Send invitations 2-3 weeks before your party. Make your own invitations with light blue card stock paper cut in the shape of a wand, a carriage or a tiara. Or, roll your paper in a scroll and tie with a thin satin ribbon. Try using this message: "The King wishes your presence at the Royal Birthday Celebration of ______ !"
A sprinkle of glitter in the card or envelope adds flare. Attach a princess sticker with the guests name to the envelope or outside of the scroll.
The colors of choice for our princess party are light blue, pink, lavender and white. Cover the party table with a white or pink table cloth (white sheets are an easy tablecloth fix, too). Set the table with matching plates, napkins etc
Fashion a table runner using light blue tulle fabric. Sprinkle blue, pink and silver sequins, candies or beads down the center.
Your daughter and her guests will feel like they've walked into a real fairy tale when you create a palace party area. Place plenty of balloons and streamers, anywhere that strike your fancy. Drape the birthday girl's chair with fabric and tie a ribbon around it. If you are particularly artistic you may even want to paint palace scenes on butcher paper and mount them all the wall.
Use a large appliance box to create a castle that the children can color. Before the party cut a door and windows. Spray paint the box or cover it with butcher paper. Provide crayons and markers for coloring. This will not only add to the decorations, but also provides a party activity
Tip - Enlist a teenage artist for this job. One creative mom, fashioned towers out of smaller boxes and super-glued them to the top of the castle -- very fancy!
Dress your birthday princess up before the party with a Cinderella tiara and jewelry. Announce the guests upon arrival and escort them to the royal preparation table, where they will receive a small amount of lipstick, blush and eye shadow. If you have not already suggested the girls wear their favorite dress-up dress, .provide a box of special dress up clothes and a mirror.
Princess face painting
Purchase standard face paint or make your own:
Images to paint for this theme are: roses, tiaras, glass slippers, twinkling diamonds or stars, castles and hearts. Use a very fine dusting glitter to make every picture sparkle. You can find this in crafts stores or in the cosmetic department. Some children don't want a picture but may want to have sparkling cheeks. Use Aloe Vera gel and the glitter applied with a Q-tip.
Cinderella's glass slipper game
Before the party design a "glass slipper" , using silver spray paint, or glue and glitter, on a high heeled shoe. You will also need an old shoe for game time. Position the girls into a circle. Pass the shoe around the circle while music is playing. Ring a bell to signal the stroke of midnight. The player holding the slipper when the bell rings, receives the old shoe to hold, while sitting in the middle. She is then in charge of the bell ringing for the next round. At the end of the game every player receives a Disney Princess prize.
Cinderella is missing her favorite things
Place several items on a tray or cookie sheet. Try to find items that work with the theme: at iara, lipstick, a wand or royal scepter, handkerchief etc. One player leaves the room. Remove one or two items from the tray. When the player returns they must guess what's missing. Repeat until every child has a turn.
The stroke of midnight
Oh no! The fairy Godmother has lost her magic wand! Before the party hide toy wands in the party area. The object of the game is to find a wand before the clock strikes twelve. Give the girls an appropriate amount of time to find a wand and then begin striking a bell twelve times.
It wouldn't be a Cinderella party without a royal ball! Play classical music or the soundtrack from Cinderella while the girls dance. When the girls here the clock chime (bell), they must freeze.
Before the party, print out Disney Princesses pictures online or use a coloring book. Attach each picture onto some construction paper with a glue stick. Cut the pictures into 2, 3, or 4 puzzle pieces. Hide the pieces around the party area. The girls each need to find one puzzle piece and then find the the players with the matching pieces.
Who am I
Before the party, write the names of Cinderella characters on several 3x5 cards including: stepmother, step sisters, prince, and fairy godmother. To play, tape the cards onto the girls backs, so that they cannot see their own character. The object of the game is to identify who is on your back, by asking yes/no questions of the other players.
Example: Am I a girl ? Boy? Am I nice? Do I have magical powers?
Bead jewelry with string and plastic beads to make necklaces or bracelets. You can also have the girls make their own tiaras. Purchase paper tiara's (party store), glitter glue, and stick-on jewels. Cover your work space and allow the little princess's to create their own tiara to wear and take home. Using stickers and/or glue dots when decorating cuts down on drying time, which allows your princesses to wear their new tiaras during the party.
Decorate craft foam picture frames (craft store) with glitter glue and stick on jewels. Use a camera to take pictures when the girls are all dressed up and wearing their tiaras. Each girl will have their own picture and frame to take home.
Make your own play dough. Provide each child with a ball of dough and some fine glitter (craft store). The children will work the glitter into the dough. Package each of the guests dough into a Zip -loc bag to be taken home as a party favor.