Giving Your Daughter Her Fairytale Birthday Party
Dressing up as a princess allows a girl to imagine herself in a different world, as the center of attention and as the most beautiful, kind woman in the kingdom. Therefore, it should come as no surprise if your little girl announces that she wants a princess birthday party. This is actually a fairly simple party to plan, provided you keep in mind what your daughter and her closest friends are most interested in these days: feeling like princesses! Let these ideas inspire different facets of the birthday party.
If you’ll be hand-delivering invitations to the party, get creative and make them in the form of a scroll with a royal announcement for the party. Your daughter can help stain plain printer paper with brewed black tea to make it look aged, and then all you have to do is to type up the invitation in fancy wording and an elegant font and print it on the dry paper. Tie each scroll with a ribbon for delivery.
Looking Like a Princess
You can invite the guests to wear their best princess dresses, but also be ready to help them look the part when they arrive. Get stocked with some little girl makeup they can put on for the day, like blush and lipstick. In addition, get the girls tiaras, necklaces and rings they can take home as party favors. Once the princesses are dressed, let them pose for the camera with their most stunning princess smiles, and include a photo in each of the thank you cards you send after the party.
Royal Tea Party Treats
Tiny treats are the name of the game when it comes to princesses, so set up your party snacks as a tea party with lots of dainty finger foods. Top crackers with cream cheese and strawberry jam, prepare tiny tea sandwiches and use a cookie cutter to make them heart shaped, and even consider serving some chocolate-covered strawberries as a special treat. For your tea, serve kid-friendly decaf fruit teas, or just some pink lemonade in fancy cups!
Princess Party Games
Take inspiration from your daughter’s favorite Disney princess as you plan the party games. Consider the scenarios each princess faced, and create simple games the girls can play that let them try out similar challenges. For example, you may have them sift through a bucket of sand for a special item, like a glass slipper, seashell, or frog. Another idea is to take the party classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” and adapt it for a particular princess.
As you plan the party, keep your daughter’s interests in mind so you can be sure she’ll enjoy each of the foods you prepare and activities you plan. In addition, don’t be afraid to leave some time for the girls to just play, rather than structuring every minute of the party. When they’re dressed up as princesses, girls don’t need much else to be happy!