A Party Fit for a Princess on a Budget

Posted 08-17-2012 at 12:57 PM by whitneywalters

My daughter Destiny loves to pretend she is a princess. She turned five August 4th and this year she wanted to have a princess party. We are still on a pretty strict budget so I went to work planning a party fit for my little princess.
We decided to have an afternoon party and skip the meal this time. We had cupcakes, punch and princess marshmallows.

Destiny wanted pink cupcakes with sprinkles, so I made strawberry cupcakes with white frosting and pink and white sugar sprinkles. I found princess cupcake liners at Hobby Lobby. The marshmallows were very simple. I dipped them in white chocolate and rolled them in purple sugar sprinkles. She also wanted pink punch so I made a simple punch from sprite, pink lemon aid and raspberry sherbert.

We wanted to have a gift bag for each little girl. I got on Pinterest and found an easy felt crown pattern and a diy ribbon dancer. I already had most of the supplies here. All I needed to buy was headbands, plastic rings, gift bags and I bought a package of princess rings in the party section of Hobby Lobby. My mom spent an afternoon helping me make the gifts and a birthday banner for Destiny. I had pink dishes and napkins left over from Amelia’s birthday so we used those
We wanted to have a game for the girls to play so I printed a picture of a frog prince and made little paper kisses and glued them on magnets. We blind folded the girls and played pin the kiss on the frog magnet style.
The girls had a ton of fun playing, they all loved the princess food and gift bags. Best of all my daughter was thrilled with her party and I was able to stay on the budget we had.

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2 Responses to “A Party Fit for a Princess on a Budget”

  1. ElizasMommy606 on August 17th, 2012 3:30 pm

    Too cute! We did a Princess party one year. I bought a vintage doily type table cloth from Salvation Army and bought spray glue and glitter and made an awesome “Princess” table cloth!

  2. Blessed2005 on August 19th, 2012 4:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Loved hearing this. It’s great to see others that have budget restrictions too and how they don’t have to infringe on family fun. :o)

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