My daughter requested a mermaid cake for her 3rd birthday party. I was debating whether I wanted to do a sea theme or just a mermaid cake, then decided to do the sea theme. This way, the games can be made to suit boys and girls at the party without being to “frou frou”.
I over-planned as usual, but did not have to pull an overnighter this time around. The kids enjoyed playing seahorse hunt and limbo.
Here is the carrot cake decorated with cream cheese frosting, crushed graham cracker for sand, and royal icing sea creatures. My sister-in-law made jello shaped fish, sea turtles, starfishes, and seahorses, which were a hit with the kids.
I also made seahorse, seashell, and fish cookies as prizes and party favors for the kids and guests.