Once upon a time... A little girl wished for the most enchanting Princess birthday party. Here are some of the coolest ideas to make her (and your) royal dream a celebration come true, including Princess invitations, decorations, printables, party food ideas, Princess activities and more.
Start off by comparing between these supplies which cover pretty much all the greatest Princess party items:
If you're interested in creating your own Princess birthday party invitations, here's a really great idea:
Use parchment paper or cardstock and write something like: "Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Her Majesty, Princess (kid's name) of the Royal house of (your last name) requires your presence at the magical celebration of the (*th) year of her birth, at our castle (address); date, time, RSVP to Queen and King (phone #); gowns, crowns and castles too, nothing short of a royal celebration will do!!" (If you want the kids to come in matching attire you can add "attire" in the invitation, perhaps saying "Princess Casual" or "Princess and Prince attire" or "Royal attire").
You can change the wording so that it fits the type of party your child is having. If the party is co-ed, you can write something like "Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Princesses, Princes, Knights, and Jesters... Her Royal Highness invites you to her Royal Ball...", etc. Also, check out these free printable princess invitations we've created:
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You can also make the invitations look old and regal by printing or writing all the party information on yellow parchment paper. Then burn the edges just a bit and use a wet tea bag to spread around the edges to darken them and give a more authentic look.
It would be best if you used a font that would fit with the Princess birthday party theme, like a calligraphy font or anything that looks royal. If you want to write the invitations with your own writing and not a computer font, you can use a gold or silver pen or thin marker.
Then roll these invitations up and either tie them with a ribbon, put a sticker to close, or if you want to really be regal, seal them with wax. You can put the scrolls in empty toilet paper rolls with a sealed bottom, and add a construction paper cone to the top as if it were part of a castle. For an added touch, you can spray-paint each toilet paper roll with silver and/or gold spray-paint.
If you don't want to roll the invitations up, you can put each invitation in a colored envelope and you then decorate the envelope. You can add dabs of glue and sprinkle glitter, or decorate with Princess-themed stickers and/or glue on sequins all around the envelope.
If you really want to go overboard with your Princess birthday party invitations, have someone (possibly a family member or even the birthday child themselves) dress up in majestic or medieval looking attire and have them hand-deliver each invitation. They can even try and talk with majestic slang or with a suitable accent.
We've created this complete page full of free and original printable Princess birthday party invitations, thank-yous, and greeting cards. All you have to do is just download and print out.
You can also use Princess posters, coloring pages, and all sorts of other imagery to help you create your own homemade decorations.
The dominant colors of your Princess birthday party can be any combination from the following colors: lavender, pink, purple, white, cream-color, light blue, light yellow, gold or silver (it's best to choose a two or three color-combination).
First, you can start with a red carpet leading to your door. This'll really let the kids feel special. From the ceiling you can hang glittery stars from curly ribbons and colorful streamers. You can also hang these Metallic Foil Curtains in the doorway so the kids will feel like they are entering a ballroom. And, upon arrival, you can throw some sparkle glitter on the guests to get them in the mood.
You can have a sign at the entrance of the party area saying "Welcome to the Princess Castle", "Welcome to the Enchanted Kingdom", etc.
Hang a few triangular flags (bunting flags) from the outside of your house or of the party area. Here are flags you can print out on all kinds of colorful paper as well as gold and silver paper, then cut each flag out, and glue each flag around a wooden or plastic dowel:
You can also take these flags and staple them (tip facing downwards) on a long string. Then you have a long string with lots of flags you can hang around to decorate the party area with.
If you're really ambitious with your Princess birthday party, you can make a castle using huge cardboard boxes (two big refrigderater boxes for the two turrets on both sides of the castle and one or two huge wide boxes for the middle part of the castle). You can spray paint it gray and cut out windows. You can also make a small drawbridge and connect homemade torches to both side (you can make the torches with towel tubes and red, orange, and yellow crepe paper, twist the top of the bunched crepe paper, and have it coming out of the top of the towel tubes). For that final touch you can put a flag on a stick to the top of each turret.
Print out or make homemade family crests for a medieval feel. Here are some excellent items to decorate your castle with.
The kids can play in the castle and decorate it at the Princess birthday party. You can also use the big cardboard boxes, paint gray bricks on them and tape to the front of your house (so that it looks like the outside walls of your house are made of bricks). If you have a backyard and a sandbox or little playground, how about making the sandbox and/or playground look like a castle, the slide as a drawbridge, the sandbox as a ward, a small mini pool as a moat, etc.
Another idea that can make your Princess birthday party area super special and very fit for your Princess is to create a canopy. You can take tulle and/or fabric, pin the middle to the center of the ceiling, drape the ends down and tie to the sides of the room.
You can also print out these Princess birthday party placecards and napkin holders to place on your party table:
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On each of the placecards you can write each guest's name by adding "Princess" or "Prince" before their name (for example: "Princess Jenny").
If the Princess birthday party is at night, you can line the pathway to your house with brown lunch bags half filled with sand and with a candle inside of each. The bags glow magnificently once you light the candles (make sure you put the candle in the middle of the sand so that it doesn't get close to burning the paper).
For an added magical touch, you can decorate with white Christmas lights. Inside, you can drape colorful plastic table covers all over the ceiling to transform your living room into a charming ballroom. In the bathroom on the mirror, you can write with a washable marker "Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the prettiest of them all?".
Music can add a whole lot of atmosphere and mood to your child's Princess birthday party. You can either play a CD of music from Cinderella, Snow White, Under The Sea (Ariel the Mermaid), or even classical music like Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty Suite, etc.
You can transform your dining room chairs into Princess birthday party thrones by taping gold and silver poster board onto them. Also take pink, purple, and/or white ribbon and wrap around each chair. Hang helium balloons on each of the chairs and add gold or silver tulle or ribbon around the top of each chair. You can also add a pink, purple, or white pillow with ribbon to each chair for that added touch.
Have your child's chair be the main throne - it can be decorated with an extra Princess birthday party touch so that everyone knows it's the birthday girl's throne. Your little Princess can sit on her throne when she's opening her presents.
You can also print out and tape these Princess birthday party decorations around your party area, on chairs, tables, doors, etc.:
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Take the hearts and stars decoration, cut them out (it's not a must to cut them out), tie string to the top of them and hang around the Princess birthday party area. You can hang with string or curling ribbon from ceiling fans, railways, etc.
You can cut out these Princess lips and glue them to walls, chairs, hang them, etc.:
Spread balloons all over your floor and if you use helium then have them decorate the ceiling. Put jewelry, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and all sorts of other royal gifts inside the balloons so that later when the kids pop them they'll find lots of surprises.
Disperse any Princess toys or dolls your child might have all around the party area. You can tie a helium balloon to each or tie around with ribbon and they can also serve as table centerpieces. It could be cute to have a frog (either a picture of a frog or a stuffed animal), with a little sign right by saying "Kiss Me".
On the day of the Princess birthday party, you can buy fresh flowers and place them in vases around the house and on tables.
Princess Costumes and Accessories
Upon arrival, the girls can be given Princess halos made of wire confetti with pink or purple ribbon wrapped around them. Or, you can prepare Princess hats out of plane cone party hats with pink and purple tulle coming out through the top. To the bottom you can glue colored lace with plastic rhinestones. You can also hand out beautiful boas in different Princess colors.
Here are free printable stars you can cut out and glue on to the sticks.
Also check out this huge selection of Tiaras.
Here are shields and a sword you can print out and use:
You can also print out these Princess birthday party hats:
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All of the family members can get dressed up in medieval attire. Someone can be the Queen, and someone can be the King with a robe and crown. You can have a jester (even better if you know someone who can juggle!).
Your birthday girl will most likely want to dress up as a Princess. Take a look at these great homemade Princess and Medieval-themed costumes:
Princess Icebreaker Activities
Princess Beauty Salon
If it's an all-girl party, you can have everyone arrive straight to the Princess birthday party beauty salon. You can have a large mirror standing or hanging on a wall, add lots of lighting, and each arriving guest can get a touch of blush, shiny lip-gloss, and braids in her hair to help her transform into a Princess. You can also have a fingernail painting station you can offer a couple of different colors for the kids to choose from and suitable stickers or glitter to jazz up the activity (allow plenty of time to let their nails dry…).
Princess Coloring Pages
A great ice-breaker for all parties are Princess coloring pages! You set a table with markers, crayons, or anything else the kids can paint with and let everyone color in Princess coloring pages until all the guests arrive.
We've created a whole page full of free and original printable Princess coloring pages, check them out!
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Medieval Treasure Boxes
You can take lots of hard small cardboard boxes, spray-paint them with gold or silver spray-paint, and give each guest a treasure box right when they arrive. They can then decorate the box with sequins, jewels, plastic diamonds, etc. At the end of the party each guest's treasure box can be their favorbox, you can put all of their party favors in their treasure boxes.
For the sake of simplicity, you can have the girls create their own tasty edible necklaces out of licorice string, fruit loops, cheerios, and gummy lifesavers.
Royal Wand Making
You can make a royal wand making station. Have small wooden dowels out and print out these free printable stars.
The children can decorate the stars and wooden dowels using markers, glitter, glue, sequins and several strands of satin ribbon. You can also spray-paint the dowels with silver or gold spray paint so that they are more royal-looking. If you also have boys at the Princess birthday party they can decorate royal shields and swords. You can print out these free royal shield-shapes and knight's sword.
Once you've printed them out, you can put the shapes on foam or cardboard, and cut the foam or cardboard using the shield and sword shapes. You can then spray-paint them with bronze, silver, or gold spray paint, and at the party the kids can decorate them by sticking jewels and using markers.
Princess Snow Globes
Each guest gets a baby food jar (or any other little jar or clear water bottle for that matter). They then add star-shaped and heart-shaped sequins, glitter, water, baby oil and blue food coloring - and VOILA - a beautiful Princess setting in their hands!! (just to make sure, have an adult secure the tops of the Princess snow globes with hot glue so that the fluid doesn't drain out.)
Castle Picture Frames
Take popsicle sticks and glue to cardboard with a few rhinestones, glitter, sequins etc, and insert a picture of each child in their costume (using a Polaroid or digital camera). This is a great favor to take home.
You can have the kids make their own little Princess birthday party castles. Take baby food jars clean them well and remove the label. You can give the kids colored papers to glue and decorate the outside of the jar. They can paint the lid with silver acrylic paint and glitter and glue on the top a silver Hershey's Kisses with their 'flags' waving (this then looks like a little castle). They can add more Hershey's kisses in the jar and take it home as part of their Princess birthday party favors.
Homemade Princess Birthday Cakes
Here's a super-simple Princess crown cake. Just bake a round cake, then put sugar cones on top and inverted all around the edge to form the crown. You can then use frosting to attach little candies to decorate the crown cake.
You can also easily transform a plain cupcake into a Princess birthday party treat! Just cut out small Princess images and tape or glue onto toothpicks. Once dry, you can put a toothpick with a Princess image in each cupcake or decorate a whole cake. If you're going for cupcakes, you can take all of them and place them in a heart shape on the table.
If you have boys at the Princess birthday party, you can make 'Sword in the Stone' cupcakes. Frost each cupcake with gray frosting, then take tinfoil, bend into sword shapes, and put each sword into each gray cupcake to look like the 'Sword in the Stone'.
Another lovely dessert you can create before the party is to scoop strawberry or vanilla ice cream into cupcake holders, decorate a little Princess face (a small smile with thin licorice, red circles for cheeks, and two little candy eyes). You can then put them in the fridge and when it's dessert time, take them out, put whip cream around the ice-cream ball for hair, and last but not least - an upside-down ice cream cone as a Princess hat!
Check out the cool Princess theme party cake ideas on coolest-birthday-cakes.com, the Web's largest gallery of homemade birthday cakes. You'll find thousands of cakes submitted by visitors like yourself with photos and how-to tips.
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Princess Birthday Party Food and Drink
Princess Birthday Party Food
If your whole party has that medieval royal atmosphere, you can decide on having a 5-course royal banquet (just like at a royal ball), as well as practicing table manners.
You can announce or put small decorated signs right by each dish just to make sure everyone understands that they're eating food fit for kings and queens!
Here are some ideas for your Princess birthday party food:
- Cream cheese and strawberry jam sandwiches (you can cut these with star, heart, diamond etc. shaped cookie cutters)
- Medieval Feast - this could be chicken and turkey legs with potatoes and gravy.
- Jewel Salad (a salad with dried cranberries, golden raisins, cherries etc.)
- Cinderella Pumpkin Dip - If your child loves Cinderella, you can hollow out a small pumpkin and fill in with a desired dip. Then cut up all kinds of vegetables (celery, carrots, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, etc.) and let the guests dip the vegetables in the Cinderalla dip.
- Belle's Garden - an array of steamed vegetables.
- All kinds of breads and a platter of meats or cheeses.
- Fruits out of wine glasses (or in a watermelon basket where you can cut the watermelon with heart, star, diamond, etc. shaped cookie cutters)
- Heart and Star Pizza: If you have patience, you can make or order pizza, and then cut out the pepparoni into star and heart shapes (you can stack the pepparoni's on top of eachother and cut with a cookie cutter, or with a knife). If your making homemade pizzas, you can cut the dough into these shapes!
- Princess Yogurt and Granola - In a plastic champagne glass put a layer of yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit. Repeat layers once or twice in each cup. You can then top with crushed biscuits and fresh-cut strawberries.
Princess Birthday Party Drinks
- Sparkling apple cider (you can pour it into disposable plastic wine glasses and let the kids decorate the glasses with jewels, sequins, glitter etc. beforehand)
- Strawberry Princess Milkshake - this is simple, just put strawberries in a blender with milk, yummy!
- Princess punch (raspberry sherbet and Sprite)
- Pink lemonade
- Strawberry tea (If you want to add more of that strawberry taste to your strawberry tea, do the following: make half a pot of strawberry tea with three bags, let it steep a bit and then add a few drops of strawberry extract and three or four drops of red coloring. Then add milk and sugar to taste)
Princess Birthday Party Treats
- Magic wands (pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with star-shaped decorations or just plain sprinkles)
- Royal strawberries (chocolate-dipped strawberries)
- Heart-shaped or star-shaped rice crispy treat wands (you can add a stick in them to look like wands; also you can dip in melted chocolate or white chocolate and add sprinkles for more of the wand effect)
- Red rubies (strawberries, cranberries and cherries)
- Snow White's apple slices
- Princess Lollipops: fill a bowl with strawberry and cherry lollipops
- Golden candies (butterscotch)
- Gold and silver Hershey nuggets and kisses
- Cotton candy
- A bowl of pastel colored jelly beans
- White and Pink marshmallows
- Golden popcorn (caramel popcorn)
- Princess Jello Shapes: You can get pink or red-colored Jello, follow the recipe on the box, and once it's ready - use a star-shaped, heart-shaped, and/or diamond-shaped cookie cutter to cut out heart and star Princess Jello shapes
Princess Birthday Party Favors
We have created these printable and foldable Princess birthday party favor bags and favor boxes. They are blank and so the kids can decorate and fold them themselves. You can also print them out on different-colored paper, possibly the color/s of your child's Princess birthday party colors.
We've created large favor bags, medium favor bags, and favor-boxes for you to print out:
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In the favor pack you can put all kinds of bracelets, a Princess Wand, jewels, Butterfly Rings, a Princess Jewel Ring, hair accessories, Princess Headbands, ring-pops, a Mini Princess Gumball Machine, chocolate hearts, all kinds of Crowns, little snowglobes, a Light-up Tiara, body glitter, Princess Stickers, Princess Tattoos, a Princess Necklace, bubbles, Heart-shaped Sunglasses, chocolate coins, a Princess Photo Holder, stick-on earrings, Princess Pez Dispensers, a Mini Tiara Comb, Princess Blow-outs, and a whole lot of other cool Princess birthday party items.
Princess Party Thank-You Cards
During the Princess birthday party you can take a picture of each guest in their Royal attire with the birthday girl and then send these pics out with the thank-you notes. On the thank-you notes you can write something like "Thank you for coming to (child's name) birthday, we hope you had a ball!".
You can also use some of our original printable thank-you cards:
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Princess Games and Activities
Here's an entire page with the coolest ideas for Princess birthday party games, such as:
- Diamond Drop
- Kiss the Prince
- Royal Dress Up Relay
- Hot Slipper
- and many more (including visitor-submitted game ideas)...
You should also read these VERY important tips to help you survive (and enjoy) game time!
Your Princess Parties and Ideas
Some of our visitors have gone the extra mile and written up their complete Princess birthday party story with photos and everything they did. We call these stories "Party Tales" and they serve as a great inspiration! Take a peek at other people's Princess theme Party Tales and you're sure to find lots more outstanding Princess party ideas:
Marlyn's Princess Birthday - 1yr
Bethany's Princess Birthday - 1yr
Jennifer's Princess and the Frog Party - 3yr
Jen's Princess Birthday - 4yr
Melanie's Princess Birthday - 4yr & 2yr
Mia's Princess Birthday - 4yr
Amy's Princess Birthday - 4yr
Genee's Princess Ball - 4yr
Melissa's Knight Party - 5yr
Brenda's Medieval Birthday - 5yr
Diane's Princess Birthday - 5yr
Tonya's Princess Birthday - 5yr
Victoria's Princess Birthday - 5yr
Belinda's Princess Birthday - 5yr
Natalie's Princess Birthday - 6yr
Maxine's Princess Birthday - 6yr
Dmitri's Princess Birthday - 7yr
Maureen's Knight Birthday - 9yr
If you'd like share your complete party with us, then once your party is over, send us your own PARTY TALE and we'll create your very own theme party page and photo gallery that's hosted on our site! (Family, friends and just about anybody will be able to find inspiration from your child's birthday party and party ideas!)