Vintage Shabby Chic Princess 4th Birthday Party

Posted on February 1st, 2013 by Kara
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This stunning VINTAGE PRINCESS FOURTH BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Anfal Al-Kuhailan from Kuwait.

This party has so many beautiful princess ideas! Some of my favorites are:

The vintage birdcages hanging from the ceiling

The floral paper cones filled with candied nuts

The glass front armoire filled with princess party favors

The ruffle cake and the shabby chic princess cake

and MORE!

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Honeycomb hanging lanterns (Tissue Balls)

Glass Milk Bottles

Pink, Green & Blue Striped Paper Straws

Mini Gumball Machines

Pennant Flag Banner

Princess Crowns

Berry Baskets

Favor Cones

Clear Plastic Boxes (holding mini cakes)

White Paper Doilies

Cupcake Wraps

Ribbon

Baker’s Twine

To-Go Boxes

Fry Boxes

Food and kids’ meals- catered by Chef Danah Al-Tourah of Crave Catering
Vintage roses tableware and decorations- Party Ark
Printables- Sunshine Parties
Cake and desserts- The November Company
Flower arrangements- Fleur and The November Company

Photography- Aziza Al-Ghunaim of Little Twinkles Photography

              

Here’s what Anfal had to say about planning the party- “The inspiration for my daughter Zaina’s 4th Birthday was my husband’s vintage car along with the fact that Zaina wanted to be a princess that day. I mixed those two elements and came up with a pretty vintage princess party theme!

We invited around 25 girls between the ages of 2-8. I wanted the party to be so girly so I used a lot of bird cages, flowers, lace and ruffles in pastel colors. Vintage lights and balloons were also used for decorating the party venue.

There were several activities during the party:

1. A dress up area and a photo booth that we called ‘The Royal Photo Booth’ where the little girls would dress up in feathers, princess tiaras, jewelry and wands in addition to other props and signs. The photo booth was set by a local company called Bonker Box.

2. Create your own princess frame workshop. Each girl was given a ceramic tile of a princess with a variety of paints and glitter glues. Each girl would decorate her own princess tile and frame and take it home as a gift.

3. Face painting; My daughter and her friends were enchanted when they got their faces painted with their favorite characters and beautiful fairytale designs and stick-on jewels.

4. “A princess tattoo parlor” where girls got their temporary glitter tattoos on their hands and bodies.

5. Princess and the pea puppet show; this was the main event and it was performed by Puppet Kingdom from Kuwait.

While the girls were enjoying the birthday activities, a DJ was playing kids music in the background and the moms were comfortably seated around the activity stations and were served throughout the party with vintage-inspired food on passing trays.

The menu included:
1. Tiny tomato soup shots topped with mini cheese sammies
2. Date salad and strawberry salad in mini cups
3. Portobello mushroom pizzas in mini plates

4. French fries dipped in home-made ketchup in shot glasses

5. Roasted cherry tomato and cheese skewers

6. Pumpkin seed tartlets in mini plates

7. Grilled polenta topped with muhammara

8. Macaroni and cheese in mini glass jars

As for the little girls, each was given a vintage looking meal box with chicken nuggets and french fries inside along with home-made ketchup and orange juice.

For the dessert table, we used vintage metal cake stands and plates to display the desserts and the dessert menu included:

1. Flower mini cupcakes

2. Lace butter biscuits

3. Bird cage sugar cookies

4. Ruffles and lace cake pops
5. Rice crispy pops

6. Strawberry trifle jars

7. Mommy’s ruffle cake (chocolate flavor)

8. Shabby chic princess birthday cake (red velvet, rose water and vanilla ombre cake from the inside)
9. Salted pecan turtles in cones

10. Meringues

11. Pistachio pie

12. Mini pecan bites

13. Jars filled with candies

14. Drinks (mint water, strawberry water, pomegranate and apple juice)

I have to mention that we also set a beautiful white tent in the garden and decorated it with lanterns, cushions and hanging tissue pompoms and we called it ‘the princess hangout area’ the girls enjoyed watching the puppet show while seated inside this beautiful tent.

We also placed a big cabinet right next to the dessert table and we called it ‘the magical cabinet’ it was filled with gifts for the girls and their moms. Each girl got a gift bag filled with makeup, glitter nail polish, hair accessories and bangles and were wrapped with a beautiful lace ribbon. They also got a vintage mini gum ball machine. The moms were not forgotten, each got a mini cake as well as a shabby chic gift box with chocolate bites inside.”

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Honeycomb hanging lanterns (Tissue Balls)

Glass Milk Bottles

Pink, Green & Blue Striped Paper Straws

Mini Gumball Machines

Pennant Flag Banner

Princess Crowns

Berry Baskets

Favor Cones

Clear Plastic Boxes (holding mini cakes)

White Paper Doilies

Cupcake Wraps

Ribbon

Baker’s Twine

To-Go Boxes

Fry Boxes

Food and kids’ meals- catered by Chef Danah Al-Tourah of Crave Catering
Vintage roses tableware and decorations- Party Ark
Printables- Sunshine Parties
Cake and desserts- The November Company
Flower arrangements- Fleur and The November Company

Photography- Aziza Al-Ghunaim of Little Twinkles Photography

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9 thoughts on “Vintage Shabby Chic Princess 4th Birthday Party

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  1. Wendy

    Love the cakes! That ruffle cake is stunning! It’s always interesting to see parties from other parts of the world, and this one does not disappoint! Really pretty!

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  2. Lynn H

    WOW!! I’m at a loss for words. This party is definately fit for a princess. The ruffle cake is absolutely stunning – the prettiest I’ve seen. It reminds me of a petticoat. The cake pops are also adorable with the ruffles on them – so dainty and girly.

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  4. Aziza

    I had the pleasure of photographing this birthday. It was magical! Thank you dear for posting and for mentioning me x

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