Bring your child's dreams of being a princess to life with these creative princess party ideas.
By Amanda Formaro
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What little girl doesn't dream of being a princess, even if just for one day? Make that dream a reality by creating her very own princess birthday party with themes including Disney Princesses, such as Cinderella and Snow White, Pink Princess, and more. Here are some tips and pointers to make it a royal event.
Girls aged three through eight just love the idea of being treated like royalty.
For peace of mind, begin planning your princess party six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including princess party decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your party’s attendance.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting decorations, supplies, activities, and more for your child's princess party.
Princess Party Invitations
Create your own princess party invites! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Fold a sheet of construction paper or card stock in half to create a card-style invitation. Print out a picture of your little girl’s favorite princess – such as Jasmine or Snow White – and paste it to the front. Write the words “You’re Invited” next to the picture. Include all the party details on the inside.
- Cut the shape of a tiara out of card stock. Run a glue stick around the outside edges and sprinkle pink glitter on top. Write all the party details within the glitter border.
- Punch a hole in the corner of a card-style invitation and tie it to a princess wand. Hand-deliver each guest’s invitation.
- Utilize your local scrapbook store and pick up some princess-themed die cuts, such as a horse and carriage, a glass slipper, a castle, or princess dresses. These die cuts can easily turn a plain card into an elegant invite.
- Mail card-style invitations in padded envelopes and include a few pieces of costume jewelry or a ring pop inside.
Or, you can purchase personalized (with your child's name), pre-printed (with the party details), or blank princess party invitations.
Whichever invitation option you choose, remember to include any special instructions on the invites along with the basic party details like date, time and location. This is particularly important if you’re planning a costume party and want your guests to dress up like their favorite princess!
Princess Party Supplies and Favors
If you plan to use paper tableware and princess party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
Along with the traditional party supplies like plates, cups, streamers, and balloons, you may also want to consider renting or purchasing the following:
- A princess-themed movie such as Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast
- Costume jewelry
For goodie bags, think about princess party favors like a glittery clutch purse, a tiara, or a DVD. Or, create a favor bag filled with costume jewelry, ring pops, stickers, and nail polish. For a special touch, consider personalized princess favors. Choose from princess stickers, bag tags, magnets, and more – all with a personal message from you!