Winter Princess Party

My Caroline is the princess-loving tough as nails variety of little girl. A sweet jumble of contradictions. The kind of girl you only get from having an older brother in the house. It’s hard to predict what she’ll come up with next, but when it came to her 3rd birthday celebration, she and I decided we’d combine two of her current faves–princesses and snow!

In case you missed it, here’s the invitation. We handed out the majority of them so I got a little playful with addressing them. There were Ladies, Dukes and even Barons on the invitation list.

Here’s the glitter embellishment on the envelope.

Guests were welcomed to Castle Touchet with these grapevine wreaths spray painted silver and flocked with snow.

Inside where it was warm, the royal banquet table stretched out underneath a sky of falling snow.

We had snowflake crowns for the boys and tiaras for the girls.

Princess Caroline’s birthday throne at the head of the table was all wrapped up in a bow and set off with her royal portrait.

Laid out on a blanket of snow down the center of the table were snow globes filled with a different royal and snowy scenes.

A royal crown, a snowy church, a silver slipper, and a Victorian ice skate among others.

The princess one turned out to be my favorite!

After everyone checked out our stash of toys, it was time to eat!

Our centerpiece was made up of sparkly winter branches embedded in a vase of snow.

We had simple breakfast foods like sausage balls, mini muffins, pigs in a blanket and fresh fruit on these snowflake skewers.

The crowd favorites were these donut snowmen.

And look. There’s our dainty little princess enjoying one now!

The kids also really went for these marshmallow pops.

They had juice from these sweet little cups that come with snap on lids so they don’t spill.

I decked them out in royal fashion with some ribbon and scrapbooking embellishments.

And for the adults we had hot chocolate and coffee.

The mantle was decorated with a glittery snow village and castle.

And since it was a surprisingly mild January day {naturally}, we set up a play table of snow outside.

We had a few scoops and buckets and those kiddos went to town!

Then everyone headed back inside for cake. The birthday girl was feeling unusually shy as everyone sang.

Then there was more playing in the snow before everyone said their goodbyes.

As party favors, everyone got snow powder so they could make their own snow at home.

We had a great time celebrating with the birthday girl and a sweet group of friends for her first big girl party. Happy third birthday sweet Caroline!

Sources:

Large/Small Ripple Cups, Clear Favor Boxes – Think Garnish

Invitations, Paper Crowns, Cup Wraps, Favor Tags – Pink Peppermint Paper

Cake – Dream Cakes

25 thoughts on “Winter Princess Party

  1. This is amazing!! Where did you get the shoe, church, and things for inside the glass?? I would love to do that for my daughters party!

  2. Thanks Patrice! The balls were plastic light covers that I got from a local garden shop, but I think that plastic ornaments that you can open in halves would work well too. I have seen them at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s.

  3. Everything looks magnificent ! where did you get the balls from that the snow was inside for the favors?

  4. Thanks Lori! The snowman was just a small, inexpensive ornament that I hot glued inside a clear plastic ornament ball that opened into two halves. If you have a Hobby Lobby nearby, I bet you could find some suitable snowmen in their personalized mini tree, Christmas village or holiday craft sections. I know they have small Frosty hats, mini carrot noses, etc. Best of luck!

  5. Gorgeous! I’m doing a snowman themed party for my sons 5th. Did you make the snowman inside the ball ornament? If so what materials did you use?!? I love love love it!

  6. Thanks Lorelei! I actually made her with a Christmas ornament from Hobby Lobby and a gallon mason-style jar. I borrowed a lid from a candy jar we had.

  7. Could you please tell me where you purchased the princess under the snowglobe….it is beautiful!

    Thank you!

  8. OMG!!! I am in LOVE!!! So many ideas! I am having a winter royal party for my kids this year (4 and 1) as their birthdays are less than 2 weeks apart. This is AMAZING!! I just need to boy it up a bit as the 4 year old is a boy :) lol

  9. Hi! I would LOVE to recreate your donut snowmen for my daughters winter party at the end of this month. Do you mind sharing where you found the hats for the donuts? Thanks so much!!! You’re parties are amazing!!!

  10. Well you have really outdone yourself with this one! I can’t get over how amazing everything looked. You are truly a talented lady!

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