Evie’s Royal Celebration!
If you missed part 1 of this blog post, check that out here!
It’s Party Time!
It was a beautiful day for a princess birthday party! The sun was shining, Evie was super fancy in her princess dress and gold sparkly shoes. Funny story, she picked these out from her party plan months ago. The dress came, and we hung it in the closet and she had to wait until her princess party to wear it. She would look at it all.the.time. Staring at it asking me how many more days her party was so she could wear it. I think she may have been more excited to actually wear the dress than she was for the whole party!
The Personal Touches
I love photos. I’m constantly that mom that has her phone out taking pictures of her kids. I also still print out photos and make photo books for my kids. I love having updated pictures around my house, and it just so happens that I have a princess obsessed child, so I had so many amazing moments to choose from for her Princess Evie photo board!
Since Evie is such a creative, funny little firecracker, I decided to do an interview with her and Palm to Pine Design transformed it into an adorable piece of art to feature at the party! It included all her favorite things at this stage in her life, and some funny little one liners. Her favorite part of turning 4? “The cake!” of course! My mom helped me repurpose some dress up items we found in the playroom to use as decor for the rest of the shelf. A tiara, princess wand, dress up shoes, and princess fairy wings brought some whimsy and complimented the pictures of Princess Evie perfectly.
The Dessert Table
You guys, I’m insanely proud of how this one turned out. You all know I love a good dessert table, but this one exceeded even my expectations! I used the easy tablecloth backdrop (I explained how I made it in Part 1) to close off the gaps between the pillars behind the table, and to block out most of the tv. For the table I found a tulle table skirt (linked in the plan!) and borrowed the gold sequin topper from a girlfriend. I bustled the gold top to make it look like the top of a princess dress, and started building the table!
The cookies and cake here made by Lolly Poppy. The cake was inspired by Rapunzel’s hair in Tangled when she had all the flowers weaved through it. I added a gold castle topper and gold flags to make it even more royal. The desserts were a huge hit of course, and tasted delicious!
I made the cupcakes (Tip! Bake and freeze a week in advance. They stay moist, are just as yummy, and save you a ton of time the day before the party!) and topped them with darling cupcake toppers I made with my Cricut in light pink, dark pink, and gold glitter cardstock.
I did an assortment of princess dresses, the number 4, crowns, Happy Birthday Princess Evie signs, and stars. I found the gold and pink crown wrapper cups at Hobby Lobby. Perfection. I chose to use white and gold serving pieces and let the pink stand out in desserts, toppers, and of course the backdrop.
My WOW pieces were a beautiful flower arrangement and the cake. I used a couple things from Evie’s room on the table. The first was the big gold letter E, and the second was that adorable castle Lightbox I found at Target! Evie is the kid that wants to sleep with 100 lights on, so this was not only perfect for the table…but also helps with the never-ending bedtime drama. #momproblems
Let’s Play Dress Up!
One of my favorite parts of the party was the dress up station. The kids had a blast picking and choosing dresses and acting like their favorite princesses. I had their favor bags (more info on them in Part 1) right next to it so they could dig in and wear all their new sparkly accessories! I found this crown at Hobby Lobby! While I was there I bought 2 yards of pink tulle and attached it to the crown so it cascaded down onto the dress up wardrobe. Very fancy..and easy! The mirror was a Home Goods find and I wrote, “Mirror Mirror on the Wall…Who’s the Fairest of Them All?” in chalk paint markers (these are my favorite). Oh to be a little girl again!
The Royal Feast
Princess Evie picked the menu for this one. She is not the most adventurous eater..and because this was a party just for her friends, I figured we’d embrace the “kid food.” Ready for her choices? I bet they are going to come as a huge shock to you!
-mac and cheese
-peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
-strawberries and watermelon
Now…it was my job to put the princess spin on them! For the full menu plan, links to purchase food cards, and serving idea, check out the Princess Party Plan!
Every Princess Needs a Little Sparkle
While waiting for some special guests to arrive, the princes and princesses made beautiful bracelets with all kinds of jewels! I got an assortment of beads and some stretch elastic (all linked in the plan!). I tied the first bead and guests could pick and choose their beads and string them. Tie it off and they were good to go. They loved them and wore them the whole party!
The Special Guests
The minute Evie and I decided that she would have a princess party, I knew that I would surprise her with some princesses. We have a couple local companies that send princesses to your parties. I went with Enchanting Events because we have met a couple different princesses at some local events and they’ve always been so sweet. Google princesses in your local area, I’m sure there is a company close by! So cute! I asked for Rapunzel and Snow White, two major faves, and couldn’t WAIT to see the look on her face when they waltzed into the party! Worth every single penny, seriously.
One of the Princesses
Rapunzel and Snow White were amazing. They read a story, gave the kids a tattoo, took pictures with them, and played games! Once they got to the party they really took over, and the kids were obsessed. Who needs Disneyland?
The face of pure happiness!
At one point during the party, Evie came up to me and told she had never been happier. I just about cried. Love my sweet girl.
The day was perfection. It was everything the dreams of little girls are made of, and I am so happy with how every detailed turned out.
Thank you so much for attending Evie’s Royal Celebration! XO
Photos by my generous and amazing friend, Aleks Lopez