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It is no surprise that I am a super fan of throwing a party, but even more fun than that is throwing a Princess party! That is the icing on the cake, really! That is why when it came time to plan and throw a Disney Princess Party I may have had as much fun putting it together as Avery did at the party itself!
Alright, first step is always a trip to Walmart and in the case of Disney Princesses it is always the best option to go with the American Greetings licensed products because I am sure that many of children are like Avery and thrilled by this step alone. I mean, look at the selection!
I went with a variety of items including plates, napkins, cups, favors, banners and more and all the prices are so reasonable you can get everything you need very affordably!
For this party I put together a fun dinner table as well as a full buffet. For the dinner table I had a ton of fun with the centerpieces making coordinating princesses with my Cricut Explore that highlighted the 6 Disney Princesses that were on the American Greetings Products I purchased.
They looked so good going down the table but it was the fun heart shaped Princess plates, napkins and crowns that really finished everything off!
Don’t the girls look like they are having a great time?
Now, let’s take a look at the buffet. I love how this came out and the Princess tablecloth on the table along with the plastic tablecloth backdrop behind the Princess banner. For the back drop I layered 3 plastic tablecloths (pink, purple and white), cut slits almost all the way up and then braided each of the sections around six times. This made sure that everything laid nicely and showed all the colors of the three layers.
As for the food, I kept it simple with all of Avery’s favorites and also added the favors to the table to have an extra pop.
But my favorite part of the table has to be the cupcakes! They came out so cute and were the easiest thing to put together! All I did was grab the pack of Invitations and Thank You notes from American Greetings and cut out right around some of the princesses. Then I hot glued a toothpick on the back to make a simple cupcake topper!
Then I used a boxed mix and frosting I picked up when I was at Walmart, dyed the frosting to coordinate with each of the dress colors of the Princess that went in the top, and applied it to the frosting with a plastic food storage bag. Once they were frosted all I had to do was pop the toothpick with the topper in the top and it was done! How fun!
When it came to favors, I went with the idea that more is better because it was a small group of Avery’s friends that attended. I couldn’t choose between my two ideas so I just went with both! First, I grabbed the fun reusable cups and paper favors from American Greetings and some coordinating paper shreds.
Then I just added the shreds to the cups and filled them with all the favors! Super simple and as a mom I love these cups for Avery because she enjoys the characters and I love that they are dishwasher safe!
For the second favor, I made a preschooler favorite- play dough! Since it was a princess theme, I went with pink and purple glitter play dough and filled up tiny 2 oz mason jars, added the lids and then cut circles out of the Disney Princess treat bags to put on the lids and under the rings.
How do you save time and money putting together parties? Let me know in the comments!