My daughter turned 6 this year and when I asked her what type of birthday party she wanted, I was not surprised when she said, “a princess birthday party”. She’s right at that age where she adores princesses. From Disney to real life, she takes it all in. I could have easily chosen a princess like Moana and bought a Disney princess kit at Partycity, but I wanted to really make her birthday party one of a kind. Celebrating during Covid comes with it’s challenges. We had to be creative with food and she had to cut down her guest list significantly. Nonetheless, we managed to create a memorable party for her. Here’s a princess birthday party fit for a princess!
As you may already know from some of my previous birthday posts like A Mermaid Birthday Party, I love planning my kids birthday parties. My favourite party decor suppliers are Meri Meri and I also like Paperlove and My Minds Eye. I collect things as I find them, often on sale, which eventually end up being the start of a birthday theme. I had my eye on the Magical Princess Cupcake Kit at Lemonade Party Box for quite some time. The whimsical look and that they include a floral pattern was easy to work with. This was the start of the theme for A Princess Birthday Party.
Then working with the floral theme, I used paper plates and cups I had bought a long time ago. I actually bought enough that these were leftovers from her Trolls Birthday Party (coming soon). I found the Ginger Ray Tissue Paper Flowers at Wholesale Party Supplies. When you start building your birthday supply, you can easily use anything floral again for a spring or summer tea party, baby shower, wedding shower, etc. If you can’t find floral paper plates and cups, a solid colour like pink or white would also work well. Here’s a Princess Party Box that includes everything you would need for A Princess Birthday Party
The paper crowns were another item I bought a few years ago, knowing there would be a princess birthday party in the future. They aren’t available anymore but there are some that are very similar here. I actually buy a lot of my items from My Minds Eye Paper Goods. For my Canadian friends – put yourself on their email list and make a big purchase when they have their annual sales as they are a US site. I also shared the shipping costs with a friend who ordered a bunch of items. There will be duty on them though, but with the low prices they had, it was still cheaper than if we bought them in Canada. Another Canadian option is Lemonade Party Box. They carry all my favourite brands for party supplies.
For party favours, we bought each little princess The Hans Christian Andersen book, The Princess and the Pea. My children are half Danish, so a nod to one of the best fairytale children’s writers. I also love Little Golden Books and read them as a child. I wrapped each one ribbon and placed in a paper gift bag.
We also bought a white cardboard reversible castle for them to play in and decorate with markers and crayons. I knew this would be a good buy as we were having a Knight Birthday Party (coming soon) for my son 2 months later and it could be used for both parties. I placed a chest of princess dresses behind the castle so the girls could play dress up. Many of the dresses my daughter had were too small on her, but I kept them anyway as one of her guests was 4, and fit them perfectly. We also encouraged them to come to the party dressed as a princess. The Once Upon a Time banner (we spelled it out) is also from My Minds Eye. It comes with a lot of letters so it’s versatile for different types of parties. You can find a similar one here.
For the food, we chose to do charcuterie boards for each family. This ensured people weren’t sharing or touching food to be safe during Covid. They were a big hit with kids and parents! The whole party was also outdoors. We hired a princess to come and entertain the kids while the adults enjoyed an hour of food and drinks. It was lovely!
I hope this inspired you a bit if you’re planning A Princess Party!