Megan said this about planning the party- “A few months ago we took our daughter to see Disney on Ice. She was most excited to see Rapunzel & was heartbroken when the show was over. We decided that night we would throw a Princess Rapunzel party for her birthday. It was so much fun making things & planning how to decorate. Dad insisted on making the cake. I feel silly to admit how nervous I was. I had no idea he would create such a special birthday cake. The party was everything I dreamed of. I feel so lucky to have wonderful friends & family to share such special moments with.”
Vendors and Credits:
Party Styling, Photography, Cake + Desserts, Fabric Backdrop, Tulle Tablecloth- genie leigh photography
Purple Dress Cupcake Toppers- Twin Mom Made
Items available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop Sticks Barbie Cake Mold Ribbon Cupcake Liners Balloons
Isn’t this SHABBY CHIC PRINCESS BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Louise Sanders of Sunshine Parties absolutely gorgeous?!
Louise said- “Every little girl wants a princess party at some stage of their childhood, so we at Sunshine Parties decided to put a twist to the traditional castle and pink plastic crowns look. We added a fresh take on a princess party but with a vintage shabby chic look.
The trick to party decor is that it is all in the detail! We created this look by using our designs from our latest Sunshine Parties printable set. All digital design elements can be printed on a home PC printer and handmade. This makes the party unique and still affordable! With a little imagination this party can look beautiful and your little girl will love it.”
Vendors and Credits:
Venue- Akimbo (based in Durban, South Africa)
Photography- Louise Sanders
Party design and decor- Sunshine Parties
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Lollipop Sticks Milk Bottles Ribbon, Fabric Tissue Pom Poms
Heart To Heart is every little girl’s dream come true! Started in 1995, they specialize in high-style and quality girls’ bedroom and party accessories. Visit their website to view many original and unique collections of themed party décor, accessories, costumes, and favors. In addition to party related products, Heart To Heart also offers room décor items for the little princess in your life!
You will be delighted to find that the products at Heart To Heart are truly one of a kind and their prices are very reasonable. They also offer same-day shipping and excellent customer service. If you need help in designing your party or room, contact Heart To Heart and they will gladly assist you. They are accessible, knowledgeable, and patient in helping their customers!
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This gorgeous PINK PRINCESS THEMED TEA PARTY was submitted by Bird’s Party & styled by Celebrations at Home. All the decor and food is fantastic! Just take a look at that gorgeous centerpiece!
Party details and vendor list at bottom of post…
Here is what Bird had to say about the party-
“Party Details & Design: In order to showcase the printable Princess Party Designs I created in 2010, I decided to call upon some pretty special and talented party industry professionals, and vendors to help bring my vision of an enchanted fairy tale to life!
The incredible stylist that is Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home, was the brains and driving force during the shooting of this Princess Tea Party, and her unique and handmade creative styling really helped to bring the party printables to life, and exceeded my wildest expectations!
Chris dreamed up each detail from scratch, and created the stunning floral centerpiece, the desserts side buffet, the gorgeous tulle decorations on the seating area and all the fun and beautiful details that were expertly captured by Julie Renee Photography.
Although this is a really popular party theme, Chris’ ideas and clever styling really made it stand out and look like no other Princess Party I had ever seen before!The table setting was more chic than cute – The centerpiece was a great focal point and turned out beautiful! Floral foam soaked in water was used inside a small stand. Pink roses, carnation, and baby’s breath were inserted and a gold decorative crown topped it all off. The place settings were vintage snack sets set on top of a doily.
The napkins were customized by using rhinestone iron-on transfers in a crown motif, and cupcake pedestals were created using small candlestick holders and vintage saucers. Chris used 3 different shades of pink to spray paint each candlestick a different color to hold the eclectic mix of china patterns. The printed elements tie everything together with place cards, straw flags, and cupcake toppers from the printable collection.
Desserts & Food: For a dessert “table” a book shelf lined with coordinated fabric was used – This low shelving was the perfect height for little ones to serve themselves. Decorative items as well as the flower wands from Fluffy Tuffies, favor boxes wrapped in tulle & a tag from the Princess Printable Collection, pretty & delicious cupcakes, and the most beautiful princess themed cookies from Lori’s Place were displayed with elegance and charm.
A fun and pretty photo prop was created by hanging an empty frame from a tree branch. Dressed in their tutus & head bands from Cole Baby Tutus, the little models had a blast and the photos turned out gorgeous!
Party Styling Tips from Chris Nease:
Create your own cupcake pedestals using small candlesticks from the dollar store, and an eclectic mix of china saucers. Glue Dots are used to hold the items together securely, and can be removed afterwards for care-free clean up.
Design your own napkins with iron-on embelishments and cotton napkins (or simple fabric squares).
Serve sandwich “wands” by cutting out shapes from peanut butter sandwiches and inserting a lollipop stick into the middle.
Party atmosphere is easy to create with yards of ribbon hanging from trees or the ceiling.
Hang an empty frame from a tree branch for an instant photo booth.
Use a book shelf to serve snacks from. Line the back with fabric for the day using spray adhesive – follow directions on the can for “temporary use.”
Get more bang for your buck by incorporating guest favors into the party itself. Here the designer cookies in cellophane, and dress up attire can all be taken home as parting gifts.”