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Throwing a Princess Theme Birthday Party

Are you planning a Princess themed birthday party for your child? Since every little girl always dreams of being a princess, at least once in her life she has to wear a crown! Make her day unforgettable and special with the following great princess birthday party ideas:

Pink, Yellow, and Purple - These are her highness's royal colors when planning that princess themed birthday party. Ribbons, streamers, and bows should be rich, full, and decorated with sparkling 'gems' whenever possible. Package after package of plastic or rhinestone jewels are an absolute necessity for any princess party. They can be bought in bulk at any craft store, for a relatively cheap price. Not only can you use them to decorate the room, but you can also to adorn the walls, table, the games, and even the little goodie bags each of your prince or princesses will be taking home - just be sure to keep them away from the princess cake! Dress your princess in a beautiful princess tutu or outfit befitting of her royal stature. In addition to any physical decorations, you should have some royal music playing in the background. Use any modern princess soundtrack, or download some Renaissance music from the internet for a more traditional and regal sound.

Princess Party Invitations - Since princess theme birthday parties seem to be very popular these days, many stores have capitalized on it. A large array of princess invitations can be found in almost any stationary or craft store, and if you decide to go with a Disney princess theme party your options are going to be even greater. Still, there's something to be said for creating your very own invitations. If you decide to do something along those lines, rather than being an extra before-party chore you can make it a fun and exciting project to do with your little girl. The internet is an limitless source for great princess images. With some construction paper, some glue, a little glitter, and color-printed cutouts, you and your girl can create your own personalized birthday invitations for her friends. A simple roll of princess stickers from a stationary store or online auction can work wonders in decorating and sealing the envelopes. Check your local post office, and you may even be able to find matching princess stamps.

Princess Theme Arts and Crafts - Choices here are near limitless. Make a quick trip to the craft store for some string and beads, and have each party-goer create his or her own royal necklace. Try using different colored pearls and jeweled beads for girls; shaped beads and small amulet pendants for the boys. Crowns are another great choice - buy a few plain plastic crowns and tiaras and allow the children to decorate them using a glue stick, glitter, stickers, markers, and whatever 'jewels' they want! Once fully decorated, another fantastic idea involves each party-goer creating his or her own treasure box. Stock up on a bunch of empty baby wipe containers and spray-paint them silver or gold before the party. Each child can then decorate the box the way they decorated the crown, even writing their name on the bottom. Finally, each princess should certainly have her own magic wand, and each prince his own sword (if you think swords might cause problems, boys can be given ribbon sashes instead). Some kits are available for this or you can do it yourself. Decorate these also, and everyone will go home in their absolute finest regal trappings.

Princess Birthday Games - You can put a princess theme spin on almost any birthday game that there is! Who not try pin the crown on the princess? Using a poster-sized or printout of a princess's head, cut some tiaras and crowns out of heavy yellow construction paper and place each child's name on them. Then you can play exactly like pin the tail on the donkey, with the winner being the child who places the crown nearest to the top of the princess's head. Find a castle or dragon-shaped pinata filled with plastic jeweled rings or candy ring pops. Or play 'Princess May I?' - a neat twist on the old game 'Mother May I?' And if your princess party is absent of any princes, you could even provide a nice little girl's tea party, complete with plastic saucers and cups. Finally, if you happen to have the benefit of great weather, a royal treasure hunt is sure to be the biggest hit of the day. Have each prince or princess go out into the backyard, where they must then find one of each of the treasures you've hidden beforehand. They'll then need to bring the treasures back to their treasure box. Some ideas here would be gold pieces (candy coins), jester's juggling balls (multi-colored super bounce balls), dragon eggs (plastic eggs filled with candy), wizard's potions (blowing bubbles), etc... etc... - just use your imagination! The child who fills up his or her treasure chest first is the winner... and while the hunt is going on, you'll have time to set up the royal feast!

Princess Themed Birthday Cake - Any good bakery should have no trouble creating an amazing princess cake for your child. Still, if you'd like to make your own cake, there are princess-shaped cake pans available all over the web. Whether you make a simple sheet cake or build a multi-tiered castle, decorate the cake with some low-cost plastic princess figurines from a dollar or craft store. Place some candles on the tops of each of the castle's towers, and have the children sing happy birthday, saying the word 'princess' before your child's name.

Princess Birthday Party Bags - Once more, the dollar store is your best friend. Any amount of low-cost princess theme birthday favors and party toys can be found at the nearest craft store. For another fun pre-party activity, buy some plain white lunch bags and have your child pre-color them purple or pink, then place the cutout of a princess or knight in shining armor on each of them. Fill them with princess figurines, pink and lavender colored M&M's, paper dress-up kits, stickers, hair ties, and whatever extra bling you might have left over from the party. If you're feeling ambitious enough, you can even bake some princess cookies the night before and include them also. Finally, a great parting ideas is to design a Royal Certificate of Attendance for each party-goer. You can print it out beforehand on some yellowed paper or stock and then roll it into a scroll. It should say something to the effect of "Hear-Ye! Hear-Ye! This is to proclaim that (the child's name) has attended the Royal birthday party of Princess (your child's name) and has completed all trials and tribulations, effectively naming him/her a Prince/Princess in his/her own right..." - You get the idea. Children view this type of certificate as a very fun accomplishment, and will be running straight back to their parents with it upon returning home.

With only a little work, your little girl's princess themed birthday party can be something she'll remember for a long time! Use the ideas above as only starting guidelines, and build on them. Themed birthday parties can provide some of the greatest and most cherished of all childhood memories, so take a little extra time and make sure you make yours a big hit!

Be sure to visit The Frog and the Princess children's boutique for more fantastic princess birthday ideas and gifts such as customized birthday banners personalized with your child's own name! Use them year after year to add that extra-special piece of birthday party flair.

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