504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Planning a Disney Princess Halloween Party #DisneyPrincessWMT

10.19.2012

Planning a Disney Princess Halloween Party #DisneyPrincessWMT

I remember growing up and going to Disneyland.
There were only 3 princess at that time:
Cinderella (my favorite), Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty.
Now my daughter has a host of new princesses to love, adore, and be enchanted by.

Last year, our Halloween was all about Rapunzel.
Jules was just in love with her (and still is).
I would say this is when our princess magic began in this house.

For Thanksgiving we headed to Disneyland and attended the Princess Lunch at Ariel's Grotto. I am one cynical lady, but my heart melted seeing the excitement
and wonder in all of the girls faces at this lunch.
Disney knows how to make some magic for sure.
This year, my daughter and I are creating some magic at our home.
We have the extreme pleasure of hosting a Disney Princess Halloween Party for some of her friends. Jules has been so excited about this party from the moment we found out we would be hosting.

She really got in the spirit of all things princess by playing with the Royal Ball Augmented Reality app 2.0 (you can get this app too by searching "Disney Princess Royal Ball" in the iTunes App Store or Google Play store).

The whole family got in on the action with this app...
we eventually ended up with it downloaded on all three of our phones.
Of course Jules loved that.
 She was able to visit the Princess Boutique,
where she got to dress up like a princess.
and head to the Royal Ball in a carriage. 

Then we all went shopping at Walmart.
While shopping, we used the Royal Ball app, to unlock more activities and outfits. 
I do not think my kids have ever  had so much fun shopping.
It was like a treasure hunt to find the items they needed to scan.

We purchased party supplies, a princess costume,
and the recently released "from the vault" copy of Cinderella on Blu-Ray.
You can see all the goodies we found at Walmart by visiting my Google+ album and checking out my path to purchase.

Since this is Jules's party, I asked her for input on what she would like to see.
In no particular order, here were her requests:

"A fancy dessert. Just like the one we had at the Princess lunch!"
A Cinderella costume and high heels (glass slippers).
A Tea Party.
Dolls and treats for all of her friends.
Pink and sparkles.
Crowns.


PLANNING THE PRINCESS TEA PARTY
With Jules's requests in mind,  ultimately we decided to host a Disney Princess Halloween Tea Party, full of magical princess colors and sweet princess-like details.
Each girl has been invited to wear her favorite princess costume...
or select one when she arrives. 

When I host a party for my kids I try to keep it enchanting (or magical) but not go overboard. Now the overboard part is relative, I was a wedding planner after all! I like simple, inexpensive decorations that have drama, like tissue lanterns with ribbons hanging from the ceiling - inexpensive and easy to pull off but really take the party to another level visually...and my kids appreciate it.

I also like to use real plates, utensils, and tea cups, along with cloth napkins. I did purchase some Princess plates at the request of Jules for this party though.
 
I also try to stick to food with quality and high likability factors.
I keep the menu pared down, but with enough variety that the kids will like what is being offered.

I try to do one thing that is really special.
For our tea party, we are making edible tea cups.
(which are inspired by this pin)
I just love these (we have been practicing!)

Originally I wanted to make each place setting reflect a different princess...
but all of the girls wanted the same princess,
so I choose to use a Disney fabric that highlights all of the princesses
to make napkins and accessories, as well as to incorporate all
of the princess dress colors using different ribbons.
 
Of course there will be one craft...royal banners with the girls names.
And each girl will receive a crown to wear.
Shouldn't we all have a crown?

Jules is so excited...she has started a countdown calendar, and has proclaimed
"This is better than Christmas!"
I guess I have to agree - how much more fun can a 5 year old have
than shopping for princess costumes
and fantastical toys and surprises for her friends.

Be sure to experience the magic and wonder of #DisneyPrincessWMT
Disney on Twitter
Cinderella Facebook
Disney Princess on Facebook 

You can also join in on the princess fun by joining a
Disney Princess Party on Pinterest (now through 10/31)
or joining us for a Disney Princess Twitter Party (10/25/12 from 1-2EST).

Be sure to stop back by next week to see the party in all of its enchanted glory (I am so excited...I love planning parties!).
But for now....tell me...

Who is your favorite princess?

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4 comments :

  1. Those edible teacups are AWESOME! Definitely pinning that. I would have never thought of something like that. So. Cool. <3

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  2. The edible tea cups really are amazing! Choosing a favorite princess is hard...but right now, in this moment...I think it's Belle. Can't wait to see the party all pulled together!

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  3. LOVe those teacups! Might have to snag that idea ;)

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  4. What a fun and creative idea!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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