21 Gorgeous Mermaid Party Food Ideas!

by Jillian Leslie on

If you need some mermaid party food inspiration you’ve come to the right place!

Mermaid parties are still incredibly popular on our site, which is why we’ve gone through and selected 21 of the most impressive mermaid party foods to inspire you.

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21 Gorgeous Mermaid Party Food Ideas!

You find examples for a mermaid cake, mermaid cookies, mermaid cake pops, donuts, Krispie treats and so much more… Your birthday girl is going to love this!

21 Gorgeous Mermaid Party Food Ideas!

1: Mermaid Birthday Cake

A cake at any party is always a showstopper and we had a tough time picking out just one mermaid cake.

But with this birthday cake, you dive deep into the ocean. In gorgeous turquoise and purple, this cake is decorated with lots of fondant sea fauna and shells and topped with a wonderful mermaid.

2: Pink Mermaid Parfait Shot Glasses

These pink parfait shots look so elegant.

The cookie crumbs and fondant shells topping finish them off beautifully.

Perfectly themed and irresistibly delicious, they add a splash of elegance and fun to your underwater celebration.

Pink Mermaid Parfait Shot Glasses

3: Mermaid Cake Pops

Cake pops are always a hit at a party and these mermaid cake pops are no exception.

Each one is decorated with a mermaid tail, starfish, and a seashell.

Mermaid Cake Pops

4: Octopus Cake Pops

Add some fun to your dessert table with these cute octopus cake pops! Kids will love them!

Not only do they look awesome on a plate but they are great for any under the sea-themed party.

Octopus Cake Pops

5: Mermaid Tail Cake Pops

Take your mermaid bash to another level by adding some mermaid tail cake pops to your party food.

Not only are they totally on theme, but they look fabulous too, with their shimmering scales and vibrant colors.

These delightful treats are sure to be a hit, adding a touch of magic and fun to your celebration.

Mermaid Tail Cake Pops

6: Pink Seashell Sugar Cookies

You are also spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing cookies for your mermaid party.

These pink fondant seashell cookies decorated with a single large pearl sprinkle are just perfect.

Seashell Cookies

7: Mermaid Cookies

This cute mix of mermaid-themed cookies is just what you need to brighten up your party! Who can resist an adorable mermaid, octopus, starfish, and more?

These charming treats not only look delightful but also add a splash of whimsy and color to your dessert table, making your mermaid celebration truly enchanting.

Mermaid Cookies

8: Chocolate Covered Cookies

Chocolate-covered cookies are such a popular party food and these mermaid-inspired ones are everything you could ever wish for.

Each one is decorated with a gorgeous fondant mermaid tail, purple frosting, and scattered with a couple pearl sprinkles.

They’ll look amazing on any dessert table.

Chocolate Covered Cookies

9: Clam Macarons

Macarons are always an elegant choice for a party. You can have them in so many different colors so they’ll always add so much life to your dessert table.

These purple macaron clams are fantastic. To make your own simply add frosting between to macarons and finish them off with a white pearl.

Clam Macarons

10: Mermaid Ombre Macarons

Elevate your mermaid party with ombre macarons, beautifully adorned with tiny fondant shells, mermaid tails, and sea lions.

These delicate, gradient-colored treats not only look stunning but also offer a melt-in-your-mouth experience that guests will adore.

Perfectly themed and irresistibly delicious, they add a splash of elegance and fun to your underwater celebration.

11: Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

These mermaid cupcakes are going to blow you away! Each one is decorated with a bunch of colorful frosting swirls and topped with a wonderful mermaid tail.

They’re not only visually stunning but also delicious, making them a perfect centerpiece for your mermaid-themed dessert table.

Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

12: Mermaid Mini Cakes

Add some elegance to your party with these impressive mini-layered cakes.

Each one is topped with frosting, sprinkles, and a gorgeous gold fondant mermaid tail. We love the way it glitters.

Mermaid Mini Layered Cakes

13: Under the Sea Donuts

Everyone loves a donut, so you can bet donuts like these will be a big hit at your mermaid party.

Each one is decorated with either turquoise or purple frosting and finished with crumbs (to imitate sand) and fondant shells.

Under the Sea Donuts

14: Sea Shell Donuts

Transform your mermaid party with these delightful sea shell donuts!

These enchanting treats are shaped like seashells and can be decorated with shimmering edible pearls and glitter, perfectly capturing the magical undersea vibe.

Not only are they delicious, but they also add a whimsical touch to your dessert table, making your mermaid-themed celebration truly unforgettable.

15: Mermaid Rice Krispie Treats

Krispie treats are a fun party food that are quick and easy to prepare and these mermaid ones are so much fun!

The bottom half of each one is dipped in teal candy melts and decorated to look like a mermaid skirt.

Finish them off with two little seashell candy melts and you’ve got yourself cute Krispie treat mermaids.

Mermaid Krispie Treats

16: Mermaid Trail Mix

Your guests will be blown away by this pretty pink mermaid trail mix! It’s great for a nibble and looks wonderful!

Make your own by mixing some marshmallows, tiny seashell macarons, popcorn, and any other sweet treats you can get a hold of.

Mermaid Trail Mix

17: Coral on a Stick

If you’re looking for quick and easy mermaid party food that will take you deep into the ocean grab some colorful rock candy and you’ve instantly got yourself some ‘corals on a stick’.

You could wish for easier party food!

Coral on a Stick

18: Hard Rock Mermaid Candy

Impress your guests with these beautiful pieces of hard rock mermaid candy in a pretty bowl.

The different shades and tones of green look absolutely amazing, capturing the essence of the ocean.

These eye-catching candies are sure to be a hit, adding a touch of elegance and enchantment to your mermaid-themed party.

Hard Rock Mermaid Candy

19: Candy Seaweed

Another easy mermaid party food is candy seaweed make of Shock Tongues.

All you need to do is fold them back and forth on a skewer and you’re good to go.

They literally are that easy to do!

Candy Seaweed

20: Candy Apples

Candy apples are also a party favorite and these are absolutely stunning.

These are dipped in some blue pastel candy melts and decorated with sparkly sprinkles and a starfish.

Have no doubt they’ll look so impressive on your dessert table.

Candy Apples

21: Crabwiches

To finish off we found these fun ‘crabwiches’ that you can easily replicate yourself.

Make a bunch of sandwiches with some croissants and topped them with some self-adhesive googly eyes glued on to the tip of a toothpick and you’ve got yourself some ‘crabwiches’ that will be a crowd pleaser for your guests!


Mermaid Party Food Ideas FAQs

What are some popular mermaid-themed desserts?

Popular mermaid-themed desserts include shell-shaped cookies, ombre macarons, sea creature cupcakes, and mermaid tail cake pops.

How can I make my drinks fit a mermaid theme?

You can serve blue raspberry punch, decorate glasses with candy “seaweed,” or add mermaid tail stirrers to your drinks.

What savory foods work well for a mermaid party?

Savory options include “seaweed” salad, shrimp cocktail, fish-shaped sandwiches, and sushi rolls.

How can I decorate my table to match a mermaid theme?

Use sea-colored tablecloths, sprinkle edible glitter, and add decorations like edible pearls, starfish, and coral-shaped centerpieces.

What is an easy mermaid-themed snack for kids?

An easy snack is “fish and chips,” made with goldfish crackers and blue potato chips, served in small sand pails.

Need more mermaid party ideas?

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