Princess Party, Disney Princess Party!
Every little girl dreams of having a Princess Birthday party! See the ideas below for planning her
special day and the links to the best Disney Princess party supplies and favors!
Disney Princess Party
Disney Princess Party
Disney Princess Party
Party Treats and Cake Ideas
Start your Princess Party planning with the invitations. And let the Birthday girl help!
Get large pink balloons, blow them up and write the party details on them with black permanent marker. ("Hear ye, Hear ye, Princess "Jennifer" is turning 6", or "Tiffany's Pink Princess Party"). Deflate and mail to the guests. They will have fun blowing up the balloon to get
the party details!
If you send out traditional bought invitations, add confetti to the envelopes to add some thrills!
Make your own princess party invitations using pink or purple
paper. Really fun if you make them into a scroll.
Decorate one chair as a throne for the birthday child to sit in as she eats cake and ice cream and opens presents. Use streamers, gossamer bows, curling ribbon, and even a helium filled balloon bouquet!
Easy Fantasy Castle
A princess would not be complete without a castle. The castle can be used for free-play time, makes a
wonderful decoration, and creates an awesome setting for photos. Using one roll of
flagstone corrugated paper, scissors and staple gun you can build a castle around a play set,
a large box, or even a large picnic table.
Another idea for use as a photo opportunity and decoration only, is to
create the castle along one wall and place a throne in front... the guests can
then take their turns standing next to the birthday girl while she sits on her
throne - or give them each their own tiara and let them be Princess for their
For decorating your Disney Princess Party table, try some of these ideas:
Select two different colors, like pink and gold, purple and silver,
or your princess' favorites colors.
Attach a metallic gold plate on the bottom with a smaller pink plate
on top and attach with a glue stick.
Bundle napkins with plastic cutlery, and tie with a piece of ribbon.
Add a lovely
Princess Wand to each place setting. Can be played with at the
party and taken home for a perfect favor!
Use a solid color tablecloth, and scatter gold sparkle dust and shimmer stars to the tabletop. (The leftover shimmer stars can be used to line a walkway, hang on walls, and even used in a craft to make wands.)
Place one royal goblet for each guest on a 4" gold doily, and arrange the glasses around the cake.
Setting the table with all the tableware creates a much grander effect. Plates, cups, napkins and even plastic cutlery can all be used as decorations. This holds true whether you are using a patterned ensemble or simple colors.
Disney Princess Party Activities, Crafts and Games:
After all the party guests have "dressed up", have the birthday child lead a palace parade through the backyard, or through the house with the help of a tambourine or other musical instrument. The beaming smiles of the children during the spirited parade will provide a perfect photo opportunity, and some priceless video footage.
Princess Dress Up-Relay
If you prefer not to have all the children dress-up during the party, gather two royal wardrobes (dress, cape, tiara, jewels, princess shoes, jester hats, fairy godmother wings, etc.). Split the kids in to two groups and have them line up. The first child dresses in the costume, runs the course around a pylon or marker and back to the starting line, where the next princess awaits her turn.
Dragon Egg Hunt
This castle version of a classic egg hunt is a kingdom wide search for dragon eggs as opposed to Easter eggs. Make a proclamation stating that the Queen has asked all her subjects to help…a new batch of fire breathing dragons is about to hatch in their magical kingdom! Use either hard-boiled eggs (dye them a mottled green color), or
green plastic Easter eggs. We carry the plastic eggs year round! For
each egg found, reward the children with one golden chocolate coin or metallic wrapped piece of candy. The coins can be inside the eggs if you are using plastic eggs. This game is a perfect lead in for the next game.
Musical Crown Jewels
Have all of the party guests stand in a circle. Set a pile of our tiaras (in our "Tiaras & Crowns" store) on a table in the center of the circle, with one less tiara than there are children. When the music starts, the children will walk around the table, not touching the table. When the music stops, each princess needs to put on a tiara. The child left without a tiara needs to sit out. Take one tiara out and continue
the game until there is one person left! The tiaras can then be awarded to all the party guests as favors.
"Someday My Prince Will Come"
Play this princess version of the tried and true party game of Hot Potato
using a stuffed frog (for the frog prince) or a glittery princess shoe.
Have the children stand in a circle. While the music is playing, they need
to pass the frog prince or the shoe to one another as quickly as possible.
When the music stops, the child holding the frog or shoe will be out.
Continue playing until only one child remains.
As soon as each party girl arrives, take her to your beauty parlor (decorated table with a mirror) and transform her into the loveliest princess of them all! It won’t take much to delight your guests; a touch of blush and some lip gloss will make any girl feel special. For more fun, collect costume jewelry, old hats, dresses, skirts, wigs, etc. and let the
girls have fun dressing up as their favorite princess (cartoon or imaginary). Organize a fashion show or charades, and take photos of your lovely ladies!
This activity makes a great party favor, and kids will have fun creating their own royal fan! All you need are crayons, felt tip markers, colored paper, glitter, and tape, along with a few creative minds. Draw pretty pictures and creative designs on one or both sides of the paper. Fold the paper accordion style and fasten one end with tape to create the handle.
Gently spread out the other end for a beautiful personalized fan, fit only for a princess!
glass or plastic stemware with faux jewels or sequins and gold metallic puffy paint. The glasses make an extra special party favor, and can even be filled with goodies after the children decorate them, and used in place of "loot bags".
Crown Jewel Necklaces
little princesses create their own crown jewels. Necklace cord, lots of
colorful beads, and you're set!
These tall pointed hats are fun to wear, and even more fun to decorate. Create your own easy to make barbettes using poster board (each piece of poster board will yield 2 hats), tulle or gossamer streamers (2 yards per hat) for the flowing veil, and sequins, faux jewels, craft foam shapes, faux fur or cotton balls to decorate with. Cut the poster board into a 28" circle. Cut the circles into semi-circles. Shape the hat into a
"cone" shape, and staple along the edge in two places. Cut a ¼" piece from the top of the cone to make a small hole. Attach two/one yard pieces of tulle or
gossamer streamer with scotch tape to the inside of the top of the hat. This portion of the craft can be completed prior to the party.
Palace Perfect Frames
For each party guest, you'll need a simple frame, a supply of faux jewels
or sequins and some tacky glue. Prior to the party, use metallic gold
puffy paint and "write" each guest's name, along with his/her royal title
on the top edge of the frame. Allow the children
to decorate the frames, and pose for a royal portrait with the birthday girl/boy. Either use a Polaroid™ camera to send a picture home with each guest, or mail souvenir photos at a later date with thank you notes.
Purchase one giant Pixie Stick™ for each child. Attach two/4"
golden shimmer stars to the top of each Pixie Stick, attaching them back-to-back to the paper label. Let the children decorate the wands with stickers, faux jewels, and trailing streamers made from curling ribbon. The leftover stars can be used for decorating the kingdom. The "magical fairy dust" inside the wand is a big-hit
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Sparkling Cider -
Treat your guests like princesses with sparkling cider served in fancy glasses. Garnish each drink with a maraschino cherry, or stick a piece of tropical fruit on the rim of the glass with a paper umbrella to make them feel extra special.
Pigs in a Blanket -
Your guests are sure to squeal over these delectable delights. Purchase your favorite brand of hot dogs, cheese, and refrigerator croissants. Slice hot dogs lengthwise and cut cheese into strips. Unroll croissants and stuff them with hot dogs and cheese. Roll croissants back up and bake as directed, or until golden brown.
These delicious treats are so good, your party guests will clean every last crumb from their plates. Don't be surprised if they make pigs of themselves and come back for more!
Serve dainty finger sandwiches, strawberries dipped in chocolate, and mini cutout sugar cookies.
Use 4" Gold Shimmer Stars to label food dishes. Come up with creative names related to the theme.
Label diamond shaped J-ello™ Jigglers as the "Crown Jewels"; a pink punch as "Palace Potion"; mini sandwiches as "Princess Puffs"; hot dogs as "Dragon Dogs" (serve with the new green ketchup!), etc.
Serve food on gold or silver platters. If you are using plastic metallic trays, glue a few faux jewels to the outside edge.
Garnish food with edible loose-leaf gold, and add a sprinkling of tiny edible gold balls to each child's serving of ice cream.
Serve dry snacks (chips, pretzels, Cheese Puffs) in
crowns turned upside down.
- Take a classic favorite and give it a little twist! You’ll need one package of sugar cookies, one 8 oz. package light cream cheese, one Tbs. grated orange or lemon peel, one Tbs. sugar, 6 melon balls and one cup sliced fruit (a combination of strawberries, apples, bananas, peaches, pineapple, grapes work well.) Preheat oven
to 325°F. Divide dough into 6 equal parts and press into 3 or 4-inch tart pans. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned. While the crusts are cooking, combine cream cheese, sugar and orange peel, beating until smooth. After cookie crusts have cooled, spread cream cheese mixture over each one. Top with sliced fruit and serve. (Makes 6 tarts.)
- Make your celebrations even more fun and easy with home-baked treats from Pillsbury®, our favorite brand of baking mixes.
(Makes 16 Wands)
1 cup Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Chocolate Fudge Frosting
1 cup chocolate candy sprinkles
16 pretzel rods
1/4 cup Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Frosting
1. Line cookie sheet with foil. Place chocolate frosting in microwavesafe 13x9inch (3quart) glass baking dish. Microwave on HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth. Place candy sprinkles in shallow dish.
2. Dip each pretzel rod in melted frosting, turning to coat completely. Roll in candy sprinkles; place on foillined cookie sheet. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until frosting is set.
3. Place sheet of foil on work surface. Place vanilla frosting in small microwavesafe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds or until softened. Dip 1 inch of each coated pretzel in vanilla frosting; place wands on foil. Let stand about 4 hours or until frosting is set.
Try the easy-to-make
No proper princess party would be complete without one…served with ice cream of course!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Two packaged cake mixes
Four 16 oz. Containers of "pink" ready-made frosting (or select any other color to match your theme colors – purple, green, etc.)
One board for displaying the cake (foamcore or corrugated board covered with aluminum foil or gold cracked ice, or a golden "platter")
2 – 9"X13" cake pan
8 – regular flat-bottom ice cream cones
4 – sugar cones
1 pound of Almond (gold) Hershey's Kisses™
6 – pink sugar wafers
2 – 6" pieces of string licorice
1 container of gold edible candy balls
optional – edible iridescent glitter to sprinkle over the entire cake
Prepare the mixes according to the manufacturer's directions. Bake two 9" X 13" cakes according to directions on the package. Allow cake to cool for 10-15 minutes. Trim the cakes while they are still in the pans so that they will be level when inverted on the cake board. Place cakes on wire rack until completely cooled. Place one cake in the center of the cake board. Use either frosting,
strawberry jam, or Cool Whip™ as the filling between the two layers of cake. Place the second cake on top of the first cake. Frost the entire rectangular cake with pink frosting.
Frost 8 regular ice cream cones with pink frosting, and connect four sets of two by the base of the cones. The bottom cone will be turned upside down, and the top cone will be right side up. After frosting the cones, place one set at each corner of the cake – instant turrets! Frost 4 sugar cones with pink frosting, and liberally sprinkle with gold edible balls. Add the "spires" to the top of
each turret. Place three pink sugar wafers in the front of the castle as the castle door (simply press gently into the frosting). Place three additional wafers at the base of the "door". Attach licorice strings from the top of the door wafers, to the edge of the wafers on the cake board, and the "drawbridge" is complete. Outline the top of the cake and the bottom edge of the castle with golden kisses. Golden
candles complete the cake!
If you are serving more people than can be accommodated by 2 boxed mixes (24-28 people), we recommend that you simply bake extra cupcakes, or an extra rectangular cake. All can just be frosted simply in matching pink frosting, and cut and served behind the scenes.
In order to achieve a "bakery perfect" smoothness on your cakes, use a standard recipe for buttercream frosting. This type of frosting generally tastes quite sugary, and uses either lard or shortening to give it a "stiffer" consistency. Not only is ready-made frosting easier…we think it tastes creamier and less sugary. Try Pillsbury's™ Creamy Supreme™ frosting, or even Cool Whip™. The photos of the cakes in
our cake tips section are all made with ready-made frosting. Hence, they are not bakery smooth, but were all very tasty to eat!
Another Great Castle Cake:
Prep Time: 1 Hour, 10 minutes (Ready in 3 hours, 30 minutes)
Makes 24 Servings
2 (18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Yellow Cake Mix
2 cups water
2/3 cup oil
2 (16-oz.) can Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Frosting
Yellow, purple and blue icing colors (not liquid food color)
4 (6-inch) wooden skewers
2 sugar ice cream cones
Red chewy fruit snack rolls (from 4.5-oz. pkg.)
22 small gumdrops
10 large gumdrops
Green chewy fruit snack rolls (from 4.5-oz. pkg.)
12 red cinnamon candies
Yellow gummi candy strips
Pretzel sticks (3-inch)
Blue decorator sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9×5-inch loaf pans. In large
bowl, combine 1 pkg. cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil and 3 eggs; beat at
low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into
1 greased and floured pan. Repeat with remaining cake ingredients and second pan.
Bake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans;
place on wire rack. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
Tint 1 1/2 cans (about 2 cups) frosting with yellow icing color. Tint 3
tablespoons frosting with purple icing color and remaining frosting with
blue icing color.
Trim all sides of each loaf cake until level and cakes are rectangular.
For main section of castle, place 1 loaf cake on platter or foil-covered
cardboard. Cut remaining loaf cake in half vertically and stand on end of
each side of main section. Attach each end cake piece using about 1
tablespoon yellow frosting and a wooden skewer. Frost entire castle with
Frost ice cream cones with purple frosting. Cut red chewy fruit snack rolls
into long, thin triangles. Attach triangles to cones for striped
appearance; place in center on top of each end tower. Place 10 small
gumdrops around each ice cream cone.
Line main section of castle with 10 large gumdrops. Cut 4 shields from
red chewy fruit snack rolls; place shields on front of castle. Decorate as
desired. Cut 1 door from green chewy fruit snack rolls; place in middle
section of front of castle. Line door edges with about 12 red cinnamon
candies. Cut about 25 to 30 yellow gummi candy strips for bricks; place
randomly on castle.
Cut 14 strips of green chewy fruit snack rolls for windows; attach to
front and sides. Double fold green chewy fruit snack rolls; cut 2 flags.
Attach each flag to wooden skewer; insert in top of main section of castle.
Double fold red chewy fruit snack rolls; cut 2 flags. Attach each flag to
toothpick; break toothpick in half. Attach 2 small gumdrops to top of ice
cream cones. Insert toothpick into gumdrops on top of ice cream cones.
Frost around cake with blue frosting for water. Sprinkle with blue
decorator sugar. Place pretzel sticks in front of door for bridge. Remove
skewers and toothpicks from cake before serving.
HIGH ALTITUDE (ABOVE 3500 FEET): For each
loaf, add 1/2 cup flour to dry cake mix. Remove 1 cup batter before pouring
remaining batter into pan. Bake at 375°F. for 50 to 60 minutes. Bake
leftover 1 cup batter from each loaf as directed on package for cupcakes.
Another option for a Castle Cake, is to purchase the
Castle Cake Pan from Birthday Express for your Princess Birthday Party!
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