Vue cinemas offer great family viewing with weekend movies for the kids from only £1.75 as part of their Kids AM package.
We were treated to delicious princess cake pops by Kimberley Cake Pops and wands and tiaras for all the little attendees by Fancy Dress Ball together with fabulous face painting.
So after the film screening and the Barbie Mermaid swim session the previous week, we've been submersed in all things mermaid ever since.
1. Mermaid Bath-time:
I set up a special mermaid treat for Ruby's bathtime last night. She's almost grown out of playing with toys in the bath, but she loved the 'spa experience' of this. I found some 'underwater' relaxing spa music to play, set up the bathroom with crepe paper 'seaweed' and made up a door sign with my Cricut Mini from some holographic paper salvaged from a gift bag.
To add to the underwater vibe, we coloured the bath water with a green bathbomb and added some shells to pour and play with. We listened to the shells to see if we could hear the ocean.
2. Discovering Pearls -Magical Activity
Family Days, Tried and Tested has some fabulous activities on her blog and Facebook page. I love how she makes even the mundane magical, and this pearl activity is no exception. Check it out on her Facebook page.
3. Make a Treasure Chest
Hodge Podge Craft has this wonderful mini treasure box to make on her blog - just perfect for keeping your pearls and jewels in. Or you could try my tutorial for DIY pirate treasure gold coins.
4. Make a no-sew Mermaid Tail
Green Mum's Blog has this clever tutorial for a simple mermaid's tail - perfect for dressing up. I love the clever upcycling here.
5. Clothes Peg Mermaids
Red Ted Art has these adorable mermaids made from pegs. You're bound to have everything you need at home to make these lovelies.
6. Loo Roll Mermaids
Red Ted Art also has these toilet roll tube mermaids - again, I love something made out of junk.
7. Sea Shell Box
We made this little keepsake shell box a while ago after a trip to the beach. Ruby still uses it to keep her little treasures in.
8. Sea Shell Picture Frame
Here Come the Girls makes this delightful sea shell picture frame. Perfect for photos of your little mermaids!
9. Make a Jelly Fish
Green Mum's Blog again, this time with a fabulous jelly fish you can make. Perfect for party decor.
10. Mermaid seascape in a jar
I made this seaside in a jar to show off our collection of beach finds last year. So simple to make as a holiday keepsake, and a mermaid adds a little fantasy to it!
Do you have a favourite mermaid craft? Have you seen the Barbie Pearl Princess film yet?