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chipdale74 07-01-2012 04:45 PM

Ariel Birthday Party ideas
 
Hi Everyone. I am planning an Ariel themed birthday party for my DD. She is turning 4 the end of July and each year she chooses her theme. Luckily I made her a disney nut like me. :)

Her first birthday (obviously not her choice) was Winnie the Pooh, 2nd was Mickey Mouse and her third was the cinderella castle. I bought the Ariel cake pan from wilton but was wondering if anyone had other ideas to help put together a magical birthday for her. We've had a few years of money issues (who hasn't in this society?) and I would like to make her birthday extra special.

shellybaxter 07-01-2012 05:01 PM

We had an Ariel party for my niece when she was four. It was so much fun. We got "sea" colored tissue paper (blues, teals, etc) and taped them over the windows to make it look like under the see. Then we cut fish shapes from construction paper and hung them from the ceiling. We also took pink balloons and taped crepe paper streamers to them to make look like jelly fish and hung them from the ceiling. For games we had mermaid tail races. We tapes garbage bags around their waist and knee and had like a sack race - fun. We also had a treasure hunt with a treasure map and a pinata at the end.

chipdale74 07-01-2012 05:52 PM

Those are such great ideas. Thanks!

Wendy31 07-01-2012 06:02 PM

My DD's bday is in January, &, for her 7th bday, we had an "Ariel" themed bday party at an indoor pool. I couldn't do as much as I normally do for decorations, but we had the following items for food (in addition to an "Under the Sea" cake):

Fish-wiches - finger sandwiches w/ the bread cutout in fish shapes

Seashell Pasta Salad - I made a cold pasta salad using seashell pasta

Strawberry Mermaids - chocolate-dipped strawberries

Goldfish Crackers

Sea Salted Potato Chips

"Under the Sea" Cookies - Sugar Cookies in the shape of fish & other marine animals

I think there was something else (maybe veggies?), but I can't remember what exactly...

I decorated the tables w/ blue tablecloths & fish netting & some blue sparkly netting & situated various "Little Mermaid" characters in various places on the table. I also used light blue balloons, of course!

shellybaxter 07-02-2012 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by chipdale74 (Post 45344900)
Those are such great ideas. Thanks!

You're welcome - it was a really fun party.

shellybaxter 07-02-2012 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Wendy31 (Post 45344976)
My DD's bday is in January, &, for her 7th bday, we had an "Ariel" themed bday party at an indoor pool. I couldn't do as much as I normally do for decorations, but we had the following items for food (in addition to an "Under the Sea" cake):

Fish-wiches - finger sandwiches w/ the bread cutout in fish shapes

Seashell Pasta Salad - I made a cold pasta salad using seashell pasta

Strawberry Mermaids - chocolate-dipped strawberries

Goldfish Crackers

Sea Salted Potato Chips

"Under the Sea" Cookies - Sugar Cookies in the shape of fish & other marine animals

I think there was something else (maybe veggies?), but I can't remember what exactly...

I decorated the tables w/ blue tablecloths & fish netting & some blue sparkly netting & situated various "Little Mermaid" characters in various places on the table. I also used light blue balloons, of course!

What fun food ideas!!

asta 07-02-2012 10:03 AM

More ideas:

I decorated the doorways by hanging crepe paper streamers in blue and green shades so it was kind of like walking in thru water. I also taped fish shapes to the streamers.

I like the pink balloons with crepe paper as jelly fish but I would fill the balloons with helium and let them hover around the room. You could even turn it into a game by writing a number or symbol on top that would be matched with a prize for the goody bags.

We also had an old fashioned fishing game by stringing a sheet across a doorway. The girls fished with a stck with a string and clip attached to the end. My husband hid behind the sheet and attached prizes. Everyone got something else for their goody bag but he threw in lots of silly things also.

For the goody bags I found some cheap little treasure chest shaped boxes at Oriental Trading Company and let the girls decorate them by gluing on lots of plastic rhinestones.

Have fun! It is a great party theme.

VeganCupcake 07-17-2012 10:59 AM

http://www.yourchildrensbirthdaypart...-tail-cookies/

mermaid tail cookies!

pantherlj 07-17-2012 12:31 PM

This cake was a huge hit at one of our water themed parties (can't remember if it was the Ariel year or just an underwater one)

http://spoonful.com/recipes/pail-of-sand-cake

I did the pudding instead of applesauce and found seashell candles at a craft store.

chipdale74 07-23-2012 04:30 PM

That bucket of sand is a great idea. I remember making edible sand years ago. I think it's very similiar. Thanks for the great ideas everyone!

KerriSue 07-23-2012 04:43 PM

You could make dingle-hoppers. Get some cheap forks and let the girls glue pretty rhinestones on them.

MeMom 12-14-2012 04:56 AM

Here are some pictures from my middle granddaughter's 3rd birthday Little Mermaid party.

Swim on in.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9127.jpg

Here's the birthday girl.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9133.jpg

We hung inexpensive plastic fish from the ceiling.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9137.jpg

There were treasures to find in the sand.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9164.jpg

My then 5 year old granddaughter wrote the poster of what the little girls were supposed to find.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9165.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9176.jpg


The food.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9163.jpg

Cake (made by my daughter) and ice cream.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9170.jpg

The ice cream was served in mini sand pails.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9171.jpg

For a craft activity, they made tropical themed picture frames.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9139.jpg

Mermaid friends.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9200.jpg

Treat bags.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...y/IMG_9122.jpg

This was all very simple to do, and the girls had a blast. Hope the pictures may have helped with some ideas. Have fun creating your party! :)


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