There are several princess partyware themes you may like for your party. You're sure to find one your little princess will enjoy. Just click a princess partyware theme below to get started.
Princess Party Planning
- Begin your preparations by ordering party supplies about six weeks in advance, to allow time for order processing and delivery, and for preparation and delivery of invitations if you'll be ordering and mailing them.
- Let your little princess help with decisions and party planning, so she'll be more at home on her throne at the party!
- See our general party planning tips for a full party planning timetable.
- If you want to make your own invitations, start with pink computer paper or card stock. Computer paper will make one per page, folded in four. Card stock can make two cards per page, cut in half and folded in half, or four postcard-style invitations, by cutting the page into four sections.
- If you want to decorate the front by hand, first print the inside (or back) with the party info, then decorate the front.
- Ideas for decorations include drawing, tracing, cutting pictures of magazines, bits of shiny material and fine netting for princess hat and or dress, metallic paper and flat-backed acrylic jewels for crowns and scepters, gold paint or painting pens, pink markers, glitter, stars, yarn or golden metallic string for hair, etc.
- Print a small picture of the birthday princess's face, glue to front of card and dress her up! (See Face of a Princess Invitation for instructions and ideas.)
- A princess needs a throne. Here are some ideas for making a princess throne.
- With a castle for a backdrop, the scene is set for an outdoor party; for indoors, a stone wall backdrop is nice.
- Tiaras make good decorations as well as party fun or party favors (or both!)
- Pink and white helium-filled balloons, with matching ribbons.
- Pink/white air-filled balloons and matching ribbons, tied in a bundle, hanging from the ceiling (or light fixture) over the food table. These will hang upside-down, so you don't want helium in these--especially near a light fixture! The ribbons will drape down between the balloons. Curling the ribbons gives a nice effect.
Rose Garden Hideaway
Exclusively at HearthSong.com
Can be used indoors or out, and makes a lovely decoration and sitting area for a princess party or tea party!
(For an outdoor image, see the Fairy Hideaway at HearthSong. You'll find the link in the left menu: Other Items > Fairy Garden Hideaway. Click on that link, then under the image of the fairy hideaway, click on the "Hideaway outdoors" link.)
- Finger sandwiches, little paper holders with pastel-colored candies, and some of the princess' favorite foods!
- Make an Princess cake. Use white or light pink frosting. Write "Princess ______" (name) on it. Make or purchase pink flowers to go around the edge. Add sparkly pink and white sprinkles or colored sugar for extra pizzazz. Pretty pink or white candles add the final touch.
- Provide a costume box of princess and dress-up clothes and costume jewelry, and a full length mirror.
- A tea party is fun - provide small tables for the guests, and let the guest of honor serve the "tea," which can be juice or soda for younger guests, or real tea for older girls with more sophisticated taste. Herbal teas, such as jasmine, are also nice.
- The presenting of the gifts. With the birthday girl seated on her throne, the guests gather around. The mother or a helper can hand her the gifts one at a time. Make a note of each gift, and its giver, as it is opened, so the princess will know who to thank when she writes her thank-you notes.
- If the party is outdoors, and the weather is likely to be fair, rent a blow-up castle for the guests to jump around in!
- Make each guest fill like a princess by crowning her with a tiara as she arrives.
- If there will be boys, have crowns for them, and adjust your activities and party favors to include the princes.