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3rd Birthday Princess Themed Party
Princess Birthday Theme Ideas For Your Child's 3rd Birthday Party
Throwing your daughter a 3rd birthday party? Why not plan a princess themed party for her 3rd birthday? You can decorate according to her favorite princess or take a more general approach.
There are many items to consider when planning a princess themed birthday for your soon to be three year old. Here are a list of things you will need to think about in order to create your Princess themed birthday party: number of guests to invite, duration of the party, invitations, decorations, food, whether or not to make the cake yourself, activities and games to play and finding the perfect gift for your little princess.
Below find ideas and advice for planning your child's princess themed 3rd birthday party. Explore suggestions to help create a memorable and fun birthday party for your little princess.
Birthday Party Checklist
1. Pick a theme
2. Decide on number of guests
3. Send out your invites a couple of weeks in advance.
4. Get your party decorations
5. Pick an activity and have games ready
6. Order cake and pick it up the day of or day before the party
7. Create your party agenda
8. Don't forget the present
9. Allow time the day of the party to get everything ready
10.Have your camera ready to take photos of the party to remember the day
Create Your Princess Theme Cake - Happy 3rd Birthday
Create Your Castle Cake for 3rd Birthday - Making a princess themed cake can be easy
The cake is an important part of any birthday party. It is synomous with birthday, and can make a beautiful statement. You really have two options when it comes to finding the perfect princess themed cake for your princess' 3rd birthday: purchase from a bakery or create your own.
If you decide to purchase the cake to save time be aware that the more elaborate the cake the more expensive the price tag. If you don't enjoy baking or your schedule is hectic this option might be the right one for you.
If you choose to make your own cake, and you have limited baking experience, trying a test run cake is a great option to work out all the potentional problems before building the final birthday cake for you child's 3rd birthday. Your hard work will be worth it when you see the look on your little princess' face when she lays eyes on her cake for the first time.
If you want to make a breathtaking castle cake than purchasing a kit can make the job easier and turn your ideas into a work of art.
Remember: If this is your first time making a designer cake try a test cake well before the party and read the instructions carefully to make sure you have everything you will need.
This Wilson castle cake kit includes: 3 different sizes of turrent towers, removable peak pieces, 6 lattice windows & 1 paneled door. See one mom's finished birthday cake using this kit.
Here is another customers opinion on the Wilton Romantic Castle cake kit:
"The finished product looked great, and several people have already asked me where they can buy the set. I know that I'll be using mine again!"
Customer review by W. Flissar (AZ Mom).
Princess Gifts for Girls Third Birthday - Find a present for your 3 year old princess
You can follow the princess theme for gift ideas or you could opt for something different. If you want to follow the theme there are a lot of products and toys that come in princess themes. You can find anything from dolls to trikes.
Pick a specific time for the Princess to open her gifts. You might want to wait for the party to wind down to open the gifts, if your little one can hold out until later, that way you won't be asked to put together toys that might need assembly in the middle of the party. It will also give your 3 year old a chance to play with her toys by herself, and give her something to do when the guests leave.
A great gift for your child on her third birthday is this special princess Barbie doll Happy Birthday edition.
Dolls encourage creative thinking through role play. Your child learns a lot through out the day and seeing how she talks or interacts with her dolls can show you her understanding of the world.
This Barbie doll is dressed in a special gown with tiara. She comes with a tiara for the birthday girl as well.
Famous Princesses for 3rd Birthday Party
Walt Disney Princesses
Tiana "Princess and the Frog"
Ariel "The Little Mermaid"
Elizabeth from children's book "The Paper Bag Princess"
The Disney Princesses
Decorate Your Princess Themed 3rd Birthday Party - Decorations to emphasize your birthday themed party
Decorations help create the atmosphere of your party. Pick a few key decorations like plates, cups or centerpieces but do not overdo the theme. If you add a matching tablecloth the theme can become over powering. You can pull your theme together by pulling solid colors out of the decorations you have chosen for your party.
You want the decoration that you have chosen to pop and not get lost in the chaos of an overdone party theme. Beside solid color decorations may come in a little cheaper than licensed merchandise.
Party hats are a staple of a child's birthday party. It makes a party festive and marks the princess' special day.
The featured birthday party hat is in a cone shape following a princess theme. Fabric hangs off the cone hat to create a princess hat.
Make Your Own Princess Party Hats for 3rd Birthday
Homemade party hats for third birthday
Why not make your own princess hat for the birthday girl and her guests? It is a relatively easy project to make and you can create lots of fun and interesting designs. The basics you will need to create your hat is a hot glue gun, some poster paper (various colors), and string. Additional items would include; cloth, sparkles, tulle, ribbon or what ever you would like to use to decorate you hat.
You can find step by step Princess hat tutorials at the following:
Make Your Own 3rd Birthday Party Decorations - Princess Themed Party Decorations
Are you crafty? No need to go to the store to find all your decorations. All you need is your printer to print out templates, insturctions, and artwork. Have fun creating these princess craft projects for you child's 3rd Birthday Party.
- Pascal From Tangled Party Blowers
Use craft foam to create Pascal, then blow on the party blower and watch his pink "tongue" unfurl!
- Tangled Tower Craft - Makes a great center piece
Little artists will love creating their own Tangled towers, using simple materials like paints and an empty paper towel roll. Instructions are easy to follow and templates are included.
- Ariel From The LIttle Mermaid 3D Papercraft
Ariel has big dreams of leaving the ocean for a new home on land -- invite her into your home by building this fun 3D papercraft!
The featured game is quick and easy to play. It comes with 12 stickers featuring Disney Princesses and 1 poster.
This game is like pin the tail on the donkey princess style. Your 3 year old will close her eyes and try to place the princess in the castle window.
This is a fun and easy game that requires no planning. Just set it up and go.
Activities and Games for 3rd Birthday - Princess themed games
You want to have a couple of activities or games chosen to keep the party fun moving. Whether you are planning a pool party or a trip to the build a bear workshop you will need a game or two to punctuate any big activity.
For a third birthday you do not want the games to be to elaborate or take too much time. Children at that age have a limited attention span and if you are dealing with a couple children of the same age it may be difficult to capture everyone's attention.
Be careful not to over schedule the party as children will often find ways to entertain themselves; especially, if there are other children around.
Will you make your own or purchase your birthday cake?
Plan Your Child's 3rd Birthday Guest List - Invitation Ideas for your princess birthday
Sit down a write a list of all the adults and children that will be invited to the party. Decide if this will be strictly little kid party or if it will be more of a family things. Ask your little one who they would like to invite. It is a great way to include your princess in the planning of her third birthday party.
If this is to be a children's party decide if you will include the children's parents or if you plan to take on a group of three year olds yourself. If that is the case I would try to keep the guest list to a hand full of children. It is hard enough to watch one child never mind a group of children who can all zoom off it different directions. It will help make the day less stressful.
Knowing the types of people and the number of people is important in determining how many invites, plates and other items you will need to purchase. You do not want to end up purchasing too much or not enough decorations or invitations
Invitations should be sent out a couple of weeks in advance of the party in order to give your guests ample time to make arrangements to be in attendance at your child's 3rd royal birthday.
Invitations set the tone of the party and can indicate what the guest will expects at the party. Your invitations are the first look your guests will get of your party plans. If you would like your guests to come dressed as a princess or if you will be providing tiaras for them, write it clearly in the invitations so no one is surprised at the door and feels left out.
Make sure you include all pertinent information like time, date and duration of the party. This will clearly define your agenda, and will indicate when you would like any young guests to be picked up.
Make Your Own Crown
The featured Disney Princess Dress-Up Trunk includes costumes for Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Cinderella and Snow White.
It is a 21 piece set that includes: 4 shirts, 3 skirts, 2 headbands, 1 tiara, 1 choker, 3 bracelets, 1 pair of earrings, 1 necklace, 3 rings and storage trunk
Size 4 - 6x but does run a little small. Perfect for the child who loves to dress up like a princess.
Dress Up For Princess Themed Third Birthday - Get your princess costumes for 3 year old's birthday
Does your princess enjoy dress up? A fun birthday party idea is to get the guests to come dressed up as their favorite princess or their own interpertation of what a princess looks like. The guests will look cute and beautiful in any pictures you take. It will be a great memory to look back on especially when you little one has grown up.
If your hosting the party you might want to consider dressing up too! Your daughter only turns three once and this will be a memory the two of you can share.
Remember: After the party you can put these costumes aside for you child to play dress up or you can set them aside for Halloween. It is a great way to recycle your princess dresses.
Disney Princess 3rd Birthday Customized T-Shirt - Birthday T-Shirt
Decorating a Child's 3rd Birthday Party with Wall Decals - Princess themed wall stickers for a princess birthday party
Wall decals can be used to create a princess themed party. They are easy to peel and stick on your walls to transform your home into a princess birthday party wonderland.
The great thing about wall stickers is that they easily come off the wall and, in most cases, can be reused. These princess decorations can later be moved to your child's bedroom or playroom to dress up plain walls.
They add visual interest to your walls and help further you princess theme and mesmerize your 3 year old princess.
Disney's last animated Princess, Rapunzel, makes a great wall decal choice.
Just add her to you walls to create the perfect princess birthday party theme for your child's 3rd birthday.
The Rapunzel Wall Decal includes18 decals all together and features no sticky residue left behind. They are easy to reposition.