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When you are planning your child’s birthday party, there can be a lot to think about. With so much to consider, from the theme of the party to whom you will invite, it is important to make time for plenty of planning. To make sure that the party is perfect, begin planning well in advance. This will give you more than enough time to get everything you will need, from decorations and party favours to a suitable food menu and game ideas.
One of the most popular party themes for girls between the ages of 3 and 8, is a princess themed party.
Consider who you will invite
The amount of friends that you will allow your daughter to invite, will partly depend on your budget. However, if you are holding the party at a village hall or other venue, the amount of people you can invite will depends on how many guests it is suitable for.
Send out invitations
Once you have a guest list, you can start sending out invitations straight away. As the party is princess themed, get creative and send out themed invites – crown shaped, scrolls or castle-shaped invites would all work well. Don’t forget to put all the party details on invites, including the theme and dress code.
Decorate the venue
To add that magic touch to the party, decorate the venue and turn it into the perfect royal palace. Choose a colour theme, pastel pink and lilac tend to work well together, and use those colours to decorate. As well as balloons, drape the furniture in silky materials, and use a chair and some extra material and pillows to create a princess throne for the birthday girl. As part of the decorations, ensure that you have the right cake, a lavish pink and white affair may work well, or alternatively invest in a Disney princess character cake – perfect for any princess.
Whilst most children’s birthday parties have a clown or a magician, a princess party requires a real princess. Hiring a princess will no doubt, make your daughters day. After all, what is a princess party without its own princess party characters. Just like any party entertainer, princess hire includes a range of fun and games, from dancing and singing to face painting and posing for photos.
Choose the party games
Choose as many princess themed games as possible, instead of playing musical statues, reinvent the game and call it princess statues, instead of the classic pin the tail on the donkey, play place the crown on the princess. If you child loves piñatas, you could order a princess or crown shaped one online, to make the party even more special. There are so many games to choose from, pick your daughters favourite and give them a princess themed twist.
Make princess party bags
If possible, choose princess themed party bags. Fill each bag with various princess toys, stickers, tattoos, glitter, and of course, princess themed-sweets. You can also add a small thank you message inside the party bag for each guest, as well as a slice of princess cake.