How To Decorate for a Princess Birthday Party

You’ve decided to throw a princess-themed birthday party for your little one, you’ve chosen your character, and have your professional Princess entertainer all booked – now, to plan the decorations!

The first thing to think about is your venue – whether you are hosting your party at home in your living room, in the garden, or in a hall/other indoor venue will determine how you could decorate. Here are some general tips for all venues, and also some more specific ones to suit your particular set-up.

1. Colour Scheme

Having a colour scheme is a great idea to make choosing decorations a little easier, and it often works well to choose colours related to the princess character that you have chosen – for example, if your character wears a yellow dress, it could be nice to have yellow/golden coloured decorations to match!

A nice extra touch would be to include small details from your character’s film, or things that your character is associated with, into your decorations – for example snowflakes/seashells/roses. These could be incorporated into things like balloons or bunting, and especially cake decorations.

2. Balloons

In our experience, it’s rare to attend a party that doesn’t use balloons as some of the main decorations! These can sometimes cause a little anxiety for some children who are scared of them making loud noises if they pop – therefore, a top tip would be to fix the balloons into a position higher up on the walls so that they can’t be reached by children and accidentally popped.

Our entertainers can provide balloon modelling as an add-on to your party package, which could give the children a chance to still have fun with balloons in a more controlled way instead of having loose balloons on the floor of the venue.

3. Themed Table Decorations

Having themed table decorations such as paper plates/cups/ tablecloths is a nice touch to help maintain the magic of your princess entertainer’s presence, even during a food break, as the children will be surrounded by pictures and colours related to the characters’ films that they love.

This also provides entertainers with little talking points for any shy children, where we can point out characters from the pictures and tell stories about them or ask the children if they know their names.

A lovely idea that we have seen at some smaller parties is to replace having chairs and tables for the children with more of a picnic-style set-up for the food break instead – this could be done by arranging some big cushions on the floor, surrounding a blanket or some wooden crates covered by blankets/a tablecloth, with food laid out on top. This can give a more rustic feel to the party and a more unique experience for the children.

4. Photo Backdrop

No matter where you are hosting your party, it is always a fantastic idea to reserve a section of your space for photos, and create a colourful or themed backdrop! The photos taken at your party will be treasured memories, and so it’s a great idea to make the background look as photo-friendly as possible.

You could do this with a balloon or flower arch, a Happy Birthday banner, or metallic fringe hanging on the wall – or more than one of these! With your photo background against a wall, this would mean that there were no other people/furniture/untidy messes in the background of your photos.

5. Numbered Decorations

It’s always a lovely idea to include some numbered decorations for how old your child is turning on their big day, and especially to include these in your photo backdrop, for example a light-up number ‘5’ /a balloon in the shape of the number/a banner saying ‘Happy 3rd Birthday’ etc. This way, when looking back at your photos in years to come, you can always remember which specific birthday this was – and you can see a timeline of birthday photos throughout the years to document your little one growing up.

6. Cute Extras

Some other little extra touches to your decorations could be things like a Photo Booth frame – slightly older children love these, as they can pose for photos with their friends inside the frame. 

A similar idea is to have a ‘Stand-In Photo Prop’ where children can put their faces in the holes that are cut out of the photo and become their favourite princess – and of course pull some funny faces!

7. Outdoor Spaces

If you are planning to host your party outdoors, it is essential to think about having some sort of shelter such as a gazebo, regardless of the weather forecast! Even if this is just a small gazebo for your princess to set their equipment up under, this will hugely help us to run the party smoothly.

Not only will this provide protection from unexpected changes in weather, but also in the summer time, this provides some much-needed shelter from the sun for your entertainers who will likely be very warm in their costumes, and also allows our equipment to be in the shade to prevent our speakers overheating and music cutting out.

Gazebos can also be a lovely place to set up the eating area in outdoor venues, where food can be served under shelter and the children can have a break from the sunshine while they eat (and top up their sun cream!)

A top tip for outdoor venues is simply to make sure that all of your decorations are fixed down well – nobody wants balloons and banners flying into the neighbour’s garden!

8. Eco-friendly Decorations

No matter how you choose to decorate your party, it’s a fantastic idea to look at buying eco-friendly decorations such as biodegradable balloons/fabric bunting/paper or wooden alternatives to plastic which can be reused or recycled. Reducing the waste from your party will allow you to help the environment and also save you some money by reusing decorations in future!

A quick online search will take you to some fabulous companies who provide sustainable party decorations – a couple of examples being The Party Pirate and The Original Party Bag Company. We would highly recommend checking out these companies when planning your party, to make your decorations the best that they could possibly be!


Magical wishes, the Snow Princess Parties team x

How to Throw an Enchanting Encanto Themed Party

Whilst no one is allowed to talk about Bruno, everyone is talking about Encanto! Beautiful flowers, bright colours and songs you just can’t help but sing along to, it’s no wonder Encanto themed parties are so popular. Here is everything you need to know:

1. The Cake

The birthday cake needs to be colourful to be in theme and could even have all the characters. If you’re on a budget then you could always make one yourself and you could also get the kids being creative on the day by decorating their own cupcakes before eating them or taking them home.

2. The Entertainment

Snow Princess Parties are known for our action-packed parties and our games will make for the perfect Fiesta! You could invite Mirabel or maybe Isabella; and if you are looking to recreate the magic with some live singing, you can with Princess Safiya who not only looks like Isabella but also hits all the right notes.

3. The Decorations

Whether you’re looking to host the party at home or in a local hall, you can add a little magic and turn it into Columbia. Balloons are a great touch, they look awesome in pictures and leave the kids in awe, plus at the end of the party you can always offer them out if you don’t want to take them home. Here are some of our favourite balloon arches, and you could also get the kids involved and make your own hanging flower decorations. Put some mini sombreros on the tables with bright coloured tablecloths and you’re ready to go!

4. Goody Bags

Some of my favourite goody bags are ones where you can create your own craft activity. Choose from popcorn, sweetie or floral necklaces. What we love about this is that it creates an experience for the children to go home and do, and then they will all discuss it the next day at school. It goes perfect with the theme, after all Encanto is all about what you can create.

5. Costumes

Every birthday child wants to be their favourite character and they deserve to be! We all know that one day your five year old loves Frozen and the next day it’s unicorns, so there is no need to spend a fortune. Online shopping websites are your best friend and after use you can either sell it on social media or pop it down to your local charity shop.

Top Tips

Now you’re ready to start planning your party, here are my top tips:

  1. Wherever you have the party, make sure you advise your guests and entertainment on parking provisions.
  2. Take a lighter and matches to the party for the cake (you would be surprised how many people forget).
  3. If you’re having a party outside make sure you have shelter, it’s needed for all weathers.
  4. Get extra goody bags (even if they are not invited siblings may turn up).
  5. Enjoy the party!

Magical wishes, the Snow Princess Parties team x

How to Throw a Magical Frozen Themed Party!

Every child’s dream is to have a Frozen themed birthday party. Whether their favourite character is Queen Elsa, Princess Anna or even Olaf, they all want the chance to meet their on-screen idol. Whenever we get a call from a parent, we always know that the chances are they will be enquiring about an Elsa and Anna party. We’re not sure what it is about this 2013 film but we don’t stop hearing about it!

1. Get set-up

A vital part of making any party feel magical and unique are the decorations. We have seen a LOT of Frozen themed parties in our time and we always feel it is best to go full out! This means Elsa and Anna plates, cups, tablecloths – everything Frozen! We’d also recommend going for a wintery feel with snowflakes dotted around the house/hall. It is such a sweet idea to have your children cut these out themselves prior to the party. You can use this link ( to show your children how to make these. This is such a fun way to make the birthday child excited for their special day.

Balloons are a party essential. There are many Frozen themed balloons that you can buy online or even in your local party shop (a great way to help out smaller businesses). It’s always a fantastic personal touch to have the birthday child’s name and age on one of the balloons as well.

One decoration technique that always makes a party stand out is a photo wall. These can be surrounded by a balloon arch incorporating colours such as blue, white, silver and purple. You can also have a metallic blue fringe for the perfect backdrop.

2. The Perfect Cake

The first thing on any child’s mind when they hear that their friend is having a birthday party is cake! This puts a lot of pressure on you to make sure there is enough to go around, it’s picture-perfect and it actually tastes nice. Unfortunately, we are unable to wave our magic wands and make a cake appear, however, here is some advice:

If you’re a DIY King or Queen, you could bake it yourself. Making a cake of your child’s favourite flavour is tricky, however the decorations can be harder. Blue or white icing is always a great way to make the cake fit the theme. You could even try to do a drip cake if you are the Mary Berry of the house. If you want to keep it simple but effective, buy some Frozen figurines and place them on the cake. It’s always amazing for a child to see their favourite character on-top of their cake. You can even get your children involved in the baking! Of course, it may not look quite as good as one made by a professional baker but this is a fun activity for you and the kids.

If making a big cake is a big ask, you could divert to some cupcakes! Theses can be decorated in the same way but are a lot simpler to make. You can even get Frozen themed cupcake cases! We would also recommend displaying these on a tiered cake stand.

However, you may already have enough on your plate planning a party for all of your child’s friends, so you could buy a Frozen cake in store or get one made for you birthday Princess/Prince.

3. The Princesses (obviously!)

Of course, the Princesses are a massive part of throwing a Frozen themed birthday party. That’s where we come in! We are professional princesses and we are very used to throwing these parties (having done them so many times). We know that parents put so much time and effort into making their birthday child’s day as special as possible so we try to take off a bit of the pressure. We run the whole party ourselves, bringing in our own speaker system and microphones, meaning that you can sit back and relax. We make our parties as stress-free for you as possible.

Our entertainers have beautiful costumes and wigs making the character on screen come to life! You can choose to have one character come on their own or you can choose to have both Elsa and Anna. Other characters (such as Olaf) may be available too – just give us a call!

After performing at multiple parties a weekend (and most of these being Elsa), we know what kids like best! We have many games such as limbo, bubble machine, parachute games and we also have some that are Frozen themed such as snowball fights, our build a snowman game, a ‘Let It Go’ dance with musical instruments and an Olaf story-time. You can also add a snow machine to your party to give it that extra special touch. If you would be interested in booking a special party with us, click on your location on our website and fill in the booking enquiry form or give your Regional Director a call. Hopefully we’ll meet you at a spectacular Frozen party!

The Perfect Party

Like we mentioned before, our Snow Princess Party entertainers will be able to run all of the games and music meaning the only thing left for you to think about is the party food and the cake (and maybe some party bags as well).

We hope this will help you throw the most magical Frozen themed princess party for your little one. We look forward to hopefully coming to the party and making it a special day to remember.

Frozen kisses, the Snow Princess Parties team x

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