If you've already discovered that you will be having a little princess, you may want to plan a princess-themed baby shower or ask the person planning your shower to host this theme. There are many different directions in which you can go with a princess-themed baby shower, including Christian themes (for example, your child is a child of the King (Jesus) and therefore is royalty). Or you can just go with lots of pink, taffeta and tiaras. Another option is to use famous princesses or Disney princesses in your decorations.
Things You'll Need
- Pink streamers
- Tons of tiaras
- Pink tablecloths
- Pillar candles or large clear bowls with flowers and floating candles
- Cookie cutters, crown-shaped and girl-shaped
- Door prizes
Turn the room into an explosion of pink and tiaras. Pink streamers, inexpensive plastic tiaras and pink tablecloths are a great place to start with decorations. Twist the pink streamers and cover the ceiling with them. Hang down the plastic tiaras, so they dangle from the ceiling. The fake jewels should catch the lights and create a dazzling effect for arriving guests.
Create centerpieces fit for royalty. Place two tiaras together with a pillar candle in the center for a unique centerpiece. This is also fairly inexpensive. Other options include bowls of water with floating pink roses or rose petals and candles, storybooks about princesses or treasure chests with fake jewels and tiaras spilling out onto the table. If the treasure chests can be painted pink, so much the better!
Purchase a scene setter that looks like a castle wall and tape it to the walls. This works especially well down a hallway, where the guests will feel like they are entering a castle. They then enter your pretty in pink princess room for the actual party.
Throw sparkly netting on top of everything you can. You can purchase this at any fabric store.
Bake cookies shaped like crowns and decorate with pink (icing) jewels. You can purchase crown shaped cookie cutters at stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels. You may also want to get gingerbread girl cookie cutters and decorate them in princess finery.
Create pink punch with fruit punch, ginger ale and orange sherbet. Ask your guests to be sure they hold out their pinky fingers as they sip from their punch cups, because they are amidst future royalty.
Purchase lady fingers at the store and display them on a pretty silver serving tray.
Serve veggies and ranch dip. Add a tiny bit of red food coloring (not too much or the dip will turn red!) to the dip to create pretty pink dip fit for a princess.
Create a castle on top of a plain sheet cake, by using ice cream cones turned upside down and icing them with gray icing. If you worry about your creativity here, you may want to purchase any of the princess themed cakes at your local grocery store or hire a local baker to create the cake.
Plan some traditional shower games, such as guessing the baby items on the tray, but put a princess twist on these games. For example, among the typical baby items you would normally place on a tray, such as bibs and bottles, add in tiaras, jewelry and other princess like items. The tray is then passed from guest to guest for about 20 seconds. After each guest has had a chance to look at the tray, guests try to write down as many of the items as possible. The guest with the most correct answers wins. Make sure to give a suitable door prize, such as a jewelry box, nice tiara or piece of jewelry.
Create a trivia game based on famous princesses. You can find princess trivia online at sites like disney.com (see Resources below).
Get a giant poster of Cinderella. Print an image of a glass slipper and cut out. Have the guests play "pin the slipper on Cinderella."
Have guests write down as many "fit for a princess" baby names as they can think of. If anyone guesses what the mom-to-be actually plans to name the baby, she wins. If mom hasn't picked a name yet, she chooses the winner and has lots of great ideas for a name for her little princess.
Create entertainment by inviting the dad-to-be to dress up like Prince Charming and come in at some point during the evening. This works best if the husband is not shy by nature and will really play up the role.
Tips & Warnings
- Another fun thing to add to the party is a throne for the mother-to-be.
- Use parchment paper to create scrolls for the invitations. Roll them up, tie with ribbon and hand deliver. The invitations can read like a herald announcing the pending birth with "Hear ye! Hear ye! You're invited..."
- A nice addition to the theme can be a bubble machine, which creates a magical, fairy tale feel.
- Photo Credit pink bows image by robert mobley from Fotolia.com
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