Invitation Ideas for a Cinderella Dreamland Party


A Cinderella themed birthday party is a great choice for your favorite birthday girl. It’s not only a classic Disney princess; it also brings in all the elements of a fairytale romance.

Once you’ve chosen Cinderella Dreamland as your party theme, come up with a slogan you can use on your invitations, custom banners and personalized favors. Here are some suggestions for a Cinderella slogan:

• “Prince Charming cordially invites you to attend a Ball in honor of Lauren’s 5th Birthday!”
• “A Dream is a Wish at Megan’s Birthday”
• “Bippity-bop on over for Beth’s Party!”

Once you’ve decided on a slogan for your party, make invitations your guests will love.

The Cinderella Dreamland Party Kit comes with a Cinderella invitation you can write your party details on and send out in the mail. Your invitations will match your party decorations!

Try our Personalized Castle Invitation for a classy alternative. You can add your own personalized wording to the beautiful castle design. They’re available in a variety of colors too.

Try adding some castle confetti to your invitation envelopes for an extra special surprise.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Cinderella Dreamland TipZ and tell us about your Cinderella Party.

Activities for a Cinderella Dreamland Birthday Party


A Cinderella Dreamland party just wouldn’t be complete without some fairytale magic. This theme is perfect for little girls and the activities that follow will guarantee many “dream come true” memories!

Games and Activities:

Gather all the fun dress-up clothing you can find (or borrow from friends)…fun, frilly dresses (size is completely irrelevant), feather boas, faux fur wraps, high-heeled play shoes, capes, etc. As each guest arrives, invite her into the royal wardrobe to dress up. After each guest has selected an outfit befitting a princess on her way to the ball, apply some royal makeup. Girls love this part!  Finally, a castle party just wouldn’t be complete without tiaras, scepters and sashes.  We offer some wonderful princess costumes that would make a delightful gift for the birthday princess and would be terrific additions to a dress-up box for many years to come.

Palace Parade – After all the party guests have dressed up, have the birthday child lead a palace parade through the backyard or through the house with the help of a tambourine or other musical instrument. The beaming smiles of the children during the spirited parade will provide a perfect photo opportunity and some priceless video footage. As the girls walk through the Castle Entrance Decoration, have Dad or another good sport introduce each princess by saying (for example), “Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Princess Brianna of Birmingham has arrived at the Ball!”

The girls will delight in learning how to waltz.  Play some simple waltz music, and teach them the box step, how to curtsy, and how to put a gloved hand forward for a kiss from Prince Charming.  You’ll be guaranteed to hear lots of giggles from the precious princesses!

Our exclusive Coloring Throne provides just the right spot for the birthday Cinderella to sit as she opens her gifts.  Allow each guest to add a small message or special drawing to the throne to personalize this darling keepsake.

Play a princess version of the tried and true party game of Hot Potato using a mini glass slipper (made of plastic). Have the children stand in a circle. While the music is playing, they need to pass the shoe to one another as quickly as possible. When the music stops, the child holding shoe will be out. Continue playing until only one child remains.

Musical Tiaras – Play this game using the same concept as the classic game of musical chairs…one less tiara than there are children for each round.  Place Rhinestone or Sequin Tiaras on a table that the princesses must walk around while the music is playing. When the music is turned off, the girls must scramble to put on a tiara. The child without a tiara must leave the game and the game continues with one less crown until there is one child remaining – the Queen!  The tiaras can then be used as favors!

We offer a wonderful Cinderella Dreamland piñata and we’ve yet to find a child who doesn’t want to take a swing at one at a party!  Try using a broom from Cinderella’s old kitchen as the bat.

Crafts:

Royal Goblets – Let all the royal subjects decorate simply beautiful imprinted glassware with Stick-on Jewels or sequins. The glasses make an extra special party favor and can even be filled with goodies after the children decorate them.

Palace Perfect Posing – For each party guest, you’ll need a simple frame, a supply of faux jewels or sequins, and some tacky glue.  Prior to the party, use a metallic gold paint pen and write each guest’s name, along with her royal title on the top edge of the frame, or our acrylic frames can be imprinted with a special message.  Allow the children to decorate the frames and pose for a royal portrait in the Castle Entrance with the birthday girl. Use either a Polaroid camera to send a picture home with each guest or mail keepsake photos at a later date with thank you notes.

Magical Wands – Purchase one giant Pixie Stick for each child. Attach two 4″ Shimmer Stars to the top of each Pixie Stick, attaching them back-to-back to the paper label. Let the children decorate the wands with stickers, Stick-On Jewels, and trailing streamers made from Curling Ribbon. The leftover stars can be used for decorating the kingdom. The “magical fairy dust” inside the wand is a big-hit bonus even if it won’t turn pumpkins into horse drawn carriages!

Cinderella Wedding Tips for A Dream-Come-True Wedding


Our Treasured Night KitThemed weddings are growing more and more popular. If you’ve been dreaming of your wedding for years, what’s a better theme than Cinderella? Here are some tips for a wedding fit for a fairy princess and Prince Charming!

Invitations:

Choose one of the following invitations to let your guests know what a splendid time they will have at this magical wedding celebration:
• A Starry Night Invitation is perfect for this theme. Address each envelope to “Princess (first name) of (last name), adding a “dom” or an “ingham” to the end of each last name. For example, Shannon Wagner’s invite could be addressed to “Princess Shannon of Wagnerdom”.
• As an alternative, a Personalized Castle Invitation is absolutely enchanting! The invitations can be imprinted with your choice of wording…and you can use the slogan you choose to set just the right tone for the party.
• Consider sprinkling some magic dust in the form of sparkle powder, or castle confetti inside the envelope to give guests a sneak preview of the regal fun that awaits them!
• Consider attaching a computer-generated tag to a mini slipper with silver curling ribbon. Invite guests by saying, “Only you can fill this shoe…by coming to our magical wedding!” Hand-deliver these invites on a lovely white satin pillow, (leaving only the shoe invitation with each guest!)

Decorations:

We have several terrific kits that really set the magical stage for the saying of your vows! Depending on your budget, you can use a whole kit, or purchase individual components separately. Here are some of our favorites:
• If you are interested in a royal carriage, we have one in a Dreams Come True Kit. It also features a castle and backdrop, carriage, staircases and towers. Again, you can purchase the entire kit, or just components of it.

• Try an Hour of Enchantment Kit that features a large enchanted clock (with the time at just before midnight!) and four enchanted wall columns.

Once you decide on one of the kits, then you’ll also want to use some cloud-patterned gossamer material (a wonderful, lightweight fabric that drapes beautifully). You can use this to place around the reception site for an extra decorative touch.
Here are some more decorating ideas to make the Cinderella theme come alive!
• Use lots of stars and the silver to decorate with. Die cut stars, milky way garland, and star confetti would all work well for you.
• Use some silver or star-patterned balloons and hang these from the ceiling around the reception area.

Table Decorations and Napkins:

• Choose pink and silver to decorate your tables. Use super-shine table covers in silver as well as paper and plastic table covers in pink. Sprinkle the star confetti in the center of the table for a fairytale touch.

• Another idea would be to use mini slippers in the center of the table along with several sizes of candles. Fill the slippers with flowers or holographic silver confetti.

• Hang lots of twinkle lights around your party room for a romantic glow.
• Paint a few pumpkins white and sprinkle some gold glitter on them for a magical touch. Place a few pictures of the bride and groom around the pumpkins as a reminder of how they got to this special day together.
• Finally, you will definitely want a tiara for your Cinderella bride.

Order personalized napkins and have them imprinted with your party slogan and design of your choice. Select a metallic or foil imprint. The napkins will serve several purposes – great decorating in disguise and a delightful memento of the party that can be saved in scrapbooks for years to come!
Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or displayed at each place setting.
Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place them in glassware for a tall dramatic look.

Activities:

There are many activities that go along with a traditional wedding and reception that you may or may not wish to include in your Cinderella themed wedding. You can choose to be as traditional as you wish and it won’t compete with this fairytale dream. Here are a couple of ideas that may make it a little bit more dreamy!

Use the soundtrack from Cinderella to start the dance floor off right.

Have a horse and carriage deliver the bride and groom to the reception and take them away at the end of the evening.

Instead of the bride throwing her bouquet, have her throw a glass (or plastic!) slipper.

Food Tips:

For a “princess” touch to your food, serve it on gold or silver platters. If you are using plastic metallic trays, glue a few faux jewels to the outside edge.

Garnish food with edible loose-leaf gold, and add a sprinkling of tiny edible gold balls to your cake. If you would like a cake that is not the traditional style of wedding cake, check out our Castle Cake online.

Serve dry snacks (chips, pretzels, crackers) in crowns turned upside down. Place tiaras around any serving platters that need a touch of royalty!

Tell us about your Cinderella wedding!

Create a Magical Cinderella Themed Quinceanera


”Someday My Quince Will Come…”’

Celebrate Your Magical Night with a Cinderella Carriage InvitationTheme!

You’ve dreamed of this night for 15 years…and finally, a spectacular ball gown and a sparkling tiara await and some high-heeled glass and rhinestone slippers are ready for your own Prince Charming (Daddy) to place on your feet. After all the details for the ceremony are taken care of, turn your thoughts to planning the fairytale reception of your dreams.

Start planning for your Cinderella-themed Quinceañera by choosing a slogan to use throughout your party including imprinted invitations, banners and favors for your guests. Try one of the following or brainstorm with your damas to come up with the perfect saying for your 15th birthday celebration:
• “Aliana’s Dream Come True Quinceañera Ball”
• “Cristina’s Happily-Ever-After Quinceañera”
• “Princess Paola’s Palace Party”
• “Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Princess Marisol is 15!”

Cinderella Quinceañera Invitations:
• Choose an invitation that will give your family and friends a sneak preview of your theme. Either an enchanting castle or a fairytale carriage shaped invitation would be perfect. Consider sprinkling some castle-shaped confetti or Fairy Godmother dust (sparkly powder) inside the envelope to make your invitation stand out.
• As an alternative consider attaching a computer-generated tag to a mini glass slipper with silver curling ribbon. Invite guests by saying, “Only you can fill this shoe…by coming to Isobel’s Cinderella Quinceañera Party!” They can be mailed in small padded envelopes. If you want to save money on postage, recruit the help of your chambelanes, dress them up as footmen and hand-deliver these invites on a lovely white satin pillow (leaving only the shoe invitation with each invited family!)

Cinderella Quinceañera Decorations:

Once-Upon-A-Dream-KitThere are countless ways to decorate to create an elegant Quince reception whether you are on a shoe-string or a sky’s-the-limit budget. Whether your party is being held in a large reception hall, a church community room or at your own home, you can tie your Cinderella theme into your décor.
• Entrance: Start by greeting guests with a dazzling arch or gateway to enter the reception room. A balloon arch, a pair of dreamy cloud columns, a castle gate or a personalized memory mural are all excellent choices.
• Reception Hall:
o Add a fairytale focal point decoration that is sized appropriately for your reception location and you’ll have the perfect spot for the presentation with your damita. A larger-than-life castle or castle entrance in shimmering shades of icy blue, silver and white would be lovely. A stunning carriage fit for a fairytale princess would be another wonderful choice.
o Swans, a castle bridge, a fountain or a grouping of faux trees filled with sparkling white twinkle lights would all be excellent choices as accents for decorating.
o Balloons, streamers and gossamer are always excellent choices for economical decorating. You can transform any room into a festive space in a matter of minutes by using some of the following ideas with balloons. Place groupings of helium-filled balloons tied with curling ribbon around the party room. (Odd numbers look best: 3, 5 or 7.) To fill a larger “ballroom” setting create a balloon arch, swags or column using white, silver and light blue balloons, or balloon clouds using white balloons. Make sure that you recruit plenty of help from family and friends early in the day if you are planning to create large scale arches or swags. If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying lengths of curling ribbon and hang them from the ceiling. Using gossamer or streamers is a budget-conscious way to splash lots of color and warmth around the site of your party.
o Create a lovely, elegant effect by draping white and silver metallic gossamer or streamers from the center of the ceiling to the walls on each side of the room. Two different colored streamers or lengths of gossamer can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look.
• Photo Setting: A Quinceañera is the ideal time to capture some priceless memories as you’ll be surrounded by all the people you love most. You can actually plan this as a party activity. Set up an area with a Cinderella-themed decoration specifically for picture taking. Whether you are hiring a professional photographer or recruiting Uncle Carlos, take pictures of each guest at the party and of different groups of guests standing by the photo backdrop. The photos can be mailed or emailed to friends and family after the party with a note saying “gracias”. Another nice touch for the reception would be to use the photo setting for video recording. A set of numbers showing the year of your Quince would be ideal. Ask guests to stop by at some point during the party and record a spontaneous message. Have each guest start by saying “I’m proud of you because…” or “My favorite memory of you growing up is….” Throughout the course of the party you will create a touching tribute, filled with warm memories, funny stories, and the smiling faces of those who came to say, “Feliz Cumpleaños!”

• Dance Floor: For the court waltz create the look of an elegant ballroom floor by cutting black and white checkered flat paper to the size of your dance floor. Secure the flat paper with clear packing tape. Next, outline the perimeter of your dance floor by placing a column at each corner. Balloon, castle turret or cloud columns are all excellent choices. Finally, scatter balloons on the floor around the outside edge of the dance floor. Choose “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from the Cinderella soundtrack for your first dance as a woman with your father.

• Tables:
o Tie bows with gossamer or tulle across the top of each chair back. The bows can be cut to any length and even look lovely with tails trailing on the floor. The bows hold their shape beautifully at a fraction of the cost of wired ribbon.
o Order light blue or white napkins and have them imprinted with your Quince slogan. Select a metallic or foil imprint and the napkins will serve several purposes…great decorating in disguise and a treasured memento for a scrapbook.
o Try using a unique item that can double as a party favor as a napkin ring such as a key chain.
o Whether you are using formal table linens or plastic table cloths, cover the tables with large squares of light blue or metallic silver gossamer.
o While fresh flowers are fragrant and lovely, they are costly. You can create spectacular tables using Cinderella-themed castle centerpieces.
o For a whimsical touch, add enchanted pumpkins that are ready to become golden coaches at a moment’s notice to a few tables as centerpieces. Spray paint real pumpkins white or gold, and add metallic gold ivy to the top.
o Surround each centerpiece with some votive candle holders imprinted with your party slogan and a sprinkling of castle confetti. The candles can be lit for a warm glow during the party, and then can be sent home with your friends and family as party favors.

Cinderella Quinceañera Favors:

The latest trend for Quinceañeras is to share favor keepsakes that are personalized. You can have favors imprinted with a special thank you message along with your name and the date, with your Quinceañera slogan, or with a reference to the Cinderella theme such as, “May all your dreams and wishes come true!” with a graphic of a horse drawn carriage.
o Frames and candles are always much appreciated.
o Personalized mint tins, key chains and clocks are also very popular as party favors right now.
o Personalized glassware imprinted with a special message or your theme slogan makes a wonderful favor. Guests can drink from the special glass at the party, then take it home and fondly recall your special day every time they see the glass. As an alternative, glassware can be filled with metallic shred and little chocolate or candy treats.
o You could also have inexpensive bubbles imprinted with your party slogan…a magical touch for any birthday party! All of the favors listed above can and should be displayed on the tables where guests will sit during the reception, as they will make the tables look more festive.
o Mini glass slippers (they are actually acrylic) would be great favors to give away to your guests as a token of appreciation for sharing in your special day!

To make the table a standout, display your menu or individual place cards with names at each place setting in frames. Use a calligraphy font on your computer to generate the menus or tags. Name tags can also be tied with curling ribbon to the stems of glassware or candle holders.

Cinderella Quinceañera Memory Making:

While the customs and traditions of the ceremony that are important to you and your family should be honored, you may want to add a few new ideas to your reception. For this party, the best decorations can be those that your parents have carefully and lovingly preserved from your first 15 years of life. Prepare a “Quince Spotlight” area for guests to view during the party. Display scrapbooks, photo albums of family and friends, artwork, sports trophies, and awards on a table. This “chronicle” of the life of the Quince girl will be enjoyed by all. You could also create a Quinceañera Time Capsule to be opened in 10, 20, or 30 years. Ask guests to bring something small to the party that reflects the year in some way, or is a reminder of you. Years from now, you’ll have a sweet trip down memory lane of the incredible year that you turned 15!

If you find after all your planning that you have a little extra money to spend for your big day, hire a horse drawn carriage to deliver you and your damas from the church ceremony to the reception. Above all else, have fun planning your big day. When the clock strikes midnight, your carriage won’t turn into a pumpkin and you’ll still be the most stunning Quinceañera girl in a ball gown even if you dance till dawn!

Tell us about your Quinceanera memories and party ideas!

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