All little girls just love beautiful and whimsical Disney characters like Ariel from the Little Mermaid, so it’s no surprise that mermaid-themed birthday parties have been in high demand for years.
To make your event even more special and unforgettable, make the Little Mermaid Pinata the star of the party! A mermaid pinata is an exciting party activity that will keep kids and adults engaged and full of anticipation.
Decorations for a mermaid party should be feminine and delicate. Create the essence of an underwater kingdom and leave your guests in awe. Use colors like lavender, baby pink, teal, coral, fuchsia, and baby blue and match your tableware, cutlery, cups, banners, balloons, and other décor with the color scheme. Complete the beautiful party table with pearls and shells (we don’t recommend pearls if the children are very young). Jellyfish, fish, coral and waves are all perfect accompaniments to this theme.
If the weather is favorable, a mermaid party is best suited to a location with a pool or other source of water available for fun water games.
Here are just some fun and exciting water games especially for your mermaid theme:
• The Mermaid Treasure Hunt: Just like a scavenger hunt, hide several fun “treasures” around the pool area and allow your little guests to go on a hunt for them.
• The Mermaid Freeze Swim: The pool version of a freeze dance, put on great music to get everyone in the mood for this exciting game.
• Find the pearl: A twist on the classic musical chairs. Get some seashells and have your little mermaids dance to the music around the seashells. When the music stops every mermaid finds a seashell and lifts it up to see if the pearl is inside. Only one shell has the pearl and the winner gets a treat.
• Pin the flower on the mermaid: Just like pin the tail on the donkey. (For younger children we suggest using velcro and not pins.)
And now… the creme de la creme of your party…
The Little Mermaid Pinata Game
Everyone loves a pinata and this colorful version is a sure winner.
• Fill it with sweet treats and small toys.
• Hang the mermaid tail pinata in its designated place and have the kids stand in a single file line about 10 feet away.
• Allow each party guest to take a swing or two at the piñata until someone breaks it and the treats come pouring out.
• If the children are preschoolers, the option of blindfolding can be dropped and you can just spin each child around and give them the opportunity to hit the pinata.
• Give each child the opportunity to hit the pinata at least twice.
• As each guest tries to hit the pinata, it is extremely important to make sure everyone is standing at least 20 ft away from the guest with the stick.
• In addition, when the pinata is broken, make sure the guest has completely stopped swinging the wooden stick before letting everyone gather the toys and candy.
Here are a few suggestions for the best places to hang a pinata:
From a tree: You can hang the pinata from a stout tree branch that extends out and is capable of supporting the weight of the mermaid pinata. Make sure that there is plenty of free space below the tree for the guests to take a hit freely.
If there are two trees, you can simply tie a rope across the trees and then suspend another rope from the center for supporting the mermaid tail pinata. Keep in mind that the pinata must be high enough so that it is challenging enough for the players.
On a basketball hoop: If you do not have a tree in the backyard but have a basketball hoop, you can hang the pinata from it.
Just ensure that it is not too close to any glass windows, garage or walls that could get damaged by the hitting.
Now send out the invites and amaze the whole class!