Many little girls go throuCredit: http://www.clothingdiscuss.com/halloween-clothing-show-fairy-princess-costume/gh a phase where they imagine they are a fairy or a princess. If your child is going through a time in her life when she would like to turn into a fairy princess, now is the time to throw her a magical and sparkle-filled Fairy Princess Party for her birthday, half-birthday, or other life celebration.
I've designed this article to make it quick and easy for you to find some glittery ideas for invitations, food, costumes, decorations, and entertainment so that you can put together a Fairy Princess Party that your daughter will remember.
Head on over to Ho Hum Cards for a bunch of creative ideas you can borrow to design your own fairy princess invitations with your daughters face on the front.Credit: http://www.hohumcards.com/2010/06/throw-a-fairy-princess-party/
You can also design your own photo card invitations or use an existing template at Send Out Cards. Send Out cards will do the addressing, stamping, and mailing for you so that you can spend your time getting ready for the party.
If you'd like to skip traditional party fare like pizza and soda, visit the Disney Family website for kid-friendly finger food. There's a recipe for Potato Pizzete bites that's a clever twist on regular pizza.
Princess food is beautiful as well as delicious, like cream-cheese filled strawberries from Once Upon a Plate:
There are so many things you can do with cake.
You can let your imagination run wild with various cupcakes:
- Jeweled Cupcakes - Let the little fairy princesses decorate their own cupcakes with jewels purchased from Fancy Flours. These incredibly real-looking edible gems will keep your party princesses entranced.
- Cupcake Pops - Bake or buy miniature cupcakes and put them on popsicle sticks - and there you have it, "Cupcake Pops."
- Fairy Cupcakes - You can decorate cupcakes so that they each have an adorable fairy resting on top. Use vanilla wafers, fruit chews, and a variety of candy decorations to create each fairy design.
If you'd rather have a full-size cake, or you'd like to have a cake in addition to cupcakes, you can bake a cake using an idea from Betty Crocker to create a cake that forms the royal gown of a Barbie Princess. Instead of a regular Princess Barbie, consider using a Fairy Barbie or other doll with fairy wings. Insert the doll into the middle of a decorated Bundt style cake or other dress-shaped cake mold, and voilà, you have a dress-shaped doll cake.Credit: http://www.asiafoodrecipe.com/recipe/princess-cake-how-to-make-a-princess-doll-birthday-cake/
If you don’t have the time or interest to bake a fairy princess cake, head on over to cakes dot-com and pre-order a cake for pick up at a local bakery. They have lots of designs inspired by princess and fairy-themed movies. Another site that offers cake ordering in the U.S. is Cakes Across America.
To turn your little girl and her royal fairy guests into fairy princesses, you can make costumes and accessories before the event. Add jewels and sequins from a craft store to an old dress or dress up clothes using fabric glue or a hot glue gun. You can make your little princess a flower crown using these instructions.
Find crown templates online, cut them out of cardstock or cardboard, and have your guests decorate their own crowns with glitter, craft-store gemstones, sequins, buttons, and feathers.
If you’d prefer to buy your dress-up supplies, you can also head over to Butterfly Craze, one of many online shops where you can buy adorable costumes. Butterfly Craze makes the costume below in pastel green, purple, pink, white, and blue (as shown). They also carry decoration supplies for your table top.Credit: http://www.butterflycraze.com/fairy_party-chantella.php
You may just have one certain important accessory in mind for your little fairy princess: wings. Wings can transform all your party guests into instant fairies. The Butterfly Source is my favorite place to order wings. Their wings are handmade from recycled nylon. I’ve ordered their wings before and was thrilled with the quality and beauty of their wings. They have both adult and children sizes.
Decoration for Your Party
For a fairy princess party, it’s all about the sparkles. Go homemade with a glitter-glue sign that says “Happy Birthday Princess ______.” Add your daughter’s name.
A bubble machine or two will add a whimsical touch to your party if it is outdoors.
For an indoor party, string white holiday lights across the room. Cut out cardboard stars and hang them from the ceiling with fishing line or strong string.
Pick a color or two that will match the costume your child is wearing, and buy tablecloths and balloons in that color.
If your guests are above 4 or 5 years old, avoid using paper products and add a fancy, regal touch, use glass plates and goblets instead of paper products for serving snacks and cake.
You’d be surprised at how easy it is to find a fairy or princess who can perform at your children’s birthday party. If you live in California, you may be able to book one of the performers below from Happily Ever Laughter, a children’s entertainment company known for their “faeries.” If you live in another part of the U.S., try entering the search terms “Children’s Party Fairy in [name of state]” to find an entertainer. Make sure that the company you choose has been well-reviewed on websites like Yelp.Credit: photo with cred http://www.happilyeverlaughterparties.com/performers.html
Have lots of fun planning a royal and sparkle-filled birthday party. I welcome your comments below especially if you have feedback and more ideas!