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Sophia’s Little Mermaid Under the Sea 4th Birthday Party


A fun, non-traditional take on the Little Mermaid birthday party

Design Inspiration

Pinterest! I gathered tons of ideas and combined them all to put together this party.

Decorating Style

Lots of sparkles & glitter and shades of aqua, turquoise and lavender.

Project Details

The party took place at a local Spray Park. Instead of traditional party favors, the kids got to create their own sand bottles using colored sand. This was a hit!

I DIY'ed just about everything (except the beautiful cake and cupcakes) - Unfortunately, I ran out of time on party day and didn't get everything I had planned done in time for the party. 2 things that I really wish I could have completed in time were: the tails for the jelly fish balloons (I had 3-36" white balloons and purchased ribbon to attach to act as jelly fish tails - just ran out of time before the party started to attach them), as well as signs for the food, as I had fun names made up for all of the food: Sea Shell Pasta Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Fish Sandwiches, Seaweed Dip (spinach dip), etc. I was still happy with how everything turned out even though some items were missing :)

Ariel Doll Cake & Cupcakes: sweets (

Cake Table Banner: Handmade using scrapbook paper from Michael's

Party Plates & Napkins: Target

Headband: Baby Birdie Boutique on Etsy (

Princess Ariel Dress: Disney Store (

Favorite Items

I wish it would have photographed better, but I loved how the name banner on the cake table turned out - I'm not super crafty and it took me quite a while :)

I also really loved the clam cookies...and really just the entire sweet table! The cake & cupcakes really made the table.


Give yourself more time thank you think you would need to setup. I am notoriously late and that was no different on party day :)


Saturday 13th of February 2016

Ive been looking gor those plates. I can't find them

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Sunday 12th of April 2015

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Thursday 17th of July 2014

Hi I love your ideas I would love to find the plates and napkins you used do you know what they are called I cant find them on

May Mosley

Tuesday 27th of August 2013

Love the colors you used, the food, the presentation, the details, the cake, everything!


Wednesday 21st of August 2013

This is the most beautiful take on LIttle Mermaid I've ever seen!