If you have a daughter who loves princesses, you may want to consider throwing her a princess party. Perfect for birthdays and other special occasions, princess parties enable girls to feel like princesses for a day. Decorations are key components to creating the proper feel at a princess party, but you can use several basic craft materials to decorate a room so that it feels just like a royal palace.
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Things you need
- 2 pieces of pink tagboard
- Silver glitter
- Masking tape
- Long roll of red material (two feet wide)
- Beaded curtain
- Ribbon (pink and silver)
- Tulle (pink and silver)
- Pink streamers
- Pink plastic tablecloth
- Princess-themed paper or plastic plates, plasticware
- Plastic vase
- Plastic sparkly wands or pink flowers
Write a message such as "Welcome to Princess Ava's Party" or "Entrance to the Throne Room" in glue on the front of a pink piece of tagboard. Apply glitter to the sign and shake off the excess. When the sign dries, glue it to your front door.
Unroll the long strip of red material (anything from cheap polyester to velvet will work). Lay one end of it several feet before the entrance to your home and spread the rest of it so that several yards of it extend inside. This will act as a royal carpet.
Place a beaded curtain over the entrance of your home, following any instructions on the curtain packaging. This will give guests a special feeling when they enter your home for the party.
Decorate the chairs of the guests with ribbon and tulle, wrapping either or both around the legs and top of the chair. Add extra ribbon and tulle to the birthday girl's chair, and hang a sign over it (using the technique in Step 1) that reads "Juanita's Throne" (substituting your child's name).
Tape a length of pink streamers so that it hangs from one corner of the ceiling to the exact centre of the ceiling. Repeat this with dozens of addition streamers, until the streamers hang from every edge of the ceiling towards the middle. This will give the entire room a festive and royal appearance.
Set the table with a pink plastic tablecloth, along with paper dishes and silverware with a princess theme, or with plastic plates and plasticware that look like elegant china. The first technique may work best for younger children who enjoy cartoon princesses, and the second may work best for slightly older children who want more of a "tea party" feel.
Place a vase in the centre of the party table. Fill the vase with plastic sparkly wands (better for younger children) or with fresh pink flowers (better for older children).
Tips and warnings
- Younger children may enjoy a play princess castle as part of the decorations. Simply spray paint a large appliance box light pink, and let kids decorate the box with crayons, markers, and other craft supplies at the party. You will need to cut out windows and doors beforehand for guests to use it as a playhouse.
- Decorate the area outside of the party location as well with Christmas lights strung around the trees, shiny confetti on the porch or nearby bushes, or lights along either side of the front path.
- For children younger than four, make sure that none of the party decorations are choking hazard. A choking hazard is any nonedible object that is less than an inch or two in length.
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