We’re bringing the magic from the depths of the sea to your next party.
From seaweed scrolls to mermaid tails and whale cakes, here are 17 under the sea party food ideas perfect for your ocean themed party. Go on, dive in!
Have a whale of a time catering for a small crowd with these cute party nibbles!
1. Crabby croissants
They might be crabby, but they’re also incredibly cute. Croissants with toothpick eyes for lunch? Yes please. Brought to you by the land of party awesomeness, Kara’s Party Ideas.
2. Happy as a clam
Exercise your very best carving skills on a watermelon. Who WOULDN’T want to eat delicious, sweet watermelon from a clam? Double The Style tells us exactly how it’s done.
3. Starfish sandwiches
Even sandwiches can get an aquatic makeover using a cookie cutter, captured here at Catch My Party. Make the cookie cutter as big as the bread can take – there will be quite a few crusts for the hosts to nibble on in the kitchen.
4. Sea critter cookies
A simple sugar recipe and a few sea themed cookie cutters is all you need to create a gorgeous plate of sea critter cookies. They also make a great party favour for guests. Just pop them in a cellophane bag and tie with raffia. I Like To Bake has all the tips!
5. Sweet shark cake
The sweetest shark fin cake! Simple, beautiful and completely doable. The beauty is in the simplicity here folks, let this fintastic creation from Cherry B Events inspire your under the sea themed cake.
6. Jelly cups
The Cottage Mama reassures us that jelly cups are always a hit with the kids. Naturally, make them blue! We love the sand around each cup.
7. Dip if you dare
Also from Kara, no party table is complete without a dip and vegetable stick option. We adore the effort this mama has gone too with seaside capsicum critters aplenty!
8. Mermaid ice-cream
You can make this mermaid vibe ice-cream yourself with this no churn (no ice cream machine needed) recipe from Home Made Interest.
9. Shark cupcakes
Just keep swimming! These shark fin and ombre icing cupcakes are cute as a button and definitely won’t bite! Find the recipe at Tammilee Tips.
10. Mermaid cake
Mermaids! Oh beautiful mermaids. Tails, scales, shells and all the colourful icing you can handle! Get your Peggy Porschen on with swirls of coloured buttercream and sparkly sprinkles.
11. Tasty turtles
The sweetest-looking (and tasting) turtles I ever did see. Have your grapes and kiwi fruit at the ready. You’re going to have to move quickly to get one of these on your plate (just remind kids to dismantle it before eating!). Fruit eating inspo from Mein Heim Vorteil.
12. Throw a line in
Spied on Catch My Party, these pretzel sticks moonlight as fishing rods – genius! Don’t forget the sour worms for bait. Ewwww but so much fun!
13. Fancy a sip of sea water?
Add a few drops of food colouring to a full drink dispenser of icy cold water (or lemonade) for beautiful cups of sea green sea water (minus the saltiness). For all the blue drink inspiration, head to Fake Ginger.
14. Mermaid cupcakes
As if you needed any more proof that good things come in small packages, these cupcakes are sure to create a wave of excitement! Hit up Ebay for inexpensive silicone moulds to make your own mermaid cupcakes with this awesome tutorial from Momdot. Don’t be intimidated, they’re a LOT easier than they look!
15. Whale cake
For all the orca fans, cake doesn’t get much cuter than this wee adorable whale. Made by the talented cakers at Whipped Bake Shop, it’s sure to inspire home bakers too!
16. Seaweed spirals
An easy-to-execute savoury idea, sandwich wraps have never looked so good! See that gorgeous label? You can print it (plus a stack of others) for free to use at your party – thanks The Cottage Mama!
17. Mermaid bark
Melt chocolate or candy melts to create gorgeous swirls of mermaid bark. Not just for mermaids, you could also use orange and red to create coral bark, greens for sea bark, brown for drift wood – your imagination is the limit. For all the how-to details, head to Bread Booze Bacon.
There you have all the makings for a fabulous under the sea themed feast. Bon Appétit!
For more yummy party food ideas, check out these 20 delicious (and doable) balls recipes.