The big day had finally arrived! The princess party at the park.
I was skeptical about how to style the space.
Let's be honest, parks are usually dirty, sandy and grungy to say the least.
But this location was beautiful.
The park had a huge, architecturally designed gazebo.
From afar it actually looked like a castle.
It had large pillars and open beams,
which made for artfully hung and draped crepe paper.
I designed a banner that hung above the entrance, inviting everyone in.
|Princess party under the gazebo with banner|
Each table had a vase of freshly cut tissue paper flowers,
hand made from pink, purple and white tissue paper.
We decorated the tables with jewels,
that the kids used to decorate their crowns.
|Princess party centerpiece with jewels|
|Tissue paper flowers|
We also had a princess makeover station,
where the girls got their nails painted and their make-up done.
What park party is complete without a pinata?
On the flip side, it is a little cynical to whack the heck out of a princess pinata so
we decided to have a dragon pinata made instead.
The kids, especially the lil' knights, enjoyed slaying the dragon!
The kids also enjoyed searching for the stolen princess treasure.
I designed a treasure map, and we buried a treasure box filled with chocolate coins. We placed a paper red X that marked the spot.
|Princess Treasure Map|
Besides the birthday princess, the dessert table stole the show.
The table was draped in tulle and flowers with ribbons that draped the edges.
A silver castle settled in the middle was the eye catching centerpiece,
complete with a horse drawn carriage and flower trees.
|Silver Castle centerpiece|
|Princess horse drawn carriage|
Every detail made for an impressive backdrop for the strawberry cupcakes.
They were baked by Angelica Acosta and did not disappoint.
I found the cutest lil' tiara cupcake toppers to decorate them.
The top of the cupcake stand was adorned with
a figurine of the birthday girl herself, as a princess character.
The pennant banner above simply stated "Taylor."
|Princess tiara cupcake toppers|
|Birthday Princess with name banner|
In the end, the party was a big success.
Lil' cheeks were blushed, cupcakes were devoured,
the dragon was slayed and the birthday princess was celebrated.
All in all, it was a party to be remembered!