A Princess Party for Your Little Princess
Homeschooling lents itself to spending time with your family and loved ones, and one of the many things you can do together is “Throw a Princes Part”, You can wrap it up as part of your child’s education since it involves preparation planning, timing organising, and finally the reward.
It’s a great way to celebrate a birthday of just get all your friends and fellow homsechoolers together.
Most little girls go through a ‘princess phase’
Most little girls go through a ‘princess phase’ at some point in their lives. They emulate their favourite Disney heroines. They obsess over their hair and their outfits. They relish the colour pink and dream about riding horses and wearing sparkly tiaras. Its a harmless phase and one that will probably result in the request (or demand) for a princess themed birthday party.
Before you panic and realise that you have no idea how to throw a princess party, be reassured that it doesn’t have to be an insurmountable task. Every parent on the planet can sympathise with the mum or dad who’s been asked for something that they secretly don’t really know how to do.
Throwing a princess party doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t have to be big enough to wow the Queen, it’s simply got to be pink enough and sparkly enough to make your daughter feel special. Here are some useful tips for throwing a great princess party.
If you design and produce them using your home computer, fancy party invitations don’t have to cost a thing. Let your little girl take control of swirly fonts, glittery patterns and pretty pictures. If you really want to go all out, you should pair invitations with a plastic tiara or crown, as suggested in the About.com guide to princess parties. At the bottom of every invite, ask your guest to arrive wearing their sparkly accessory.
Just because there’s a plethora of princess products out there on the market, doesn’t mean you can’t do things much better and much cheaper yourself. When it comes to decorating your party – think pink. Pink plates, pink streamers, pink balloons, pink napkins and even pink knives and forks if you can find some. Ifyour little girl isn’t happy with pink, try purple.
Party supplier suggests that hats be fixed with a little tulle streamer, so that guests feel special whilst they move around the party. They can be designed to look like crowns, tiaras, helmets, headdresses or even painted masks – your imagination is the only limit. Extras can include a big pink or rainbow coloured piñata, or even a bubble machine.
When it comes to party games, let your imagination run wild. A makeshift dressing room could be a big hit with an all girl party, but it would mean the extra cost of hiring or buying outfits. One idea which tends to be a sure-fire winner is face painting. A face painting kit can be picked up for next to nothing. Stick on nails and earrings can be used to give face painting an even more ‘princessy’ touch. If all else fails, stick some music on and see which princess can produce the best dance moves.
Don’t be afraid to admit defeat and buy a ready-made cake from the store. Not everybody is made for baking. If you do have a bit of skill though, a princess themed cake is easy to create. The very simplest version is the time old method of sticking a Barbie doll in a skirt shaped sponge cake. This actually looks a lot more appealing and professional than it sounds. Alternatively, you could make a castle cake from sponge, fondant and ice cream cones for the turrets. There really is no limit when it comes to the cake. Feel free to be creative.
As for your additional party treats – try a tea party consisting of elegant sandwiches and juice. If you can find a cookie cutter in the shape of a princess or a tiara, even better. Spice things up with a bowl of ‘poisoned’ apples or a ‘cauldron of witch’s potion.’ Make a witch’s brew as disgusting as you can. Use green food coloring and fill with gummy worms and sour sweets.
Celina is a party planner who specializes in throwing ‘Princess Parties’ for girls aged between 3-12 years of age. She recommends DNA Kids for great tips on throwing a princess party for your little girl.