Join the Little Mermaid Watch Party with WDW Magazine

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Disney Little Mermaid Watch Party


If you have plans on Friday, July 31, you’re going to want to cancel them. WDW Magazine is hosting The Little Mermaid watch party on Instagram, and you don’t want to miss out!

If I have learned anything during quarantine, it’s how important it is to stay connected with friends—and thanks to the Internet, it is so easy! I also learned just how essential my Disney+ account is! 

Although I can’t invite all of my friends over to my house to enjoy mermaid themed food and drinks while we watch The Little Mermaid, I can host a virtual party! A virtual party means even more people can join in on the fun, and that is exactly what we are doing on July 31.

Little Mermaid Party Cupcakes and pool

It’s time to turn your house into a Pinterest board! Photo by Alessandra Sferlazza

Host Your Own Party!

I will be decorating my place with mermaid themed accents such as seashells and sparkles. I will also put together a DisneyBound inspired by The Little Mermaid.

I decided to go all out for this party and I can’t wait for you to join me!

How much you decide to decorate is entirely up to you. I put together a collection of photos and recipes that will help inspire your own at home mermaid party.

Here are some ideas on how you can host your own party to really get in the spirit during our virtual watch party of The Little Mermaid!

Mermaid Tail Treats

Although these may look very intricate, they were quite easy to make! I bought the mermaid tail and seashell molds from Amazon, and I bought melting chocolates from Michaels.

Mermaid Tail Plastic Molds

These molds are the perfect way to garnish your tasty treats! Photo by Alessandra Sferlazza

Use your favorite cake batter recipe to make the cupcakes. Melting chocolate can be a little finicky, so make sure you follow the instructions exactly as they are.

Once I poured the chocolate into the molds and wiped off any excess or overflow, I placed them in the freezer for 30 minutes before I popped out the chocolates.

I kept a pink theme throughout my baking process, and I found these cute cupcake cups at Michales—they were even on sale!

Little mermaid cupcakes party

Mermaid themed cupcakes are perfect movie snacks! Photo by Alessandra Sferlazza

Pro tip: Always keep your eye out on the sale sections at your craft stores, there are always fun finds you can use later! 

I used brown sugar to resemble sand and scattered the seashell chocolate around the plate to make it look like the beach. Something about the presentation makes the treats look even better!

The Drinks

I wanted to a lot of use out of my mermaid tail mold, so I used it to make a drink garnish. To stick with my pink theming (but of course you can use any color), I chose to make bubbly pink lemonade!

The recipe for the pink lemonade that I used can be found here, but you can make any kind of drink you’d like for your mermaid party!

Here are some recipes for other types of drinks you can make:

Mermaid Tail Drink

There are endless ways to use your mermaid tail molds! Photo by Alessandra Sferlazza

The Food

I thought that seafood was the perfect food for my mermaid themed party. I made cajun shrimp with creamy pasta. You can find the recipe I used here! This is one of my favorite dishes.

Here are some recipes for some other meals that you can make:

Cajun Shrimp

Seafood is the perfect type of food for your mermaid themed party! Photo by Alessandra Sferlazza

The Little Mermaid DisneyBound Styles

There are so many characters you can DisneyBound as from The Little Mermaid. Depending on your personal style there are also so many ways you can portray these characters!

Here are a few examples to help inspire you when you put together your very own DisneyBounds for the party.

Ariel DisneyBound

ariel disneybound

Photo by Heather Alvarez

Flounder DisneyBound

Click here for even more Flounder DisneyBounds.

Flounder - DisneyBound

This purse from Danielle Nicole is THE BUBBLES! Photo by Alessandra Sferlazza

Sebastian DisneyBound


Photo by Alessandra Sferlazza

Ursula DisneyBound

Usula DisneyBound - Disney Style

“They weren’t kidding when they called me, well, a witch.” Photo courtesy of Heather Alvarez

Join The Party!

On Friday, July 31 at 8:00 PM (EST) I will be going live over on WDW Magazine’s Instagram! Make sure you are following along and tag us in your posts. We want to see your at-home mermaid party, too!

I can’t wait to virtually watch this movie with you! You can find The Little Mermaid on Disney+!

About the Author

Alessandra Sferlazza

Aly is the Social Media Coordinator for WDW Magazine as well as a contributing writer. For the past five years, she has worked with The Walt Disney Company and completed her BA, B.Ed, and a certificate in Journalism. Aly loves spending every second she can at Disney World with her best friends and family. Follow Aly on Instagram