Little girls love the idea of a traditional Princess Party. If you are looking to give this party theme a unique twist, dress it up with a Princess Party that focuses on Royal Shoes. Yes, that’s right, royal shoes. This combines the idea of dressing up with the fancifulness of Princess. Like this outside-of-the-box party idea? Have a look at these ideas for inspiration:
Be creative, and hand-deliver your invitations for this party. Head to a local thrift store and find fun shoes, they can be any type, but fancy dress-up shoes for little girls would be perfect. If they are sandals, you can gussy up the shoe you send as your invitation with ribbons, glitter, or anything else that is fun. Attach a small notecard to one of the shoes that you will hand-deliver as your invitation. Place all of the royal party details on to your card. To make it extra festive, purchase a shoe cookie cutter and cut out your invitation card in the shape of a shoe. Make sure to request that your guests bring their shoes to the party, as well as dressing up in their own royal attire too.
For a fun table centerpiece, paint shoe boxes silver and gold and stack them in the center of your table, place colorful tissue paper in each of the boxes and a few of your fanciest shoes peaking out as well.
Using the cookie cutter, cut out seating cards with the guests’ names on each one beside where they will be sitting.
Once the kids arrive at the party, the first activity is a scavenger hunt to find their other Royal Shoe. Make sure to hide them well.
Attach numbers to the bottom of each of the shoes that the kids are looking for. Match a number to a prize for the kids to win.
Enjoy a craft where the guests create fancy shoe laces for their tennis shoes.
You may have gussied up the one shoe that was hand-delivered as an invitation. Once the girls find their matching shoe, let them gussy it up using ribbon, glitter, stickers, etc. (Alternatively, if you haven’t done this for one shoe, the girls can do this for their complete pair.)
Once the shoes have been found and decorated, have a Royal Shoe Fashion Show, where each girl gets to show off her shoes. Take a picture of each child’s shoes, and use this picture in your thank you notes.
Hold a Shoe Toss. Using shoes from your family, have a pile and a clothing basket at the other end of the yard or party area and the kids can try their hand at getting the shoes into the basket.
Have a Shoe Box Relay. Divide your guests into two teams and provide each team with a pair of shoe boxes. Each team member, must slip the shoe boxes on and slide on over to the other side of the relay area, and back again, and hand off the shoe boxes to the next member to do the same. The first team to complete the race,wins.
Using the cookie cutter, cut out multiple shoe cut outs and place them on large circle cut outs. Play a version of Musical Shoes as you would Musical Chairs.
For your menu, use that cookie cutter, to create wonderful sandwiches, Jell-O jigglers, cheese slices, and anything else you want to cut out to match your theme.
If you have a large straw hat, line the rim with Saran Wrap and place the fun shoe sandwiches along the hat’s rim. Serve your party menu in Shoe Boxes, i.e. have them pre-filled with a drink box, napkin, plastic ware, etc. They will love this way to serve up the meal.
A fun activity includes making a match of sugar cookies with the cookie cutter, and opening up a Royal Icing Bar where the girls create their own edible shoe masterpiece using frosting and small candies to decorate. This cookie can also be the party favor. Place them into colorful cellophane bags and tie off with a silk ribbon. The girls take home their shoes, their cookie, and any prizes they win.
You can combine any and all of these special Royal Shoe ideas with a traditional Princess party activities as well.
Have a Royally Fun Time!