This year, the ultimate collector’s edition release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid splashed its way into the Walt Disney Signature Collection with a new release on 4K ultra HD & Blu-Ray during the same month we were planning my daughter’s birthday! I was excited to be able to celebrate the 30th anniversary of my favorite childhood movie, which taught me to always want more than material items, follow your heart, and find your voice. When she asked for an Ariel party, I couldn’t have been more delighted. Check out what we planned for her very first friend birthday party ever!
Our Disney ‘Little Mermaid’ Ariel Princess Party
If you are looking for Little Mermaid party planning tips, you are in the right place! Check out what we ended up doing for our Disney Little Mermaid Ariel Princess party.
First, I made sure to have the movie The Little Mermaid! With the anniversary ultimate collector’s edition, you get the award-winning songs, original recording sessions, sing-along mode, and more.
As a simple activity when all the guests arrived, I had out a large pack of crayons and 20 sheets of these free The Little Mermaid free printable activities. These also make great additions to the goodie bags. I also used The Little Mermaid Favor Kit, which came with brushes, jeweled hair clips, seashell rings, flower bracelets, spinning tops, and 5″ blowouts.
On the wall, I hung the Little Mermaid Ariel Scene Setter with Photo Booth Props, which comes with 12 fun photo props, like Ariel, forks, crowns and more! Since this was her very first friend birthday ever, we made sure to document it with lots of photos. Having a photo booth section set up also gave us one more activity to do with the party guests, who all enjoyed the props!
We ordered a layered Disney princess castle cake, which looked fantastic! With the Disney Princess Happily Every After Cake Topper kit, you get two castle turrets, a castle center featuring Belle and the Beast as well as Cinderella, Ariel, and Rapunzel. I’m not nearly that talented with baking, so instead I had my local Harris Teeter bakery make this for me! The baker had so much enthusiasm and really put a lot of attention into making it!
The birthday girl was very happy with her impressive cake! Along with bright pink frosting, it had marble cake inside and was very delicious.
Towards the end of the party, everyone took a turn hitting the Disney Little Mermaid Pinata Kit. After collecting candy from the ground to put in their goodie bags, all the party guests sat down to watch the movie while waiting for their parents to arrive.
One of the biggest gifts that went along with our Disney party was the Ariel Costume with Sound for Kids. This beautiful princess dress was the perfect gift idea for the birthday party!
With summer around the corner, all the mermaid-inspired birthday gifts were perfect! One other adorable gift that the birthday girl adored was the Camille’s Mermaid Tale book and Marvelous Mermaid Outfit for the American Girl Camille Doll! It’s always fun when the American Girl dolls can join in the celebrations too.