Throw an Ariel Party
You don't need to live under the sea, or even seaside, to bring a little of Ariel's mermaid magic to your princess' party. Your guests will have a swimmingly good time with an underwater cake, aquatic activities, and crafts perfect for young mermaids (plus something for would-be mermen!)
Under-the Sea Cake: Make a splash with a cake that recalls Ariel's underwater habitat. Make up a batch of Apricot Clownfish and use them to decorate the deep-blue frosting of the Under the Sea cake.
Under the Sea Party Decorations
Ariel Treasure Box: Know a seller of seashells? Decorate the party table with shells and trinkets from any beach vacations, and add a pretty treasure box at the center. Later, your birthday girl can store cards and mementos from the party inside the specially-made keepsake.
Under the Sea Party Crafts
Shell Necklaces: All of your guests will feel like underwater royalty when they create and wear one of these pretty necklaces. Because the clay shell charms take time to bake, moms should shape and bake a host of shells in the weeks before the party. Then, your young guests can stay busy threading the finished shells and beads onto their necklaces.
Ariel's Sea Spiders: While girls keep busy threading their necklaces, give boy guests something to do with this fun and easy pipe cleaner craft. These extra spindly-legged sea spiders are sure to delight
More Under the Sea Party Activities
Go Fish!: Fill a kiddie pool with plastic tropical fish of different shapes (you can find these from a number of online retailers.) Then, let blindfolded players take turns reaching into the pool and trying to choose two of the same fish based on their shape. The player with the most pairs once the pool is empty wins a prize.
Treasure Hunt Bingo: Ariel loved collecting human treasures from shipwrecks. For your party, create a picture bingo card of different objects from land and sea (a necklace, a fork, a comb, a shell, a fish and so on.) Put slips of paper with the object names in a fishbowl and as the caller, read them off until one guest has five objects in a row.