If you’re planning a princess party and looking for the inspiration and assistance to get started, then you’ve come to the right place! Here you can view a real princess gem party with a few insights into the key areas of styling a party. If you'd like a step-by-step ultimate guide download our ebook!
PLAN YOUR PARTY Putting together a celebration can be so much fun, from selecting the perfect party theme and planning the guest list, to decorating, budgeting and planning the games.
Help get your party organised with our party planner available now in the ebook.
DECORATIONS When it comes to party decorations you can be as elaborate or as simple as you like, however they do ultimately communicate your party theme and add that special magical touch to the day.
To help guide you in how to decorate we look at each section of our party in detail in our ebook.
We made our table the primary focus of this princess gem party with secondary areas for a tattoo station, games and dancing.
SET THE TABLE Setting and styling a table can be daunting but with a detailed look at the tips in our ebook you’ll feel like a professional.
Tables are the heart and soul of a party where people rest, eat, talk and celebrate.
Beautifully styled tables are inviting, they take the stress out of decorating a whole room and can be a lot of fun.
ENTERTAINMENT Kids love to play, and a birthday party is no exception.
While organised games are a tradition, entertainment keeps the party flowing along freely as kids chop and change from one thing to the next with excitement and joy.
A Princess Gem party offers many opportunities for themed entertainment, we offer some suggestions in our ebook.
GAMES Organised games add a sense of tradition to a birthday party. Announce you are doing “Pass the Parcel” or a “Piñata” and they’ll come flocking.
We think it’s often because the adults like to join in and the opportunity of winning a surprise of any kind has an appeal to all ages.
We played a few games at our Princess Gem party, however there are many more ideas in our ebook depending on the space you have available. Click here for a template and instructions on how to make 'Pin The Gem On The Crown'.
FOOD When catering for a royal event like a princess gem party think two types of food; celebration food and substantial food.
While cake, cupcakes and lollies are a must to celebrate, children and adults need a little nutrition to keep smiles on their faces for the duration of the party.
We provide a list of themed suggestions in our ebook to provide hungry guests.
CAKE A birthday party isn’t a party without a cake! Whether you buy one pre-made, have one custom made or make it yourself there are lots of ways to get a beautiful cake on your party table.
The key with your cake is to ensure it is right on theme and a key feature at your party. We had ours custom made by a cake maker and asked them to include all the critical items to tie it into the party, which were; the color palette of Rose Gold, soft pinks, peaches and white, a Rose Gold happy birthday glitter cake topper and gem drops which they made from meringue.
We provided the flowers which were also used throughout the party to bring it all together. When working with a cake maker it’s also a good idea to go through their portfolio and select cakes you like so they know the style you are looking to create.
PARTY FAVORS Favors, also known as treat bags or lollie bags, are traditionally a way for a host to say thank you for coming and celebrating with them. It’s a lovely way to incorporate a keep sake or memory of the party for departing guests.
For our Princess Gem party we used Rose Gold gift bags. Inside were gem bracelets and a few lollies as the take home gift for each child. Thank You tags were used to close the bags and a foil, helium heart balloon was attached for added fun at home.
A favors corner or table offers another opportunity to decorate and we used tassels in the colours of peach, pink, Rose Gold and white to theme perfectly with our party color theme. Every child loves to receive a gift and if you are able to orchestrate your child to give them out then it’s a nice way for them to thank their friend for coming and sharing in their special day.
STATIONERY Handmade stationery adds such a personal touch to your party.
We gave our stationery designer a clear brief to use foil to accentuate gems and key words for our invitations, place cards and signs.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY It’s important to think about how you want to capture your celebration. With so much planning and preparation, you want to be able to look back over the day and see the joy and memories it created for you and your child.
It could be as easy as asking a friend to be responsible for photos throughout the day or you could hire a professional photographer. The importance is being able to share those memories together in the years to come. It’s quite common on special occasions to also incorporate a videographer into your day.
With careful editing and a clear understanding of the style you are wanting to create a videographer can bring together a 1-2 minute synopsis of the day that you can share with your family and friends.
ENJOY THE DAY Here at Illume Partyware we are all about celebrating life! Be it a birthday, milestone or special holiday it’s all about loved ones coming together to spend time, share memories and celebrate happiness. In our ebook we offer a few tips on how to enjoy your celebration and therefore hopefully have more of them!
SHOP THE LOOK Here is a quick shopping guide to help you pull together items for your Princess Gem party. You may opt for a few feature items or purchase the whole look. We highly recommend you purchase as much as you can from one quality online party store so it's convenient for you. This will not only save you time but a good online party store will also insure everything is colour matched across their selections which makes all the difference to your overall party style.
BEHIND THE SCENES
EBOOK Like what you see here? For more ideas, inspiration, how-to video tutorials, recipes and a shopping list on how to create this Princess Gem party, click below to download our ebook. Illume Partyware has created this 40 page ebook which is dedicated to helping hosts bring together a stylish and elegant princess gem party for a birthday occasion. Using a splash of sparkle and a glitter of gems it provides a step-by-step guide on how to pull together a party like the one illustrated throughout this blog.
CREDITS: STYLING, PARTYWARE, PARTY FAVORS, CAKE TOPPER, TATTOOS & FOIL BALLOONS Illume Partyware / STYLING, PARTY DECORATIONS, LOLLIES, JARS, GIFT WRAPPING & TAGS The Party Parlour / CAKE AND CUPACKES Quincy Lane / BALLOON GARLAND Born to Party / MILANO KIDS CHARIS, KIDS PARTY TABLE, TEEPEE Tiny Tots Toy Hire / PHOTOGRAPHER Captured by Kirri / PASS THE PARCEL GAME, ACRYLIC DIAMONDS, SCARVES Party Ideas In A Box / ROSE GOLD CROWNS Schooza / COOKIES Petite Cookies / STATIONERY - SIGNS, PLACE CARDS, INVITATIONS Emma Smith | Event Stationery / VIDEOGRAPHER Harri Gilbert