How to Throw the Best DIY Princess Birthday Party

Throw the prettiest and best DIY Princess party in the kingdom with these fun ideas for homemade princess party decorations, food, games, activities, and favors – all on a budget!

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What is the one thing most 5-year-old girls would agree on? Of course,  princesses!

So I was barely surprised when my little girl requested a Princess themed birthday party for her 5th birthday.

She could not decide on one princess that she liked (a tough choice I admit), plus we have a lot of little boys in our circle of friends and family we decided to call it a Royal birthday party 🙂

Remember the 4th birthday artist party? This one had to be DIY too!

DIY Princess Party Ideas

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Princess Party Invitations

The beautiful invites were designed by my best friend Niki.

Unfortunately, she doesn’t sell them anymore but here are some very similar ones –

Royal Birthday Party Attire

We requested everyone to dress in their royal attire. It was so fun to see all the dresses! 

Mi chose to dress as Belle and we got her costumer from here. It looked adorable!

For my little guy, I whipped up a prince costume using a simple red t-shirt and glued on various ribbons and added buttons. Then I added a DIY cape with velcro as well.

DIY Prince costume for royal birthday party

Princess Party Decoration Ideas

Nothing sets the mood for a party like the decorations.

Of course, we needed them to be homemade decorations!

  • Guests were greeted at the entrance with simple signs. These were simple chalkboard painted hardwood hot glued to dowels.
Princess birthday party entrance signs idea
  • At the door, a chalkboard sign welcomed the guests in. I used leftover dark blue paint from another project and converted it into chalk paint (using my favorite chalk paint recipe) to make the chalkboard signs.
Princess birthday party entrance signs idea
  • We made about 30 large and small tissue paper pom poms in pink, purple, blue, silver, and gold and hung them from the trees in the backyard.
  • We also draped some plastic table cloths through the trees
Princess birthday party outdoor decor idea
  • We also set up an activity table and cake table in the backyard.

Princess Birthday Party Food Ideas

There is no party without food! And the food table was my favorite part of the entire affair!

What do you serve at a princess birthday party?

Of course, princess-themed food!

Princess birthday party food idea | Pretty table decor

The menu included –

  • Cinderella’s pumpkins – peeled mandarin oranges with celery sticks in them
  • Jasmine’s kabobs – fruit on a skewer.
  • Anna’s Cucumber sandwiches – whole grain bread, butter, cucumber, salt, and pepper – cut into crowns
  • Aurora’s Strawberry Sandwiches – whole grain bread, cream cheese with orange rind, sliced strawberries – cut into crowns
  • Belle’s enchanted cookies
  • Snow whites apples with (non)poison dip (Caramel)
  • Ariel’s goldfish friends
  • Stepsisters wicked chips and salsa
Collage of Princess birthday party food

And who can forget Ariel’s “dinglehoppers” to help eat it all with 🙂

Bucket of forks with tag - Ariel's Dinglehoppers on the princess bitrthday party food table

The little tag holders were a DIY – two craft sticks glued with hot glue and spray painted gold.


Fun Princess Birthday Party Activities

Keeping a bunch of 5-year-olds busy and interested isn’t easy.

I had a lot of activities planned and set up –

  • Art table – I had foam tiaras and foam swords set out for the kids to embellish and decorate with glitter glue, and gemstones. This was a great starter activity as they came in. I also had a few coloring pages and crayons if they wanted to color.
Princess birthday party activities
  • Treasure Hunt – Earlier in the day, I had hidden a bunch of different “royal” and “princess” things (like tiaras, wands, gold coins, tea cups, toy glass shoes, etc.) around the backyard. The kids could bring the treasure over and exchange it for something from the treasure box full of stickers and tattoos.
Princess birthday party activities | Royal treasure hunt
  • Pin the kiss or feed the fly to the frog game which was fun… it was very interesting that most girls picked flies and a lot of boys picked kiss…
Princess birthday party activity - kiss the frog
Princess birthday party ideas

Princess Birthday Party Cake

For the cake, instead of baking a cake… we decided to order an undecorated cake and let my daughter decorate it however she wanted.

I ordered a cake with a simple pink and purple border from the grocery store. The lady at the store asked me like 5 times if I was sure I didn’t want anything at all on it. 🙂

Princess birthday party cake idea

We bought a princess figurine set , a pretty personalized cake banner, and some cake decorations from Joann’s.

My little girl had the best time decorating the cake and then so much fun showing it off!

The cake looked beautiful! Better than anything we could have ordered from anywhere!

Princess Birthday Favors

For the favors, girls got a princess pamper set filled in gable boxes and tied with a silver ribbon and favor tags

The boys got a set of cars and a small pack of bristle blocks


You can get most of the supplies I used here. Everything in one place!

Overall, it was a really royal affair and everyone had so much fun!!

More Birthday Party Ideas –

You might also love making this simple DIY Ring Toss Game for your next party!

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  1. Truly fit for a princess. I love the carriage pumpkins and the cake toppers. I’ll be sharing this post for sure. Thanks for joining Sunday’s Best.

  2. Well, you put a lot into this princess birthday party and I love that you are also sharing printable’s. Thanks for linking this post up with us at #omhgww

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