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Under the Sea: Celebrate the New Little Mermaid Movie with These Party Ideas

The new Little Mermaid movie is making a splash on the big screen, and kids everywhere are eager to dive into the enchanting world of Ariel and her underwater friends. If you’re looking for some fin-tastic fun to celebrate the movie, look no further! From creating an under-the-sea-themed party to sharing a refreshing fishbowl punch, we’ve got you covered. So get ready to embark on a magical underwater adventure with these exciting kid-friendly activities and treats!

The Little Mermaid Party Ideas

Activity 1: Create a Little Mermaid Scene

One of the most memorable aspects of the Little Mermaid movie is its vibrant and magical undersea world. To help immerse your children in this fantastical setting, you can create a Little Mermaid scene right in your living room! Use ocean-themed decorations like streamers, balloons, and tablecloths in shades of blue and green to transform your space into an underwater paradise. You can also add fun touches like seashell and fish cutouts, as well as aquatic-themed toys and stuffed animals.

To take the activity to the next level, encourage your kids to participate in the decorating process. They can help create and place decorations, or even dress up as their favorite Little Mermaid characters. This creative activity will not only keep them entertained but will also help bring their favorite movie to life.

As a special surprise for your little ones, you can also create a treasure chest filled with Little Mermaid memorabilia, such as toys, coloring books, and party favors. This fun and interactive activity is a wonderful way to celebrate the new movie and get your children even more excited about the enchanting world of Ariel and her friends.

crop group of children making drawings

Activity 2: Underwater Charades

Underwater charades is a fun and engaging game that will get your little mermaids and mermen moving and laughing. This game is perfect for a Little Mermaid-themed party or just a fun afternoon at home. The premise is simple: players take turns acting out different underwater creatures and scenarios, while their teammates try to guess what they are.

To play this game, follow these steps:

  1. Write down various underwater creatures and scenarios on small pieces of paper. Some ideas include: a crab, a jellyfish, a shark attack, or a sunken treasure chest.
  2. Place the papers in a bowl or hat.
  3. Divide the players into two teams.
  4. One person from each team takes a turn drawing a piece of paper from the bowl and acting out the scenario or creature for their team to guess.
  5. Set a timer for a designated amount of time (for example, 30 seconds) for each turn.
  6. Award points for each correct guess, and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins!

This game is sure to be a hit with kids and parents alike, and is a great way to keep the excitement of the new Little Mermaid movie alive!

Lettered Olive Shells

Activity 3: Ocean Themed Crafts

Seashell Art

Encourage your little artists to create their own unique masterpieces using seashells! Provide a variety of seashells, markers, paint, and glue, and let their creativity run wild. They can make collages, decorate picture frames, or even create their own Little Mermaid-inspired characters with the shells.

DIY Mermaid Slime

Whip up a batch of mermaid slime for some ooey-gooey fun! Visit my blog post for mermaid slime and discover a magical concoction your little ones will love. They can even add small plastic sea creatures or seashells to make the slime even more enchanting!

Underwater Scenes

Using construction paper, crayons, and markers, encourage your children to create their own underwater scenes inspired by the Little Mermaid movie. They can draw their favorite characters, recreate iconic scenes from the film, or come up with their own imaginative underwater adventures.

Activity 4: Beach Ball Volleyball

For a more active and outdoor activity, beach ball volleyball is a fantastic option. This game is perfect for children of all ages and can be easily modified to accommodate various skill levels. Simply inflate a beach ball, set up a net or rope as a makeshift volleyball net, and divide the players into two teams.

To make the game even more Little Mermaid-themed, you can use a beach ball featuring Ariel and her friends, or encourage the children to wear their favorite Little Mermaid-themed clothing or accessories as they play. This fun, energetic activity is a great way to get everyone moving and enjoying the outdoors while still celebrating the Little Mermaid movie.

Activity 5: Make a Fishbowl Punch

Whip up a refreshing and kid-friendly fishbowl punch to quench your little mermaids’ and mermen’s thirst! Here’s an easy recipe to follow:

  1. Add ice and blue Hawaiian Punch into the blender and blend on frozen drink mode..
  2. Once blended, stir in the Swedish Fish.
  3. For a fun and playful touch, pour the Nerds Candies into a fish bowl.
  4. Top with the frozen Hawaiian Punch mixture.

This delightful fishbowl punch is sure to be a hit with your party guests and is the perfect way to keep everyone refreshed during your Little Mermaid-themed celebration.

Blue Hawaiian Punch2 cups
Ice Cubes1 cup
Swedish Fishย As desired
Nerds Candiesย 1/4 Cup
Fish toys/candiesOptional, to add
Kid-Friendly Frozen Fishbowl Drink

Kid-Friendly Frozen Fishbowl Drink

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This cute kid-friendly mocktail is frozen and perfect for a sea themed party!


  • 2 Cups Blue Hawaiian Punch
  • 1 Cup Ice Cubes
  • Swedish Fish
  • 1/4 Cup Nerds Candies


  1. Add ice and blue Hawaiian Punch into the blender.
  2. Blend on frozen drink mode.
  3. Once blended, stir in the Swedish Fish.
  4. Pour the Nerds Candies into a fish bowl.
  5. Top with the frozen Hawaiian Punch mixture.

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Tips for a Successful Party

To ensure your Little Mermaid-themed party goes swimmingly, it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared. Make a checklist of all the supplies and ingredients you’ll need for the various activities and punch recipe. Additionally, consider the age range of the children attending the party and modify the games and activities as needed to ensure everyone can participate and have fun.

Don’t forget to take lots of pictures during the party to capture the memories and fun of your under-the-sea celebration. And most importantly, have fun and enjoy the magical world of Ariel and her friends as you and your little ones celebrate the new Little Mermaid movie!

Supplies Needed for Activities

To help you get started on your Little Mermaid-themed adventure, here’s a handy list of supplies you’ll need for the various activities:

  • Streamers, balloons, tablecloths (in shades of blue and green)
  • Seashell and fish cutouts, aquatic-themed toys and stuffed animals
  • Treasure chest and Little Mermaid memorabilia
  • Small pieces of paper, bowl or hat (for underwater charades)
  • Seashells, markers, paint, glue (for seashell art)
  • Clear glue, baking soda, contact lens solution, glitter (for mermaid slime)
  • Construction paper, crayons, markers (for underwater scenes)
  • Beach ball, net or rope (for beach ball volleyball)
  • Blue fruit punch, lemon-lime soda, pineapple juice, ice cream or sherbet (for fishbowl punch)

With these supplies in hand, you’ll be well on your way to hosting an unforgettable Little Mermaid-themed party or afternoon of fun!

the statue of the little mermaid on a rock in copenhagen denmark

Dive into the magical world of the Little Mermaid with these exciting and kid-friendly activities and treats. From creating an enchanting underwater scene to sipping on a delightful fishbowl punch, these ideas will ensure your little mermaids and mermen have a truly unforgettable time. So go ahead, make a splash, and celebrate the new Little Mermaid movie with these unforgettable under-the-sea adventures!

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