We are in the middle of moving (my husband is military) and I really needed this party to be stress free. My daughter is really into the Little Mermaid right now (thank you Disney channel)...EVERYTHING has to be mermaid. I was able to do this party real cheap and even made the cake myself. My mom was able to make mermaid skirts for the girls for just a few bucks each. There was a wand craft for the girls and we watched the Little Mermaid down stairs...it did not take much to keep the girls entertained.