Can someone please tell me where has the time gone? I cannot believe summer has come to an end and school has started. And for us, it was a BIG step as my first born started kindergarten (cue the tears). Its hard to believe she is old enough (and I am old enough) to have a full time kindergartner. In reminiscing over the past week, I realized I never shared her last TWO birthday parties (I know, I have been slacking!). So, this will be a two part post – showing pictures and details from her 4th and 5th birthday. Let’s start with the first…
Like many four year old girls who just absolutely love anything princess, my daughter seems to attend a Royal Ball several times a day. I was thrilled when she asked for a Princes Birthday Party because I couldn’t wait style one for her in a unique way. The challenge was to make it fun and appealing for both boys and girls. For the theme, I decided to focus on princess silhouettes to get more of a sophisticated feel. Pink and blue were used as the main colors, which was a great way to include both the little princes and princesses.
Our royal guests were welcomed at the front door which displayed hanging Cinderella and Prince Charming cut outs. I love having the theme right there immediately when your guests walk up to your door!
The main dessert table was designed to mimic Cinderella’s dress with linens. It was draped with a soft pale pink and accented with blue bows. The Chocolate Box created a beautiful castle cake, and this was to be the focal point of the dessert table. To highlight the cake, it was placed in the center of the table with framed by soft white ruffle drapes (the drapes were repurposed from my daughter’s bedroom). The three piece silhouette backdrop over the table is one of my favorite decorations! Accented with a candelabra, pink roses, vintage books, and delicious desserts, it definitely created the luxe royal look I was going for! I extended the princess theme into the desserts as well. Various princess cookies, “Frozen” themed donut balls, and Belle’s red cake pop roses were served. The Beauty and the Beast themed cake pops ended up being one of the most talked about desserts. They looked incredible and tasted amazing!
The idea was to have all the guests dine at a royal table, so one long table was created to achieve the look. Crisp white linens were used as the base, styled with silver candles and pink roses as a centerpiece. A pink chandelier hung from the ceiling tied it all together. One of my favorite pieces on the table were actually the custom princess silhouette paper plates, they helped bring the entire theme together.
For games, we had a large inflatable princess carriage for a bounce house, a “Seven Dwarfs” mining station where the kids shifted sand to find gemstones, a dress up area which consisted of princess clothes for the girls and swords and crowns for the boys, face painting, and a “Brave” station where the children threw water balloons at a target. I am lucky enough to have a handy husband and he constructed the mining trough, while the dress up station was brought down from her room (nothing like cheap décor!)
The party turned out beautiful and the kids had a blast playing games and eating delicious desserts. When my daughter walked outside and saw the tables set up for her party, her facial expression made all the planning worth it for just that!