This party was for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She loves all things Princess. She has a great playgroup and most of them are boys so we incorporated a Princess & Knight theme for her party. It was mainly a DIY event!
My daughter was the primary inspiration for this party. Once I decided on the theme, I found the perfect invitation from Polka Dot Designs. The rest just snowballed from there!
I used the color scheme of the invitation from http://www.polkadotdesign.com/catalog/Polka-Dot-Design-Digital/PDDD-NP58BD9021. I worked hard to find lots of large boxes which I painted to look like a castle theme. I found these great caste plans at http://www.mrmcgroovys.com/. I attached sheets I had from the house and hung them from the ceiling for the roof. I found this great canopy at IKEA.com for only 10 dollars and I just spruced it up with her initials and lots of fun ribbon. Most of my table decorations were things I had around the house or from left over parties! The table runner was from potterbarnkids.com. My friend Jaime made the cupcake stand and I made all the toppersfor the cupcakes on my computer. I found these great M's at Michaels.com and used them all around the party in different colors. The biggest and proudest DIY moment for this party are all the costumes. I sewed each child their own personalized costume that they were able to take home as their party favor! It was a blast!
The cupcake stand.
Don't be afraid to look around your house and dig through your child's toys. Get out that sewing machine and get to work!! Easy breasy. And start looking for the boxes early on! And use this site for inspiration, it's all around you!