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    Cinderella Themed Birthday

    March 23, 2013

    There is nothing more fun than planning a themed party! When said party happens to be tailored around one of the greatest fairy tale princesses of all time, you’re really in for a treat! With the right tools, as well as some creativity and imagination, you can transform any space into a palace. Whether you are planning for a tiny princess-hopeful or a kid-at-heart looking to create a storybook birthday, here are some key essentials for a happy ending:


    Movie- The first easy step to hosting a successful Cinderella themed birthday party is using the movie of course! There are more ways than one to incorporate it into your party. For kid parties, consider setting up a mini theater (equipped with princess popcorn or tiara cookies) to watch the whole film or favorite clips. You can also set up a sing-along circle for classics like Cinderelly or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo. For adults, looping the movie silently on screens sets a nice atmosphere without being intrusive. For a subtle touch, print out photos of movie characters (Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lottie, Dottie, etc.) and place them in frames around your home, or print outline versions for children to color. Finally, laminate versions of the movie cover art in different sizes and make creative place mats, coasters, or even name tags for all ages!


    Glass Slippers- Everyone knows that the famous glass slipper was one of the most important parts of this classic story. In order to successfully execute a Cinderella themed party, make sure to incorporate glass slippers for adult and child birthdays. A glass slipper cake topper, glass slipper favors or actual Cinderella slippers! Walmart even has glass slipper lamps that could spice up the ambiance in a homemade palace. If you’re looking to help others while celebrating the big day, consider collecting donations for the Glass Slipper Project. Helping those in need while sticking to your awesome theme- it doesn't get any better than that!


    Gown- Every princess needs a gown. There are great options for Cinderella themed gowns for children at Target or the Disney Store. Adults can also feel like royalty with a dress from Amazon, Party City or if you’re looking for something a little less costume-like, plan a Cinderella inspired outfit. For some added fun, invite guests of the party (small and big alike) to dress up as well, or wear an outfit inspired by their favorite character from the story.

     


    Midnight Pumpkins- Finally, we all know that the turning point in Cinderella happens at midnight when the coach turns into a pumpkin and the horses turn back into mice. If you’re hosting little ones, consider playing a “pretend midnight” game, where the first group of fairyland guests to get all toys into one bin before the “strike of midnight” will receive pumpkin pie or a plush Cinderella mouse. For adult fairylands, count down to midnight and have someone dress up as a fairy godmother hand out pumpkin pie vodka shots!

     

     

    There are so many ways to make your Cinderella themed birthday party a ballroom smash! How do you envision your dream Cinderella party? Leave us a comment below or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter!