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Anna has been really into dress-up and princesses, so for her 3rd birthday celebration, I wanted to do a "princess" theme, while avoiding the cliched Disney Princess route. So after I found some really cute pink & brown princess clip art, I designed the invitations, then carried that color scheme through everything else at the party!

I made the "Happy Birthday" banner and the cupcake toppers using my new toy - the cricut! I also made the favors, which were tutus & wands for the girls, and capes & swords for the boys. The kids were able to decorate their own tiaras and crowns with an assortment of jewels.

My mom took charge of making the pinata (from scratch!) to match the color scheme, and she also was the mastermind behind turning the playset into a castle! She recruited my dad & sisters to help with the painting, and it turned out so so cute!

The main attraction, of course, was the gorgeous white horse named "Goliath", and the Cinderella carriage that took the kids for rides around the neighborhood. The birthday girl rode 3 or 4 times before I was able to get her to get off!

After singing happy birthday, we did the pinata, which was a pull-string (less violent for the younger kiddos). It had lots of goodies in it, including ring pops, and little frog prince pop-ups.

We had a few games as well, including a "Kiss the Frog" game that I custom-designed, where you have to pin the kissing lips closest to the frog prince's lips. And another called "Poison Apple", which is like hot potato but with an apple instead.

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3 comments

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    P M wrote:

    Great details..How did u make the castle?

  • Jennifer F

    Jennifer F wrote:

    My mom actually made the castle from foam insulation she got at Home Depot or Lowes. She cut it to the measurements of the playset, and painted it to look like stonework.

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    Wendy W wrote:

    Wow! What an amazing and creative party! Good job!

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