My princess is 3.
We are not sure how we ended up with a pPrincess, but we certainly did. She only wears dresses or skirts. Loves Disney princesses. One day she literally told me (completely out of the blue), “Mommy, pink is my life.” Well ok then. I’m not completely anti-princess, but I definitely didn’t encourage this obsession.
However, when it was time to celebrate her birthday, I pushed aside any of my own desires and threw her a pink princess party. And she loved it. Therefore, so did I. I guess that’s being a parent.
I made simple little invites to introduce our theme: Princesses & Pancakes.
I used the crown graphic throughout the party and avoided all characters (except our special guest, of course).
Waiting for guests to arrive. I had a few little tables for kiddos, which they used for eating and the craft. I hung some fans, poms, and lanterns.
I decorated the mantle with some tulle strung between the crown graphic. Easy peasy.
I bought paper crowns and foam stickers from Michaels and the kids could design a crown when they arrived. This was a total hit, with both boys and girls.
Mia loved it so much she refused to wear the cute pink crown I had bought her for the party.
My husband is a very good pancake maker. He made several different kinds of pancakes, and we had a little bar set up with fun toppings for the kids: strawberries, several kinds of sprinkles, whipped cream, and syrup. It worked out well.
In the kitchen I had a breakfast casserole, fruit salad, and some cinnamon rolls for the parents.
Mia had just finished up her pancakes when her special guest arrived: Cinderella!
Cinderella painted faces, made balloon animals…
…did a few little magic tricks and led a little sing along. The kids loved it. Even the boys and the kids that were a little older than the birthday girl.
After Cinderella departed, we had cupcakes. Mia has been talking about pink cupcakes for her birthday for months. She was quite happy. I found the little crown toppers at Michael’s on clearance.
Such a big girl. (Sniff, sniff)
One other detail: we borrowed a small bounce house from some friends. This worked out perfectly. We set it up outside, which served to spread the party out, and gave another activity for any guests that needed a break from Princess mania inside the house. (Not everyone is obsessed with Princesses apparently). Our Princess loves to bounce herself, and spent quite a bit of time out there too. I’m so glad we had this.
Cinderella: Fire Pixie Entertainment
Craft supplies, cupcake toppers: Michael’s
Mia’s crown: H&M
Cupcakes: Whole Foods