Tinkerbell : Once Upon a Dream : Fairies
Princess Magic : Cinderella : Princess Fantasy
When we started Party Ark four years ago we only had one Princess theme. Since then we’ve added a whole lot more: together, they’re our biggest sellers. Every little girl loves to be a princess.
So we’d thought we’d offer you what we hope are some useful Princess Party ideas.
1. When the girls arrive you can give them each a tiara or crown, wand, and a hair-clip, nail stickers and bracelet. It sounds a lot, but you can easily do this for about £3 / child. If you set up a ‘dressing up table‘ it gives the girls a chance to do each other’s hair and make up. If you can stretch to a face-painter (you can always ask anolder sister) that works really well.
If your husband is looking rather spare insist he is the herald, and make him announce each child as she enters in a regal fashion.
Of course we’d love you to try our beautiful Princess and Fairies dressing up costumes. But if you already have a suitable dress or skirt, you can easily make it more fairy-like with the addition of fairy butterfly wings.
2. Games – Princess and the Pea. Some of the girls might not know this story, but it doesn’t matter: any girl who lies down on your magic mattress and can feel the ‘pea’ is obviously a princess. You’ll need a mattress (a blow-up bed or lilo is best) and cover it with a purple or pink sheet. Shove a tennis-ball underneath while you set it up, but when the game begins make a big show of putting the pea underneath.
The girls take it in turn to lie on the mattress, and will be tremendously excited that they are princess enough to feel the pea. Use your husband to lead them to the throne (find a big chair and drape some suitable material over it) and generally make a big fuss, and perhaps crown them.
3. Food – for every party we always advise you to get the simplest, easiest party food you can, because it will all disappear very quickly. You can make a big deal of giving your husband a Snow Wight apple (which he doesn’t know about) and watching him fall asleep.
4. Decorations – You can easily make these yourself, but if you don’t want to save yourself the bother, we have a number of Scene Setters –giants rolls a bit like a tablecloth which will instantly transform a room into a Princess Palace. You can enhance by adding our Castle add-on, and maybe a giant Foil Balloon Castle or Happy Birthday Banner.
5. Going Home – we know that a lot of mums worry about going-home presents – how much is too much etc. What we reckon is that you need a bit of cake and a couple of gifts, and anything more is a bonus. Our pencil and notebooks are very popular.
We hope that’s helpful, and that if your having any sort of Princess Party this year it will be a great success!