after the party they added their craft, mermaid crowns, water squirters, and candy to the boxes to take home.
Mermaid Dessert Table
After lunch it was time for everyone’s favourite -the Mermaid Dessert Table.
We used a card table to set it up on. The backdrop is made from some really inexpensive Ikea net curtains that we already had. We hung them from a tree branch above. To add the shells to the curtain we hot glued some little pieces of bendy wire to the back of each shell so we could hook it onto the net curtain and remove it afterward. It worked great, and the shells looked so pretty hanging in the curtain.
Since it was the beach we kept things pretty simple but totally fun for dessert.
We made some pretty seashell cupcakes. They were really easy to make. We topped each one with a chocolate shell that we made with a simple chocolate shell shaped mould. And we added a few “pearl” inspired sprinkles too.
We also made some homemade macaroons with raspberry filling -see our macaroon recipe here.
As well we included our mermaid bark. It was so pretty and so easy to make -find the mermaid bark tutorial here.
We also thought it would be fun to include a whole bunch of mermaid inspired foods. Mason jars made it easy to transport and set up this part at the beach.
We included some little candy bags on the table so everyone could help themselves and take any extra home with them. I have to say the girls loved making their own candy loot bags with all their favourites this way.
Mermaid Candy Buffet
Here’s what we can up with:
Life rings -peach rings
Sharks -gummie sharks
Mermaid Treasure -chocolate coins
Coral -sugar rock candy
Pearls -gum balls
“Sea”cret Wishes -blue cotton candy
Driftwood -prezel sticks
and there was also some s’more gold fish.
The Mermaid candy buffet was such a hit. The girls loved it, and loved being able to take some treats home for later too.
We had so much fun enjoying our Mermaid Picnic and finishing up with our Mermaid Dessert Table.
With Mermaid Picnic Food, life really is a party!
Need some more Mermaid Party inspiration? Check out our Mermaid Party Activities from yesterday’s post.