My two year old beyond loves The Little Mermaid and everything about Ariel’s life under the sea as a mermaid so the focus of my party was just that: Ariel’s mermaid life under the sea.
Decorations: I tried to create an under the sea environment with all the sea life and treasures that the little mermaid would find. For the guests’ tables, I included candelabras holding sunken utensil treasures just like seen in the movie. I also included other items shown in the movie as part of Ariel’s collection such as mini filled treasure chests, seashells, nets, and non-lit candles. Flowers with splashing mermaid fins completed the look. For hanging decorations, I created “jellyfish” lanterns and streamed large pieces of tulle from one end to another.
Welcome Table: One of my daughter’s favorite songs is “Kiss the Girl” so I was able to recreate a small piece of that scene for her by placing her Ariel and Eric dolls in a small canoe. The table was filled with lots of mermaid and ocean goodies. All the kids enjoyed coming in and filling their goody bags with all the favors.
Dessert Table: The dessert table was filled with edible sea creatures and treasures: octo-pops (marshmallows), crab slices (orange slices), clams (macarons), sand dollars (cookies), sunken coins (chocolate), sand (sugar candy), seaweed (sour strips), sea pearls (gumballs) sea water (jello). I used “sand” (brown sugar) to fill all the platters. The incredible cake filled with edible ocean life gave it the final touch.
Food and Drinks: With a theme such as Under the Sea it was so easy to create a delicious seafood menu along with thematic but non-seafood items. Menu included Peanut Butter and “Jellyfish” sandwiches, Tuna Pasta Salad, Seaweed (spinach) dip, Pasta Shells and Cheese, Shrimp cocktail, Scallops wrapped in bacon, and Seaweed (basil) skewers. We also made a tropical punch that was a big hit with all our guests.
Party Styling: Styling the Moment www.facebook.com/stylingthemoment
Printables: Styling the Moment www.etsy.com/shop/stylingthemoment
Photography: Styling the Moment: www.facebook.com/stylingthemoment
Sweet Treats: Macarons, Crabs, Cookies, Marshmallow Pops by Styling the Moment www.facebook.com/stylingthemoment
Cake: Moulin Rose Cake & Bakery Shop www.moulinrosebakery.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moulin-Rose-Cake-Bakery-Shop/276952485649143
Table Skirt: Designs by Marta Aguero