If you're hosting an upcoming princess party for one of the smallest royals in your family, the final farewell to the guests should most definitely include princess themed party favors. There are so many alternatives to consider that the possibilities seem endless. In this article, we will review princess birthday party favor ideas from the simple and inexpensive to those that are more elaborate. We always consider the busy moms in our selections of course.
The crown jewels very frequently comes to mind when thinking of royalty. Why not make your version of the crown jewels party favor? It can take on a few different styles. First, select your treasure chest, which can be either heavy duty wooden treasure chests that each guest can paint and decorate with stickers, stick on jewels, and glitter glue. Or choose a more simplified version. You can purchase inexpensive small cardboard pink treasure chests made especially for holding party gifts. Each treasure chest can be filled with big jeweled rings, brightly colored necklaces and candy rings.
Every princess party must include lovely tiaras and magical wands. If all of your party guests are arriving in full prince or princess dress up, then complete their ensemble with a crown or tiara and wand. These items can be purchased inexpensively at most discount stores as well as online party supply stores. No need for them to all match, you can select a variety of colors and styles to fit the variety of guests that will be attending the party. Make sure to purchase a few extra in case one of the guests accidently steps on one or breaks one during the party. It's probably safe to say no jesters will be attending your party to cheer up your guests, so stashing away an extra tiara or wand if a problem occurs is the best way to stop those tears from flowing. Depending on how much money you want to spend, you could also add matching feather boas to the mix which are tons of fun and make for great pictures.
There are other ways to have a combination party craft and birthday party favor. Prepackaged do-it-yourself tiaras or wand kits come with all the necessary jewels and do-dads for decorating fun. Or head to your local craft store and select the do it yourself decorating trinkets such as sequins, glitter glue, foam letter stickers and stick on jewels. Most craft stores also carry foam tiaras and princess cone hats in a variety of colors that are also tons of fun for princess party decorating projects.
Another unique way to combine party fun with party favors is to make princess themed treats while at the party that the guests bring home to eat later. Wilton has a wonderful new aluminum baking pan that makes it a snap to bake edible star wands using either a cake mix, cookie dough, brownie mix or cereal treats and lollipop sticks. If you can't locate the pan in a store or online, or if you choose to do it the old fashion way, just use a star cookie cutter to cut out the brownies, cookies or cereal treats in the shape of stars and insert a lollipop stick into the bottom. The fun part comes in decorating the wands. Have the party guests use edible markers, edible glitter, sprinkles or M&Ms to decorate the treats, or you can decorate them in advance and just give them as gifts to the royal party goers. Just place the decorated edible wands into a clear plastic bag, wrap the stick with a twist tie and you've transformed this tasty treat into an edible princess party favor. You could even wrap the sticks in colorful ribbon and display them at the party by putting the lollipop sticks into a Styrofoam block. The positive side to this party gift is that it is also fun for the girls to decorate while at the party, so you've accomplished two tasks in one. Downside? - could be a big mess to clean up!
If you're hosting a princess birthday party, and you don't want to spend tons of time and money creating the best princess party favors, then at a minimum upgrade the basic party bag to a princess themed party bag. You can purchase cellophane party bags in sets of 12 with crowns and the word 'princess' printed on the outside, or upgrade to a reusable bag made from felt or cotton that is decorated with marabou, embroidery, and jewels. Another great option for a princess party bag is to turn a small (but fancy) dress up purse into a party bag and place all kinds things little girls love inside of it. Little girls love their stuff, and having an extra fancy bag to put it all in is sure to be a big hit.
Sure to fit into most party bags as well as most budgets is a small booklet of princess tattoos. You could also apply these tattoos to the children during the party making for a great party project -- both boys and girls alike all love their temporary tattoos. Typically you can find these for under $2 for a book of 6 tattoos and under $1 for individual tattoos.
Every little princess loves to color, so why not add a princess themed coloring book to the party favor? You can find stained glass coloring books and mini coloring books all with princess themes which are great (and unique) party favor gifts.
Princess themed hair clips (such as those shaped like crowns) and fancy hair bows are fun for all girls to play with, even if they have short hair. Hair accessories make great gift toppers too! Just place a cute princess ring or crown bracelet in a pastel cardboard jewelry box, tie with a pretty ribbon and top with a cute crown hair clip. Two gifts in one! Princess jewelry for little girls can come in a variety of price points and quality levels. Crown necklaces, bracelets and rings or even a happily ever after princess charm bracelet. Big on impact but small on cost.
What would be better than a wand that doubles as a pen? Or a big pink, puffy marabou tiara pen? Fun and funky princess themed pens are perfect for writing in journals or just doodling around. Pair up a princess pen with a little crown note pad or penny purse for a cute and unique party favor duo.
Princess photo frame and party picture - This one might take a little more effort on your end, but could result in a great, memorable party favor. Purchase princess photo frames in advance for each party goer and while at the party, take a picture of each girl in attendance. You can spice it up by adding a carriage photo prop or a picture with the 'queen for a day.' Purchase some photo paper and print the photos while the party is still raging. This is definitely not a party favor that will end up in the trash.