How to Throw a Mermaid Themed Baby Shower

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The idea of mermaids has enchanted people for hundreds of years, so it’s no surprise that your friend or loved one has asked for a mermaid baby shower theme. And with all of the eye-catching, ocean-colored palette choices, food ideas, and nautical decorations, you’ll have no shortage of fantastic possibilities! 

We’ve thought of everything you need to throw an unforgettable mermaid baby shower for that special momma-to-be. Read on to discover the best sea-themed foods, invitations, decorations, and more!

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How to Throw a Mermaid Baby Shower

Although it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, mermaid-themed baby showers are traditionally a summer party idea. Warm weather, a trip to the beach, and refreshing, ocean-themed drinks all lend themselves perfectly to a magical mermaid gathering. 

And we’d also like to mention that a mermaid-themed baby shower doesn’t have to be restricted to baby girls. You can easily adapt the color schemes, favors, and invitations for a baby boy, or the mom-to-be might just love mermaids! Who could blame her?  

What to Serve at a Mermaid Baby Shower

There are so many delicious ocean-themed snacks, sweets, and drinks you can serve at a mermaid baby shower. Many of these suggestions just require some creative presentation and labels, and voila! 

Appetizers and Dips

“Sea Snails” (Mini pigs in a blanket)

Clam Shell Watermelon

Crab Legs (Carrot Sticks) and Ranch Dip

Seaweed Spirals (Pinwheel Sandwiches)

Candy Seashells

Main Entrees

Crabby Croissant Sandwiches

Lobster Bisque

Lobster Rolls

Caprese Salad

Shrimp Scampi or Alfredo


Mermaid Cupcakes

Mermaid Clam Cookies

Sea-Themed Cake

Mermaid Bark

Sea-Themed Cake Pops


Mermaid Party Punch

Mermaid Slushy

Mermaid Water Mocktail

Pineapple Soda Punch

Fruit-Infused Water with Blue or Green Food Coloring

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Mermaid Baby Shower Invitations 

One thing we love about mermaid-themed baby showers is the whimsical invitation choices. Here is a selection of our favorite designs: 

Mermaid Baby Shower Decorations 

Give your party a relaxing under-sea vibe with these eye-catching shower decorations. They’re just what you need to create the perfect ambiance. 

Mermaid Baby Shower Games

Whether you’re looking for traditional baby shower games with a mermaid-themed twist or something new and fun, we’ve got you covered. 

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Favors and Prizes

Send each person home with a little sand in their shoes and memorable party favors and prizes. So whether your guests love cooking, wine, or scented soaps, they’ll leave with something they love. 

Final Thoughts

Mermaid baby showers are such a magical way to usher in the birth of a little one, and we hope you’ve found some great inspiration for your upcoming celebration.

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