Ultimate Princess Party Plan | Ideas & Inspiration

Hi, I’m Zoe, and I’m absolutely thrilled you’ve found my page to help you create a magical and unforgettable celebration for your little royalty. Get ready for some fantastic ideas that will make your princess party sparkle!

I’ve filled this blog post with free printables and links to activity templates that will save you time and effort. Because let’s be honest, being a mom (or dad) means juggling a million things at once, and party planning shouldn’t add unnecessary stress to your plate.

With my party-planning experience and love for all things creative, I’m here to make your life easier and ensure your child’s day is filled with extra fun and special memories.

Now, let’s embark on this thrilling journey of creating a magical princess extravaganza!

From games and activities to music, decorations, and delicious treats, I’ve got you covered every step of the way. Get ready to transform your home into a royal kingdom where dreams come true!

Top 5 Tips for the Ultimate Princess Party

Before we start, I will begin by sharing my top tips for the ultimate princess party:

  1. Make the day magical with music
  2. Create some adventure
  3. Keeps decorations simple and bold
  4. Keep children entertained with physical games
  5. You don’t need to spend a fortune for an amazing atmosphere

In this guide, we take you through our suggested music playlists, our DIY adventure story, and some suggestion for the most effective and affordable decorations. We also suggest a range of active games for the children to play that will suit children of all concentration abilities- keeping the crew together and having great fun!

And the greatest top tip for a princess party: you don’t need to spend a fortune to create an atmosphere of magic and adventure to give your kiddos a super special day!

Game Ideas for a Princess Party

1. Musical Thrones

This is a princess version of musical chairs, children dance in a circle around two rows of chairs (thrones) back to back with each other. When the music stops children must find a chair to sit on. There should always be one (or two) fewer chairs than children, meaning those who don’t manage to get one, are out! Then, chairs are removed and the music re-starts for round two! There are two winners of this game- those who find a seat when there are 3 children and 2 chairs left. This is a fun, energetic game, and you can use the best Disney music for it!

Pro tip: If you don’t want to upset children by sending them ‘out’ you can send them over to jump into the massive imaginary pile of jello! Squelch!!! Children will enjoy making a big squelching sound and dramatic jump- it makes everyone else laugh too.

2. Castle schedule

In this game, the facilitator shouts out the actions below and children must follow the instructions for each action. The last ones to follow the actions are out and the game continues!

  • Tea party time – Curtsey in one corner
  • Get ready for the Ball – Brush hair in one Corner
  • Dragons Coming – Practice sword fighting
  • Sleeping beauty – Lie down asleep on the floor
  • Prince is coming – Pretend to look for him through binoculars as if coming from a distance

This is a fun, high concentration and physical game- you can always take out one of two of these actions to simplify it for younger children, or reward the fastest child to avoid having to send people ‘out’.

3. Princess Princess Dragon

This game is similar to duck duck goose but with a theme. It’s a great one to play as children arrive (or as children might get tired of lunchtime at different rates) as new players can easily join and it’s fun and familiar to them. Children sit in a circle facing inwards. Child A walks around the outside of the circle and gently taps the group one by one on the head as they pass saying princess, princess, princess…..then, they choose one child (child B) to say dragon. child B jumps up and chases Child A around the circle. Child A has to run around the whole group and sit back in Child B’s space. If they manage, Child B becomes Child A in the next round. Otherwise, Child A has to play again until they succeed.

4. Princess statues

This game is like musical statues- children dance to music and when the music stops they have to freeze! Encourage them to do the craziest dancing they can manage- this is also a good strategy to get them burning as much energy as possible. You can either reward the most frozen statues or call out the funniest frozen positions.

Best Activity Ideas for a Princess Party

1. Princess Adventure Story

We have written a princess adventure story that you can read and even act out with the children at your party. This is a really fun activity- children will use their imaginations and feel like they’ve entered into a real princess land!

The story is about a princess who is captured and needs all her prince and princess friends to go on an adventure to find her! The story is attached as a free PDF download.

If your child has a favourite princess you can also tell the story of that princess (e.g the story of Cinderella or of else in Frozen).

Make this section super engaging and get the children on board, and involved in pretending to be a part of the magic.

Pro tip: for older children you can ‘take’ them to the magical story world by going on an imaginary roller coaster ride or sprinkling them with flying dust and flying there!

2. Princess-Related Craft Activity

Make your own princess crown!

A craft activity is a really nice thing to do for a bit of downtime during a party. I often suggest it as children arrive. That way they can get involved straight away and having something to do can make integrating easier for children who are a bit shy at first. It’s also a lovely take-home gift.

We suggest making a princess crown! Here are some great instructions for a simple design to follow. Children can use coloured crayons to decorate, and maybe even some sticker jewels!

Music & Soundtrack Ideas for a Princess Party

Luckily there are a lot of princess-related songs and music! We suggest searching Spotify for playlists of the best songs. My recommendation is this one! If your child has a favourite princess movie- playing these songs as children arrive will really set the mood and create so much excitement for your child!

If you don’t have paid Spotify you can also look for playlists on youtube or just pay for a trial subscription of Spotify on their birthday party day.

Decoration Ideas for a Princess Party

-1. Themed color balloons are a great deal of fun and make and space look festive- here is an eco-friendly option. Create big bunches and tie them around any room. At the end of a part you can give them to children to take home as a bit of fun and to reduce the waste at the end. For example: These eco-balloons on Amazon where you can choose one or two main colours.

2. Large wall hanging around a central table (for instance where the speakers are or where you do the story telling) can be really fun. One great option for this is disposable-themed tablecloths! It’s a cheap way to add color or themes and you can stick them up with blue tack or press pins because they tend to be light weight. For example: This magical castle themed table cloth on amazon.

3. Food tables are also a great part of the decoration- if this is in the same room as the games, having it set up with a tablecloth and themed cups and plates adds to the atmosphere and it is also very functional. For example: This magical castle themed table cloth on amazon, or the plain hot pink version but the same seller.

4. It is inexpensive to get bespoke banners printed and this would make the decoration really special and personalized! You can even use it as a backdrop for taking photos of the guests with the birthday child as a special memento.

5. Music! It sounds weird but music really creates an atmosphere and adds to the feeling of the space. Movie scores can be great to have on in the background. We recommend The Holiday as a soundtrack for when the kids arrive.

Cute Food Ideas for a Princess Party

The best tip for food ideas is to keep it simple and keep it to food that children will love. To get the most out of the food experience, here are our ideas for adding some sparkle and creativity to the snack table!

1. Creatively juice jugs

Make jugs of your child’s favourite juice but put on fun labels like ‘princess love potion’, ‘magical powers serum’ or ‘turn into a frog’ potion!

2. ‘Color’ themed platters

This is a really fun way to make a food table loop spectacular!

  • Pink – pink biscuit wafers, Haribo love hearts, breadsticks or crackers in pink hummus, pink hummus sandwiches, strawberry jam sandwiches, pink and white marshmallows, red grapes, strawberries/raspberries, pink popcorn, watermelon, ham and salami and cheese on crackers/bread, grapefruit.
  • Purple – blueberries, blackberries, dark red grapes, blackberry jam sandwiches, you can use natural food coloring to dye any dips like hummus or cream cheese, for crackers. It also looks really pretty to make light purple icing or purple melted white chocolate and drizzle over wafer biscuits or any white sugary desserts like white chocolate coated pretzels, marshmallows, and finger biscuits.
  • For silver accents- drizzle melted white chocolate over any biscuits, wafers or fruits and cover in silver sprinkle balls or edible glitter- this will go down a treat!
  • For rainbow accents- drizzle melted white chocolate over any biscuits, wafers or fruits and cover in silver sprinkle balls or edible glitter- this will go down a treat!

3. ‘Imagination’ Princess Jelly

A really fun thing to do for a party is make a huge bowl of jelly and fill it with themed sweets inside! For a princess party, you could make a light pink or purple jello and fill it with Haribo love hearts.

You can also get little plastic figures online and put one of two inside the jelly – just be sure not to accidentally serve up on the day!

4. Cute individual veggie cups

Individual little holders for veggies and or fruit or popcorn are a really fun way to serve food. For a princess party, you could use gorgeous little pink cases, each with a couple of carrot/celery sticks, some grapes and some cucumber- check out this page on amazon for inspiration.

5. Popcorn lucky dip

Popcorn is a really fun party food that children love and can be easily customised to fit a theme. See this recipe here for pink popcorn- you can make this any colour by adding different colored food colourings and once you’ve poured the syrup onto the popcorn you can also sprinkle with multicoloured or silver and gold sprinkles.

You can also make a popcorn lucky dip (a total hit with all my nieces and nephews at parties) where you mix popcorn with part themes sweets such as jelly animals. You can even serve this in mini popcorn cardboard cups- guaranteed this will be super popular for all ages!

Good Luck!

You’re in for a royally awesome time with these ideas! And the best part? You don’t need to break the bank! We’ve got you covered with budget-friendly options that will still make your little one’s day extra special.

So, grab your camera, snap lots of photos, and record those precious moments of pure joy and magic. Get ready to create memories that will be cherished for years to come. Let’s make your child’s princess party a fairytale dream come true!

Best of luck,

Zoe x

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