If you’re looking for budget friendly princess party ideas, take a look at this birthday princess party that I put together for just $26! This princess party was easy on the budget and simple to decorate while still having a fairy tale ambiance. The pink, blue and gold color scheme came together like a dream. Most items came from the dollar store – all it takes is a little imagination!
The Dessert Table
For the dessert table backdrop, I used plastic tablecloths to create the look of curtains and draped fabric, with glittery gold ribbon for tie-backs. The hanging star lights (which I bought from Ikea years ago) were hung behind one tablecloth for a subtle twinkling effect. You could use fairy lights, or Christmas lights as well.
I wrapped the water bottles in pink and blue ribbon. I bought the princess cupcake wrappers and picks from the dollar store. I made the tissue flower poms out of gift tissue paper from the dollar store, and hung them with pink ribbon.
The Dining Table
I used a dollar store Disney Princess plastic tablecloth to cover the dining table, and set out Disney Princess party hats with ribbons coming out the top (taped inside the hat) to resemble a medieval princess hat. I hung 3 blue tissue flower poms above the dining table. I also placed plain paper gift bags (from the dollar store), Disney Princess coloring pages (free printables), felts, stamps and stickers all over the table.
The Favor Table
Instead of pre-packing the favor bags for the guests, I decided to set out the favors on a table. That way they added to the decor, as well as allowed the princess guests to choose their own favors.
When the party began, the little princesses first sat at the dining table and decorated their own favor bag and colored the princess pictures. This was actually quite a hit!
When they finished embellishing their bags, they went over to the favor table and selected their favorite color or flavor for each item. They received one plastic wine glass containing a bead necklace, a bracelet, a ring and a wand (all from the dollar store). They also chose a Disney Princess lip gloss (Winners), a lollipop, a candy necklace and a foil tiara. Most of the girls put the items on right away.
Next, they could pick out a princess dress (from my daughter’s collection) hanging from the wardrobe if they wanted to dress up, which almost all did 🙂
Finally they could go to the nail painting station where my sister and one of the older girls helped paint their nails (I bought 6 mini colorful nail polishes from Winners).
After they were all Princess-ified they went and played on the playground, and then we sat down for cake and gift opening. My daughter received skipping ropes so the girls played with those, and on the playground again until the party was over.
I would estimate this party cost me a total of $26 for decorations and favors for 8. The guests enjoyed the girly fun, and my daughter had the time of her life. She loves crafting, playing dress-up, pretending she’s a princess and playing with her friends, so she was perfectly happy with her princess party.
I hope you can use these budget friendly princess party ideas to throw an affordable affair of your own!