Planning a Princess Birthday Party

Misty Karam
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If your daughter would love to live happily ever after in a faraway kingdom, indulge her with a fairytale princess birthday party.

Princess Party Decorations

Decorations for a princess party can be as simple or as elaborate as your creativity and your budget allow.

Color Scheme

Pink, purple, and white are ideal colors for this type of party. Decorate the room with streamers, crepe paper, balloons, and ribbon in your chosen colors. Magic wands, glass slippers, and tiaras in coordinating colors can be placed on walls or tables.


Have one table set up as the center of the party. This will help you stay organized and on task. Cover the table with a vinyl or plastic tablecloth in your chosen color. Tape balloons in coordinating colors around the edge of the table. Have a large centerpiece in a princess theme in the center of the table. Some ideas for centerpieces include:

  • Castle
  • Princess Doll
  • Princess balloon display -- Find a medium-sized basket with a handle. Spray paint it white, pink, or purple. Fill it with iridescent tissue paper or grass, a tiara, and a wand. Pick one large princess themed mylar balloon and several smaller helium balloons in glittery colors. Tie the balloons to the basket with colorful strings.

Place your birthday cake or cupcakes on the table. Arrange party favors or grab bags around the cake.

Princess Party Cakes

Princess tiara cupcakes

The cake is one of the most important details of the princess birthday party. Cakes for a princess party are available in most local bakeries and grocery stores. You can find cakes and cupcakes featuring the following:

  • Disney Princesses
  • Castle
  • Glass Slippers
  • Tiaras

If you decide to make your own cake, Princess Birthday Cakes has some great ideas for beautiful and creative princess cakes. Another option is to make cupcakes instead of a birthday cake. Use white or colored icing and place a princess ring in the top of each cupcake. While pink and purple princess cakes are great options, you can use whatever color scheme your daughter prefers, from pastels to rainbow colors.

Activities for a Princess Birthday Party

Princess Dress-up

Have the guests come dressed in their princess best. After your guests arrive, bring out your treasure chest filled with princess accessories such as:

  • Feather boas
  • Beaded bracelets
  • Tiaras
  • Plastic rings
  • Fancy shoes

After the princesses are appropriately accessorized, take keepsake photos with an instant camera. Place each photo in a frame for a memorable party favor.

Royal Ball

Now that the girls are dressed in high style, take them to the ball! Play classical music and allow them to glide around the room. When they bore of that, turn on some high-energy kids' music and let them wiggle!

Pin the Horn on the Unicorn

For this activity, either buy, draw, or trace a picture of a horse, preferably in white or a pastel color. Draw at least one horn for each girl and cut them out in coordinating colors. Prior to the party, hang the horse picture on the wall at the girls' eye level. To play, have each girl hold one horn and either a pin or a piece of tape. Then blindfold the girls, lightly twirl them, and point them in the direction of the horse. See who can get the horn closest to the unicorn's head!

Slay the Dragon

Buy a pinata in a dragon theme. Fill it with candy, jewelry, and princess trinkets. Blindfold each princess and allow her to slay the evil dragon.

Princess Balloon Pop

Balloons fit for a princess

For this activity, you need one balloon per child. Prior to the party, insert a small prize inside each balloon. Ideas for prizes include:

  • Plastic rings
  • Beaded bracelets
  • Miniature crowns, castles, or slippers
  • Stickers

You can find appropriate prizes at craft stores, party stores, and grocery stores. Dollar stores are also good places to find party trinkets. After you have inserted the prizes, blow up the balloons and tie. Play some fun music and instruct the girls to pop their balloons. Girls can stomp the balloons or sit on them.

Make sure that you promptly pick up all of the balloon pieces, especially if infants, toddlers, or small children are in attendance.

Princess Says

This is a royally fun variation of Simon Says. For this game the girls will take turns being Princess. Princess will give orders, such as 'Clap your hands,' 'Princess says dance,' and 'Touch your nose.' Girls only follow the orders if they hear, 'Princess says.' Anyone following an order not preceded by 'Princess says' sits down. Last girl standing either wins a prize or gets to be Princess.

Princess Crafts

Prior to the party, either purchase or cut out a basic crown shape. Cover with foil. During the party, provide the girls with glue, sequins, beads, feathers, paint, and buttons. Allow each girl to decorate her crown.

Princess Song

Sing this song to the tune of 'If You're Happy and You Know It.' Have crowns and wands available for the little princesses to use while singing.If you're a princess and you know it, wear your crown.

If you're a princess and you know it, wear your crown.

If you're a princess and you know it, then your smile will surely show it.

If you're a princess and you know it, wear your crown.

Other verses: Wave your wand; Curtsy low; Do all three.

Favors for a Princess Birthday Party

Princess tiara favor

Provide princess-themed party favors for each guest to take home. Ideas include:

  • Magic Dust -- Buy small bottles of kid-safe body glitter. Call it Magic Dust and the girls will be enchanted!
  • Magic Bubbles -- Miniature bottles of bubbles will delight young party-goers. These are also availabe on a string, designed to be born as a necklace.
  • Crowns or tiaras
  • Personalized Candy Wrappers
  • Decorative Comb and Mirror Sets
  • Princess Grab Bags -- Fill beautiful little bags with plastic jewelry, candy, noisemakers, mirrors, and combs. Tie with a pretty ribbon and give to guests.
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