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Disney Princess Party Ideas

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Your daughter’s birthday is a very special occasion. It’s that one day of the year where she feels and should be treated like the little princess that she is. While girls have different preferences and tastes in what their birthday party should be like, you can never go wrong with a Disney-themed children’s party theme. If you want your daughter to feel truly special and unique on her birthday, you can treat her just like a princess with a Disney Fairytale Friends birthday party.

The Disney Princesses

The Disney Fairytale Friends, also known as the Disney Princesses, are among the most popular characters in the Walt Disney universe. The Disney Princesses are very popular especially among young girls, who feel that they will one day find their own Prince Charming and live happily ever after. There are eight Disney Princesses, all based on characters from fairytale features made popular by the Walt Disney Company:

  • Ariel is the curious and adventurous daughter of King Triton from The Little Mermaid. Ariel is fascinated by all things from the human world, and will give up everything to be with her one true love.
  • Aurora is the shy and gentle girl from Sleeping Beauty. Cursed by the evil powers of the witch Maleficent, Aurora can only be awakened by a kiss from her one true love.
  • Belle is the intelligent and outspoken girl from Beauty and the Beast. She believes that real beauty and is on the inside, and true love is a tale as old as time and true as it can be.
  • Cinderella is one of the most famous Disney Princesses. Abused and looked down upon by her stepmother and her stepsisters, Cinderella is helped out by her fairy godmother to win the hand of the Prince.
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    Princess Aurora
    Princess Aurora
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    Snow White
  • Jasmine is Aladdin’s love interest in the hit movie Aladdin. She is a strong-willed woman who wants to marry the person that she truly loves. With the aid of Genie, Jasmine eventually chooses to marry Aladdin.
  • Mulan is one of the newer Disney Princesses. To save her family’s honor, Mulan dresses up as a male warrior. She is a fearless, determined girl who keeps true to her heart.
  • Pocahontas is also another new Disney Princess. Pocahontas is very spiritual and believes in the power of peace. She does everything she can to stop the bloody conflict between the settlers and the Native Americans.
  • Snow White is one of the most popular Disney Princesses; in fact, she is one of the first, because Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in 1937. Snow White is a sweet, caring girl who was awakened from eternal slumber by the kiss of Prince Charming.

Party Kits

Simple invitation for your party

Planning for a Disney-themed birthday party can be quite complicated, although designing and going about a Disney party for your little princess is made easy with party kits. Many manufacturers make party kits complete with all the stuff you need to make your daughter’s birthday party a memorable one.

Disney-themed party kits range from the expensive to the affordable. Your daughter’s birthday only comes once a year, so you should buy the best possible one you can afford. You don’t have to blow your entire budget to buy party kits, though. Even simple ones that contain glow-in-the-dark confetti, cardboard hats, and stick-on plastic jewelry are good enough if you’re on a limited budget.

Another fun way to use the Disney Party theme is to print out party invitations in Disney themes. You can find many free-to-use images on the Internet that you can use for your invitations. To make your daughter feel really special, put the word “Princess” before her name in the invite.

Princess Costumes

Your princess in costume

It’s a Disney Princess party, so your daughter should look and be treated like a princess. You can dress up your daughter to look like one of the Disney Princesses. Dress her up in a silk gown and a tiara to make her look like a real princess. If you have jewelry or heirlooms, you should let your daughter wear some of them for her to feel like royalty. You may also want to schedule an appointment with a hairstylist or salon artist to make your daughter look grand for the occasion. (Learn how to make a princess hat)

The Princess Castle

Whether you hold the party indoors or outdoors, a Princess Castle can give your child’s Disney party a more authentic fantasy feel. You don’t have to break out marble columns or gilded roofs to make the party place feel like a castle. Here are some ideas to make your daughter’s Princess Castle look like a royal palace.

Gazebos for your princess party

Gazebos and arches are more than just for decoration. For outdoor parties, you can use them to hold balloons and streamers in place. You can also decorate them with flowers, vines, and confetti.

Streamers and confetti can be bought separately from party favor stores, or they can come with Disney party kits. Throw streamers and scatter confetti around to give the place a party atmosphere.

Table settings should be decorative, but they shouldn’t obstruct easy access to food, drinks, gifts, and party favors. You can decorate table settings with pink or blue tablecloth, and cutouts and standees of Disney Princesses. (Tips on how to make a centerpiece)

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Cd music of princess theme song

Balloons and glitter can be bought from just about any party store. You can inflate the balloons yourself, or have the store inflate them for you. For Disney parties, you can buy some Mylar balloons instead of using conventional rubber balloons for all your party needs. Mylar is shiny, and and stain-resistant, and is also more durable.

Music can give your daughter’s party very Disneyland-like atmosphere. The soundtrack that you can use for your daughter’s party is made even more meaningful if it comes from her favorite Disney Princess movie. If her favorite movie is The Little Mermaid, you can use “Part of Your World; or, if her favorite movie is Mulan, you can use “Reflection” or “True To Your Heart.”

Delicious spaghetti for food on party

Party Foods

Kids like spaghetti, fried chicken, and cake, and they’re a must-have for any children’s party. To add some extra character to your party, you can use some foods inspired by your daughter’s favorite Disney princess. If your daughter loves to watch Mulan, you can add some Chinese-inspired snacks like spring rolls and moon cakes. If your daughter’s favorite Disney princess is Cinderella, you can use kid-friendly recipes from pumpkins like pies, soups, and even main dishes.

Party Favors

Crayons for favors

No one should leave a children’s party empty-handed, but you don’t have to bust your budget giving away stuff that your guests will enjoy. Plastic lunch boxes, pens, pencils, crayons, and other simple giveaways can make everyone feel happy and content. To make the Disney Fairytale theme stick to the party, the party favors that you’re giving away should have the Disney Princesses on them. You can buy these party favors from bookstores, party stores, and department stores. Try to buy stuff wholesale to save on costs.

Your daughter’s birthday is a time that she should be treated like a princess. While many girls would outgrow their Disney fantasies, the memories of a wonderful birthday party will last forever. For your little princess’ birthday, a Disney Fairytale party may just be the most memorable childhood memory - and most memorable birthday - she’ll ever have.

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Fairytale Princess Party Ideas


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Every little girl’s dream is to be a princess for a day. Turn your little girl’s special day into her very own fairytale by throwing her the perfect fairytale princess party. Here are some tips to get you started.

Dream Up Magical Invitations

Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty all started out with the words “Once upon a time…” so why not design your invitation to look like a classic storybook? You can even ask your kids to help you out, since it’s easy and fun to do. To make your own invitation, you need the following materials:

    Snow white invitation

  • Brown or cinnamon-colored cardboard or construction paper
  • Glue gun
  • Glue gun stick with glitters
  • Sharpies in different colors
  • Paste with glitters or sparkle glue
  • Sequins

First, fold one letter-sized page to form a card. You’re free to write a book title that will suggest a fairytale story like “You’re invited to a Cinderella Story” or simply “Once Upon a Time” on the cover. After you’ve written this, use a clear sparkle glue that will give the cover an overall shimmer but will not overpower the message. Put sequins following the lettering or use a glue gun with a special glitter glue stick. You can also add little decorations to your invitation as you like. Let it dry for three to four hours.

It’s better not to decorate the inside too much, so the invitees will not have a difficult time reading the details. Just write the party information with different-colored sharpies before coating the inside of your invitation with clear sparkle glue. Don’t forget to ask your guests and their parents to be in their best fairytale prince and princess costumes.

Another design idea is to make your invitation look like a scroll. Simply roll up your invitation tied in a ribbon with the invitation reading like, “Her Royal Highness Requests Your Presence…” or some similar announcement.

Setting the Fairytale

Balloons for the party
Fairytales are usually set in wonderful landscapes in countries far away, existing in our imaginations. In truth, many of the settings in fairytales are from the medieval times when knights, princesses, kings and queens ruled countries. You can take a bit out of history pages and make it more magical for a real fairytale-like setting for your daughter’s party.

Have a color scheme of pink, white, lavender with accents of silver. This will reflect on your tablecloths, streamers, balloons, banners and utensils. Have the banners look like scrolls that have been unrolled. For centerpieces, you can use flowers, tiny castles, princess dolls or tiaras with a small candle in the middle. Make sure that they are in candle holders to prevent fire hazards.

You can also let the girls have a tea party by using small pots and teacups filled with juice or iced tea that they can pour out themselves and serve to each other. Using plastic wine goblets is a good alternative. These can be bought cheaply from any dollar store. Just make sure that they are non-toxic.

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If you really want to go with an all-out fairytale look, why not go visit your nearest theater prop warehouse? A lot of their productions require backdrops and props on plays that are set during the times of royalty, and it’s a treasure box full of goodies.

You can have a forest or castle backdrop for your fairytale princess story. You can also rent a long red carpet leading up to a throne with lots of pillows for the special girl to sit on. Rocking horses can serve as the little boys’ loyal steeds when it comes to vanquishing any enemy who comes in the way.

Play popular Disney fairytale princesses songs like Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon a Dream,” Snow White’s “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” or the Beauty and the Beast’s theme song.

Gather for a Royal Celebration

Even though the guests are in full fairytale garb, it doesn’t mean they can’t have activities. Here are some less-than-rowdy party games that your guests will still enjoy.

    Waltz dance

  • Introductions. Each of your guests came as a fairytale princess or prince, so have them take a spotlight and introduce themselves briefly and what stories they came from. For example, a girl dressed as Snow White can tell a little bit about Snow White’s story and why she picked that character.
  • Take a Waltz. Nothing is more princess-like than to take a spin in the dance floor. Play classic waltzing music, pair up your guests in two, and have them waltz gracefully away. If they get a little bored, you can also play some more upbeat tunes. (Learn how to waltz)
  • Storytelling. Gather all the little ones together and have a really animated storytelling time. Have them choose what fairytale princess story they’d like to hear (Why don’t you choose from the Top Ten famous children’s bedtime stories). Don’t forget to do actions and voices. If they want to hear another one, humor them!
  • Dress Up. Have an array of boas, plastic bracelets, rings and even shoes ready for the little princesses to add glamor to their costumes. Make sure you have a camera for souvenir photos.
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    Cinderella shoe

  • Tiara Design. Have silver “blank” tiaras at the ready with paste, sequins, art paper and other things that the girls can design their own personal tiaras with.
  • Put the Slipper on Cinderella. It’s a theme-appropriate twist to the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” game, only your girls have to take turns trying to put Cinderella’s slipper in the right place.
  • Princess Finds the Pea. Hide a pea in one of the balloons and have them look for the pea by sitting on the balloons and popping them.
  • Vanquish the Dragon. Have a dragon-shaped pinata and let the princesses be damsels in distress no more! Have a sword-shaped bat to help them vanquish the monster guarding its candied treasures.
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    Cinderella movie

  • Watch Fairytale Princess Movies. Prepare your DVDs of popular Disney princesses movies like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, but don’t forget other fairytale princess stories like the Princess Bride and Enchanted. Put up soft, comfortable beanie bags where the girls can all use while watching the show.
  • Hire Your Own “Fairy”. Ask a magician to perform magic tricks that will surely impress and astonish your guests. If the magician is a female, maybe you can ask her to come as a fairy godmother to all your little princesses.

Food Fit for a Princess

Princesses always have to have a feast right before happy endings. Have these delicious treats at the ready for your royalty’s grumbling tummies.

  • Fruit Cup Jello Jigglers. Make your party food menu look more colorful and jewel-like with these fruit cup jello jigglers. Mix in unflavored gelatin, fruit juice and sliced pieces of fruit, these make for a healthy and sweet snack that kids will love. Put the jello jigglers in jewel-shaped moulds to make them look even prettier.
  • Pink Lemonade. Pink are many girls’ favorite color, and a pink lemonade will surely fit in with the theme of your party.
  • Poisoned” Caramel Apples. In the original Snow White, the evil stepmother poisoned only half the apple so later on she could fool Snow White in assuring her that the apple wasn’t poisoned by eating the half that wasn’t poisoned. Follow this effect by dipping half an apple into melted caramel.

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    Caramel Apples
    Princess cake
    Pink lemonade

  • Fairytale Princess Cake. Have an unusual fairytale princess cake by having the cake designed to look like a pillow, with a candy “glass” shoe on top.
  • Fairytale Princess Sandwiches. Cut out your sandwiches into fun shapes like diamonds, hearts and stars. You can also make it look more whimsical and fairytale-like by using shapes like frogs (from the Frog Prince), apples (from Snow White) and peas (from The Princess and the Pea).
  • Diamond Strawberries. Dip strawberries in white chocolate and prop them up for some delicious diamonds.

Party Favors for the Departing Guests

Allow your guests to relive their fantastical day by giving them beautiful souvenirs to remember the party by. Some suggestions for these are:

    Magic wands for favors

  • Magic wands
  • Plastic jewelry like bracelets and rings
  • Souvenir photos and their personalized tiaras
  • A CD with three or four popular Disney princess songs
  • Bubble blowers

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Your little girl will certainly get the happily ever after she’s always wanted with this amazing party. All you needed is fun, surprises, and a little bit of pixie dust!

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