The post popular birthday party theme for young girls is always the Princess Party. Let’s face it, Disney has spent millions of dollars marketing their princesses, and the result is the closest thing to a cult like following among 3-6 year old girls (I have yet to meet the 5 year old boy who is obsessed with princes). When we were in Disney Land last year, I stood in line for more than an hour with my daughter so that she could have her picture taken with ‘Ariel.’
Just be careful that when you plan the princess party that there are no other girls in the class or on the invite list who are making a princess party the week or two before yours. The last thing you want is for all the girls to go home saying “Emily’s princess party last week was soooo much better.”
So how do you make a great princess party? Well, first it starts with a princess themed invitation. This is not too hard to do on your own, here’s a sample text to use: Hear Ye, Hear Ye. The most beautiful princess in all the land invites all creatures, big and small, young and old, to join her at a royal ball celebrating her 5th birthday. Wear your elegant gowns, bring your royal crowns (and if you don’t have one, that’s OK, we have one you can borrow) and join us for a most elegant party. Carriages may arrive at 2PM.
You want to make it really easy for yourself? You can download a princess party invitation PDF template that I made, and just type in the specific name/date/time info. Click here (right click, ‘save link as’) to download the file, all you need is Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar pdf reader to use this template.
OK, so you have a great invitation and a really excited daughter, now what? Well, what makes a great Princess Party are the decorations. Consider the following:
Princess Party Decorations
- Take an arm chair chair and turn it into the princess’s throne. Wrap it with a large bed sheet (silver, gold, pink or red if you have) and tie it with ribbons. Get a large pillow to use as a cushion, and consider tying some balloons to it as well.
- Every princes has a court jester wearing loud color clothing. This is best for mom or dad, or maybe a sibling.
- Dress the dog up like a dragon? Just a thought.
- Set the royal table with elegant plates and cups (disposable of course)
- Get some extra princess dresses for children who do not come wearing one. costumesupercenter is a great place for this.
- Buy princess necklaces, bracelets, crowns and clip on earrings for all the children
And what are the activities, you may ask? Here are a few thoughts:
Princess Party Activities
- A royal tea party (lemonade can also do the trick : ) )
- Make up time, nail polish.
- A royal dance – all the girls learn how to dance like elegant princesses, or perhaps a round of freeze dance.
- A scavenger hunt to find the princess’ jewels.
- The princess can open her presents while sitting on her royal thrown.