These mermaid and under-the-sea party treats and ideas are perfect for a Little Mermaid themed movie night or birthday party.

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Did you know that The Little Mermaid ‘Diamond Edition’ is being released on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Digital Copy on October 1st? Miss M is absolutely thrilled.

I’m going to give you some simple tips for surprising your little Ariel lover with a day full of The Little Mermaid fun. These ideas are perfect for everything from a mermaid party, to a Little Mermaid movie night with kids. 

Little Mermaid party food and ideas

I try to keep home movie ‘parties’ for my kids as simple and cost-effective as possible. I tend to splurge on one key item, and the rest is generally items I already have on hand, excluding food of course.

Marisol already has an Ariel costume, a doll, and a costume for the doll, along with a few other items, so my one splurge for this party was the Disney Princess: The Little Mermaid Story Gift Set. The reason I chose this set is that it’s not only something that she can play with, but it’s perfect for bringing the Ariel theme onto the food table without splurging on decorations.

The Little Mermaid Cupcakes

I decided to use these little toys to jazz up otherwise fairly plain vanilla cupcakes. Half of the cupcakes were iced, then dipped into crushed Graham Crackers, the other half were iced using a large Wilton petal decorating tip to create waves.

Note: Make sure you clean and dry the toys before putting them on top of the cupcakes.

Little Mermaid cupcakes

I’ve already mentioned in previous posts about placing your food on various levels so that you are able to fit a lot into small spaces, while still ensuring that food is within reach and in view, especially for kids.

So instead of placing the cupcake stand directly on the table, I placed it into a large bowl and then filled the bowl with cookie clams (an adorable idea I found on Spoonful).

Best under the sea themed party food

I put my handmade food stands to good use for the Ariel cups I found at Walmart, along with a jug of raspberry lemonade, bowls filled with assorted stars, whales, and Goldfish, and utensils and straws.

The Little Mermaid party ideas

Then I dug through my two big tubs of cookie cutters until I found some fun sea life shapes for sandwiches.

Best ocean themed party food

Tip: Place cookie cutters on the serving tray you intend on using so you can make sure that the sandwiches will fit perfectly before cutting them out.

The last little treat I made was white chocolate starfish. While I was at Walmart I popped into the party aisle because I love seeing what’s new. I came across a silicone star-shaped cake mold that was about the size of an individual cake. I immediately knew I had to make white chocolate starfish, but behind me, I noticed candy melts and grabbed a couple of packets in yellow and purple to make the white chocolate starfish a little more colorful. I even found some larger candy eyes than the ones I normally purchase.

Star fish party treats

I simply popped white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl, made a well in the center and placed a couple of candy melts inside. I then melted it on 50% power for 1 minute and then 100% power for 30 seconds. I carefully combined it with a skewer so that the colors swirled together, and then repeated with the other color. Pour a 5mm layer of the melted chocolate mixture into the mold and pop into the freezer. Repeat as many times as you like.

How to make starfish white chocolate

Pop the candy eyes on with a little of the leftover melted chocolate.

Once all of the food was set up, the kids loved snacking while reading, watching a movie, and licking the icing off the toys.

Little Mermaid movie night ideas

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Danielle September 10, 2013 - 7:13 am

Adorable! Love the little details.

Tonya Staab September 10, 2013 - 10:38 am

Thank you so much Danielle.

Tonya Staab September 10, 2013 - 10:39 am

Thanks Kristy 🙂

Kristy September 10, 2013 - 9:16 am

This looks amazing! I love all the details and that everything goes with the under the sea theme!

Lori Pace September 23, 2013 - 2:39 pm

How incredibly FUN!! great job!!!


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