I knew my 8 year old niece would be visiting with me for a few days in August. I explained about my Disney Days and said we could have a Disney Day when she was here and she could be in charge of the whole day.
I wasn’t quite sure if she would understand the concept but she told me a few days later that she wanted to base the day on The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast because those are her favorite movies. She said she wanted to make cupcakes, do a craft for each movie and watch both movies. Perfect!
Thanks to Amazon I was able to gather some kits for our crafts and some fondant to use for decorating our cupcakes.
Though not really part of the theme, we started the day with Mickey and Minnie waffles.
Our next activity was getting the cupcakes in the oven. Sarah chose Funfetti vanilla flavor.
While they were baking, we did our Beauty and the Beast craft. I had found a very inexpensive kit on Amazon so figured we would try it. It said you could make 10 crafts with the kit, but neglected to mention all the other supplies you would need. So we ended up just making the stickers with the foil, which was actually pretty cool. Sarah was happy with doing that and putting them on paper.
We popped our cupcakes out of the oven, set them up to cool and then took a break in the pool for a few hours.
After the pool, we were ready to decorate the cupcakes. I had purchased some fondant and had the plan to make the “Beauty and the Beast” cupcakes with yellow frosting and a red fondant “rose” and then the “Little Mermaid” cupcakes with purple frosting and try to make either a mermaid tail or scales.
We had white frosting and food coloring so making the colors was easy. I am not very artistic with fondant but we did our best. We had the general idea anyway.
We took a rest break to watch our first movie.
After dinner, which was not Disney themed, we did our Little Mermaid inspired craft. This was also from Amazon. It was a canvas with a mermaid picture and watercolor pencils. You color with the pencils and then use water on a paintbrush to go over it. It was easy to do and came out great.
We settled in with a cupcake for dessert to watch the Little Mermaid.
It was a busy, Disney Princess themed day. It kept us busy for the day and was a lot of fun. Thanks to Sarah for taking over for the day!