Throw a Fun and Stylish Princess Party!
We reckon a Princess Party should be bold, stylish and fun. If your kids love all things fairytale, here are some ideas for a modern Princess Party to remember!
Princess Party Food Ideas:
Fairytale Food: cut your sandwiches, biscuits or fruit (like melon) with castle, crown or palace biscuit cutters.
Pizza: an easy dish to serve and should satisfy any fussy eaters. Make sure you have a vegetarian option. You could even make pizza crowns by cutting pre-bought pizza dough into crown shapes. The kids could decorate the crowns themselves as a fun party activity that also saves you time!
Veggie or Fruit Wands: skewered peppers, olives, tomatoes, topped with cucumber in the shape of a star makes veg look appetising. Or try berries finished with a watermelon star. You could even thread fruit or veg on to a toy wand for the kids to keep!
Sweet Wands: thread marshmallows on to straws for an alternative sweet wand!
Nibbles: crisps and dip, biscuits and popcorn will fill them up. Add edible glitter to popcorn for some sparkle on the table!
Fruit Rainbow: Red: strawberries, raspberries or watermelon, Orange: orange segments or melon, Yellow: pineapple or mango, Green: green grape, melon or kiwi, Blue: blueberries, Violet: purple grape
Sugar Mice: as a nod to Cinderella!
Chocolate Frogs: to kiss!
The Cake: Kit & Caboodle have Cake Decorating Kits to make decorating the cake a breeze.
Princess Party Activities
Aim to have a mix of active and calmer games. Here are some ideas… you can do most of them using items you already have around the house.
ACTIVE PARTY GAMES:
Balloon Race: Line the children up in two lines with a balloon for each line. Have a relay race keeping a balloon up in the air the whole time! Make this more difficult for older children by saying they can only use their elbows!
Princess, Princess, Dragon: Play a variation on Duck, Duck, Goose. Sit the children in a circle while one child, who is “it” goes around the circle, tapping the children, saying “Princess, Princess, Princess” (boys can be called “Prince”) until finally calling one “Dragon.” The child who has been tapped “Dragon” must get up and try to tag the “it” child who runs around the circle. If they sit in the “Dragon’s” place without being tagged then the “Dragon” becomes “it”. If the child who is “it” is tagged, they have another go as “it.”
Cinderella Shoes: Children leave their shoes in a pile (or you can use dress up shoes) and then in two teams relay race to find a shoe and put it on. The team that all have both shoes on first wins!
Rescue the Jelly Baby from the Tower: Fill a pudding bowl with flour. Turn the bowl upside down on a plate so you have a mound of flour. Place a jelly baby on top. Children take turns to take away flour with a spoon without disturbing the jelly baby. The one who knocks it off becomes a dragon who has to eat the jelly baby without using their hands and gets a face full of flour!
Piñata: These are available to buy on amazon and come in a variety of designs such as tiara and castle or unicorn. Simply fill with sweets and treats such as stickers, tattoos etc and confetti or torn up tissue paper. Then hang the piñata up and let the children whack it with a soft bat or pull the strings to break into the treats!
Balloon Burst: fill balloons with small packets of smarties or similar before inflating. Tie a balloon to each ankle and see who can burst each other’s balloon to win the sweetie prize. And/or fill your balloons with confetti for a confetti explosion every time they are burst! Take a look at our video tutorial on how to stuff balloons.
Save the Sweeties: Put some Smarties or jelly beans in a bowl and the children take turns sucking them with a straw and dropping as many as they can in their cups in a minute! You can assign point values to different colours if you like.
QUIET PARTY GAMES
Pass the Poisoned Apple: Pass a red apple around the circle and like with Hot Potato the child holding the apple when the music stops is out!
Decorate a Wand: You could buy a wand kit like this one from Little Crafty Bugs or make your own with a straw and star shaped card or pom pom.
Magical Slime: Place 50g cornflour per child in a bowl. Add 55ml of water. (Optional: add a few drops of food colouring to the water if you want it coloured). Mix together and enjoy playing with the gloopy slime! (Do not dispose of down the sink – place in a zip lock bag and put in the bin).
Guess the Sweeties in the Jar: to win the jar of sweeties!
Decorate Biscuits: messy but fun and they can take home their creations.
Giant Artwork: all you need is a roll of plain paper (try lining paper from the DIY store, or use the reverse of a roll of leftover wrapping paper) and a selection of crayons, pens or paint. If the weather’s nice unroll the paper outside, otherwise run the paper down the middle of a long hall.
Pass the Parcel: an old favourite! Kit & Caboodle have handmade themed and coloured pass the parcels to save you the hassle of wrapping your own
Princess Party Decorations and Set Up
Use fabrics, cushions and fairy lights to create a magical scene. Balloons filled with helium or threaded in a banner and some scattered on the floor will also create wow factor. Giant and tiny balloons are also a lot of fun. You can scatter confetti on the party table if you have it.
Make your life easy on Party day by doing as much set up as possible the day before. Sort any food that can be done in advance. If you’re not using helium, inflate your balloons the night before.
For a shortcut to a stylish Princess party Kit & Caboodle have a Princess Party Kit, complete with vibrant balloons and decorations, fun party activities, stylish tableware, glittery dress up crowns, and the all important party bags with goodies.