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Amazing Ombre Mermaid Party {Beach Birthday!}

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Aqua ombre scalloped cake

Hitting the beach is always a fun, refreshing way to spend the day, but it’s even better when you get to venture under the sea for an Ombre Mermaid Party by the amazing Paige of Paiges of Style! What little mermaid wouldn’t want to be part of this world with all these yummy treats & buried treasures? And after one look at these pics… I’m pretty sure grown-up mermaids would love to be part of this world too! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mermaid Fin & Ombre Aqua Ruffle Cake Pops
  • Home sewn Ombre Ruffle Tablecloth
  • Insanely gorgeous Ombre Ruffle Cake from Hey there, Cupcake!
  • Vintage teal “Mermaid Bar” cool colored party drinks
  • Ombre Mermaid Party Printables (with red hair to match the adorable birthday girl!)

blue and purple ombre desserts

beachy mermaid drink station

mermaid theme party printables

blue ombre mermaid party invitation

diy ombre ruffled table cloth

mermaid cake pops

ombre blue macaron tower

ombre blue ruffle cake pops

pearl necklace mermaid party favors

beach party toy favors

beach party mermaid drink station

ombre mermaid party drinks

sea glass beach party decoration

goldfish centerpieces

mermaid beach party hats

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Paige

Our little Quinne was born with red hair and I knew right away that a mermaid party would be in the near future for her! We invited all of our friends and family to a nearby beach to celebrate with sun, sand and lots of sugar!

Dessert Table

The dessert table was the highlight. I sewed the ruffled ombre tablecloth and set out an amazing display that would delight any mermaid. The ombre mermaid scale cake with edible gold kelp by Hey There, Cupcake was so gorgeous. Mermaid tail cake pops by K’Creative and the the ombre ruffle cake pops by Cake Ball Love were the favorites of all the kids. Mermaid cookies by Hayley Cakes were made to match the invitation exactly and wowed all of the guests, big and small. And last but certainly not least, the ombre aqua and purple macaroni towers by Baked were stunning. Edible sea glass, “kelp” mini cakes and sea salt cupcakes completed the dessert table.

Mermaid Bar

All of the drinks were served at the “mermaid bar” that I bought for $50 and put a little elbow grease into painting teal. The children’s lunches were served in beach buckets which served as the party favors to take home. They loved eating their goldfish crackers while watching the real goldfish that were set up on the kids lunch table. Each child also took home some bubbles and a gumball “pearl” necklace as a party favor. Most importantly, all of the kids had a wonderful, fun day at the beach!


I have to add an extra note about using goldfish at a mermaid party. Prior to the party, I emailed our friends and neighbors and asked if anybody would be interested in having a pet goldfish after the party. I only bought as many goldfish as had been requested (plus our 2) to use at the party. I don’t believe that it’s fair to give out fish as a party favor because some parents may not want the pets and might dispose of them. I can happily report that our goldfish are still happily swimming around 2 months later! :)

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  1. Louisa (Little Big Company) October 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    This is stunning, love it Paiges of Style and I love the cakes Hey there cupcake

  2. Melena Ann-Dere Sands October 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    The cake is the star of the show for sure!

  3. The Clever Life October 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I wish I had been invited to this party! Especially love the chalkboard.
    x Hilary

  4. Nicole - Million Dollar $mile Celebrations October 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    You’ve done it again. Pure elegance and beauty with just a touch of whimsical.
    Million Dollar $mile Celebrations

  5. Lil Hoot October 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    LOVE LOVE every deet! paige always thinks of everything and implements it with creativity, thoughtfulness, and of course STYLE!!!

  6. Lydia- The Party Wagon October 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    It is gorgeous, Paige! I love the ruffled cakepops and all of the beautiful deTAILS! :))

  7. Jasmina Tvrdak October 10, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I was just thinking about this party yesterday as I´ve seen a few sneak peeks over the last few months. For me, this is the most amazing party I´ve seen, Paige, you are truly amazing for putting this together, so many ideas… You are my inspiration. I´m looking forward for your next party :)


  8. Paola Alvarez October 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    divino todo! son mi inspiración! ;)

  9. Deela Roe October 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

    WOW! This is an amazing spread of mermaid fabulousness! I LOVE the colors! Thank you for sharing!!

  10. Norma's Sweet Treats October 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Love it! I especially love the cake pops because I make cake pops. Great job everyone!

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  12. Melissa Brown October 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    There has been a surge of me email parties lately. This one takes the cake with all the details planned to a T. Great job. I love the lunches in sand pails!

  13. Paige-Paiges of Style October 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature, Jenn!!! XO This party happened because of the amazing women I work with, I couldn’t do it without them.

  14. Michelle M December 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Where oh where did you get your small glass bottles?? I don’t want to use the starbucks ones. Thanks for any party help you can give! -M

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  16. teresa January 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    What a great party!

    I love the giant pearl necklaces…where did you find them? Make them?

    Thank you.


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    Love the beautiful party !!!! My little Ally is turning one and I’m planning a beach whale party but i have no idea if I can set up on the beach …. Did u applied for a permit to have the party on the beach ?????? Please help !!! Thank you

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