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On the weekend we had so much fun hosting an “almost” slumber party with #DisneyBeauties and #CollectiiveBias. The party was to celebrate the new release of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty DVD! I say “almost” slumber party, since we had all the fun of a Princess slumber party – with new pj’s, watching the Sleeping Beauty DVD, an amazing popcorn snack bar, and a photo booth, but we sent our little friends home to sleep, along with a Princess breakfast all packed up “to-go” for them to enjoy in the morning. It was so much fun.
Let’s begin at the beginning, with this great party checklist –click here for your own free printable Party checklist.
We picked our date – a Friday night, and invited a few special friends. Our theme was Sleeping Beauty, and after watching the movie as “homework” I got some great ideas for some special movie inspired details. I headed to Walmart to find everything I needed for the party. Love their party section and all the American Greetings Disney Princess Party Supplies
Of course, we also picked up the Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Blu-Ray DVD Gift Set.
Since it was a slumber party – almost, along with the great Princess party supplies at Walmart, I picked up matching Princess pajamas for all the girls -these were so much fun and a great take-home favor for the girls (I love giving something useful).
I also picked up a Princess photo backdrop that came with great props, such a fun and simple way to do a photo booth at the party. As soon as the girls arrived they changed into their matching pj’s. Then we invited them into our “theater”. We transformed our living room, by removing most of the furniture.
I strung up curtains to hide the kitchen, and decked out the couch with lots of gold and fur – the perfect Princess decor.
The wall behind the TV was decorated with fun bunting, in our pink and gold color scheme. I made it out of scrapbook paper and created a few Princess bunting flags from paper plates.
And the fireplace got the Sleeping Beauty treatment too. I made a curtain of pink tulle, and added a chalkboard with flashing Christmas lights. I found the pictures of the fairies on-line, and added them for a little fairy magic. A little rose bush seemed like a fun detail, since Aurora was re-named Briar Rose by the fairies. I also made a simple “Once Upon A Dream” banner, and added a little gold glitter for fun.
The star attraction was the Movie Popcorn Buffet. Over the buffet I hung a pretty Princess chandelier, and for added sparkle I wound a string of tiny lights around it -it was so pretty.
My favorite scene from the movie has to be the fairies arguing over whether Aurora’s dress should be pink or blue, so I used this idea for the popcorn buffet. One side was “Make it Blue” and the other was “Make it Pink”.
I made these fun free printables, get them here –Make it Pink –Make it Blue, and set up lots of fun treats. We started out with popcorn – pink and blue of course, as well as caramel corn and regular popcorn.
Along with the popcorn, I added lots of fun candy add-ins, so everyone could personalize their snacks.
The girls used the pretty Princess cups to make their personalized popcorn.
For drinks there was blue sports drink, or pink lemonade, in pretty bottles with paper straws, and Princess wands.
Once we had our snacks, it was time to enjoy the movie!
One of my favorite details of our “almost” sleepover was to send the girls home with a special Princess breakfast to enjoy in the morning.
I used some gable boxes to hold all their goodies, and decorated them with some princess washi tape. On the top of the boxes and tied with a bow was a thank-you card – since Princesses always remember a thank-you card, that had directions on the back for the breakfast. Inside the boxes were breakfasts fit for a queen – or a Princess, lol.
I made regular waffles and cut the tops to make them into crowns! I also included an individual maple syrup, and “Briar Rose’s Berries” and some edible fairy dust!
I used little glass jars and combined pink sprinkles and some edible gold glitter. The little princesses loved them.
Along with the waffles, I bought fun mini cereal boxes and added a pink spoon with some more washi tape, and a package of hot chocolate. So much fun!
With an “almost” slumber party to celebrate the release of the Sleeping Beauty DVD, life really is a party!