Bring the ocean to your summer party! Under The Sea is the perfect theme for an outdoor party this summer and obviously by under the sea I mean a mermaid party!! Because who doesn’t LOVE mermaids???
First off. COLORS! Any iridescent hues are perfect for this kind of party. Think pastels like rose pink, lavender, turquoise and mint green. I chose pink and teal with a dash of red for a hint at everyone’s favorite little mermaid (and it’s the hair color of the mermaid in my Designs by Lolita® Mermaid Hand-painted wine glass). GOLD is the perfect metallic pairing for this party. Add gold accents to your table setting for an elevated flair. I just LOVE these gold chargers since they look like ocean reefs!! Especially when paired with my scallop edged plates.
For your centerpiece, you’ll want something cute and eye catching. I had this vintage little shell vase that fits my mermaid party perfectly. You could also go for a white shell vase or platters that are shell shaped. Just make sure it doesn’t get too tall since you want your guests to be able to converse. Decorate your table with little seashells or starfish. Avoid fish netting. We’re here to celebrate mermaids, not capture them. Flowers are also a MUST for any outdoor party!! Put them in a vase, sprinkle them on the table, or give them as a party favor!
You can go strong or subtle on your mermaid theme. My classic Designs by Lolita® Mermaid hand-painted wine glass is perfect for any mermaid party, but if you want to be more subtle with your theme check out my new coastal glass collection. Any of my three designs are perfect for an under the sea theme with their tidal designs and gold accents. How more perfect could my Designs by Lolita® Under The Sea hand-painted wine glass be!?!
Low table settings are fabulous for outdoor settings and cushions are easier to grab and set up compared to chairs. PLUS they don’t sink into the sand or grass and are super comfy to sit on!! I got these adorable velvet cushions for a fun and shell-like sitting arrangement. They were the perfect shade of rose pink for my party, but you can find them in SO many colors.
Seafood is a MUST at this party!!! It’s about the ocean! Shrimp is so good. Make some shrimp cocktails for serving or get crab. Fish is simple and fabulous at the same time. Oysters aren’t for everyone, but these adorable oyster desserts are such a tasty treat and SO SIMPLE to make. You just need some madeleine cookies, frosting, food coloring and pearlescent fondant or little pearl sprinkles.
DON’T FORGET THE WINE! Something light and white is a fantastic pairing and perfect for making my signature mermaid drink recipe featured on the bottom of my Designs by Lolita® Mermaid hand-painted wine glass.Mermaid Recipe