The Little Mermaid {An Ariel Inspired Party}

The Little Mermaid {An Ariel Inspired Party}

Ariel Little Mermaid Party PartyscapeParty Like You’re 5

I am all partied out!  16 kids, one balloon/ceiling fan incident and a broken piece of furniture later, the girl’s 5th birthday party was a success!

First, I owe a huge Thank You to my sister for the most awesome cake ever!  We had a bit of trouble finding an appropriate topper for the cake, but my sister found an Ariel toy that fit the bill.  Now, this cake was far larger than what we needed, but it’s what Addison asked for and my sister insisted on delivering just what she wanted.

Check out the details and all of the awesome colors!

Ariel Little Mermaid Cake

Special Extras

Some of the great folks on Twitter suggested I check out Disney Family for ideas for the party.  I found this salt dough project and tweaked it a little to come up with these…  They were the best, least expensive party favors ever!  I had about $2 in the twine and I already had everything else on hand.  Rather than using cookie cutters like the directions indicated, I used the candy mold I had used for the starfish lollipops (also shown below) and got a smoother, rounder starfish.  I mixed red, yellow and white paint until I had a yellowish orange color that made me happy.  I wanted them to be close to the color of the starfish on the cake as well as the starfish lollipops.

Ariel Little Mermaid Party Favors SnacksAfter some minor frustration caused by a bad batch of candy melts, these lollipops actually turned out to be pretty easy!  I got the idea from Kierra Maye’s Blog and decided that lollipops would be better for my group.  The mold was easy to find on Ebay.  I picked it up for about $4.  The sand was simply graham cracker crumbs.

These Pearly Bites were another awesome find from Disney Family Fun.  The only thing I did differently was the pearl.  The website suggested using a yogurt covered raisin, but I had my sister whip up some balls of fondant and coat them with some pearl powder.  These were too cute and such a hit!  The cookies were perfect to sit around on the table as a filler and something easy that the kids could grab and munch without touching a bunch of other food.

We were all very pleased, especially the birthday girl, but I am so glad I’ve got a 5 month break before we party again!

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8 Responses to The Little Mermaid {An Ariel Inspired Party}

  1. Jessie says:

    Wowsers! What a cake! Lucky girlie 🙂

  2. Stacy says:

    The kids had a blast, like they always do at Auntie Jamie’s! Bitty is still having a hard time coming up with a theme.

  3. Carissa says:

    You had me at CAKE? WOW what!??

    I want to know how much she charged for a MUCH smaller bday cake? I want one for my little boy in MAY?? I don’t even know WHAT we need yet? But.. SRSLY? SO jealous!

  4. Carissa says:

    Will she do for anywhere in the charlotte area?

  5. Whitney says:

    Another beautiful and delicious cake from Pure Confections. Your sister seriously has the best tasting cakes. I still remember the one from T’s baby shower (many moons ago) and it was yummy. I’m surprised we haven’t had a Little Mermaid birthday party request. Right now we’re still into Sofia the First.

  6. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! Ariel is my favorite Disney princess… is it embarrassing that I want this for my next birthday party? 😉

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