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Ilona from Ilonasgarden.com


For the Princess party, the decor gave a bright, happy impact with lots of pretty color and big puffs of tissue paper flowers. They were so easy to make! Here are some highlights from the ideas that lent such a feeling of fun and fantasy to the venue (which was right inside the home!).



 Quick Party Decorating Ideas

  • Get cute gift boxes in bright designs and stack them at the entry, on the gift table, near the photo area.
  • Hang Happy Birthday Banners, of course.
  • Use yardage of fabric remnants, cut to fit box covers, stack boxes to make displays for candy, etc.. Use to cover areas of activities, or at the mantle, under the castle decoration. Use the fabric to unify the party theme throughout different rooms.
princess party decorations!
To bring your festive color theme into the room, streamers of crepe paper twists are the time honored decoration.


Crepe Streamers and Balloons











Hang some of the Princess’ initial letters, painted up just for her Birthday on the wall or propped on an easel.
bright letter K

  flower-shaped edit letter and number






Make Tissue Paper Flowers For Big Impact

Make giant tissue paper flowers and decorate key areas, including a wall or mantle area.
Martha Stewart has very clear, well illustrated instructions on her site.

Find those instructions, here.

Or you could follow the directions in this video…



Fill A Princess Purse

Making the guests feel special is really important for any party, but most of all for girls in the 4-6 year old group. Help them to feel they are part of the celebration with cute favor bags filled with their own dress up items.
We didn’t have this idea at the time, but I thought that making your own little princess purses looked like a darling idea. Full of ideas for filling it with favors.


Encourage the guests to dress up in costume and they all become part of the backdrop for your child to be surrounded by a Fairytale scene of courtiers and castles.




If you haven’t already, read more about a princess/unicorn themed party here.