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Mermaid Party -The Activities and Games

Mermaid Party Activities and Games: ideas for your mermaid themed party like dressing up, a craft, sandcastles, and a water fight.

Mermaid Party Activities and Games: ideas for your mermaid themed party like dressing up, a craft, sandcastles, and a water fight.I’ve been saving this amazing Mermaid Party. We had the party at the end of summer last year.  I didn’t want to share it as we headed into the fall. Now that the weather is so nice, I’m excited to share this with you and inspire you with some fun Mermaid Party Activities and Games.

Mermaid Party

We were celebrating my oldest daughter Paige’s 13th birthday. Perhaps we’re at the end of themed parties now.  As she gets older I’m sure her and her friends ideas of fun will change but as they were mostly 12, we snuck in one more beautiful themed party for them.  Keep them young.  😉

My daughter loves to swim and so this beach themed party was absolutely perfect for her. It was so much fun planning it and even more fun at the actual party.



Beach Location

We live on the shores of lake Ontario, just outside of Toronto. We’re about a 10 min. drive away from our closet beach. In the summer we love to go down to the beach for a walk or swim. And summer holidays usually involve at least one beach day a week for me and my girls, since there’s so many nice lake side parks and beaches near us. For this party we scouted out a perfect spot with a few picnic tables in the morning, and got everything all set up. The girls came around 11, and we had a great time playing and enjoying a beach picnic lunch together.

Mermaids welcome sign

The colour scheme for the party was aqua, Paige’s favourite colour and the perfect colour for a mermaid party.  We hung up some bunting, and a lots of paper lanterns.  We added in some garden flowers and weighed down our vases with beach rocks so they won’t tip over in the breeze.  And we sprinkled shells all around too.

Mermaid Party Activities and Games

We made some simple signs out of some old rustic boards.  To make them, I wrote the words first in chalk and then with some white craft paint.  These rustic signs looked so beachy and added so much to the party.

mermaids welcomeHere’s what we did at the party.

Mermaid Party Activities and Games

mermaid party dress up


Get Your Mermaid On Outfits

Mermaid Party Activities and games
As our guests arrived, 7 girls total, including my two girls, they were invited to get their mermaid on. We made fun sea shell mermaid crowns before hand -I’ll share the simple tutorial later in the week.

DIY Mermaid crown

Everyone got to pick one to wear for the party and take home. We also had a mermaid tail beach cover up for everyone. I found these on sale at an outlet mall, and grabbed 7 of them. I thought they were absolutely perfect for the party, and fun take-home gift too.

what to do at a mermaid party

We did a few pictures with everyone looking like mermaids.

what to do at a mermaid party

Painting Mermaid Peg Dolls Craft

Mermaid Party Activities and Games



Once everyone arrived and we did a few fun pictures of everyone in their mermaid outfits, we did a little painting. My girls love making peg dolls. They have made all different themed peg dolls, so for the mermaid party we thought it would be fun to create some mermaid ones.

mermaid peg doll craftThis was a great activity for a party with guests of different ages. My daughter and her school friends spent a long time painting theirs with lots of details and chatting away as they worked. The younger guests were done a bit more quickly and moved on to another activity.

Mermaid Party Activities and Games

I love having lots of different activities where everyone can find something they love and play the afternoon away.Mermaid Party Activities and Games

Sand Castle Building Mermaid Party Game

Mermaid Party Activities and Games



We thought it would be fun to have some sandcastle building.  Sandcastle building is always a real favourite of my girls when we go to the beach. To make it a little more mermaid-y we had some shells on hand (there’s not to many shells in lakes, it’s not like an ocean beach where you could find your own) and some really pretty flags in our party colour – aqua.

Mermaid Party sandcastle building

Water Fight Mermaid Party Game

Mermaid Party water fight game

After lunch -which I’ll share tomorrow, it was time for a fun water fight! We bought some really fun water blasters from the dollar store that everyone could use for the party and take home after.

what to do at a mermaid party



The girls had a great time swimming splashing and squirting each other.mermaid party games and activitiesWe had such a fun afternoon together.  It was the perfect way to spend a beachy day celebrating the birthday girl.

Mermaid Party



With fun Mermaid Party Activities and Games, life really is a party!

More Inspiration 

Next, you must see our Mermaid Party food here.

Also check out our DIY Mermaid Crowns here.

You might also like our Magical Animal Adoption Agency Party here.

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