This summer we had a “Tea by the Sea” for my daughters and few of their friends (and the moms). It was such a fun way to end summer. These ideas would work well for a mermaid type birthday party as well.
I kept the invites simple, printed on vellum and ripped the sides, attached to brown paper using some washi tape.
I made pink seahorses using pink candy coating and a seahorse chocolate mold, then attached them to a pretzel rod dipped in blue candy coating, then sprinkled some sprinkles and pearl candy around them.
And of course coral reef candy. Make it yourself using the recipe here.
Smores Starfish, recipe found here , and some cookie clams made with cookies, frosting, and candy pearls.
And of course the sandcastle cake went in the middle of the table
Sea Glass candy, recipe here
Seafoam (also called honeycomb candy) recipe here
Lime mousse, recipe here. I served this for both the kids and adults.
Fairy bread, of course. A must for every tea party. Cut bread with an octopus cookie cutter and spread with frosting or softened butter and coat with sprinkles. I mixed a few colors in with blue and added some candy eyes.
Using some mini croissants we made crabs cutting the mouths from marshmallows and the candy eyes with “glued” onto marshmallows with frosting and put on toothpicks. I put ham and cheese around them so the kids could make them how they wanted.
And lots of sweets to go around!