5 Disney Princess Party Ideas for a Magical Birthday

We’ve all learned from the Secret Garden that every little girl is a princess, and what better way to celebrate that than to have a princess-centric party? Everyone deserves a special day where they’re treated like royalty, and birthdays are the perfect time to make that dream a reality.

So stick a tiara on the cake and encourage guests to come in their favorite dress-up costume, because the day is fast approaching when we all get to channel our inner princess and drink punch from a cup with our pinky fingers out. Here are a few ideas to make the birthday party even more magical!

1. Karaoke

How about a Disney karaoke party? Cue up the music and recruit some parents to help sing-a-long. Traditional karaoke songs without the main melody may be too difficult for children. Heck, sometimes they’re too difficult for the adults! So either buy music with the melody or use the original videos on YouTube.

2. Shadow Puppets

Have a room you can darken? Or want to have an evening Disney party? 

Find a white sheet and check out these amazing Frozen shadow puppets! The good folks at Disney even included a link to templates so you can “Invite friends and family to arrive in their coziest attire and enjoy the magic that will ensue as the kids put on their very own shadow puppet show inspired by Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven.

If Frozen isn’t your daughter’s favorite, then trace the images out of a book and make your own Disney characters. Moana would make an amazing shadow puppet theater. So would Mulan!

3. Paper Dolls

Speaking of templates, check out these gorgeous paper dolls.

What I love about these Disney beauties is they can play multiple roles during the party. They can be used as decorations on the party table—even cake toppers—and the children can play with them if they want. You can also send home a pack as party favors. Make sure to print out enough.

In addition to the paper dolls for a party favor, every girl goes will want to go home with a crown. Check out our four pages of character-themed mouse ears. You can ask the parents which princess is their daughter’s favorite, or play it safe and order the same ones for all. Go big with some glitzy sequined mouse ears, and avoid fights when some girls spontaneously decide to switch favorites. 

Everyone loves a bit of sparkle when they’re pretending to be royalty.

4. Balloon Arch

I’ve decided that every party should have a balloon arch, especially when it’s a party for a princess. It’s inexpensive, has tons of Wow factor, and provides a setting for birthday photo ops. Make sure to take lots of pictures and send them to the other parents!

5. Pink Popcorn

When the kids get tired or are waiting for parents to come and pick them up, put on a Disney favorite and bust out the pink popcorn. This recipe comes from Leigh Anne Wilkes and you can make it any flavor you like. How about cotton candy

Keep in mind that pink popcorn tastes best on the same day you prepare it.  Make it before your party-goers show up, but try for the same day.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • food coloring


  1. Put all in saucepan and bring to a boil
  2. Pour over popped corn and stir until well coated and it goes sugary


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 38mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Calcium: 1mg

We hope the princess party is every bit as magical and beautiful as your little princess. Good luck!