As a mom of two wonderful girls, I've had the joy of planning many princess-themed birthday parties over the years. There's something truly magical about seeing the sparkle in their eyes as they twirl in their princess gowns, enchanted by the world of castles, tiaras, and fairy tales.
We have had so much fun with Princess parties, and I'm excited to share some of our ideas and experiences with you, to help make your little one's day special.
So let's dive into the enchanting world of princess birthday party ideas and create a celebration fit for royalty!
Princess Theme Birthday Party Ideas
So where do you start when planning a princess birthday party? The great thing about this party theme is that you can keep it simple with just a few pretty pink and pastel decorations or you can really kick it up a notch with a visit from some 'real' princesses!
To start, you will need to send out some invitations that really set the tone for your party. Remember to tell your guests if you want them to dress up in their princess best.
Then it is onto planning the party decorations. You don't have to spend a fortune with a princess party. An easy option is to decorate in shades of one color and pink or purple are good princess choices. You can make a balloon garland using white, gold and different shades of your chosen color. Then scatter around some tiaras and crowns and you are done.
Homemade princess party decorations
Creating homemade princess party decorations is a great way to add a personal and unique touch to your little one's special day. Here are some simple and affordable ideas:
Paper Plate Princess Tiara
Use paper plates and cut them into crown shapes. The kids can then decorate them with markers, glitter, stickers, and gems. Then attach an elastic cord or ribbon to make them wearable tiaras.
Create balloon bouquets with princess-themed colors (pastels) and tie them with ribbons. You can also make balloon wands by attaching long balloons to the top of wooden dowels or plastic straws, and decorate with ribbons.
Hang pastel-colored streamers in doorways to create a grand entrance for the Princesses. You can also twist two different colors together for a magical effect.
Create your own princess-themed centerpieces using mason jars or vases. Fill them with pastel-colored flowers, glittery pom-poms, or small princess figurines.
Build a cardboard castle as a focal point in the party area. Paint it with pastel colors and decorate it with paper flowers, glitter, and gems.
Decorate paper lanterns with princess-themed stickers, glitter, or paint and hang them from the ceiling.
String up fairy lights around the party area for a magical atmosphere.
Create banners with the birthday girl’s name or princess themed phrases. Use colored paper, glitter and markers to decorate
Cut princess silhouettes from black paper and place them on the walls for a classy touch.
Royal Table Settings
Use pastel tablecloths and place mats for the table setting. You can even add a sprinkle of edible glitter to the table for a touch of magic.
Create garlands using pom-poms in pastel colors. String them together to make a fun decoration.
Glittered Glass Slipper Centerpieces
Find plastic or glass slippers at a craft store. Spray them with adhesive and sprinkle them with glitter. Place them in the center of the tables.
Princess Banner Flags
Create a banner with pennant flags featuring different princesses or a "Happy Birthday" message. Decorate each flag with princess-themed images or glitter.
These homemade decorations will help to keep the costs down and will add a sweet and personal touch to your princess-themed party.
They are also a great opportunity to get your little princess involved in the party planning by helping to put these decorations together.
Princess Party Food Ideas
Here are some enchanting princess party food ideas that will make your little one's celebration feel like a royal feast:
Crown Sandwiches: Make sandwiches in the shape of crowns using crown-shaped cookie cutters. You can use various fillings like peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, or cream cheese and cucumber.
Magic Wand Fruit Kabobs: Thread colorful fruit chunks onto skewers to create magic wands. Use star-shaped watermelon, grapes, strawberries, and melon balls.
Fairy Tale Fruit Salad: Prepare a fruit salad with a mix of colorful fruits and label it "Fairy Tale Fruit Salad." You can use star-shaped or heart-shaped fruit cutouts for added charm.
Princess Popcorn: Make popcorn and mix in edible glitter or pastel-colored candy melts. You can also add sprinkles for extra sweetness.
Royal Macarons: Bake or buy pastel colored macarons and assemble them onto pretty plates crown shapes. You can also add edible pearls for extra sparkle.
Princess Popsicles: Serve fruit juice or yogurt-based popsicles in princess molds. Kids can enjoy these sweet, frozen treats.
Jewel Cookies: Bake sugar cookies in the shape of jewels, and decorate them with colorful icing and edible gems.
Royal Chocolate Fountain: If you have access to a chocolate fountain, you can serve it with marshmallows, pretzels, and fruits for dipping.
Fairytale Cupcakes: Decorate cupcakes with pastel-colored frosting, edible glitter, and princess-themed toppers like tiaras, castles, or princess figurines. You can also add princess cupcake toppers for a quick and easy idea.
Princess Tea Party: Set up a tea station with herbal teas, lemonade, and a selection of finger sandwiches and scones for a fancy princess tea party experience.
You can't go wrong with cute cake pops. They are cute mini sized cakes on a stick that are easy to hold and awesome for for kids' parties.
They are the perfect size for little hands and you don't needs plates or forks to enjoy. And let's face it, cake pops are just adorable. You can make them in all kinds of colors and decorations, which make them perfect for a princess-themed party.
Pink Sparkly Cake Pops Recipe
If you are not sure how to make these cake pops, here is a quick recipe.
- 1 baked cake (you can use a boxed cake mix or homemade)
- 1/2 cup of frosting (your favorite flavor)
- Pink candy melts (for coating)
- Edible pink or colorful glitter (for the sparkle)
- Cake pop sticks or paper straws
- Sprinkles or tiny decorations (optional)
Step 1: Bake the cake. You can make a simple box mix cake or your favorite homemade cake. Let it cool completely.
Step 2: Crumble the cake. Once your cake is cool, crumble it into fine crumbs in a big bowl. It's fun to get a little messy!
Step 3: Add frosting. Mix in 1/2 cup of your favorite frosting into the crumbled cake. This will help your cake pops stick together.
Step 4: Roll into balls. Take small scoops of the cake mixture and roll them into little balls. You can make them as big or as small as you like.
Step 5: Melt a bit of the pink candy coating and dip the end of your cake pop sticks into it. Then, push the coated end into your cake balls.
Step 6: Melt the pink candy melts and dip each cake pop into it. Make sure it's all covered and let any extra coating drip off.
Step 7: While the candy coating is still wet, sprinkle some edible glitter on the cake pops. This is what gives them their sparkle!
Step 8: Let them set. Place your cake pops in a stand or a piece of Styrofoam to dry and set.
Step 9: Decorate (if you want). If you like, you can add some sprinkles or tiny decorations on top while the candy coating is still wet.
Step 10: Enjoy! Once they've dried, you're ready to enjoy your pink sparkly cake pops. They're yummy, pretty, and perfect for a princess-themed party!
Princess Birthday Cake Ideas
Creating a princess-themed birthday cake doesn't have to be complicated. Here are some simple ideas for a delightful princess cake.
Tiara Cake: Bake or buy a round cake and top it with a store-bought or homemade tiara made of fondant or edible pearls. You can also add edible glitter for a sparkly touch.
Princess Dress Cake: Shape your cake like a princess dress using a Barbie doll or a princess doll figurine as the topper. You can decorate the dress with buttercream or fondant to resemble the princess's gown.
Castle Cake: Make a rectangular or square cake and create a castle by using sugar cones as turrets and candy windows. Add toy princess figurines to complete the scene.
Crown Cake: Decorate your cake with a large, edible crown made from fondant or sugar. This can be the perfect cake topper and can also be personalized with the birthday girl's name. If you are in a hurry you can also top this with a toy crown which also looks great.
Princess Silhouette Cake: Print or draw a silhouette of a princess on a piece of paper, cut it out, and place it on top of the cake. Then, use colored sprinkles or icing to fill in the silhouette.
Pastel Colored Cake: Create a beautiful cake filled with pastel colored icing. You can add edible glitter and sparkly decorations to finish it off.
Edible Image Cake: Order an edible image of the birthday girl's favorite princess or a group of princesses and place it on top of a frosted cake.
Princess Cupcakes: Instead of a traditional cake, make princess-themed cupcakes and arrange them in the shape of a tiara or castle on a serving platter.
Colorful Topper: Decorate the cake with colorful buttercream swirls in pastel colors. Or top with cute pastel colored macaroons for a quick and easy party cake.
Remember to use pastel colors, edible glitter, and edible pearls to give your princess cake a touch of magic. Whether you choose one of these simple ideas or combine them, you'll create a delightful princess-themed birthday cake that will be fit for a royal celebration!
Princess Themed Party Games
Here are some fun and simple princess-themed party games that will entertain the little royals at your princess-themed birthday party.
Princess Dress-Up Relay
Set up a relay race where the kids have to put on and take off oversized princess dresses, tiaras, and shoes. The first team to complete the relay wins a prize.
Princess Treasure Hunt
Use these Princess themed treasure hunt clues to set up a fun treasure hunt inside your home.
Play a princess version of musical chairs called "Musical Thrones." Instead of chairs, use small, decorated cardboard thrones or cushions with princess-themed designs. Play princess music and have the children walk around the thrones. When the music stops, they must quickly find a throne to sit on. Remove one throne after each round until only one princess remains.
Princess Dress Up
Set up a dress up station. This is perfect for your princess guests to finish off their outfit. You can provide some tiaras, hair clips and bows or sashes. You can also have facepainting available. Then hold a princess fashion show.
Pin the Crown on the Princess
Create a poster-sized image of a princess without a crown. Make paper crowns with adhesive backing for the children to pin while blindfolded. The child who pins the crown closest to the correct spot wins.
Royal Scavenger Hunt
Organize a scavenger hunt with hidden "royal treasures" or themed items related to princesses. Provide the kids with a list of clues or riddles to find the treasures. The child or team that finds the most treasures wins a prize.
Princess Crown Craft
Set up a craft station with supplies for the kids to decorate their own princess crowns. Provide plain crowns, markers, stickers, glitter, and gemstones. They can wear their creations for the rest of the party.
Enchanted Bubble Fun
Fill the backyard with bubbles and let the kids run around popping them. You can even provide bubble wands and have a "Bubble Dance" competition to see who can create the biggest, most enchanting bubbles.
Royal Freeze Dance
Play princess-themed music and have the kids dance around like royalty. When the music stops, they must freeze in a princess pose. The last princess to freeze is out.
Princess Party Bag Ideas
Although you don't have to give out party bags, if you do here are some ideas for what to include in a princess-themed goodie bag. These magical treasures will make the little princesses at the party feel so special.
Princess Tiara: Every princess needs a tiara, so include one in each goodie bag. It's the crowning jewel of their ensemble!
Magic Wand: A sparkly, star-topped wand is perfect for granting wishes and making pretend magic.
Princess Stickers: Decorative stickers featuring their favorite princesses or enchanting designs to bring a touch of magic to their belongings.
Princess-Themed Coloring Book: Add a coloring book with princess illustrations and a pack of crayons, so they can color their own fairy tales.
Bubbly Fun: Include small bottles of bubbles for a whimsical and bubbly playtime.
Princess Notepads: Mini notepads adorned with princess designs for jotting down their own royal notes.
Edible Fairy Tale: Sweet treats like candies or chocolates, perhaps with princess-themed wrappers, will add a delicious touch.
Jewelry: Plastic or bead necklaces, bracelets, or rings with a princess theme to wear for dress-up play.
Fairy Tale Mini Puzzle: Small jigsaw puzzles featuring their beloved princesses, perfect for some royal puzzling.
Magic Mirror: Compact mirrors with princess designs to make sure they're ready for their close-ups.
A princess party is so much fun! Kids can dress up like princesses, dance, and laugh with their friends. The smiles on their faces are the best treasure. Remember, the joy and happiness at these parties are the real magic. I hope your next princess party is full of fun and love!