Hosting a Little Mermaid Party was the perfect way to celebrate my daughter’s third birthday party. I can not tell you how many times we have watched this Disney classic that I once enjoyed watching at a young age. The Little Mermaid party theme is fitting given the many times this year we have sang along or watched it live with our family. I will never forget the pure joy my daughter showed the day we stumbled across The Floating Palace starring Sophia the First. (Spoilers ahead) Basically, Sophia and Ariel come together in one show to save the day!
But, I digress. You get the point. My preschooler is obsessed with mermaids right now.
There are various creative ideas you can bring to life when you host a Little Mermaid Under the Sea Party!
The Little Mermaid Party Ideas
I ordered a Little Mermaid Invitation Printable that included space for a photo of my daughter in her mermaid costume. Of course, she has a mermaid costume!
Creating a festive food spread is the fun part where you can let your creativity fly (or swim in this case).
Turkey and Provolone Cheese Clam Sandwiches cut with a shell cookie cutter
Goldfish, Cheez-Its, and Potato Chips in beach buckets.
Mermaid sugar cookies, cupcakes, and a treasure box mini cake for the birthday girl’s cake. I made paper mermaid tails using my Cricut Explore Air™ machine to add some flair to the cupcakes.
The usual party treats: crackers, Chicken Salad (remember Chicken of the Sea?), and fruit/veggie trays.
Blue Under The Sea Punch made with 7-Up, Hawaiian Blue Punch, and Pineapple Juice.
For the adult crowd, I served Lolailo Sangria with added fruit and a splash of brandy (to make it sweeter).
I bought the decor from a variety of retailers. I found all the tubs, buckets, and bubbles from a Dollar Store. At Michaels, I got the large party tubs for drinks, shells, and netting for a steal of a price with a 40% off coupon I grabbed off their app. I found bright tablecloths, large bubble wands, and festive paper plates at Target.
For the kids entertainment, we blew up a small pool for them to splash around in and rented a large bounce water slide. We also had an area where kids could play with sand and blow bubbles.
As guests left, they were given a bubble wand with a custom-made label that said, “Thanks for making my party a splash!” You know I am a sucker for a good pun. I created this myself and you are more than welcome to use them yourself. Please download the PDF link below to get started.
At the end of the day, my daughter had a fabulous time with her friends and family by her side. This birthday celebration was different from those before. I think perhaps because she thoroughly enjoyed it and is old enough now to get what a birthday party is all about. All the work and energy spent to host the party was well worth the smiles not only on her face, but everyone who attended.
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! May you always have a thirst for fun and adventure just like Ariel does.
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