Under the Sea with The Little Mermaid Dream Party

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Disclosure: For a summer celebration, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®,  my girls and I celebrated with Disney’s Little Mermaid. All opinions are 100% my own. #DreamParty #CBias

Do you really need a reason to celebrate with cake and ice cream? My girls and I thought the fact it was summer was enough reason to party! Therefore, we decided to have an Under the Sea celebration with Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Disney's The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

My girls love anything Disney. Being girls, they dream of being a Disney Princess. Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine or Ariel. It does not matter which one, they like them all. So when we decided to have a Disney Princess-themed party, we began brainstorming ideas. Since we are in the middle of a hot, Texas summer we thought an “Under the Sea” party would be a great idea. Plus, we could incorporate ice cream!

ice cream party tip

Considering we typically get all of our birthday cakes at Walmart, we knew we needed to head there for our summer celebration cake. Not to mention, since they are a popular place to buy cakes, we made sure to stop in 2 days in advance to order our cake. Keeping in mind that Walmart is also where we find the best birthday toys, Colby and I thought the girls could each have a new toy as well. It has been a family tradition to celebrate “half-birthdays” and combining all of those during this celebration seemed practical. And I am all about practical.

Disney princess cake

The girls picked out a fun Little Mermaid cake from Walmart, as well as a Disney Princess scene setter, table cloth, centerpiece, plates, cups and door decoration.

party food

And no party is complete without a fun craft for everyone to do. At least, not one of my girls’ parties. They do love their crafts!

Disney sceptor craft

The toys were the fun part. Of course, we already had most of the Disney-themed toys. The dolls, castle, make-up kits, dress-up sets… we had to look for something different. But my “Princess” never says from her favorite: make-up. So, we bought a basket full of princess goodies: make-up, nail polish, lip gloss, a tiara and a scepter. JJ picked out the craft (her favorite thing to do). And Monkey wanted a playdoh set. It is her latest fascination and perfect for her sensory issues. She found a Little Mermaid set that fit our theme perfectly and was just what she had been wanting.

Disney playdoh

When our dream party day arrived the girls could not wait to put up all the decorations. We easily transformed our dining room into a princess castle with the scene setter. The girls set up the table with the tablecloth and all the decorations while I prepared the ice cream bar.

self serve ice cream bar

Wanting to keep our “under the sea” theme, I took some graham crackers and crushed them to create “sand” for sprinkling over our ice cream. Plus, while at Walmart picking up our cake and other party foods, I remembered to grab white sugar pearls (to represent pearls, of course) and snowflake sprinkles (to look like underwater flowers).

sand and pearls

We were also able to find Goldfish snacks in so many different varieties at Walmart. With all the choices, we felt as though they made the perfect party snack and we did not need anything else. We bought the Cookies and Creme, S’mores, and Vanilla Cupcake bags to match our theme and sprinkle on the ice cream.

smores goldfish

With a few friends over, our party was underway. I planned ahead by using the party tip above (scooping ice cream into cupcake cups and freezing) it was easy to serve the guests. Each party guest could pick one or two scoops of ice cream, a cone or bowl, and the toppings we picked up at Walmart. Chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter cup syrup. The sand, pearls, and flowers. Goldfish of all varieties. And even Redi-Whip. We even set out root beer for making root beer floats. In fact, that was how I chose to eat my ice cream!

root beer float cake

Coupled with the sub(marine) sandwiches, raspberry lemonade, sour octopus candies, and gummy fish all from Walmart we had a full serving of party foods. The cake was deliciously moist and the perfect sweet combination with our ice cream bar.

ice cream fun

I think it is safe to say the girls had a fabulous time with their friends. Cake, ice cream, Disney Princessess… everything a girl needs to have a fantastic celebration.

Disney Dream Party

Finding everything we needed for our party was a cinch at Walmart. From the cake to the decorations, toys to party favors, and all the food and supplies. We had all we need to enjoy a great summer celebration with our family and friends.

ice cream cone party

Which Disney Princess is your favorite?

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  1. What a fun celebration! Looks like everybody had a blast. My girls really like Ariel, too..the oldest two have red hair!
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  2. How cute!!!
    I love the idea of pre-scooping the ice cream and placing them in a cupcake liner, that’s awesome and so is that ice cream bar! My daughter would absolutely love this. Looks like the girls had a blast!
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  3. Wow, what an amazing time y’all had. I am in the process of planning a party for my Baby Miss right now and this all sounds awesome, thanks for the ideas!

  4. Sadly, with all boys in the house I rarely think about princesses anymore. It looks like your girls had a great time with their friends.
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  5. Such a cute party! My daughter is completely obsessed with Ariel. She’s over the moon excited that her movie is coming back to DVD.
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  6. How funny – Great minds definitely think alike!!! I’m throwing a BIG double-birthday party this Sunday for my little girl and my nephew… I’m combining some fun princess stuff for Abby in with a jungle animal theme for Cole. And I totally was going to do the scoops of ice cream in cupcake holders – {it’s going to be almost 100 degrees, too hot to scoop ice cream outside!} – and make a little toppings bar. 🙂 Can’t wait to go shop for it and see what we can find here at our Walmart!
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  7. I LOVE the party tip to freeze pre-scooped ice cream in cupcake cups! That is brilliant!
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  8. what a great party! loved the decor and the the snacks! you rock!

  9. I love your Under The Sea party! What a clever idea and the decorations and ice cream bar are just adorable!
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