Growing up, fairytales were a big part of everyone’s childhood, in the forms of cartoons, books, and stories. Whether it was Cinderella, Robin Hood, or Three Little Pigs, everyone had their hero. When it comes to the birthday of our little ones, we want them to have the best time and make their wishes come true. So, when they ask for a fairytale birthday party, how to arrange one?
To arrange a fairytale birthday party, you will need to pick appropriate food, invitations, decorations, and costumes.
What food to serve at a fairytale birthday party?
The food that you will be serving depends on your child’s favorite fairytale character. Try to recreate some food from the fairytale, or take inspiration from some of the food that is mentioned.
If your child’s favorite fairytale character is Snow White, you should consider making something with apples. Perhaps the easiest solution would be to serve an apple pie. To make a simple apple pie for up to 8 people, you will need a pie crust, 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples, ¾ cups sugar, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
Heat the oven to 425°F, and place a pie crust in an ungreased glass pie plate. Press it firmly against the side and the bottom of the pie plate. Mix the filling ingredients in a large bowl, and fill the crust-lined pie plate. Top it with the second crust. Next, cut slits or shapes in several places in the top crust. Bake it for around 40 minutes, until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown.
If your child is a fan of Cinderella, mini pumpkin cakes could be your solution for a Cinderella-themed party.
To make mini pumpkin cakes, you will be needing 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1 pinch ground cloves, 1 pinch nutmeg, 2 cups granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 can pumpkin puree, 1/2 tsp salt, and 3 large eggs.
Start by sifting the flour, salt, spices, and leavening agents into a large bowl. Whisk them together and set aside.
Next, cream the butter and oils together and beat in the yogurt and eggs. Mix in the dry ingredients alternating with the pumpkin purée and beat until combined.
Scrape the bowl down and mix and stray pockets of ingredients in by hand. Pipe the batter into the buttered and floured mini bundt pans then bake at 350F until centers are set, for about 20 minutes.
Make the cream cheese frosting then whip up the buttercream and color orange if desired. Cut bottoms off cakes, and if you want tall pumpkins, cut less, and cut more if you want rounder pumpkins.
Pipe or smear cream cheese frosting onto the bottom of one mini bundt cake and sandwich together. Fill in the hole on top with a bit of the bunt cake you trimmed off in the previous step.
Cover in orange buttercream. Sculpt in to a pumpkin shape. Chill the cakes to harden the buttercream then use a rounded piece of plastic to smooth the pumpkin out further.
If you are having a Peter Pan themed birthday party, you can make some rock candy, as the inspiration comes from Rock Skull in Peter Pan.
To make rock candy, bring one part of distilled water, to a temperature as close as possible to, but not higher than, 112º Fahrenheit. Next, add three parts pure, refined sugar, and green food color. Stir over the same heat, until the sugar is dissolved, which usually takes some time. Pour the syrup into mason jars. In order to harvest the rock candy suspend a wooden skewer in the mason jar to which the rock candy will form. It is normal if a top layer of the crystal forms. Once the candy has reached the desired size, break that top layer of crystal up with a fork before removing the candy.
Alice in Wonderland
If you will be having a fairytale party inspired by Alice in Wonderland, consider adding some tea to the party. If the birthday party is taking place during winter, hot tea is good, but make sure to have a lot of flavors for children to choose from. Keep in mind that children prefer sweeter teas and that they will probably want fruit teas.
If the party is taking place during the summer, iced tea is a better option. You can choose to make one yourself or pick some up from the supermarket. There might not be as many flavors of iced tea in the store, and in that case, you can just make some regular hot tea in many different flavors, add some ice, and chill it in the fridge before the party.
What to play at a fairytale birthday party?
Sometimes, it is hard to keep the children under control and occupied. Here are some game ideas that will make sure the children are having fun.
You can hide various Royal items around the venue where you are hosting the party. Make sure to include some items that are ‘high value’, such as crowns and jewelry, and assign how much points are scored by finding each item. Split the children into teams and let them hunt the items, bring them back one at a time and earn appropriate points for the items they find. The winning team is the one with the most points.
Poison apple bobbing
Get one bowl full of water and put in a few green apples and only one red apple. Have each child wear a blindfold and then, with their hands behind their back, and using their mouth only they have to try and pick up an apple with their teeth and take it out of the bowl. If they get the red one, they lose.
Catch the villain
Tell the children that the adults of the party are villains. Give each villain a bag of chocolate money. Make each party guest a prince or princess and give them a wand. Everyone moves around the space and the Prince’s and Princesses have to touch the villains with their wands. If they manage to touch the villain then the villain has to throw chocolate out of their bag to distract the Princesses and Princes in order to run away. When the villains are out of chocolate then they turn to stone and freeze. The Princess/prince with the most chocolates collected is the winner.
Lego castle build
Split the guests into teams and give them some Lego bricks, as well as some castle items. Give them a time limit and judge the best castle build after that time. You can choose the winner of different categories, such as the biggest, most fun, most creative castle and so on.
What’s the time Mr.Dragon
One child will play the dragon and stand at the end of the room with their back to the room. The rest of the players line up at the other end of the room and say “what’s the time Mr. Dragon?” The dragon then gives a time and counts it while the players sneak up behind him. If he turns while they are moving they have to go back to the start. If they freeze in time when he turns they can stay where they are. The goal is to get to and touch the dragon while it is turned away. If the dragon says ‘Dinner time’ he can turn and run and try and catch as many players before they get back to their base.
To play crown hockey, you will have to set up an obstacle course of toys, cones, or whatever you have around. Players have to use a broom to get a toy crown from one side of the obstacle course to a goal at the other side of the course. You can make it even more challenging by blindfolding one teammate and having another teammate call out directions to guide them along the course.
Prince or Princess and the Pea
Same as in the story “Princess and the Pea”, the children will have to detect a pea. Lay some cushions, mats, and different soft objects around the room, and place tennis or golf balls under some of them. The guests have to each sit on one and say if there is a pea under it. If they are correct they stay in for the next round. If they are incorrect they are out.
What to put in a candy bag for each kid?
Since it is a fairytale themed party, try to incorporate that into the candy bags. Put some chocolate money for the princes and princesses, apple candies for the fans of snow-white, marshmallows for the fans of Hansel and Gretel, and so on.
You can try to find some candy with fairytale characters on the package, as they are fairly commonly found in the supermarket.
If you want to go the extra mile, add wands and crowns to the candy bags.
How should an invitation card look like?
The most important thing that an invitation card has to have is when and where the party will be.
You can get some invitation cards from the store that feature your child’s favorite fairytale character, or you can make your own.
If you will be making your own invitation cards, you will need some carton or hard paper, collage, glue, pen, and pencil colors. You can also add some stickers and glitter.
You can choose to make them yourself, or let the child make them, depending on their age and skill.
First, fold the paper in half. On the inside, write the name of your guest, the date, time, and place of the party. Make sure to tell them to dress up as one of the fairytale characters.
On the front side, you can draw something that has to do with fairytales, like a castle, or a special character, or a fairy, etc. You can also create something with collage.
Once you are done with your front side, you can add some stickers or glitter, but make sure that the glitter is glued to the card, because loose glitter is very hard to clean up but also very dangerous if inhaled.
What to wear to a fairytale birthday party?
Fairytales have princesses, princes, and even frogs, so the costume possibilities are almost endless.
The little guests should choose which fairytale character to dress up as. You can get a real costume in a store, or you can DIY it. For instance, if the child would like to be a princess, then all you need is a dress and a little tiara, crown, or sparkly hair clip.
If they wish to be a prince, all they need is a little crown, a gold-looking chain, and a fake sword.
Fairy tales often include lots of cute animal characters as well, so the children can choose to dress up as an animal from their favorite fairytale. It is not the best idea for them to wear full-body animal costumes, as they can get hot and uncomfortable while playing games and running around. Concentrate on some key features that will give away which character they are.
Some features like tails and ears can make the best dressing up accessories, and they are also the quickest and the most simple ones to make.
Face paint is also a great way to quickly transform your child into their favorite fairytale character.
What decorations to use at a fairytale birthday party?
If your child has a specific fairytale character, you can buy decorations that feature their favorite character. If the party includes all fairytale characters, you can decorate with some stars, wands, crowns, and so on.
You can include a playhouse in the fairytale birthday party, and there are lots of ways you can decorate and customize it in order to make it the best fairytale party birthday party.
You can search around a charity shop to gather some material and accessories for a fairytale party. Be on the lookout for some shiny materials, which can be stapled onto the playhouse walls. Glittery material can also be used to decorate the front door.
If you want to spend some more time decorating, you can create some magical curtains. Search for some glittery fabric which is a bit bigger than the width of the window that you wish to attach it to. This is going to give to you a little edging to create a hem on all sides. Lay the curtain fabric out with the curtain pole at the top, and fold the fabric over the pole, as this will show where the curtain needs to be stitched.
Stitch the folded piece of fabric onto the fabric underneath, which will create the hole for the pole to go through. Lastly, simply attach the pole to either side of the window using a drill, leaving the curtains loose for the children to slide them open and close.
Stickers of stars and hearts can be used on the inside walls, as well as pictures of some fairytale characters.