Monday, March 23, 2015

A Perfect Little Princess Party

This party was hosted by my friend Dana from Talking in All Caps. She recently wrote an article called "Princesses Don't: How I was limiting my daughter without a second thought." You should read that RIGHT AFTER you read this.




My daughter Nicky is nothing if not opinionated. When I started talking to her about her birthday she was quick to tell me that she wanted a princess party and nothing else would do.


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party


My favorite kinds of parties to host are ones that involve very little work for me. In this case, I achieved that by:

1) outsourcing some of the party planning
2) using stuff I had on hand and
3) setting out some easy activities that don't require a lot of parental assistance.

Decorations


My friend Kathleen is a party planning queen. She offered to help me with Nicky's party and it was seriously the best thing ever. Not only did I not have to do any of the work, I also didn't have to think about what to do or go to the stores. With a newborn at home, this was totally amazing.


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party


We decorated the hearth with a personalized Happy Birthday banner to serve as the present area.


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party



The loot bags were wrapped in cellophane with princess wands sticking out. They looked beautiful and doubled as decorations.


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party



Small crown frames were decorated with flowers and 'jewels' with pictures of the little birthday princess inside.


The Food


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party


When Nicky said she wanted a castle cake I just laughed. Luckily Kathleen is much more talented than I am with cake and icing. We also put out princess cookies and fruit wands.


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party



Activities

Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party


I set up a dress up station in our spare bedroom with a princess castle tent, princess dresses, skirts, play jewelry, hats, and fairy wings. When the girls arrived I helped them pick out a dress. 


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party


Some of them were thrilled with that one for the whole party, others liked to go back and change outfits again and again.


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party


I also set up her Little People princess play sets in the living room. For snacks and cake, I put down some pretty blankets for a princess picnic.


Ideas for a Perfect Little Princess Party


Nicky was feeling a little overwhelmed at first, but when we played Pin the Gem on the Crown, she perked right up and had huge smiles for the rest of the party.

We also made a playlist for a princess dance party and had teacups on hand for a princess tea party but we didn't end up needing the extra activities.


Nicky loved her party and still, weeks later, wants to talk to everyone about it. 



Have you ever hosted a princess party? What were your easiest activities? 


2 comments :

  1. I think Kathleen needs to start a small biz on the side! She did fantastic work!

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  2. Great ideas. I loved the dress up station set up so nicely.

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