Throwing a Princess Birthday party on a budget!
Posted at 2:27 PM on Jul 02, 2012 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
Throwing a Princess Party on a Budget
My daughter Hannah turned 3 last Sunday, and last week I spent hours searching Pinterest for ideas on Throwing a Princess Party on a Budget and was getting very frustrated! It seemed that the only ideas that I could find looked like they spent a year to put together and execute, and as a busy mom/business owner I just don’t have that kind of time. Many of you gave me great ideas when I asked over on the I am THAT lady Facebook Page, and I think that I put together a great Princess Party on a Budget! The total cost for this was under $30!!
I first made a table for the food – I used a recycled pink sheet (you may remember what happened to the bottom of that sheet with the ‘marker incident‘) and I also used some white linens that I had lying around the house, plus some toile that I had from a baby shower that I threw a year ago. I put up some pictures of her as a baby and while I was pregnant with her.
I made her name out of scrapbook paper that I bought at walmart for a few dollars and used other pieces around the house to help decorate the table. I purchased some pink straws and small mason jars for only $5.00 (using coupons ).
The menu was pretty simple, my favorite part of the menu was the waffle cone fruit bowls. The kids were so excited that they could eat the bowls! I spend around $7.00 on the fruit and waffle bowls. I had a coupon for Joy Ice Cream cones and thought this was a cute idea so that they could eat the bowls too!
I also served PB&J sandwiches. Pretzel Rods, and Goldfish crackers. I made a salad and sandwiches for the adults, and served ‘Pink Princess Punch’ i.e.: Pink Lemonade.
We did manicures for all the little princesses that came to our her party – it was so cute how all of them were lining up and so excited to get their fingernails painted!
She opened presents under the ‘Royal Canopy’, which was a blanket on the ground with a bed canopy that was from her bedroom.
Instead of doing a craft or game, I decided to let them decorate their own cupcakes, which basically turned into a frosting eating party
We got a bunch of toppings and just let the kids decorate their own – they had a great time and I didn’t have to send the moms home with a craft that will sit on the bottom of their toy box for a year.
Interested in sharing this – I would love for you to Pin it below – this way other searching on Pinterest can find some ‘practical’ birthday party on a budget ideas!
I would love to hear your frugal princess party tips!