Hey everyone! Here is a recap of Ella Rose’s fifth birthday party. This was her first “friend” party where she invited just a few girls from school. She had the best time celebrating with all of her favorite things- ballet, princesses, and her best buds. I love planning birthday parties, I think it is the teacher part of me that I really miss. We do a big party every other year because I tend to go all out. 😉 For this party, we rented out her ballet studio, the girls dressed as princesses, and they learned a dance to perform for the parents. My parents came in to celebrate and we had a great weekend together. It was the first kid drop- off party that we’ve had, so I think the parents appreciated that. Part of me is happy to have started this blog so that I can look back on fun memories of the kids like this. Ella Rose was in heaven the entire time, and I hope it’s a lasting memory for her. For the food, we ordered pizza, but I also got creative with the sides. We did princess gold fish, Cinderella pumpkin carriages, fruit fairy wands, and juice boxes. Owen was the “prince” and enjoyed participating in his sister’s birthday celebrations as well. 😉
For the princess theme decor, I got a lot of it on amazon that I can link here. For the party favors, I ordered princess crowns and “Frozen” drinking cups and inside they had goodies like: princess chapstick, sequin slap bracelets, and princess nail polish.
For the food, I kept it simple, but fun. Like I said above, I did princess gold fish (which I actually had a hard time finding in the stores, and finally just bought on amazon). I also made these adorable Cinderella Carriages made of clementines (the pumpkins) and a celery stick in the middle. Lastly, I made Fairy Godmother fruit wands. With pizza, it was the perfect amount of food, and I had a blast making it. I found the “favorite things” chalkboard in the Target $1 section years ago, and I love posting pictures of the birthday girl from every birthday year.
This cake was also amazing! If you’re in the Denver area, you must go to the Target in Glendale and ask the bakery for Holly or Heather to make your cake, they’re so talented!
We also did a piñata, and the girls filled candy bags once it finally broke! We actually used the candy bags from our wedding (seven years ago) that we had leftover ha!
If anyone is planning a princess party, feel free to use this as a guide. It was so much fun to plan, and I can’t wait for Owen and Arabelle’s Cinco de Mayo birthday party!
Thank you for reading, XO