Best Kids' Parties: Princess Party

My Party

Name: Adella, 3
Location: San Clemente, CA

This was the first year we hosted a true birthday party for our daughter, as we wanted to wait until she was old enough to remember all of the excitement and magical moments. When asking her what sort of party she wanted, I knew it was going to be a "Disney Princess Party." Ugh.

This was Adella's first ever birthday party with her best friends, and we think it was a memorable one that was both modern and chic.

I did a lot of research trying to find party decorations that didn't use the actual Disney characters, but still hinted at the princesses so that it would be recognizable for 3 year olds. This proved to be quite challenging. Luckily I came across "Printable Party Packs" on etsy, and Jenny, the owner, was willing to work with me on creating a custom party pack that was modern yet still girly. The tissue poufs are Martha Stewart and were borrowed from my daughters bedroom. I found discounted tulle at a fabric store, and purchased the flower petals (on sale) at Michaels. Our final splurge was hiring a princess to come and entertain Adella's guests, and she turned us all into believers!

Keeping to a strict budget, I purchased most of the food from Costco, and created somewhat of a dessert table using what I had around the house. However, I did splurge on some custom cookies, by "Sunshine Bakes" on etsy. She was able to print the design from the party pack onto the cookie, and, not only were they beautiful to look at, but they were also delicious to eat!

Thanks, Alexis! Readers, visit Alexis at Adella & Co.

(Images: Adella & Co.)

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