Little girls love princess parties
March 12, 2010
For many parents, coming up with ideas for decorating a boy's birthday party is fairly simple. Crazy costumes? Check. Chocolate cake with insect-shaped gummy candy baked inside? Check. Dinosaur-printed table cloths? You're all set.
For girls, it can be a little more difficult. We hate to say it, but young ladies can be picky! And, they may also be a little more worried about the opinions of their friends.
And you thought bridezillas were bad! Hell hath no fury like a six-year-old party planner.
So, what's a parent to do? We have two words for you: Princess parties.
Just say the word princess party, and your daughter is likely to get a dreamy look her eye. For many little girls, princess parties will make for the ideal birthday, as they combine dress-up, Disney movies and pink-frosted cakes. What more could anyone possibly ask for?
Send out the invitations!
To get the ball rolling, make sure to send out princess-party themed invitations. Because little girls typically love to dress up in fun dresses (and will never refuse the opportunity to sport a tiara), it's a good idea to clue guests into the theme beforehand. This will give all of the partygoers and their parents plenty of time to come up with a pretty costume that's perfect for the party.
Because little kids love receiving mail, make the invitation special. Choose a fancy envelope, and extend a royal invitation to all of the young guests requesting their presence at the ball and asking them to come attired in fancy dresses.
If your daughter has a favorite Disney movie, Disney princess parties are an excellent idea. Dase the party on the movie and alert everyone to the theme in case they would like to come as another character in the film.
Find princess decorations to create excitement
Stock up on the princess party decorations to delight the birthday girl and her ladies in waiting. Fill the party space with pink balloons, pink streamers, pink party lights and themed tablecloths.
The little girls will be thrilled by the frilly touches and will be talking about the party for weeks to come.
Keep they ladies occupied
Though the tiny princesses may become a little overwhelmed by the fun decorations, you can steady their nerves and keep them calm by initiating activities. The classic game Pretty Pretty Princess would be appropriate for the night, and you can hand out princess party novelties as party favors.
Let them eat cake
An essential part of the party will be the princess party cake. You can order a professionally-decorated confection from your local bakery or supermarket, or simply bake a simple pink-and-white confection on your own.
In keeping with the feminine theme, try a red velvet cake, or add pink food coloring to a vanilla cake for a sweet touch.
Don't be surprised if you have a little fun organizing and planning a princess party yourself!