Head Under the Sea with Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

30th Edition Now on Digital and Blu-ray Feb 26th

By Gwendolyn Dattage, St. George Macaroni Kid Publisher March 12, 2019

In a world of Moana, Rapunzel, Elsa, and Merida a lot of our kids haven't seen the classic Disney princess movies. I love the new Disney princesses as much as the next person, but I also really love the old classics. 

One of my very favorites is being released February 26th on Blu-ray so mark your calendars! It's the 30th Anniversary Edition of "The Little Mermaid" and has so many new features that I can't wait for you to see. You can also now add this movie to your digital library which has been a huge win at our house!

We received the new release a little early and I was almost giddy. Ok, not almost, I was giddy! Watching my daughter experience this movie that I love so much was really such a fun experience for me. Seeing her fall in love with my favorite characters just made me smile and I can't wait for other parents to have the same experience. 

Ariel is such an iconic strong princess that I think we can all relate to in some way or another. She goes for what she wants and pushes obstacles to the wayside, never losing sight of her dreams. I love that Disney has these strong characters for our children to relate to.

After showing the movie to my daughter, I couldn't stop there. I took the movie and threw a moving screening party for 100 kids at Vista School who are performing in The Little Mermaid musical. And guess what, it opens the same day that the movie is released. How cool is that? The kids were over the moon excited, many of them never having seen it before. I absolutely loved the excitement as they watched this movie, loving every minute. 

As we watched the movie, it was a common comment among the adults that they wanted to go home and have their own kids watch the show because they were remembering how much they loved the movie. It really does bring back memories and childhood joy watching this movie- but this time in 4K Ultra HD. Many commented that the last time they had seen the movie it was on VHS so this was a real treat.

Some of the new features that you will want to know about that are Blu-ray bonus extras

  • Over 3 hours of Bonus Extras

  • Alan Menken & The Leading Ladies: 15 minutes of the iconic Disney leading ladies sharing their musical memories

  • Sing- Along Mode: Sing along to all the songs as the words play across the bottom of the screen. 

  • "What I want from you in...YOUR VOICE": An inside look at the cast's original recording sessions from the 80's

  • Stories from Walt's Office: Gadgets and Gizmos

  • and More!

I had so much fun throwing an Under The Sea Party that I thought I would give you some ideas on throwing your own Little Mermaid Party. Go get the movie this Thursday and then surprise your kids with an at home family movie party. 

If you are anything like me, the food is kind of a big deal when it comes to party planning. Here are some fun treats we made that would add a splash to your movie party. Take a few of these easy and simple ideas and make your party a dinglehopper to remember!

Under the Sea Sweets and Treats

Decorate a cake or cupcakes with your favorite under the sea colored frosting and sprinkles. Get your kids involved and let them help decorate them.

Want to make it a little easier? Grab some different kinds of goldfish and have an assortment. Or, melt some chocolate into molds and make your own chocolate sea shells.

Dress up some Rice Krispie treats with frosting or melted chocolate and sprinkles and grab some puff pastries at your local grocery store for a super easy yummy shell looking treat.

Make some confetti popcorn and throw it in ice cream cones to make a fun seashell treat, or wrap fruit roll-ups on sticks to make some colorful seaweed.

When it comes to the entertainment- we already have you covered with the movie. But if you are looking for some fun activities for the kids to do here are a few ideas!

  • Print out Little Mermaid coloring pages to color

  • Make seashell picture frames

  • Create Under the Sea slime with little fish in them

  • Go on a treasure hunt

  • Paint an under the sea picture

You can also jump over to Disney's Little Mermaid website and find some of these fun crafts below!

  • Sebastian Felty Friend

  • Under the Sea Charms

  • Flounder 3D Craft

  • Spiral Shell Necklace

  • Ariel 3D Craft

  • Ariel's wrist corsage

  • Flounder Photo Frame

Make a splash in your own home and plunge into an undersea voyage with your favorite characters today! Watch the 30th Anniversary Edition of The Little Mermaid now on Digital & On Blu-ray Feb 26th. You can pre-order your Blu-ray copy today here.

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I received a complimentary copy of The Little Mermaid, but all opinions are my own.