The Ultimate Disney Princess Party Planning Guide

Bring the magic of Disney to life.

Sadiyah Qureshi


Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! It’s time to throw a party fit for a princess! Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration or just a fun get-together, a Disney Princess themed party is sure to enchant your guests. From Cinderella to Belle, the Disney Princess franchise offers a plethora of characters to choose from, making it easy to customize your party to fit your favorite princess’ aesthetic.

We’ve compiled a list of Disney princess party ideas including everything from decor to food and games, that will help make your party magical. Whether you’re a fan of classic Disney films or the newer additions to the franchise, you're guaranteed to create an enchanting and unforgettable event. So, put on your glass slippers, and let’s dive into some Disney Princess party ideas!

Keep reading for lots of Disney Princess party ideas…

Princess Party Invites

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If you're planning a Disney princess themed party, one of the first things you'll want to do is send out the invitations to match. Consider purchasing custom party invitations featuring your favorite princesses or DIY your own using Disney Princess themed backdrops and wallpapers. Whether you choose to use mail or email, make sure to send them out with ample time to allow your guests to plan accordingly and get their princess attire in order.

Pro tip: Don’t miss a step in your party planning journey! Check out our ultimate party planning checklist to stay on track.

Royal Decor

Transform your event space into a magical kingdom with Disney Princess party decorations. Start by creating a glamorous tablescape with metallic accents, luxurious fabrics, and a vibrant color palette to match the princess or princesses. You could also rent or create props that represent the characters and their trusty sidekicks, such as life-size cutouts! 

Consider booking your own event planner to act as a fairy godmother that will help you bring your magical dreams to life.

Hire a Professional Princess

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Having real Disney princess characters at your party can really elevate the atmosphere to make guests feel like they're in a magical fairy tale. The performers can dress in beautiful princess costumes and enchant guests with singing, storytelling, and games. Exciting and fun, they deliver great entertainment, and your guests can take pictures and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Princess and the Frog Feast

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Transport your guests to the heart of New Orleans with a Princess and the Frog themed party. Transform your space into a bayou-inspired wonderland with lush greenery like moss, ferns, and flowers. Enhance the ambience with soft string lights and lanterns, and book a live jazz band for an extra touch of Southern charm. 

No New Orleans themed party would be complete without some delicious Cajun cuisine. Why not hire a caterer to serve up some classic on-theme dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and red beans and rice?

The Rapunzel Cocktail

For the adult princesses, let your hair down with this magical Rapunzel Cocktail! With Empress Gin substituted for the traditional rum in a Mojito recipe, the drink has a beautiful purple hue to match Rapunzel’s signature dress. It’s also an extremely versatile cocktail with endless variations, making it a crowd-pleaser at any party.

Princess Ballroom Dancing

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Add a touch of elegance and fun to your party with princess style ballroom dancing! It’s a fun and elegant party activity that will transport you and guests into an enchanted world. To get started, hire professional ballroom dancers to teach guests the basics of ballroom dancing. Don your best ball gown, fasten your glass slippers, and glide across the dance floor like a true princess!

Princess Pajama Party

Invite your guests to wear their favorite princess themed pajamas and enjoy a cozy night in. Transform your living room into a royal slumber party with lots of princess inspired decorations. Set up a canopy bed, decorate with twinkling lights, and scatter fluffy pillows and blankets around the room. 

Get the party started with a Disney Princess movie and a big bowl of popcorn, or even a food cart rental. With lots of princess themed snacks lined up, your guests will feel like royalty all night long.

Beauty and the Beast Rose Cocktail

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Inspired by the iconic rose in the Beast's castle, this cocktail is the perfect way to add some enchantment to your party. It's sure to impress your guests with its elegant presentation and rich flavor. The combination of red sanding sugar and the slight tartness of cranberry will tantalize taste buds and elevate your drink menu. Make a kid-friendly mocktail with flavored seltzer and cranberry juice.

Disney Karaoke

Have guests sing their favorite Disney Princess songs with karaoke. Encourage your guests to dress up as their favorite princesses and provide props and costumes to make the night even more fun. You can belt out everything from "A Whole New World" to "Let It Go"—have fun putting together a playlist of your fave Disney Princess tracks!

Don’t forget to book a karaoke DJ to bring all the equipment and song selections you’ll need.

Under the Sea Theme

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Bring the ocean to your party with a Princess Ariel inspired mermaid theme. Decorate with shades of blue, seashells, and coral, and serve blue cocktails. Your guests can dress up as their favorite mermaid or sea creature to recreate the ocean floor. You could also set up a photo booth with props like seaweed boas, starfish headbands, and tridents. A bubble machine is also a great finishing touch to bring your enchanted underwater kingdom to life!

Pin the Kiss on the Frog

Spice up your party with a playful and entertaining game inspired by the classic Disney film, The Princess and the Frog. Gather your guests and have them blindfolded as they try to place a kiss on a picture of a frog. Add some friendly competition to the mix and award prizes to your guests who come the closest.

Mulan's Dumplings

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Dumplings are a versatile and delicious party snack that will satisfy all your guests, whether they're vegetarians or meat-lovers. Dumplings are delicious, flavorful, and they're also easy to make yourself. Fill dumpling wrappers with a mixture of minced vegetables, meat, or seafood, steam until cooked, and serve with soy sauce for dipping.

Poison Apple Cake Pops

Make Poison Apple Cake Pops inspired by Snow White, except there’s nothing rotten about these! This sweet dessert is sure to be a hit, and makes the perfect addition to a Snow White inspired table spread. Make sure to display them on a platter with some greenery or a small sign that reads "Beware of the Poison Apples!"

Tiara Making

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Set up a DIY princess tiara making or jewelry station where guests can create their own sparkly accessories. Gather a variety of materials, such as beads, glitter, and ribbon to make princess-approved pieces. To add some grown-up princess sparkle to your event, hire a pop-up jeweler to create princess themed pieces in precious metals for guests to take home!

Disney Princess Trivia

Test your knowledge and compete with your friends in a fun-filled trivia game featuring all your favorite Disney Princesses. Gather your guests into teams and get ready to be quizzed on everything from their stories to their songs. 

With questions like "What is the name of Belle's father in Beauty and the Beast?" and "What color is Ariel's hair in The Little Mermaid?" this game is sure to keep everyone engaged and excited. At the end of the fun, award the team with the most correct answers a special prize fit for a true Disney Princess.

Royal Photo Booth

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A photo booth is a perfect addition to any Disney princess birthday party and will keep your guests entertained all night long. With lots of Disney princess themed props such as tiaras, wands, crowns, and princess hats, you can add an extra touch of magic to your event. You can even customize the photo booth with a princess sparkling backdrop to make the pictures even more special.

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Colors of The Wind Cocktail

Pay homage to Pocahontas with this bright and refreshing cocktail. It’s a vibrant sangria drink with hints of apple, berries, and orange, making it a perfect accompaniment for a sunny day—ideal if you’re planning an outdoor event.

Jasmine’s Magic Carpet Naan

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Serve naan bread cut into the shape of magic carpets with different dips such as hummus, tzatziki, or chutney. You can use food coloring to dye the naan in vibrant shades of purple, blue, and pink to match Jasmine’s signature outfit. To make the dips more interesting, you can create a range of different flavors inspired by the Middle East, such as baba ganoush, muhammara, or labneh.

Fairytale Banner

Add some magic to your princess themed party decor by hanging a "Once Upon a Time'' banner, or going a step further with a customizable neon sign. To create a truly enchanting atmosphere, you’ll need plenty of Disney Princess party supplies like hanging paper lanterns, twinkling lights, or draping gossamer fabric over the ceiling or walls.

Frozen Winter Wonderland Party

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Transform your home into a winter wonderland inspired by the hit movie, Frozen. Decorate with snowflakes, icicles, and blue and white decor. Serve winter inspired cocktails and snacks, and have a build a snowman station for guests to create their own Olaf.

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Disney Princess Dance Party

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To truly transport your guests to a magical world, you can create an enchanting atmosphere for your Disney princess dance party. Hire a professional DJ who can spin classic Disney tunes mixed with modern pop hits to create the perfect Disney disco vibe. 

Make your guests feel like royalty by creating a dance floor with glittery decorations, balloons, and a customized monogram spotlight. Elevate the experience further by renting extras like dry ice, a smoke machine, and a disco ball to create a truly unforgettable atmosphere.

Create Your Own Disney Princess

Set up a table with Disney Princess party supplies such as paper, markers, glitter, and other craft materials. Have guests create their own Disney Princess character, complete with a backstory and unique features. At the end of the activity, have each guest present their princess to the group and vote on the most creative one!

Princess Birthday Cake

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A talented baker can help bring your favorite Disney Princess birthday cake ideas to life. You can have Cinderella's glass slipper cake decorated with edible glitter, fondant bows, and sugar flowers, or a Rapunzel tower cake with fondant vines and a small edible figure of Rapunzel at the top. Choose your favorite princess and get creative!

Masquerade Ball

Channel the elegance of Cinderella's ball with a masquerade themed party. Encourage guests to wear formal attire and provide masks for them to wear throughout the night. Or, simply have a costume ball where your guests can come dressed as their favorite princess characters.

Bouncy Castle

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Take your event to the next level with a bouncy castle rental. Look for a castle with a Disney Princess theme where guests of all ages can have hours of fun. A Disney Princess themed bouncy castle could also be a great backdrop for other activities, such as face painting, character appearances, or a tea party.

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Princess Pictionary

This Disney Princess themed game is a fun twist on the classic drawing activity. Guests will take turns drawing a random Disney Princess character, scene, or object related to a Disney Princess movie, while the other guests try to guess what is being drawn. 

The first person to guess correctly earns a point, and the guest with the most points at the end of the game wins a prize. This game is sure to bring out everyone's artistic side while testing their knowledge of Disney Princess movies.

Toast to Your Inner Princess

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A skilled bartender can help you host a cocktail hour with delicious Disney inspired cocktails. They can create customized and creative drinks inspired by your favorite princesses, like a Belle's Enchanted Rose cocktail or a Glass Slipper Martini. They can also include princess themed garnishes and decorations to add a magical touch. 

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Royal Banquet

Host a formal royal banquet based on the feasts seen in Disney Princess movies. Decorate the table with elegant tablecloths, candles, and flowers, and serve a multi-course meal inspired by the different princesses. There are lots of amazing rentals that can help elevate your banquet, from centerpieces to candelabras to add a touch of Disney Princess magic.

Princess Tea Party

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Host an enchanting tea party by serving a selection of teas such as earl gray and chamomile, along with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and petit fours. Add a touch of elegance to the table setting with vintage tea cups and saucers and a floral centerpiece.

Charming Party Favors

Send your guests home with something to remember the magic of the celebration with magical party favors. There are tons of unique ways to create a fun goodie bag filled with Disney Princess themed treats. 

Keep the magic alive with scented candles inspired by your favorite princesses, such as "Ariel's Ocean Breeze" or "Cinderella's Pumpkin Spice." You can also gift some princess pampering supplies such as sheet masks or rose-shaped soaps. 

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Published on 8/10/2023