My daughter requested a Princess Tea Party for her 3rd birthday. This was the first year that she was able to tell me what she wanted for her party.
I started by creating an invitation. I used My Memories software. I purchased two digital scrapbook kits to use to create the invitation. I used Tea for Two and Magical Fantasy from Sweet Shoppe Designs.
My daughter’s favorite color is purple. So I chose a color theme of purple, green and accents of pink. I knew I wanted to have a lot of paper lanterns hanging above the food table. We have to do her party inside due to the weather in January, so I don’t have as many options for decorating as I do when we have our parties outside. I already had pink and green paper lanterns I purchased from Hobby Lobby that I used for her last butterfly birthday party. I purchased another set of purple lanterns as well. I created 2 tissue paper flowers using a tutorial I found on Martha Stewart. Lastly, I hung some balloons upside down. I found a great tip on Pinterest to put a marble in the balloon before you blow it up to keep it hanging down.
I found a bunch of really cute items for her treat bags at Oriental Trading Co. They are one of my favorite places to buy party supplies from.
I found these adorable small bags with little tea pots on them. They were the perfect colors. There were four different designs in the pack of 12 I purchased.
I purchased mini princess wands. These are great, since many of the guests that were receiving the treat bags were under three years old. These were much smaller than the traditional wands – perfect for little hands!
I also got bubbles that had little hearts for handles (they no longer have the pink ones, but I linked to similar white ones). Bubbles, glow sticks and candy are always hits in treat bags. I try to think of things the parents won’t want to just throw in the trash. Items that get used up, such as food or glow sticks are great. The kids can play with them or eat them and the parents don’t have too much little stuff laying around after the party.
I included a glow stick, princess fruit snack and two dum dum lollipops in each bag as well.
Since most of the guests were babies or toddlers, I didn’t plan a ton of party games. One of the activities the older children did was to decorate princess crowns. I had foam princess crowns they could wear, as well as just some plain princess crow foam shapes. I got the smaller crown shapes at Dollar Tree along with some foam stickers. I also had some sticker gems the kids used to put on their crowns.
We had a ton of great food at the party. I had all the supplies for small ‘tea’ sandwiches. We had a cucumber dill salad, veggie tray, chips and salsa and deviled eggs.
I also did my usual party punch (equal parts lemon lime soda, pineapple juice and Hawaiian punch) , iced tea, water and soda (not shown).
For the desserts, I created a regular round cake and decorated it using a tutorial I found on i am baker. I also made some chocolate cupcakes and decorated them with a rose shape with the same tutorial I used for the cake. I just used one rose per cupcake. I added some edible pearls on the tops of the cupcakes as well to make them a little fancier.
To fancy up the dessert table I created a tulle table skirt. This was very easy no sew project that came together really quickly.
The birthday girl was so excited to open all her presents. She got a ton of new Barbies, dolls and dress up clothes. Everything she really wanted! Soon, I will share with you the Barbie house my husband and I built for her as our present to her.
I have been having so much fun doing some girly parties after so many years of boy themed ones for my son. I am lucky to be able to do both! Do you have any parties coming up in the near future?
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