CUTEST Sleeping Beauty Birthday Party Ideas!

Hello and welcome to this post where I share the best ideas for a sleeping beauty birthday party!

I’m Zoe, and before starting Parties Universe, I was a professional kids’ party host. I love sharing tried and tested tips for children’s birthday parties, to take the stress out of the day for you and let you be as present as possible with your little one.

I love developing each and every party I share, and all my plans use imagination, creativity and are designed to be super budget-friendly!

How to plan a sleeping beauty Birthday Party:

This is a 10-step guide of what to think of when planning a sleeping beauty birthday party for your little one. This blog gives the perfect ideas for games, activities and decorations so that hopefully you can breeze through these steps as simply and stress-free as possible.

  1. Make a guest list
  2. Choose a time and date
  3. Send invitations
  4. Plan the games and activities your kids will most love from our list below
  5. Plan decorations and create a shopping list
  6. Plan food and order an online delivery for the day before the party
  7. Choose and order a cake or prepare ingredients
  8. Find one or two helpers to assist on the day (older siblings, other parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents)
  9. Decorate the day before and prep food if possible
  10. Party time!

To help with the party planning process, we also have a  checklist guide and a list of delegatable tasks that you can give to a helper so the day runs as smoothly as possible and you can focus on your child and helping them have the best fun possible (rather than faffing with bin bags and food prep)!

Sleeping Beauty theme party games

1. “Sleeping beauties”

This game is like sleeping lions but instead, it’s sleeping beauties. Kids have to lie on the floor asleep and one child goes around trying to make the children laugh or getting them to move somehow (without touching them!)

Any children to stir are out!

2. A day in the life of the princess

In this game, children act out the following actions in response to the instructions called by the facilitator. The fastest action takers can be rewarded, or alternatively, the slowest can be sent out!

  • Flower picking – Children run to one side of the room to pick flowers!
  • Herb gathering – Children run to the other side of the room to pick herbs!
  • Getting ready – Children pretend to brush their hair
  • Time to spin – Children cycle one of their arms around as though turning a spinning wheel
  • Sleeping princesses – Children drop to the floor asleep
  • Morning princesses – Children sit up and do a massive stretch

This is a fun and high-energy game, great to zap up some energy!

3. Fairy Fairy Maleficent

This game is like Duck Duck Goose but with a Sleeping Beauty fairy theme!

Sleeping Beauty Party Fun Activities

1. Craft activity: decorate a princess ivy crown

Although you are welcome to use real ivy which would look stunning, we suggest a plastic version to make the crown last longer (and to avoid mess and possible bugs on the ivy).

You can get inexpensive plastic ivy online and have the kids cut out flowers to stick on it with bits of sellotape. You can even give them the option of glitter pens to decorate the leaves, or bits of ribbon to tie into it.

These are great fun to create and we suggest getting a special photo of each child in their crown once they’re done! It’s also a perfect party favor, no need to buy additional things for them to take home, this is far more special!

2. Prince’s treasure hunt for the princess!

It’s always fun to add some sort of treasure hunt into a party plan and it just so happened that the sleeping beauty story is perfect for this.

In this activity kids pretend to be princes, arriving at a magical castle that looks like it was once spectacular but is completely overgrown. They have to search for the princes and the kind and queen and the maids and the footmen and the royal cat so they can all be woken up together!

We suggest printing pictures of these groups and sticky-taping them in secret locations around the room! Tell the kids how many are hidden around and send them off to search!

3. Sleeping Beauty Storytime

If this is your child’s favourite story, doing a group storytelling is a lovely activity for the party! If you are confident you can either do this off the cuff, or you can read from a storybook with illustrations for the children to look at while you read.

Make it interactive, and at the end, it is lovely to get the children to group cheer when the prince finds the princess and she wakes up- yaaaaay!

This sort of detail adds a group celebratory feel to the party and creates a sense of togetherness and total inclusion for all the children which is exactly what we want to create.

Decorations for the Sleeping Beauty Party

We have 5 top tips for decorations for a sleeping beauty party!

  1. Pink and yellow balloons! Pink and yellow are the classic sleeping beauty princess colours, so they are instantly recognisable, as well as fun bright colours. Balloons are the best way to add a festive feel to a space, they allow for height in the decoration and are also fun to play with and just all around very festive!
  2. This magical castle photo backdrop! This is a stunning decoration for a reasonable price, and we think a huge backdrop like this will totally transform the feel of a space!
  3. A glitter curtain to walk through on the way in! these pink tinsel curtains will make entering the party space feel magical, they are so fun and festive!
  4. Bubbles and a glitter ball! These are moving and interactive parts of the decoration so they make an extra big impact! Use them at strategic times in the party, when there can be an extra umpff to the atmosphere, such as at the start, during the dancing, or celebrating at the end of storytime!
  5. Music! It sounds like a funny decoration tip but nothing transforms an atmosphere like music. To add enchantment and atmosphere, play some magical background music as the children enter and during craft and story time in the background! For example this Fairy Music on YouTube.


We hope you like these tips and are all ready to get started putting the gears into action for this party!

Best of luck, Zoe x

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