A Party for a Fairytale Princess

“Once upon a time there was a young princess. 

On the occasion of her fourth birthday 
she invited all of the princes and princesses 
of the land to help her celebrate. 
 The party was to be held at her castle
 on the eleventh day of November from two o’clock 
where they would play party games and eat cake until four.”

If you’d like more info on the details of this princess party, just send me an email and I’d be happy to share!

For more FGB parties head on over to the party ideas page…

linking in with Bird’s monthly party linky which is full of ideas of everyday parties and more!


Yesterday the girls and I headed off to a ‘Princess Party’ for a very special 5 year old friend. Extra Special as her Mum and I went to each others’ 5th birthday parties too! They now live in the slums of Cambodia doing some amazing work over there within their community and we have really enjoyed having them back for a little while.

We took along some crown cookies, made with my all-time favourite shortbread recipe. After many years of being absolutely terrible at icing biscuits, I discovered that if you roll out some royal icing* and treat it just like a lump of playdough, you can use the same cookie cutter that was used to make the biscuit and make the icing in no time at all – plus it looks much better!** These were sprinkled with some edible glitter as well as some silver cachous.

I am really enjoying getting back into handmade presents at the moment, but what to give to a girl returning next week to her home in the slums of Pnom Penh? As her birthday theme suggests, she loves pink and glitter and princesses, so I found some glittery fabric to match and made a little drawstring bag with some matching fabric covered hairties***.

As mentioned before, I always like to find uses for party items after a party (got to justify the expense somehow!) so this was a perfect excuse to re-use the printables from Goose’s “6th” Princess Party. You can find these printables here if you are interested. I printed some of the images onto sticker paper for her to make her own stickers and used some on the birthday card as well.

If you are after some birthday party inspiration, you may like to check out my DIY Party Ideas Page or to head over and see the new parties that have been added to FGB’s DIY Party link up. Feel free to add your own parties to share with us all!

* purchased from the supermarket.
** Attach the icing to the biscuits by brushing on a mixture of icing sugar & water.
***These are sooo easy to make and sooo addictive. Very simple tutorial here.


Growing up, our Mum put on the BEST parties around! My 2 sisters & I all had our birthdays within a four week period, so the party time of year was a big one! We always picked a theme and were very involved in our parties’ execution. I couldn’t help myself but to carry on the legacy when I had children of my own.

My philosophy on the celebrating of birthdays is to make it as fun and magical as possible without spending a fortune! It’s one area where I allow myself to indulge and go a little OTT.

So, to indulge my love of parties and because I haven’t had a chance to put any of my own parties on this blog yet and because I wanted to join in here and because I wanted to play around more with this mosaic maker, I thought I’d do a snap shot of photos from some of my kid’s parties over the last few years.

Goose’s 2nd birthday – LADYBUG theme

Goose’s 3rd birthday – BEE theme

Goose’s 4th birthday – RAINBOW theme

Goose’s 5th birthday – UNDERWATER theme

Bear’s 2nd birthday – CAR theme

Goose’s 6th birthday – PRINCESS party

You can see photos of little Frog’s 1st birthday with a PINK theme here.

Now that I have joined the blogging world and found some ‘party’ blogs – the ideas for parties have kicked up a notch to a whole new level….. and I’ll be remembering to take photos of every little detail.
Stay tuned for a ‘farm’ themed party in August…..
(which I’ll blog about in much greater detail).

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