1st Birthday Princess Party
Decorating and Menu Ideas
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Fun Ideas to Set the 1st Birthday Princess Mood
Think simple decorations for a 1st Birthday Party, since little fingers can be destructive if decorations are set within arm’s reach. Here are some tips to prepare your party space for your first birthday princess.
- Form a canopy using pink and lavender streamers. The streamers should cascade from a bow in the middle of the ceiling (or from a chandelier, if you have one) to the sides of the room.
- Buy your little girl a 1st birthday princess tiara and stock up on princess hats for your other guests.
- Think balloons! Tie pink and lavender balloons in bunches of three, and weight them with balloon weights. Attach them to the backs of chairs or let them float up from tables. For effect, add 1st Birthday mylar balloons to the bunches.
- Hang huge tissue paper flowers from the ceiling or attach them high up on furniture or walls. Use 6-8 sheets of pastel-colored tissue paper for each flower. Lay the sheets on top of each other in a pile, and fold the pile accordion-style. Tie the layers together at their centers by twisting a piece of fuzzy pipe cleaner over the middle. (The pipe cleaner also forms the flower’s stem.) Then fluff each layer of the tissue, one at a time, to complete your flowers.
- Cut star shapes out of white card stock and cover them in glitter. Hang them from the ceiling with fishing line.
- Make the birthday girl really stand out by decorating her high chair with our adorable 1st birthday princess highchair kit.
- Play a princess movie (such as Cinderella, Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty) on mute. The moving images add to the décor.
- Set out a baby book or a photo album from your baby’s first year for guests to look at.
- Display a newborn outfit and an outfit in your daughter’s current size to show how much she’s growth over the past year.
Food Ideas for the Wee Ones
Remember, you're cooking for two different groups at a first birthday party: the 1-year-olds and their parents.
For the little ones, stick to familiar foods such as graham crackers, fish-shaped crackers, dry cereal (like Cheerios), animal crackers, and teething biscuits.
For the adults, consider that many of them may be holding their babies or toddlers as they eat, so foods that are easy to eat with one hand are preferable. Try sandwiches cut into quarters, raw veggies, cheese cubes, and nuts.
And now for the cake! Think about a cake in the shape of a crown or an enchanted castle. Check out these 1st birthday princess cake pans.