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A stunning Princess birthday party for girls, that they are bound to love. Includes DIY ideas on a budget for decorations, food and fun activities. You will soon have the best Princess party in the kingdom.
One of the all time favorite theme’s for girls has to be a Princess party. It’s magical, it’s sparkly and the girls get to wear their tiara’s. It’s a party theme that is guaranteed to bring smiles all around.
My daughter requested a Princess theme for her 5th birthday, but quite specifically she requested a “Pink Princess Glittery Party”.
Homemade Princess Party Decoration Ideas
It’s very easy to get carried away with the massive amount of princess themed party decorations that are in the shops and your wallet will certainly notice the hit!
Instead I opted to keep the decorations simple by creating my own decorations.
I made a plastic tablecloth backdrop, used pink wrapping paper to wrap box’s on the food table and found a highly glittery piece of material to make into a table cloth.
It was simple, it was very easy, but it was also highly effective. My daughter was thrilled with the result and kept commenting that she had her very own palace in the back garden.
Every year I stand a 3D paper mache number on the table and decorate it according to the party theme. This number 5 I simply painted white, with a glitter frontage and a pink ribbon wrapped around it.
Something so incredibly simple (and cheap) but it really stood out as a feature.
I also love using artificial flowers where possible, and simple white roses were perfect for the occasion.
Being artificial they didn’t cost the earth, but they were still perfect for providing the touch of class that we were looking for.
I designed a set of Princess themed printable’s including water bottle labels, Princess party food labels and candy bar wrappers.
You won’t however see any food tent labels in these pictures, because, shall I admit it? I forgot to add them to the table. Oops!
Princess Birthday Party Food Ideas
The statement piece of the table which I absolutely loved was the Princess cake by The Cake Leaf.
The cake displayed a simple quilted design, with some jewels and a tiara that I purchased from the local dollar store.
It was perfect, elegant and pretty much everyone commented on it. It has to be one of the simplest cakes that has been made for my kids, but one of my favorite.
Despite having a cake, I always make vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, and change up the topper to match the theme.
The rest of the Princess party finger foods included:
- Princess wands
- Fairy bread
- Chocolate mousse
- Marshmallow pops
- And pretty much everything a Princess could desire.
Princess Party Activities
One of the things I love about planning parties is organizing the games to go along with it. Games are what bring a party to life and I love seeing the interaction and delight from the kids.
There are so many party games for kids to choose from. I always try and convert a ‘pin the tail on the donkey game’ and ‘pin the heart on the Princess’ became the game this time.
I had a Princess printed onto a large sheet of card, and each child had a heart with their name written on it. A black dot was drawn on the Princess’ dress and the child that placed their heart closest to the dot won.
It’s an old classic game that will never tire with the young kids.
Instead of handing out party favor bags as the kids leave a party, I always incorporate these into a party game.
Each child was handed a Princess treasure map and a party bag. They had to follow the trail around the garden where they picked up a small prize at each stop. At the end of the trail their party bag was full.
The contents were very simple and included the following;
So much more fun and effective than handing out a bag of lollies as the kids go home.
A party isn’t quite the same without games and activities, and it is very easy to incorporate them into the actual theme of the party.
Check out this huge selection of Princess party games and activities if you need some more ideas.
Finally, here is a the birthday girl herself.
Dressed of course in a pink Princess gown which she fell in love with at first sight!
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