Birthday Princess 2nd
Birthday Party Planning Guide
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Make your little princess’ day a memorable one for everyone! Discover fun themed activities and games that guests of all ages can enjoy. We also have great tasting recipes that will please even the pickiest princess. Sure to make her royal bash a hit!
4-6 Weeks Before the Party
Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.
Create Guest List
Just fill out the handy list in this guide!
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Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts
BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.
Book Entertainment (optional)
2 Weeks Before the Party
Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.
Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.
Create List of Parent Phone Numbers
Keep on hand in case of emergency.
Plan Party Menu
Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.
Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies
This guide has ideas that match your party theme!
2-3 Days Before the Party
1 Day Before the Party
Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice
Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.
Childproof & Decorate Party Area
Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.
Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas
Invite your party child to help!
Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium
After the Party
Include party photos!
- Craft Table
- Pre-cut construction paper crowns
Get the royal party started with a fun activity for everyone! Set up a craft table with pre-cut construction paper crowns. Have glue, jewels, and crayons available in the center of the craft table. Once your guests begin to arrive take them to the craft table to assist them with decorating a crown of their very own to wear during the party.
Find the Majesty's Treasure
- Chocolate gold-covered coins
- Gold-colored box
Everyone is a winner with this game and it’s the perfect way to get guests of all ages involved in the fun! Prior to the party hide chocolate gold-covered coins throughout the party area. Explain to all of the guests that the "Majesty’s Treasure" has been hidden all over the land. Have a gold-colored box available as the treasure chest and tell your guest’s that their royal assignment is to find all of the coins and place them back into the Majesty's royal treasure chest.
- Enough chairs for each guest -1
- Paper crowns
Don’t get caught without a throne! Turn a party favorite into a great themed game for everyone. Have one less chair than there are players available for this game. You can add little paper crowns to the back of each chair to dress them up a bit. Arrange the chairs in a circle but be sure to leave enough space for walking between each chair. Turn on some fun party music and have everyone walk around the outside of the circle. Once the music is stopped everyone is to race for a throne and sit on them. The player left without a throne is out. You then remove one chair and repeat. The last player wins a prize.
Pin the Crown to the Princess
- Princess poster, or posterboard to draw your own
- Yellow construction paper
Have all your little party guests help the little princess put on her crown! This is a great game for all ages at the party. Simply purchase or draw a picture of a princess on a piece of poster board. Draw and cut out crowns using yellow construction paper. Place a piece of tape on the back of each crown. Hand everyone a crown and have them line up. Blindfold the first player and spin them 1-3 times and guide them toward the poster. Repeat this for each player. The person to get the crown closest to the correct spot wins a prize.
Estimated Total Time: 45 minutes
- Your choice cake mix
- 1-Container of strawberry flavored frosting
- White edible letters and cake dots
Bake cake as directed on package in the crown shape cake pan. Cool cake completely and remove from pan. Frost the entire cake with strawberry flavored frosting. Create a jeweled boarder around the crown with the edible cake dots. Personalize this great cake with the white edible letters across the center of the cake.
Tiara Sugar Cookies
Estimated Total Time: 20 minutes
- Pre-made sugar cookie dough
- Strawberry frosting
- Tiara shape cookie cutter
- Non-stick baking sheet
Roll out dough and chill as directed on package. Cut dough using tiara shape cookie cutter. Place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake as directed on package. Cool completely on a wire rack. Frost tops with strawberry frosting.
Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes
- Peanut butter
Spread peanut butter and jelly over a slice of bread. Close sandwich with a dry slice of bread. Cut each sandwich with the princess cookie cutter. Place on a platter and serve.
Estimated Total Time: 5 minutes
- Bakers melting chocolate
- Large pretzel sticks
Heat chocolate as directed on package. Dip half of each pretzel stick into chocolate. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens