Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Little Mermaid Birthday Party

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We love all of the Disney Princesses in this house, especially Ariel. My daughter begs to watch the movie every single day and we play the soundtrack in our car. We have the old VHS version of the movie and after our VHS player gave out, we started borrowing grandma's DVD. My little girl cries every time we give Ariel back to grandma, we are so excited that The Little Mermaid is coming out of the vault on October 1st, so we can have our very own copy. To celebrate we threw a Little Mermaid themed party complete with a cake, photo back drop and fun games for the kids. Complete tutorials coming soon. 
Our party had coloring pages for the arriving guests. So they could color and get into the "Under The Sea" spirit while we waited for everyone to show up. 
We had a under water photo backdrop, for fun and silly pictures, complete with a Singing Ariel and Flounder to be in the pictures. The kids LOVED the Ariel doll, purchased at Walmart. She was perfect for the photos and she sings Under the Sea which the kids loved.
This darling little Flounder Toy came with the Ariel doll above and the kids adored him. I love that he was big enough that I didn't need to worry about the little kids playing with him.
After pictures, we played Pin the Tail on the Mermaid.
We used melty beads to make our own Ariel and ocean creatures. The older kids made Ariel and the younger kids used shaped bead trays to make fish. If you are having smaller children at your event, they make larger melty beads, my 4-year-old didn't have any problem creating the dolphin you see here.
We played musical fish, with some cut out fish and our favorite Little Mermaid chair.
We then, of course, watched The Little Mermaid.
Whenever I make a cake for a children's birthday party, I prefer to make a small cake and cupcakes for the kids. Cupcakes are so much easier to serve to children and they can be so much fun. The Little Mermaid Story Set made perfect cupcake toppers and after they decorated the cake, my daughter had some darling toys to add her Disney figures. My daughter absolutely loved that the figures stand up on their own and the Ursula is glittery!
We used bottles of Princess Bubble Bath as the party favors. I thought they would be used more than the  little things you usually find in a party favor bag.

You can see our entire shopping experience for the toys for this party here. Want more Little Mermaid ideas for parties and play dates? Check out the Under The Sea Pinterest Board.
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