Princess Birthday Party Tips
Tips for an Affordable Princess Birthday Party!
Like most loving parents, you are looking for easy, affordable and fun birthday parties for your daughters. Create the perfect Princess Birthday party for your little girl and her guests with the ideas below! Here are some ideas for your little Princess:
Think through some of the logistics of your party and do some advance planning.
What day of the week will work so that a majority of your guests will be able to attend?
What time of the day works for your age group? Remember, little ones' nap times may still be an issue, so it's best to plan the party for a time when you know the kids won't be overtired or cranky because they missed some sleep!
Send your invitations 2 weeks before your party date. Purchase some linen paper from the office supply store and use a fancy "royal" font on your computer for printing the invitations. For local guests, roll the invitation into a scroll and tie with organdy ribbon and hand-deliver. When mailing invitations, use cute stickers or rubber stamps to decorate the envelope in royal fashion.
Planning on having "outside entertainment"? Secure that early as well. Some great ideas for a princess party entertainer would be a balloon magician, balloon artist or a children's storyteller. Check your local yellow pages under "Party Entertainment" or search the web for ones near you.
Begin making your party decorations early too. Make fabulous royal goblets with inexpensive jewel pieces hot glued to plastic champagne flutes or wine glasses. Do the same with clear plastic plates with the jewels along the outside ridge. Tie the napkins with purple ribbon, and you're set. Fun and inexpensive!
Balloons are a must at any birthday. Tape colorful balloons around your entrance door for a royal archway. Tie a bunch of balloons to the mailbox to show your guest the way to the ball. Even colored balloons all over the "dance floor" creates a wonderful effect. If you have very young ones you want to be careful with balloons, but kids love them…so get lots! Most craft and party stores sell inexpensive helium tanks so filling the balloons is a snap!
Plan the royal menu and keep it simple. Present it to your royal guests on glass serving plates with real or wax grapes as a side decoration. Serve typical "high tea" fare, finger sandwiches, chocolate dipped strawberries and bubbly punch in your plastic champagne flutes.
The little princesses will be so adorable so be prepared with fresh batteries, so you can take lots of pictures. A separate photo of each of the party guests with the princess of honor makes a great addition to the thank you note.
Don't overdo. Most kids just love to just play and have fun. Organized games are great but don't make the party so structured that the kids don't have time to spin around in their costumes or dance in the balloons...and just have fun together.
Faqs about throwing a princess birthday party
How do I decide on a budget for the party?
Select a budget that's comfortable for you and keep in mind that you don't have to break the bank to throw an amazing party. There are plenty of ways to save money and still make it a day to remember!
How many guests should I invite?
Invite the number of guests you can comfortably accommodate and afford. Keep in mind that smaller parties can be just as fun and memorable as larger ones.
What if some guests don't dress up like a princess or prince?
Don't worry if not all guests dress up. Encourage guests to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable and included. You can always provide a few extra dress-up outfits for those who forget to bring their own.
How long should the party be?
The length of the party depends on the age of the children and their attention span. For younger children, a 1-2 hour party may be sufficient, while older children may be able to handle a longer party. Keep in mind that kids can get tired and cranky if the party goes on for too long.
Should I hire a princess entertainer?
Hiring a princess entertainer can be a great addition to the party, but it's not necessary. If you decide to hire one, make sure to book well in advance to ensure availability.
How do I handle food allergies and dietary restrictions?
Ask parents to let you know about any food allergies or dietary restrictions in advance. Try to provide a variety of food options to accommodate different needs. You can also ask parents to bring their child's favorite snack or treat to share.
What if I don't have a lot of time to plan the party?
Don't worry! There are plenty of easy and quick ideas you can use to throw a great party. You can use a template for invitations, make simple decorations, and purchase pre-made treats. Just don't forget, the key is to create an unforgettable, experience for your little princess and all her royal companions!
Throwing a princess-themed birthday party for your little one can be a memorable and fun experience. Let your creativity run wild and watch as the enchanting atmosphere you've planned out leaves your little ones and their pals spellbound with delight! Remember to set a budget, plan ahead, and don't be afraid to get creative with decorations and activities. By following these tips and guidelines, you can make your child's princess birthday party a royal success. Happy party planning!