Birthday Princess: A Party to Remember
There aren't many little girls that don't envision themselves as a birthday princess at some point, usually around age five. That is one wish that isn't hard to grant even if the Fairy Godmother, Inc. website is down. Whether your princess is looking for a Disney Princesses birthday, a fairy princess birthday, or her own fantasy come to life there are supplies, printables, games, cakes, and invitations that follow the princess party theme.
Keep things as easy as possible by using disposable items whenever you can. You are going to be investing your time into more creative pursuits so make clean up easy.
With some imagination, a few craft supplies, and some time you can give your princess exactly what she dreams of, and the memories will last a lifetime.
There are many princess themed invitations available. If you don't want to make handmade ones then here are some sites with princess invitations that you can customize and order:
- Announcing It! has 27 different styles of princess invitations from horse and carriage to a jeweled crown. Expect to pay about $20.00 for 25 invitations.
- Colors By Design has a number of Birthday Princess invitation designs. The cost averages about $30.00 for 30 invitations.
- Don't forget about Café Press a set of 10 invitations runs $10.99
- Paperstyle has fifty-four invitation styles ranging from about $20.00 to 60.00.
Sometimes you don't have time to do much more that show up. Some companies have created boxes with everything form the invitations to the decorations. Buying a "party in a box" can save you a lot of time and stress. They do cost more, expect to pay $20.00 to 30.00 for the supplies for 8 guests. Cinderella Themed Party Supplies makes your party much easier.
To Print (for free)
There are websites that offer free printable princess themed invitations. For best results read all of the instructions carefully and make sure you have plenty of ink in your printer before starting.
- Free Disney Princess Birthday invitations have a picture of the four most popular Disney princesses; Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Snow White.
- These free invitations have castles on them.
Make Your Own
Making your own princess invitations is fun. There are numerous ways to do it, whether you design something on your computer or use another idea.
- These Glittery slipper invitations are adorable.
- You can also use this idea to cut out a glittery tiara invitation.
- If you want to save paper (and postage) make a creative e-invitation. Eco-Child's Play has instructions.
- The invitations on the Do-It-Yourself site will take some time but they are very cute.
- You can also buy parchment paper, write the information on it, roll it up, and secure it with sealing wax for very authentic looking invitations.
Princess Birthday Cake Ideas
You can either order a cake form the local bakery or make your own. Making your own will be inexpensive and much more delicious if you have the time.
Wilton has many pans and instructions to make princess birthday cakes. Whether you need a big cake or a small layer cake, you can do it yourself. For an almost no fail cake recipe check out this gold cake.
If you are pressed for time make cupcakes! Use small birthday rings, tiaras, or other princess-like embellishment on the tops. Sprinkle the frosting with edible glitter for a special, magical look.
If you need some inspiration check out the following cake images:
- Castle cake by Betty Crocker
- This is a simple layer cake with a tiara on top.
- Princess Cake Tutorial
Adorable Princess Cookie Cutter Set
You can use these cookie cutters in so many ways! Cutting sandwiches, fruit, or ice cream into fun princess shapes is easy. You can even make cookies. :) Eight piece set includes: crown, ring, wand, unicorn, dress, castle, frog, and shoe.
Other Royal Food to Serve
Keep the rest of the food simple. Finger sandwiches cut with cookie cutters in flower, tiara, or heart shapes are dainty and fun. Add some grapes to the table, and maybe some cubes of cheese. Here are some more ideas:
- Cut sugar cookie dough in start shapes, sprinkle with edible glitter, poke wooden skewers into them. Bake as directed in your recipe.
- Make a pretty, sparkly punch with pink cream soda and pineapple juice.
- Freeze strawberries in ice cubes to add a little "pretty" to the drinks.
- Use princess appropriate cookie cutters to cut watermelon into shapes.
- Make carrot sticks for dipping in your favorite veggie dip but use the purple colored carrots.
- Soften strawberry ice cream and spread it in a 13x9 inch pan. Refreeze. To serve cut the ice cream out with thick star or heart shaped cookie cutters.
- Here's a fantastic tutorial on how to make colored popcorn. Pink would be classic but light blue would be pretty, too.
Of course your princess will need a new dress for the ball. Here are some websites that carry all types of princess costumes.
Birthday Princess Decorations Ideas
A big portion of how successful a princess party is rests on the décor. You don't have to spend a king's ransom, either. A little creativity, an hour on Pinterest, and some basic supplies may be all you need.
- Tulle can be bought very inexpensively at almost any fabric or craft store. Buy a bolt of it and use the tulle to create a birthday Princess fantasy. You can swath chairs in it, use it to decorate tables, create big bows, or almost anything you can imagine.
- Cover the table in lavender, pink, light blue, or yellow table cloths and then sprinkle them with "fairy dust" created from glitter.
- Make a balloon arch and roll out a red carpet through it. If you don't have a red carpet, don't worry. Use a length of red tablecloth plastic or a rectangular red plastic tablecloth in place of it.
- Make mounds of bead necklaces, tiaras, and other princess jewelry in the centers of the tables.
- If it is autumn put use the mini pumpkins. You can use them as place cards and write the guests' names on them.
- Use coordinating paper cups and decorate them with glitter washi tape.
The Coolest Kid site has many Princess party ideas as well as princess themed printables and clip art.
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Princess Party Treats
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Games and Activities for a Princess Party
Every party needs games! Try some of these to keep the party going.
- Draw a castle on a piece of poster board. Cut out "flags" from colored construction paper. Have the princesses pin the "flag" on the castle.
- Try this fun alternative to musical chairs. Musical Magic Carpet
- All Free Crafts has a number of crafts and games to play.
- When you need to introduce a quiet activity to calm things down bring out some inexpensive straw hats, silk flowers, ribbon and glue. Have the girls make hats.
- Another quiet activity you can do is to dress up in a (non-sexy) adult version of a Disney Princess outfit and gather the guests together for a storytime. You can also hire someone to visit the party as a princess.
Most of all, don't stress. Create a to do list and work off of the list. What you can't get done just let go of, no one will care. Your Birthday Princess will just be enchanted with the coolest birthday ever.