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A Princess Tea Party Birthday

Are you ready for Princess Tea Party overload!?

Sophia was Cinderella a Blue Princess for Halloween.  She had a Cinderella Blue Princess Party last fall.  She's still quite in love with Cinderella Blue and Princesses, so she requested a Blue Princess Party.  Her Mommy {me} decided to open the theme up a bit more and convince her to tie in her current love of Tea Parties. 
*She much prefers to refer to Cinderella as a Blue Princess rather than by her name.

That's when the idea of a Princess Tea Party Third Birthday was born.

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In our family the first birthday party is a big deal.  Sophia's was a Rock 'N Roll theme, Moreaya had a Beach Party in the middle of Winter.  Then at Sophia's 2nd Birthday – a Mickey Mouse theme, we went to a smaller scale, a little more budget friendly.  That's what happened on this party too, but there was still plenty of fun and details involved – just at a smaller expense and a little more DIY.

First up, the Princess Tea Party invites!

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The fellow Princesses and Princes {aka all the little girls and boys that were invited} got an extra special invitation complete with a small wand.

I wanted to tie in both the Princess and Tea Party idea, so I handmade a few aprons – girl and boy friendly – with different fabrics.  A certain little birthday girl became obsessed with dinosaurs a couple of weeks before her party, so she requested a "Dinosaur Princess Tea Party Apron".

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The aprons wore a huge hit at the party.  They served well with the "dress-up" theme and were a perfect party favor to send with them, that will hopefully inspire more tea party play at home!

Princess Tea Party Wardrobe

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Sophia already had her Cinderella costume, but I was at a loss for Moreaya.  We dressed up this cute white dress that she already had in her closet {Sophia's Easter Dress when she was younger}, with fun Princess necklaces and a Tiara! 

I knew the girls would want t run around and play, so I wanted them to have a more functional Princess Tea Party Play Dress too. 

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Talk about on a budget!  I simply purchased a cheap tank top from Walmart {$2.44, I think} for each of them.  Then cut out a couple strips of Princess fabric {that I already had} and made a ruffle out of them.  Then attached the ruffle to the tank and… VOILA!  Princess Party Dress on a budget!

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I even added a "3" applique to make Sophia's extra special.

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They turned out SUPER cute that I think I'll make a few more, non-Princess themed.  Actually, Sophia has already requested a dinosaur one.

Princess Tea Party Decorations

I made a cute backdrop for the girls and boys to get their pictures made in front of while they were dressing up.

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It was simple – I hung up fabric on an empty wrapping paper tube and made mini-bunting with felt.

For table decorations, we used mini princess figurines that Sophia has collected from Dollar Store trips.  We also made homemade wands {to send home as Party Favors} with Pixy Sticks and Craft Foam Sheets.

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We had quite a few of these snack containers in our pantry, so I decided to DIY some tabletop Princess Party decorations with them, then send them home as party favors too!

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See more about these here.

I made the girls a Princess silhouette and used those as party decorations.  This was also a craft that we did with the attending Prince and Princesses.  All of the parents LOVED taking these home.  It was a fairly inexpensive craft and I bought Dollar Store frames to send them home in!

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I used this tutorial from Princess Among Superheroes.

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I made these adorable Princess Grafitti labels in PicMonkey.  I used them as bubble wraps AND ice cream cone wraps!

Princess Tea Party Food

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The cake for this party was made by a local grocer {with delicious birthday cakes}.  My best friend put her castle building skills to work and made a perfect Princess castle to sit a-top.  {She's the one that helped with the fabulous sandcastle on top of Moreaya's Beach Cake too.}

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We served blue lemonade {and I dyed the lemons blue by soaking them in blue food coloring, water, and a bit of vinegar}.

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It truly was a magical day for this 3 year old Princess.  She claimed that it was her "best birthday party EVER"! 

Nothing made me happier than that!

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Have you ever thrown a Princess Tea Party? 





Comments

  1. What great ideas! My little one is crazy for Princesses right now so I'm going to Pin this for her birthday!

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