Dive into the Depths of Creativity with This Enchanting Underwater Celebration
Is your child dreaming of a magical, underwater adventure for their next birthday? Dive into the depths of creativity with a Mermaid-Themed Birthday Party, where the star of the show is none other than Aeroplane's enchanting Mermaid Jelly Cake. Here's your guide to creating an unforgettable under-the-sea celebration.
Transform your party area into a mesmerizing underwater wonderland with these fantastic decorations and activities.
Ocean Hues: Decorate with shades of blue, aqua, and turquoise. Hang shimmering curtains to create a "waterfall" entrance.
Seashell Delights: Scatter seashells, starfish, and glittery gems on tables. You can even create a seashell garland as a beautiful centerpiece.
Mermaid Tail Balloons: Balloons shaped like mermaid tails or giant bubble balloons add a whimsical touch.
Treasure Chest: Use a treasure chest prop as a focal point, filling it with party favors or small prizes for games.
Activities and Games
Mermaid Tail Craft: Set up a craft station where kids can decorate their own mermaid tails using fabric, glitter, and sequins.
Under-the-Sea Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of hidden "treasures" (little trinkets or seashells) and have the children search for them around your party area.
Mermaid Races: Get some pool noodles and have a race in the pool, with each child sitting on their "mermaid tail" (pool noodle).
Mermaid Storytime: Read mermaid-themed stories to the kids, transporting them to a world of underwater adventures.
The Star of the Show: Aeroplane's Mermaid Jelly Cake
No mermaid-themed party would be complete without a delicious and eye-catching dessert like Aeroplane's Mermaid Jelly Cake. Here's how to make it:
You Will Need:
1 x 540 g packet vanilla cake mix
1 x 400 g store bought vanilla frosting
1 x 85 g Aeroplane Original Berry Blue Flavour Jelly
5 x butter nut snaps, finely crushed for sand
1 x 350 g packet Vanilla crème filled waffle rolls
Decorating: Mermaid pearls
How to Make It:
- 1 Prepare cake mix as per instructions and bake in a greased and lined a 22 cm cake pan as per packet directions. Allow to cool completely.
- 2 Prepare the jelly together, with 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of iced water. Set aside until almost set, but still pourable.
- 3 Maintaining a 2 cm edge, score a semi-circle and carve out a 3cm deep portion of the cake. Place this on the other side of the cake cut side up and attach with a little of the vanilla frosting, creating a “sand dune”.
- 4 Generously cover the cake with vanilla frosting, and line the ocean side with the frosting sealing well.
- 5 Sprinkle the cake or biscuit sand over the sand dune. Position the mermaids tail or tails in the soon to be ocean. Gently pour the almost set jelly into the cake cavity until almost full. Refrigerate the remaining jelly to set firm.
- 6 Attach the vanilla wafers around the outside of the cake. Position the palm tree on the sand dune.
Your Mermaid Jelly Cake is not just a treat for the taste buds but a feast for the eyes, too!
More Food Ideas
You can create a delightful spread of themed party foods. Here are some ideas to consider:
Under the Sea Jelly Cups: Create individual cups of Aeroplane Berry Blue Jelly to represent the ocean. Add gummy fish and sea creatures on top for an under-the-sea effect.
Seashell and Starfish Sandwiches: Make sandwiches and use seashell and star-shaped cookie cutters to create fun sandwich shapes. Fill them with a variety of ingredients like ham and cheese, chicken, or egg & lettuce.
Ocean Water: Serve blue-colored lemon-lime soft drink as "Ocean Water." You can even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a "Mermaid Float."
Seaweed Salad: Offer a vibrant seaweed salad with sesame dressing for a healthy and ocean-themed option.
Fish and Chips: Serve mini fish fillets with potato wedges as "Fish and Chips." Kids love this classic dish.
Coral Fruit Platter: Arrange a fruit platter to resemble coral. Use a combination of colourful fruits like strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and blueberries.
Remember to accommodate any dietary restrictions and preferences of your young guests when planning the menu. These themed food ideas will help create a whimsical and memorable atmosphere at your Mermaid-themed birthday party.
With a Mermaid-Themed Birthday Party featuring Aeroplane's Mermaid Jelly Cake, you're sure to create a world of enchantment and magic for your child's special day. So, dive into the planning, let your creativity flow, and watch as your little mermaids and mermen enjoy a birthday celebration like no other, under the sea!