These mermaid and under-the-sea party food 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 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.
I keep home movie ‘parties’ for my kids as simple and cost-effective as possible. I will splurge on one key item, and the rest is items I already have on hand, excluding food of course.
Marisol already has an Ariel costume, a doll, a costume for the doll, and a few other items. 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.
Little mermaid cupcakes
I used 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.
Clam shaped cookes
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.
Sea life shaped sandwiches
All you need are ocean themed cookie cutters to make these shaped sandwiches. Add the filling of your choice.
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 was white chocolate starfish. I found a silicone star-shaped cupcake mold at Walmart. These were perfect to make white chocolate starfish that I would mix with colored candy melts.
I put white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl, made a well in the center, and placed a couple of candy melts inside. It was melted on 50% power for 1 minute and then 100% power for 30 seconds. Using a skewer swirl the chocolate and candy together. Repeat with other colors. Pour a 5mm layer of the melted chocolate mixture into the mold and pop into the freezer. Repeat as many times as you like.
Put candy eyes on with leftover melted chocolate.
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 kids loved snacking while reading, watching a movie, and licking the icing off the toys.
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