Eliza’s Mermaid Birthday Party

Mermaid Party

Last year Eliza had her first experience of mermaid swimming and loved every second of it, so when we asked what she wanted to do for her birthday, they was only one answer – a mermaid party.

This is the first party she has had where she has had to limit numbers, which was a bit of a struggle at first, however, we were helped by the fact that attendees had to be aged 7+, able to swim a minimum of 25m and swim using a dolphin kick.

The party was held locally at Montacute School, which is a lovely warm pool where Sebby had swimming lessons as a baby. When we arrived, all the tails and fins were laid out waiting for the girls and they all gave a little squeal of excitement when they saw them.

What happens at a Mermaid Party with Mermaids UK East Dorset

There were two swimming teachers, Beth and Sam, present for the party, one who concentrated on teaching the girls and the other armed with a GoPro to get some underwater footage of them swimming.

The first thing they did was warm the girls up and assess their swimming ability, with a few laps of the pool using different swimming strokes, before helping them put their tails and fins on.

Starting at the shallow end, they then got the girls swimming one by one, helping them master swimming with their tails on and it wasn’t long before they were swimming full lengths of the pool.

Beth and Sam were brilliant with all the girls, encouraging them all the way and it wasn’t long before they were doing tricks, both on top of and under the water.

Once the girls were fully confident, they got to swim through hoops and collect sinkers from the bottom of the pool.

One of the best things about the party, is that the teachers took pictures of all the girls having fun under the water, so they all have fantastic memories for life, of the time they became mermaids!

The girls got to swim for 90 minutes, which was plenty as they were all shattered by the end of the session and then had their faces painted and all posted for mermaid photo’s on a special backdrop.

They even let me bring Eliza’s cake, made by my friend Michelle from Sculpted Bakes, poolside for a very special photo.

Once the girls were back on dry land and dressed, we headed to Frankie and Benny’s for a well deserved lunch.

Eliza Cake

A Mermaid Party with Mermaids UK East Dorset includes tail & fin hire, underwater footage and dryside photos, glitter/facepaint, a mermaid experience certificate and Mermaid cupcakes. They also run lessons throughout the year, follow them on facebook for more information.

Thank you Beth and Sam for making Eliza’s day so special!

44 thoughts on “Eliza’s Mermaid Birthday Party

  1. Sally says:

    What a lovely idea for a birthday party. I’ve never heard of one like this before. The fins looks great.

  2. Nati says:

    This is so cool! What a fantastic idea! my daughter is in love with mermaids but she’s too young for this kind of party, will keep it in mind for the future though!
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  3. Suzanne says:

    Such a cute idea for a birthday party! Glad to hear you all had such a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh wow this is so cool!! I’d never seen or heard anything like this before and I bet they all had a blast!! I know my son would love this as his favourite thing to do is go swimming!! Going to see if they offer something like this in South Wales

    Thanks for sharing
    Laura x

  5. Oh, that is just darling! My favorite is that they got to wear mermaid tails and swim like mermaids <3
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  6. Marysa says:

    What a cool party! Both of my girls are on a swim team, so they love the water. This is such a unique idea for a birthday, I love it!

  7. Becca Wilson says:

    This looks like it would be an amazing party. Mermaids are some of my daughters favorites so they would love this!

  8. Oh my gosh, how fab is this. What a wonderful idea for a party – I love this!! xx

  9. Preet says:

    Oh my, This is the cutest Birthday Party I ahve ever seen. The idea looks really fun. My daughter would love this on her Birthday.

  10. Wow, I haven’t ever seen anything like this. What a dream come true for a mermaid fan.
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  11. What a fun way to celebrate! We love the idea of a mermaid party. Our girls love the fins.

  12. this is so cool! what an awesome theme for a birthday party
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  13. What a totally adorable idea for a birthday party. If I had girls I would totally throw one.

  14. Fatima says:

    Mermaid swimming sounds so much fun and Iโ€™m sure her friends must have had a brilliant time too!

  15. Olivia Jade says:

    This looks like an amazing party, I would of loved to have done this when I was younger. Must be hard to choose who you want to come to your party but thatโ€™s great the decsion was made easier by height! Haha x
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  16. Sarah says:

    Oh what an amazing birthday party idea! They all look fantastic! I would have really loved this when I was younger, and I know my eldest would love it when she’s a bit older x
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  17. Sophia says:

    This looks like it was really fun. I have never heard of it before.

  18. What a super fun and unique idea for a birthday party! Looks like they had a fab time.

  19. Louise says:

    Oh, wow! What an amazing party idea! Stacey, my eldest, would have absolutely LOVED this when she was younger. What little girl wouldn’t!? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Louise x

  20. Sara says:

    My daughter is obsessed with everything mermaid these days! She is currently sick and cuddled up with her mermaid tail blanket. She would love a birthday party like this; looks awesome!

  21. I am loving this mermaid birthday party ideas. They definitely look like they had a good time.

  22. Shar says:

    Oh my goodness what a fun idea for a party! My little girl would think this is amazing! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. I love this idea!! So cute!!

  24. Rachel says:

    This looks like an amazing party! What a cool idea! I would have loved this as a kid! Glad they all had a great time!

  25. OMG this is SO cool!! I’ve never heard of such a thing! My daughter (being a tomboy) isn’t into mermaids … but I can see an equally successful dolphin party!!! Really cool – love it!

  26. John Mulindi says:

    Wow! This looks so amazingly interesting and enjoyable party! How I wish I did something like this when I was younger. Thanks for sharing with us such a great idea of having a party.

  27. Kimberley says:

    This looks like such a lovely idea for a kids party. Lovely

  28. OMG my daughter would totally love this! What a fabulous party theme indeed, looks like your Eliza had such fun too

  29. Chelle Dizon says:

    I totally love those underwater shots! They all look fabulous on their mermaid outfit. What a fun and cool party.

  30. Kira says:

    This is such a great idea . Alessia would love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Sam says:

    OMG! I would’ve loved something like this as a kid! They look like they had a blast. The face painting and pictures in front of a special background is a nice touch.

  32. Sam says:

    OMG! I would’ve loved something like this as a kid! They look like they had a blast. The face paint and pictures in front of a special background is a great touch.

  33. Erin says:

    These photos are so cute, and what a fun idea! I wish I had thrown a party like this when I was younger!

  34. What a fab theme for a birthday party! Happy Birthday little one! Love the mermaid tails and the photos! x
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  35. Laura Dove says:

    Oh wow this is my daughters idea of heaven!! I love it, what a fab party!

  36. Lisa says:

    This is so adorable! I wish I had a mermaid birthday when I was a little girl.

  37. Indu says:

    Enjoyed lot all pretty pics of children having all great fun at the mermaid swim party.

  38. That is so adorable! Now I have to buy a mermaid tail!

  39. matthew says:

    Wow this is my first time of coming across mermaid swimming party, looks like Eliza had fun. Will love to take my daughter out for a mermaid swimming party..

  40. Jon says:

    I didn’t even know this was a thing!! The photos are amazing though!

  41. Stacie says:

    Oh my gosh, a mermaid birthday party sounds amazing! That must have been the most fun she’s ever had in her life!

  42. Alexandra says:

    Oh my gosh, I would have loved this when I was younger!
    What a fabulous idea for a party – I will definitely keep this in mind for the future!

  43. I really love it! I have to try it! Happy that I have discovered your blog! Do you have a youtube chanel as well?

  44. Kim Carberry says:

    Oh wow! What a fantastic idea for a party. It looks like they all had a brilliant time.
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