I wish I could take credit for all the beautiful decorations in the castle today, but a friend of mine so kindly gave them to me. Yes, honestly so nice! She recently did a Cinderella Pumpkin party for her one-year-old, and when she found out I was planning a similar party, she offered me all of her lovely decorations. How could I say no to that? Thank you, Ambria! Your decorations were perfectly royal, indeed. All I had to do was paint a few pumpkins (that we still had from Halloween) to top it all off.
As soon as all the carriages had arrived with the little princesses, we played Pass the Pumpkin (Hot Potato), Pin the Kiss on the Frog Prince (which I actually made seven years ago for Hannah's 4-year princess party! Happy I saved it.), and had a Royal Ball with real princess music (aka the cheesy Disney stuff). It was hilarious watching all these little girls twirl around so seriously! Little Prince William Charming was pretty outnumbered by the ladies so he never had to dance alone.
The menu included Magical Fruit Wands, Bibbity-Bobbity-Blue Pumpkin Cookies, Royal Cupcakes, Heart Sandwiches, and Pink Princess Potion. Sometimes I wonder why I make so much food for these parties, because these little kids usually take two bites and they're off! Still, it's fun to put together.
For the party favors, I bought some candy pumpkins before Halloween and saved them for the treat bags. Then I added some sparkly rings, mini wands, princess notepads and lollipops. Super simple.
Happy birthday to Her Royal Highness, Princess Olivia!