Your little princess is turning one and and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a princess birthday party. Whether you want to keep it simple or make it very extravagant, a princess party can fit your needs and budget. This is her first birthday, the important thing is to make it memorable.
Let’s begin with invitations. You can find first birthday princess invitations at a good online party store, But if you like to be creative and would like to make them yourself here are a few ideas. You can cut out invitations in the shape of the number one (1) using pink and purple paper. Stamp and glitter crowns on the front for added detail. You can also find princess scrapbook paper and use that. Add glitter dust to the invite for a magical touch. Another idea would be to print the invitation of paper that looks old and roll up as a scroll. Tie together with ribbon to keep the scroll closed. Purchase elongated jewelry boxes used for necklaces or watches and mail the scroll invitations using those. Tip: Purchase the box before your print the wording on the craft paper. Crop paper to fit in box before printing.
Next you want to choose decorations. If a budget isn’t an issue there are many different themed princess party supplies you can purchase. Try to find princess themed party supplies that are also for first birthday. Many come in packages with plates, cups napkins, decorations and more. For those on a budget you can cut corners by simply using basic solid colored party supplies and decorations in pink and purple: the signature princess colors. You can also buy individual princess supplies instead of a whole package. Accent the solid party supplies with matching princess themed napkins or party plates.
There is no one perfect cake for every princess party. I do have several suggestions that are will satisfy any 1st birthday princess party. Of course, there is the traditional flat sheet cake than can be decorated in colors that cooridinate with the party decorations. You can also add a princess cake kit with princess figurines and the writing can read Happy 1st Birthday. If you are feeling a liitle more adventurous, try these ideas.
3D castle cakes are absolutely beautiful and are show stoppers. You can find lots of recipes online to bake and decorate yourself or you can have a bakery custom make one for you. Be sure to buy a special “1” candle to adorn the top of the castle. New to cake decorating is the Wilton Romantic Castle cake kit and it is a definite must if you want to make your own castle cake.
If castle cakes aren’t your thing, how about something a little less dimensional? Nowadays you can find lots of novelty cake pans in the shape of crowns, castles, princesses and more. These are nice for those who like to bake.
Keeping with the princess first birthday theme, a cute cake idea is a “1” with a crown on top shaped cake. Again you can bake this yourself using a novelty “1” cake pan and a tiara cake pan or have a bakery custom make this for you. Chances are with a bakery you may need to supply them with the novelty cake pans. Decorate the cakes using cooridinating icing colors.
Having a successful party comes with all the small details. Decorate your daughters’s high chair or walker with balloons and streamers. If you are feeling fancy, tulle would be a great decorating fabric as well. Add a red carpet to the entrance of the party or one leading up to the high chair. Make a cd that includes all princess themed songs. Include songs to famous princess movies and soundtracks. Make favors and/or centerpieces using lollipops on the shape of princesses, glass slippers, crowns and more. You can use chocolate or candy. These will be the prettiest and most delicious princess party favors.
There is no right or wrong way to make it a special princess day. Be sure to add flair to whatever you decide to do make your little girl feel like the princess she is on her first birthday. A little creativity goes along way.
For more decorating ideas read Princess Party Decorating Ideas.