6 Easy Mermaid Party Food Ideas for Your Under the Sea Party

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Last updated on April 15th, 2024 at 03:40 am

Mermaid Party Food Ideas to Make Your Party Magical

Welcome to your culinary adventure under the sea with mermaid party food ideas! 

Moreover, if you are planning a magical mermaid-themed party for your little one, we’ve got you covered with a treasure trove of delightful mermaid party food ideas.

Whether your little one is a fan of Ariel, the Little Mermaid, or princesses, these party ideas are perfect for a fun mermaid party.

From enchanting cupcakes to whimsical snacks, we’ll help you create an unforgettable experience for your young mermaids and mermen. 

So, let’s dive right in!

Mermaid Party Food Ideas

Let’s get right to the fun food ideas for your mermaid and under the sea party menu.  Here is a breakdown of the menu:

  1. Mermaid Tail Cupcakes (Most Popular)

  2. Oyster Shell Cookies

  3. Ocean Punch

  4. Seaweed Wraps

  5. Starfish Sandwiches

  6. Mermaid Fruit Salad

These are all so fun and easy to make.  Your party menu will be a crowd pleasing selection whether you make one or make all.

Keep scrolling to see each of the menu items.

Furthermore, these are easy party ideas for your mermaid birthday party or celebration.

Pair these cute ideas with Ariel Party Food Ideas as well.

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Your little mermaid will love this mermaid party food menu.  Equally important, we hope you will love these party food ideas too!

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Mermaid Cupcakes

Transform ordinary cupcakes into enchanting mermaid treats with fondant decorations.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cupcake mix (your choice of flavor)
  • Fondant (in various colors)
  • Edible glitter or sprinkles
  • Mermaid Tail cookie cutters
  • Edible adhesive or frosting
How to make Mermaid Cupcakes with Mermaid Tail:
  1. First, bake the cupcakes as per the instructions on the mix.

  2. Next, roll out the fondant and use the seashell-shaped molds to create mermaid tail decorations.

  3. Attach the fondant decorations to the cupcakes using edible adhesive or frosting.

  4. Sprinkle some edible glitter or sprinkles for a magical touch.

Check out this Barbie themed party for more beach themed ideas.
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Oyster Cookies with Candy ‘Pearls’

These delightful cookies resemble oysters, complete with a hidden candy “pearl” surprise in the center.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • White icing or frosting
  • Round-shaped candies (preferably white or pearl-colored)
How to make Oyster Cookies:
  1. Preheat the oven and prepare the sugar cookie dough as directed.

  2. Roll out the dough, coupled with a round or shell shaped cookie cutter to create cookie shapes.

  3. Bake the cookies according to the recipe.

  4. Once cooled, apply a dollop of white icing or frosting to one cookie and place a round candy on top.

  5. Sandwich another cookie on top to resemble an oyster.

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Ocean Punch

Quench your guests’ thirst with a refreshing ocean punch that captures the essence of the sea.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • Blue food coloring
  • Nerds candy
  • Swedish fish candy
  • Ice cubes
How to make Ocean Punch:
  1. First, fill a large container with Sprite or lemon-lime soda.

  2. Second, add a few drops of blue food coloring to give it an oceanic hue.

  3. Using clear cups, layer Nerds candy at the bottom of the cup.

  4. Next, add ice and 2 Swedish fish to the sides of the glass.

  5. Add the blue liquid to the cup, and serve immediately. 

This ocean punch is perfect for an ocean themed party as well.

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Seaweed Wraps

For a savory treat, serve seaweed wraps that mimic the ocean’s flora.

First, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Nori seaweed sheets
  • Sushi rice
  • Assorted fillings (such as avocado, cucumber, and cooked shrimp)
  • Soy sauce or other dipping sauces (optional)
How to make Seaweed Wraps:
  1. First, cook the sushi rice according to the package instructions and let it cool.
  2. Then, lay a sheet of nori seaweed on a clean surface.
  3. Spread a thin layer of sushi rice on the seaweed, leaving a small margin at the edges.
  4. Add your desired fillings in a row across the rice.
  5. Carefully roll the seaweed, applying gentle pressure to create a tight wrap.
  6. Lastly, slice the roll into bite-sized pieces and serve with soy sauce or other dipping sauces, if desired.
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Starfish Sandwiches

Create adorable starfish-shaped sandwiches that will make your guests smile.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sliced bread
  • Sandwich fillings (such as ham, cheese, and lettuce), or peanut butter like the picture shown above.
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter
  • Edible markers or food coloring pens (optional)
How to make Starfish Sandwiches:
  1. First, using a star-shaped cookie cutter, cut star shapes out of the sliced bread.

  2. Then, prepare your preferred sandwich fillings and assemble them between two star-shaped bread slices.

  3. Optionally, use edible markers or food coloring pens to add details and create a vibrant starfish design on the sandwich.

  4. Likewise, serve these delightful starfish sandwiches on a platter and watch them disappear!

In addition, these sandwich ideas would also make a fun theme in the shape of a crab for a crab sandwich.
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Mermaid Fruit Salad

Add a healthy and refreshing touch to your mermaid party with a colorful mermaid fruit salad.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Assorted fresh fruits (such as watermelon, pineapple, blueberries, and kiwi)
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter
  • Lemon juice (to prevent fruits from browning, if needed)
How to make Mermaid Fruit Salad:
  1. Wash and prepare the fresh fruits by peeling, cutting, and removing any seeds or pits.
  2. Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out star-shaped fruit pieces from watermelon and pineapple slices.
  3. Next, combine the assorted fruits in a large bowl and gently toss them together.
  4. Optionally, sprinkle some lemon juice over the fruits to keep them fresh and prevent browning.
  5. Finally, serve the mermaid fruit salad in a beautifully decorated bowl or individual cups for a delightful and healthy treat.

Under the Sea Table Decorations

Perfect Pairing for Your Mermaid Party Food Ideas

Under the Sea Table Decorations

There are so many affordable decorations that make a mermaid party easy to decorate.  In fact, below are a few of my favorites from Amazon.  

Mermaid Party Favors

Many parents have so many trinkets hanging around the house. Therefore, here are some fun food party favors to send home with guests:

Here are some non-food little mermaid party favors on Amazon:

Hosting a mermaid-themed party becomes a breeze with these delightful under the sea-inspired food ideas.  Moreover, from mermaid cupcakes to oyster cookies and ocean punch, your young guests will be immersed in a culinary adventure they won’t soon forget.

Likewise, remember to add your personal touches and let your creativity shine through!

Mermaid Party Food Ideas Checklist

Lastly, here is a grocery list for all of the mermaid food ideas that we have suggested above.
Hope this makes your shopping and party planning easier!
  • Cupcake mix
  • Fondant (in various colors)
  • Edible glitter or sprinkles
  • Seashell-shaped molds
  • Edible adhesive or frosting
  • Sugar cookie dough
  • White icing or frosting
  • Round-shaped candies
  • Sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • Blue food coloring
  • Nerds candy
  • Swedish fish candy
  • Nori seaweed sheets
  • Sushi rice
  • Assorted fillings (avocado, cucumber, cooked shrimp)
  • Soy sauce or other dipping sauces

Happy party planning, and enjoy making magical memories with your little mermaids and mermen!

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