Make your Little Mermaid fan the perfect “under the sea” celebration with Little Mermaid party ideas. For the complete Little Mermaid theme party, incorporate the motif in all the details including invitations, the cake, games, and favors. Be sure to feature the beloved Little Mermaid movie characters—Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, Scuttle, Prince Eric, and Ursula—in the festivities!
Here are a few Little Mermaid party ideas to get you started on your underwater adventure:
- Cake: Bake a Little Mermaid birthday cake or purchase one from your local bakery. Make a tiered cake, constructed with different size layers. Use a large round pan to make the bottom tier, a medium pan for the middle tier, and a small pan for the top tier. Cut the edges of the cakes so they appear wavy. Frost all of the layers in blue-green frosting to represent the sea. Place characters such as Ariel, Sebastian, and Flounder on the top of the Little Mermaid cake. On the middle and bottom tiers use a rice crispy treat mixture to mold other underwater objects such as coral, seaweed, and sea grass. Cover the rice crispy treat figures in the appropriate colored fondant frosting.
- Games: Little Mermaid games are a perfect way to entertain young guests at the Little Mermaid birthday party. Plan a Little Mermaid scavenger hunt with items from the Little Mermaid movie. Hide items such as figures of Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian (crab), Flounder (fish), Ursula (octopus), and Scuttle (seagull). Instruct the children to work together to find each item. Offer hints throughout the scavenger hunt if there are signs of frustration. Award prizes to all of the children at the end of the scavenger hunt.
- Favors: Pass out Little Mermaid party favors to the children at the end of the birthday party. Visit your local party supplier to purchase tropical fish ring lollipops and ocean stamps. Little Mermaid goody bags can also include Little Mermaid stickers, goldfish, bubbles, and shark fruit snacks. Place all of the items in a blue-green cellophane bag for the final “under the sea” touch.
Dive in and enjoy your Little Mermaid party! Remember that a theme party can be simple or elaborate. The most important thing is for everyone to have a swimmingly good time!