Ariel Party Ideas

Have a party under the sea with our Ariel Party Ideas!

Ariel party napkin

Ariel’s under the sea adventure is one that all kids, mermaids and fish would love to join (except maybe Sebastian). For your Ariel birthday we would like to invite you to King Triton’s Kingdom. Enjoy playing with Sebastian and Flounder at this unforgettable Little Mermaid Party!


Ariel party napkin

Ariel’s under the sea adventure is one that all kids, mermaids and fish would love to join (except maybe Sebastian). For your Ariel birthday we would like to invite you to King Triton’s Kingdom. Enjoy playing with Sebastian and Flounder at this unforgettable Little Mermaid Party!



Ariel Party Supplies and Decorations

  • Use the color theme blue, green and teal
  • Hang white or light blue twinkle lights
  • Twirl streamers and lots of color themed and Mylar balloons
  • Play princess music (from The Little Mermaid movie)
  • Hang fish of all kinds, or even suspend the bottom of a boat from the ceiling, and hang blue cellophane from the ceiling (twist and turn it, make it go up and down) this will look like you are really under the water"
  • Hang an octopus by using a balloon, add some large cute paper eyes and add the same color streamers for the legs. Just make sure the balloon and streamers are the same color.
  • Decorate with shells, fish nets etc.
  • Hang a sign that says “Welcome to ____’s Under the Sea Adventure” or "Mermaids this way"
  • For a unique centerpiece - Find old candle stick holders and spray paint them in your color theme. Hot glue gun utensils to the tops where candles would go and spray paint them the same color. 
  • Make Name place tags in the shape of different fish and shells
  • Add decorative wall stickers. They are so cool. I have used these and they didn’t remove any paint from the walls!



Little Mermaid Party Games
and Ariel Party Activities

  • Hire an Ariel Princess (or have a friend dress up) to come and teach the girls to properly wave and brush their hair with a dingle hopper (fork), etc.
  • Check out your local pool if they host Pool Party
  • Blow bubbles and / or rent a bubble machine
  • Make / decorate an ocean themed necklace (use color themed beads, fish and shell beads)
  • Make a Treasure box. Have shoe boxes for the guests, spray paint them and have the guests decorate them with glitter glue, jewels (you can get lots at the ‘dollar’ type stores), etc. These boxes will all be a unique craft to take home.
  • Human Treasure Hunt. Hide ‘human’ items and have the guests find them (try this outside so the items are noticeable. E.g. hair brush)
  • Paper plate craft fish (cut a triangle out for the mouth), jelly fish (plate in half and hang down streamers)
  • Crab Race (like Crab walk)
  • Shark tag
  • Ursula (like octopus) The child who is it, wears the Special Fish Hat “Ursula” and stands in the middle of a large area. The others are all on the outside. The child who is "it" (Ursula) yells “Ursula". The other mermaids (children) have to run to the other side without getting tagged. If tagged they are eaten and attach hands with “Ursula”. When holding hands they will eventually eat all the mermaids in the sea.
  • Pin the tail or legs on Ariel
  • Pass the Sea Shell. (Like hot potato)
  • Ariel, Ariel, Eric! (Like duck, duck, goose)
  • Ariel Bingo. Easy to make with fish and human pictures or stickers (e.g. shell, mermaid, fish, castle, hair brush, etc.)



Ariel Birthday Party Food

  • Sparkling punch (your favorite juice mixed with ginger ale)
  • Fish shaped sandwiches (use a cookie cutter for the shape)
  • Gold fish crackers
  • Fish shaped sugar cookies
  • "Driftwood" for pretzels
  • "Seaweed" use long kabob skewers and fill them with green grapes. Put the skewers in a tall flower vase with blue gem type rocks at the bottom.
  • "Bait" use a jar that can be filled with jelly worms
  • "Pirate Treasure" have a treasure chest full of chocolate coins. This could be great to find at the end of a scavenger hunt.
  • Ice-cream sundae station. Have different flavors of ice-cream, sauces, strawberries, candies and sprinkles
  • "Dinglehopper Pops" make cake pops, which are easier to make than you think, and put a fork coming out the top to lift them up.
  • Cupcakes or a shaped Ariel cake (or the cake could be shaped like a fish or castle)


little mermaid cake

Little Mermaid Cake
Shared by Louise

Ariel 3d cake

Shared by Tara Bourdon Casey

  • Sparkling punch (your favorite juice mixed with ginger ale)
  • Fish shaped sandwiches (use a cookie cutter for the shape)
  • "Flounder's Friends" Gold fish crackers
  • Fish shaped sugar cookies
  • Have a bowl with "Shark Gummies"
  • "Driftwood" for pretzels
  • "Seaweed" use long kabob skewers and fill them with green grapes. Put the skewers in a tall flower vase with blue gem type rocks at the bottom.
  • "Coral Candy" again use the long kabob skewers and rotate back and forth the long sugary candy
  • "Bait" use a jar that can be filled with jelly worms
  • "Pirate Treasure" have a treasure chest full of chocolate coins. This could be great to find at the end of a scavenger hunt.
  • Ice-cream sundae station. Have different flavors of ice-cream, sauces, strawberries, candies and sprinkles
  • "Dinglehopper Pops" make cake pops, which are easier to make than you think, and put a fork coming out the top to lift them up.
  • Cupcakes or a shaped Ariel cake (or the cake could be shaped like a fish or castle)
  • Under the Sea Party Shared by Brandy
little mermaid cake

Little Mermaid Cake
Shared by Louise

Ariel 3d cake

Shared by Tara Bourdon Casey


Ariel Birthday Party Favors

  • Create a label that says "Thanks for making my party a splash!" and attach it to the long bubble wands.
  • Give a pail and shovel and add a cute label ... "Next time you go to the sea, take this bucket and think of me".