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Miss O’s 5th Birthday Princess Ball – Part I: The Decor

August 20, 2014

Miss O’s 5th Birthday Princess Ball was so much fun!  The planning and the party!  I want to share all of the fun pictures so I am going to break it up into 3 posts – I: The Décor,  II: The Desserts and III: The Fun!  Okay let’s start with the Décor!

I played with the invitation to the party – a lot – but finally found a way to include ALL of the princesses!  O will say her favorite princesses right now are Anna and Elsa but she really does love them all.  I did not want this to be a Frozen party but did want to include Anna and Elsa in the princess lineup.  I think the pink and purple princess theme worked well.

o 5th princess party bday invite for blog post

I found the darling princess graphics on Etsy from Grafos, the castle graphic came from Urban Willow another Etsy seller.  I designed all of the other printable materials with the princess graphics as well.  The printable princess invite is available in my shop now.  The entire printable set is available HERE.

o 5th princess party banners

For the printable banners – I used a fun flag shape and a pink or purple crown as the base of each flag.   A fun script font and polka dot backgrounds made it extra cute.  The banner hung over the dessert table – but more about those in the next post!

o 5th princess party balloon arch

I covered our wedding arch with pink and purple balloons to use as a backdrop for pictures.

o 5th princess party beverage table

The beverage table had a dark purple backdrop with a banner of princesses on it.  The table itself was adorned with the pink tassle banner, blogged about HERE.  Strawberry lemonade, water and soda for guests – with a little bubbly for Kings and Queens only!

o 5th princess party water bottles

The water and soda was in a galvanized tub by the beverage table.  I wrapped all of the water bottles with cute princess bottle wraps.

o 5th princess party path decor

The path leading from the dessert table to the beverage table was lined with these lanterns leftover from my wedding – filled with jewels, sparkly tulle and battery operated tea lights!

o 5th princess party dress up area

Of course there was a dress up area with all of O’s princess dresses (store bought and handmade) out for anyone who wanted to try one on!

o 5th princess party dragons lair

My sister created this adorable dragon’s lair out of cardboard to give some purpose to an unfortunate pile of dirt that was in the yard from outside projects we had been doing.  I think she did a fabulous job.  I pretty much can tell my sister my idea about something and she can run with it and make it 100x better than I imagined it!  Thanks A!

o 5th princess party necklace station

One project for the kids was to create a necklace using pool noodle flowers strung onto t-shirt yarn.  So simple but cute!

o 5th princess party decor a crown station

Another project was to decorate a crown or shield!  I purchased the foam crowns from Amazon, but cut out the shields myself from large pieces of foam.  I had markers, glitter glue and a ton of jewel stickers available so the kids could decorate their hearts out!

o 5th princess party pin crown game

The last activity I had was a Pin the Crown on the Princess game.  I printed out a huge Elsa at Costco and cut out pink and purple paper crowns with my Silhouette SD.  The blindfold was a leftover piece of fabric from the pink sparkle tassles.

o 5th princess party kids table

The kids table was centered in the middle of the yard and was dressed up with fresh flowers from the Issaquah Farmer’s Market that morning.

o 5th princess party place setting

Each guest had their very own personalized placemat and mug, along with a wand for the girls and a sword for the boys.  You can find my tutorial for the DIY Princess Wands HERE.  The mugs were again leftover from my wedding – I just painted over the monogram and added each Princess or Knights name with a paint pen.

o 5th princess party yard decor

The rest of the kingdom was dressed up with a little crepe paper garland and tulle bows!

o 5th princess party favor bags

The favor bags had their own special place closer to the dessert table.

o 5th princess party flowers

Fresh flowers in a princess cup vase – perfect for a Princess Ball!

o 5th princess party path to ball

And to make sure every princess found the entrance to the ball, there were balloons and signs showing the way to the castle gate!

o 5th princess party castle gate

The stage was set for a fabulous Princess Ball!  I have to say while I may have had the master vision for the party space, I could NOT have pulled it off without the help of my amazing family!  My Mom, Mother-in-law, Husband and Sisters all pitched in!!  Thanks everyone for helping me make O’s 5th Birthday Princess Ball spectacular!  And speaking of spectacular please come back and see the amazing desserts that were served at the ball!

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