Invitations mailed out with a look-alike Stella princess on the front.
Decorations--I got purple and pink balloons and picked up one of Martha Stewart's paper flower kits to hang from the chandelier. All the paper products were purple and pink. Each princess received a tiara and wand when they entered the "palace". And each prince received a crown and sword.
Food--I served pizza and strawberries (Stella's favorite fruit) along with pink lemonade and fruit punch in plastic champagne glasses.
Favors--all things princesses for the girls in little pink organza bags along with rock-pop rings. The boys got to take home a knight-helmet piggy bank that I found in the dollar section of Target.
Stella's Snow White birthday cake. It came out so beautiful! I picked it up a day in advance and the cake lady told me to put it in the freezer and take it out a couple of hours before the party. Bad idea. The frosting started to melt. Refriderate next time.
Activities--all the princesses made necklaces with sparkly beads. And the princes decorated paper shields. But the girls were more into the shields than the boys. Opening the gifts, of course, were part of the party.
Toward the end of the party a famous princess made a surprise visit--Miss Cinderella. She was quite the center of attention and had all the children participate in a mini ball. The children danced to the story of Cinderella pretending to be the birds, the mice, the pumpkin, the stepsisters, etc. After the dancing, each child got to have their picture taken with her.
Well, I know it's a success when my daughter tells me it was the best birthday party ever. The end.