We had quite a few activities planned for the princess party. As the guests arrived, we had Rapunzel/Tangled coloring pages and crayons out on the table, as well as little “kits” set up to make Pascal blowers.
I’m really glad that I switched from regular craft foam to adhesive craft foam–it made all the difference!
We also had beanbag games set up in the entryway, where guests could throw “apple” (red) beanbags into a hole for Maximus and “satchel” (black) beanbags into a hole for Flynn.
We did one “organized” party game before the “main event!” I had cut a whole pile of small paper apples with my Silhouette, and we hid them around the rooms in which the party was happening. The guests each collected at least five and they turned them in for a “reward from Maximus”– a little bag of red and green M&Ms (they were supposed to be apples, haha!)
The main event was the whole reason we decided to put on this party! Husband found out about “party princesses” (entertainers who come to a birthday party dressed as a favorite princess character) and decided that they would be absolutely perfect for V. And of course, they were! We had requested that Rapunzel come to V’s party, and we were delightedly surprised when Aurora came with her! The princesses sang, told stories, worked on a little craft, and played some games with the guests. It was so sweet to see the little girls interacting with the princesses! At the end, Rapunzel did a little coronation ceremony for V and then V gave out “coronation gifts” to each of the guests (toy rings for the girls, and sticky hands for the boys).
As we did the different activities, the guests put their little treats and treasures into paper bags that I’d labeled with their names on tags that were styled after the party invitation. Also inside each of those bags was a little watercolor set shaped like a palette, and I added a little tag that says “Add a few new paintings to your gallery”
The party was so much fun to plan and even more fun to see in action… but it was so much work (totally worth it)! The next party we do will probably be for B’s fifth birthday party– a few years from now, haha!
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