It’s safe to say that Ariel the Little Mermaid was a magical movie. I saw it at theatres when I was 9 years old. Disney had never made a musical movie like it up until that time. You see the opening sequences of The Little Mermaid, and it likely makes you think it’s amazing in terms of classical animation. The music was absolutely heavenly. The animation was unique and pleasing. Admittedly, the movie is a tad antiquated now.
The Little Mermaid is a classic Disney film that many people adore. It also makes an excellent birthday theme. There are numerous little mermaid party ideas that can be used with little mermaid themes.
You can go with a mermaid theme and sprinkle in some characters here and there, such as an Ariel birthday party. There are also a plethora of party decorations available to make this the ideal mermaid birthday party.
Ariel the Mermaid Birthday Invitations
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Because this little mermaid hasn’t fully developed her swimming abilities, she relies on the floating ducky for assistance. Just goes to show that even mermaids require assistance. Have some fun in the sun with these mermaid themed kids birthday invitations.
Use a mermaid scales photography backdrop to take adorable pictures of all the mermaids at the party. A clever do-it-yourself option? To create an oceanic effect, hang a light blue fabric or scarf against a wall.
Remember the balloons! Put together a bunch of shimmery balloons. These ombre pink, blue, and purple foil balloons are certain to please. You could even go one step further and make your own balloon garland.
Under the Sea Decorations
You can also use ocean-themed decorations to decorate. Make sure the decorations are either dark blue or baby blue when you buy them (ocean colors).
Ariel, the Little Mermaid, is not your typical mermaid. She truly is a princess! String a banner for this royal occasion or make your own DIY mermaid birthday party ideas to make the birthday child feel like royalty.
Make these amazing fishbowl centerpieces for your party table. I love how vibrant these are! It’s the ideal finishing touch for any mermaid-themed party. These can also be used to play a game. Put a number under each one and have your party guests raffle off the centerpieces.
To add to the aquatic theme, hang bubble garlands on the ceilings and between the walls in conjunction with some of the previously mentioned decorations.
Mermaid Tail Garland
Everyone knows that a mermaid isn’t a mermaid unless she has her tail! This mermaid tail balloon garland is ideal for a photo op or to surround a table.
For adorable mermaid party decorations, hang jellyfish lanterns from the ceiling. They look great outside in natural light, or inside with tea lights to make them glow when the lights go out!
Waves Table Skirt
Add waves to your little mermaid birthday party with a table skirt for a 3D effect.
With a seashell-inspired birthday cake, you can make something mermaid for a special someone. Try Little Leah’s Kitchen’s spectacular mermaid cake or Karine Jingozian under the sea wonder with Satin Ice icing. Sprinkle with shell sprinkles and edible pearls to finish.
Buttercream Mermaid Scales
Make these amazing palette knife buttercream cakes. To make the stunning mermaid scales or ocean waves, combine your buttercream with ocean blue and green dyes. Why not use the drop flower icing tip shown in this tutorial to pipe some clever coral? We love the minimalist vibe of these cakes, and this is a great technique for inexperienced cake decorators.
Ariel and Friends Cupcakes
Do you want to try something other than cake? Add an Ariel and friends cupcake topper to some cupcakes on top of colorful icing or mermaid sprinkles! If you decide you need a cake, make it in the shape of a mermaid tail to match the theme.
A seaweed dish is a must-have for a mermaid theme party. Find a dip recipe and a bowl with a mermaid or seashell on it. Put a chip on top to make it look like a shark fin!
Mermaid Tails Cake Pops
Mermaid tail cake pops are easy to make at home or can be ordered. Use your imagination when selecting flavors!
Fish & Chips
Mermaid Sugar Cookies
These mermaid cookies are sure to make a splash at any party or event. Perfect for parties or adding mystery to your mermaid cakes. Karine Jingozian’s golden mermaid cookies are a true treasure.
These adorable candy crabs are just as tasty as they are cute. For this particular party, the candy crabs were “protecting” a nearby fruit tray. This is a fun party food that is the perfect addition to any fabulous party.
Under the Sea Snacks
Fill your mermaids up for their next adventure! Mermaid trail mix is a creative and fun party snack. Take out all of the pink Goldfish crackers from a box of colored Goldfish crackers.
Combine them with blue and purple candies, as well as other trail mix favorites like Chex cereal, peanuts, and other nuts. For a special treat, serve the mixture in individual mermaid-themed paper cups.
Do you enjoy chocolate-covered pretzels? Make them into a party food! Use a traditional recipe with white chocolate that has been colored with teal, pink, or purple gel food coloring. Garnish with sprinkles.
You can also cut sandwiches or watermelon slices into festive shapes with mermaid, fish, or shell-shaped cookie cutters. Fill bowls with Swedish fish and crackers for the most impact.
DIY Mermaid Crowns
Remember, Ariel is a princess, and she requires a crown. Set up a station at the party where kids can express their creativity and make their own mermaid crowns. Use glue, seashell decorations such as starfish and shells, and headbands that match the theme perfectly. Or get the tutorial here.
Pin the Tail on Mermaid
This pin the tail on the mermaid game riffs on the classic pin the tail on the donkey game by replacing the donkey with a lovely mermaid! To play and make things more challenging and fun, you’ll need to wear a blindfold.
Mermaid Bean Bag Toss
Mermaid bean bag toss is a fun party activity for celebrating a special mermaid birthday. This is entirely a build and decorate your own game. All you’ll need is a poster board, some fun stickers or stencils, and some bean bags. So fun!
Party favors are now a must-have at birthday parties. This treasure box concept is fantastic. All you need are some mermaid-themed prizes and empty baby wipe containers. This is a great way to provide a cheap treat for your guests.
Mermaid Bath Bombs
Mermaid bath bombs would be an amazing party favor that everyone would appreciate. Now you can create these on your own to save money and make them exactly how you want them. I love how these incorporate glitter to make the bath water look like the sparkly sea.
This party favor snack bag depicts little goldfish swimming through a sea of blue jelly beans. These are also quick and simple to make. You only need jellybeans, goldfish, and clear plastic bags with ties. I enjoy keeping things cute and simple!
One of the things I’ve always admired about the Disney Princesses is how many of them exude self-assurance and belief in their own abilities. Ariel certainly fits the bill. Ariel remains the same even without her voice, even in a world that is nothing like hers.
She’s out of place, but she doesn’t try to blend in or hide her personality. Ariel is completely herself on both land and sea, and I believe her self-assurance makes her an excellent role model for girls.