My middle child turned 3 earlier this month, and like a typical three year old girl, she requested a princess birthday party. Since most of her friends happen to be boys, I decided to add some knight touches. I was really pleased with how this party turned out and I hope you can draw some inspiration!
I was trying to keep the party simple and budget friendly, while still evoking all the princess feels. Little details such as cutting a scalloped hem in the pink tablecloth and a pink ombre banner were big in bringing the whole party together. These gorgeous plates, cups, and napkins from Paper Eskimo, really brought about the look I was going for. I mean, how cute are these gold confetti dessert plates?!
The other item I really loved was the castle wall centerpiece. I wish I had made it a little longer, but I like how it turned out nonetheless! I purchased a piece of foam board from Hobby Lobby, then I cut out stone shaped pieces from some cardboard boxes we had lying around. I attached the stones with floral pins and then painted the whole thing pink. I used leftover paint I had from painting my office a few weeks before! After it dried I attached the vines and flowers to make it look as though they were growing up the wall.
These fun glitter cake toppers also came from Paper Eskimo! They definitely completed the cake, don't you think?!
Tiara shaped pizzas (you can find the tutorial here, super easy though mine were not near as pretty! lol)
Belle's Rose Parfait - I filled plastic goblets with strawberry yogurt and placed raspberries on top. The raspberries reminded me of little roses and the goblets added a pretty princess touch!
Dragon Scales - bbq chips
Dragon Fire Juice - fruit punch with frozen peaches
Salad bar (mostly for the adults!)
Chips with homemade guac and salsa
Jeweled Princess Chex mix - Melt white chocolate according to directions and pour in bowl of Chex mix cereal. Mix until well coated. Spread evenly on on parchment paper and sprinkle with pink edible glitter. Let cool for 20 min. (this stuff was sooo good!)
Princess tiara shaped cake and the prettiest mini layered cakes. Chocolate tiara's and knight horses
For the goody bags I tried to stick with things they would actually enjoy and reuse rather than just cheap party themed toys. Each bag had a mini tub of play dough and a cookie cutter (dragons for the boys and tiara's or the girls), various candy (the good stuff- like ring pops, gold twisty lollipops, chocolate coins, and princess candy bracelets) , mini princess figurines for the girls and dragons for the boys. I found cute glow stick wands in the shape of swords, which I got for the boys, and wands with a heart for the girls. I felt these were the perfect finishing touch to the bags and am so glad I decided to snag them! I think it was the kid's favorite part.
Everyone got to decorate a shield or a tiara. I found a shield template and had them printed on large cardstock. The princess tiara's I found on amazon and I got these Jewel stickers.
You can find tons of party games on Pinterest but we decided to set up this little blow up pool complete with a slide. We had some other water toys out and let the kids go to town. They had a blast and it took a bunch of planning off my plate.
Overall the party was a success and our girl was happy! If you need other party inspiration or tips on how to plan a party, you can check out my son's superhero party here. My youngest turns two in September but I think we are going to veto the big party this year! Mama needs a break ;)
I have linked everything below!