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Princess Birthday Party Ideas: A DIY Fairytale Princess Birthday Party!

Thursday, September 29, 2011C Riches

When I was 10 I asked my mum for a Magical Princess Party, and dreamed of having one of those cakes where the princess is dressed with a huuuuge gown and her skirt is actually a cake? Anyone over 30 must know what I'm talking about...

Anyways, this princess party I designed last year, and styled by the mega talented Chris from Celebrations at Home, was totally inspired by my childhood experience - Though my mum could bake the exact cake I had in mind, she still did her best and made me feel like a princess on the day!! :)

Check out the stunning details below...

This was my first collaboration shoot EVER which I organised all via email, and my dear friend Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home was the mega star who created the look, managed and styled shoot! 

Her vision of this magical princess party is what makes it so enchanting!! I like to call her "party fairy" now, and I'm glad our friendship has blossomed from this shoot! :)

Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Here are some of Chri's party styling tips to help you get the look

* Create your own cupcake pedestals using small candlesticks from the dollar store, and an eclectic mix of china saucers.  Glue Dots are used to hold the items together securely, and can be removed afterwards for care-free clean up.

* Design your own napkins with iron-on embelishments and cotton napkins (or simple fabric squares).

* Serve sandwich “wands” by cutting out shapes from peanut butter sandwiches and inserting a lollipop stick into the middle.

Princess Birthday Party Ideas: DIY Party Decor

* Party atmosphere is easy to create with yards of ribbon hanging from trees or the ceiling.

* Hang an empty frame from a tree branch for an instant photo booth.

* Use a book shelf to serve snacks from. Line the back with fabric for the day using spray adhesive – follow directions on the can for “temporary use.”

* Get more bang for your buck by incorporating guest favors into the party itself. Here the designer cookies in cellophane, and dress up attire can all be taken home as parting gifts.

I LOVE every single detail: The styling of the tea party table, the fabulous decorated cookies, stunning tutus and flower headbands, the yummy cupcakesmagical wands and princess tiaras and off course the stunning photography from Julie Renee!! Hope you do too, and feel inspired to throw a Magical Princess Party!  :)

Click here to get the complete Princess Fairytale Party printables!!

Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Party Credits

Styling: Chris Nease - Celebrations At Home
Photography: Julie Renee Photography
Princess Party Printables: Bird’s Party
Princess Motif Cookies: Lori’s Place
Tutus & Flower head bands: Cole Baby Tutu’s
Tiaras & flower wands: Fluffy Tuffies
Cupcakes: The Sweetest Thing Bakery

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  1. So cute!!! I'm here thinking about my mermaid party to my little girl...

  2. The details you've included for this are just amazing. Makes me want to have a princess party, too!

  3. Hello!
    Your amazing work is on my brasiliam blog:
    I hope so that´s ok to you.
    Best Regards,
    Luiza do Valle

  4. i wanted to know where you got the cute princess decorations for the dessert table ?!

  5. The printable are Bird's Party, the rest was styled and created by a party fairy called Chris Nease. Please take a look at the bottom of the post for the links. Cheers!

  6. Adorei cada detalhe! Fiz uma festa estilo "tea party" para minha filha. Se quiser dar uma olhada acesse:

  7. Hi people, I am falling in love with this princess party!! I am planning my daughters second birthday, and this is beautiful, let me ask you something, where can i get the flower arrangement ? That's wonderful ... Thanks !!

    1. Hi Daniela, the arrangement was created by our stylist extraordinaire Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home! But you can re-create the look with a pedestal cake stand and a crown centerpiece : Simply add soaked floral foam to the center of the stand and let your imagination run with it in the flower decor department! Top with a golden crown (or pray paint a plastic one) and nestle it on top.

  8. Oi. Escrevo do Brasil. A festa da minha filha é no sábado, dia 20/10. Em quanto tempo vc me envia o arquivo com as coisas para eu imprimir? e-mail: Obrigada.

    1. Ola, enviamos dentro de 72hrs. Aqui esta o link:

    2. Boa noite. Escrevo do Brasil. Quero comprar o kit dessa festa. Como faço?

  9. Boa noite. Escrevo do Brasil. Como faço para adquirir o kit dessa festa ? Kellen Pedreira.

    1. Aqui Kellen:


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