A Royal Birthday Party
I’ve been blessed to have two girls, not only born in the same month but a day apart! Everyone’s first comment is always “oh wow, how did you plan that!?”, just years of struggling with infertility- but we will save that post for another day! So, as you can assume this makes birthday planning for this Pinterest-Party-Perfection momma a tad more interesting. For my oldest daughters 4th birthday and youngest daughters 1st birthday, I wanted them to have separate parties. A first birthday is special, not a spotlight to have to share with your sister. After back to back weekends full of parties, I vowed the next party to be joint! The following year to celebrate their 5th and 2nd, I couldn’t think of anything better than a Royal theme for my two Princesses! Clearly we LOVE Disney!
This was one of my favorite parties to plan, it consumed all my non existent extra time and if you haven’t figured out, birthday planning is a big deal for us (and by us I mean me, my sweet husband tolerates it). I wanted to have a Disney Princess meets Modern time feel, minus the lovely character decorated plates. Upscale, yet affordable has my name all over it!
All of these signs were made in Picmonkey (a free online editing software and you can pay for additional fun features) and attached to dowels and twine that was hung on our stairs and front door.
But you didn’t just walk up the stairs, no Princesses’ house is complete until there is a red carpet! This was Fabric found at Walmart for a whopping steal of $1.99 a yard. I taped it down with red tape found at the Dollar Tree!
The Princesses were wearing blue “cinderella dresses” complete with DIY chokers and beautiful tiaras found on amazon (here) my tulle skirt also found on amazon (here) and my handsome hubby’s Prince’s outfit (here). He had NO complaints about wearing this- SUCH.A.KEEPER!
Their cake was just jaw-dropping beautiful, and it just fit the theme so well! The cake stand was repurposed from a old brass chandelier I found at a thrift store. I jazzed it up with some strands of crystal from Michael’s, spray paint, and gems. The pink and white back drop was made from dollar store table cloths, a tutorial for another day! Even though it was a shared birthday, I wanted them to each feel special with mini personalized cakes!
I incorporated a few Disney princesses with the decor- Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella. All the girls got to dress up with tiaras and wands and the boys had sashes (hand made) with their names on it and foam swords. Another Dollar Tree find! The Rapunzel hair is 3 yellow plastic table cloths braided together and added flowers. Thank you gifts were small bags filled with walmart treasures from the party isle. The thank you tag was made in Picmonkey and read “Bibbity bobbity boo, thank you for making all my birthday wishes come true! Love, Princess Alexandra & Princess Arianna”.
Printed out some Disney quotes, including one of my favorites from Walt himself “First, think. Second, Believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.” These were placed on the tables for outside seating.
This party was fit for a princess, well in my case two princesses! They enjoyed their special day filled with family and friends and being treated like royalty! Thanks for stopping by!