To get started, create the main display. You'll need several inexpensive plastic tablecloths. Trim each tablecloth in a scallop pattern (as shown in the photo below).
Then layer them, starting with the teal green on the bottom (it will be near the edge of the table on the top, tape it into place. Add the scalloped seafoam green tablecloth over the teal and again tape it into place. Add the lavender purple scalloped tablecloth over the seafoam green
Attach a net to the wall to secure balloons, allowing the net to overlap the top of the table. Craft nets are very inexpensive, we found this one on amazon for just a few dollars.
Next, add a few beachy themed foods, like this fun and delicious "Coral" made from simple rock candy.
Seaweed Skewers- thread grapes onto shish-kebab sticks and place them in a tall glass vase to create reeds of seaweed
Other Under the Sea Party Food Ideas:
- Create a pasta salad using sea shell pasta
- Use croissants to make sandwiches that look like crabs (hot glue googly eyes to toothpicks and insert them in the sandwichs)
- Make Peanut butter and jellyfish sandwiches, cut them out with a star shaped cookie cutter
- Use beach
- Spinach artichoke dip labeled as seaweed dip
- Get creative with veggies and make an Anchor veggie tray
Sand Dollar Cinnamon Sugar Cookies, click the photo for the recipe and directions.
No kids party is complete without party favors to bring home, so here are some inexpensive fun ideas they're sure to love. Grab a few small plastic beach pails with a shovel, some goldfish crackers, a bottle of bubbles, and an inflatable beach ball. All of these items can be found at the dollar store and the cost is approximately $5 per child.
We'd love to see your ideas for Mermaid, under the sea or shark week parties too! Please feel free to share photos and comments below.