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I recently threw a “Princess in Training” Birthday Party using Disney Junior Celebrates products, and it was a blast! You can get all of my recipes and party planning ideas in this post.
Something you may not know about my family is I have 9 siblings. My parents have 10 kids total, 6 of us are married, and 5 of us have kids of our own: We have a lot of birthdays in our extended family. And sometimes it is hard to come up with birthday party ideas. But Disney Junior can help.
Because I am on a mission to be the favorite aunt, I decided to throw a birthday party for a couple of my nieces who just had birthdays. But not just any party. It was a “Princess in Training” party, where we used their favorite Disney Junior character, Sofia the First as a guide.
I went to Walmart and picked up darling birthday party supplies: Cups, plates, napkins, a Sofia Costume, tiaras, and more.
It was so fun and easy to throw together I just had to share it. I set up different activities for the girls to do, and each activity had to do with what it means to be a princess:
Princesses are Kind and Polite
Discussion Point: Princesses have to take care of their subjects, and must always be polite, practice manners, and show kindness.
Activity Idea: Write out “Thank You” cards!
My nieces are only 3 and 4 years old so they don’t write, but they can color, so I had them color Thank You cards for their moms. They loved it!
Princesses Always Look Their Best
Discussion Point: Princesses represent their kingdom, so they take good care of themselves. They do their hair and nails, and always wear a smile!
Activity: Paint nails, and curl hair! You could also provide necklaces, tiaras, and other fun things to dress the girls up as Princesses.
We had the girls wear their favorite princess costume, but I surprised them with a Sofia Costume I picked up at Walmart to wear as well. We had fun getting all dolled up.
Discussion Point: Princesses attend balls and have yummy feasts where they play hostess and make sure everyone is having a good time.
Activity: Eat yummy food, and make sure everyone feels included.
Princess Popcorn, pink popcorn with sprinkles
5 minCook Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 liters sprite
- 2 cups ice
- 4 cups pink lemonade
- 1/2 cup unpopped corn
- 1 cup pink candy wafer melts
- 2 Tbs sprinkles of choice
- Blend it all together and serve cold
- Pop the popcorn using an air popper.
- Melt candy melt wafers in glass bowl in microwave by running for 20-30 seconds, stirring well, and repeating until melted (should only take 2-3 times total).
- Drizzle candy melts over popcorn while popcorn is still hot, and sprinkle on sprinkles. You want to do this while the popcorn and candy melts are still warm so the sprinkles will stick to the candy melt and not end up in the bottom of the bowl.
- Stir well, and serve!
You can use a powder mix lemonade, or a pre-bought kind, or make your own.
Serve in fancy cups to make it even more fun!
Discussion: Princesses know how to see the best in people, and try to help people be their best selves.
Activity: Have each princess give a compliment to the other princesses in the room.
Additional activity: Make molded chocolate frog rice crispy treats and let the girls eat them. I bought a frog mold at Walmart when I was picking up the party supplies, along with green candy melt. Then used the same method I shared in Molded Chocolate Valentine Rice Crispy Treats to make this cute treat!
Discussion: Princesses sometimes have servants and staff to help them, but they are not afraid to do their part.
Activity: Let each girl decorate her own birthday cupcake.
We made purple cupcakes in honor of Sofia the First, and used pearl candies to decorate the tops to look like princess crowns.
Discussion: Princesses try to be good and kind always and help those around them.
Activity: Play an age appropriate team building game.
We had a castle made out of boxes they had to work together to build. But I also caught the girls helping each other all during the party, and was sure to point it out! Isn’t this cute? My little one was fixing her cousin’s hair before we snapped a picture. Such a princessly thing to do!
The party turned out so cute, and was really easy to throw together. The girls loved every minute of it, and I loved that the only work I had to do was make some food. Head to Pinterest to find more fun Birthday Party Ideas with #JuniorCelebrates courtesy of #CollectiveBias!