1. Invitations were royal decrees to attend a ball in
honor of the fair maiden Sophie. We sealed them with
a wax stamp, too. On the front door we had a sign
that read "Once Upon a Time..." and on the other side
of the door as they left we had another sign that read
"...And they Lived Happily Ever After."
Round Table"--Spray painted tag board crowns gold in
advance. First activity was to glue jewels onto your
crown, and those were the birthday hats.
favor bags were just brown lunch sacks with the "Paper
Bag Princess" story photocopied really small and glued
to the bag.
4. "Princess and the Pea" game--made
small foam stacks of mattresses of different heights.
Kids select a mattress by laying a young princess
Kelley doll on top, and underneath the is the number
1,2,or 3 to pick out of one of the three prize bags.
5. "The Frog Prince"--we told the children summary of
the story. Then they were blindfolded, and had to
feel around in a wading pool for a gold ball, amidst
other floating toys. The gold ball was a racquetball
6. "Cinderella" relay--Kids line
up, take off one shoe, and hop to the finish line,
where there is a "glass slipper", and the prize is a
7. "Sleeping Beauty" musical
chairs. Instead of chairs, though, they are blankets
that they lay on to sleep when the music stops. At
the end of the game, the prize for every child is a
royal cape. I just made them out of fabric liner with
a gold rope drawstring at the top. Didn't take long
to make at all.
8. "Rumplestilskin"--relay to wind
as much gold thread around a spool in 10 seconds as
you can. Prize is a gold bar of chocolate.
George and the Dragon"--Pop green balloons on a poster
of a dragon with a sword that has a tack at the end of
it. Inside balloons are little treats.
cake was a castle shaped by freezing ice cream in a
sand castle mold and then placed in the middle of
cupcakes arranged in a circle. Cupcake holders and
frosting were blue, so it looked like a moat around
the castle. Used a graham cracker as a drawbridge
from the ice cream to the top of one of the cupcakes.
This was a huge party, but I threw it for 2 of my kids
who have birthdays in the same month!
Thanks to Michael D. Catten, M.D. for this theme idea