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How to DIY a Perfect Disney Princess Party on a Budget

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How to host a super simple Princess Party

If you’ve read this site very long, you know how much I LOVE to throw a party. Just in the past few months, we’ve had a Cinderella Princess Party, a Monsters U playdate, and then last weekend we had a HUGE double birthday party for my little girl Abby, {she turned 3} and my nephew who turned 7. It was a super fun time – half of the party was jungle animal themed {stay tuned to see details on that one!} – and the other half was Disney Princess style. But, since we’d just spent a full 7 days up camping in the mountains, I had only a really short time to put it all together. And I’m excited to show you what I found that made it seriously simple to throw a perfect princess birthday party – keep reading to check it out and learn how to make the best birthday ever…

How to DIY a Perfect Disney Princess Party - lots of fun and affordable party ideas!

Creating a Dream Birthday Party Celebration

Ok, I’ve been known to go a little overboard with parties. I like to put together great music playlists, fun foods for the kids, and loads of themed decorations – even for little pool party get togethers. What can I say? “My name is Meagan, and I like to party.” :) But, all of that work can be crazy-time consuming. Hitting up the craft store, the party supply store, ordering stuff online, going to a bakery, then to the grocery store… That’s a lot of work. But ladies, there’s an easier way – Walmart. Yep, in just one stop I got absolutely EVERYTHING that I needed for this princess party. From food and a specially designed cake to party decor and even gifts, and I did it on a budget too.


Princess Party DIY Display table

Walmart has a super cool new party section {at select stores} where they’ve partnered with Hallmark and Disney to put together themed “shops” with everything you need to create a dream party for your kids. {If you want to see everything we bought, and where you can find it, check out my Princess Party birthday shopping spree trip.} I bought one package that included all of the party favors above – princess wands, tattoos, sparkly rings, and those little boxes are filled with rolls of princess stickers. So much fun. Then I used a couple of the paper plates we bought, and glued a plastic princess cup in between – and bam! I had a super cute, and super affordable, display table to show off all of the little prizes and favors.

princess birthday celebration favors

 Princess Party Games

The girls got to pick one of the pretty princess party favors each time we finished played a game, until they were all gone. If you’re planning your own party too, here are a few ideas you can use for games and activities to keep little girls busy and entertained:

  • Princess Puzzle: Buy a Disney Princess puzzle at Walmart. Then hide the pieces around the house. {We used the toddler type puzzle, where there’s only 10-15 bigger pieces.} Then have the girls work together to find the pieces and put the puzzle together.
  • Freeze: Tell the girls that the evil stepmother is threatening to “freeze” the entire kingdom. Then turn on the music, and let them dance until the evil stepmother {adult} turns the music off. Then they all have to FREEZE!
  • Princess Play Doh: Pick up some basic Play Doh in pretty colors, and some assorted bottles of glitter in the Walmart craft section. Let the girls pick their favorite glitters, and knead them into their doh, making it princessy.

There are also a ton of cute games and crafts you can buy at Walmart – the party section has kits to make your own tiara and a balloon drop, and the toy section has a cute Princess Cupcake game too.

Making princess birthday party hats

 More Princess Fun – Decorating Party Hats

I bought a package of the Disney Princess party hats in the Dream Party section, and a roll of Birthday Princess ribbon in the craft department. Then, after we played games and the girls all had their boxes of princess stickers, I let them decorate their own princess hats. How cute are these?

Princess party cups instead of favor bags

 Princess party cups instead of favor bags

Instead of buying those little plastic favor bags {which are super cute, I know} – I bought a big selection of these plastic princess cups. {They’re only .97 cents each, can you believe that? And they even hold up in the dishwasher.} The girls each got to choose their favorite one, and fill ’em up with their favors all day long. They loved them!

Disney Princess Party Movies

 Disney Princess Party Movies

And of course, we had all of our favorite Disney Princess movies playing all day long! I’m such a junkie for princess films :) I also have the Disney Princess game for the Wii, and we let the girls play that for awhile too. It’s super cute watching them pretend to be their favorite princesses.

Princess party celebration

It’s time to make a wish…

After all of the fun games, and some time to swim in the pool – it was time for cake and ice cream! That’s my nephew on the left, and Abby blowing out the candles on her Little Mermaid cake from Walmart. And in the background – that’s my brother. Even he got into the Disney Princess party spirit :) We got to customize the cake any way we wanted – so we got a yellow cake with chocolate butter cream filling. Delish, seriously. I think it was the best store-bought cake I’ve ever had!

birthday celebration presents

What’s a birthday celebration without presents?

We got princess gift bags, pretty wrapping paper, and more princess ribbon to wrap all of Abby’s gifts. And of course – her presents were princess-themed too! I got her this adorable Ariel carriage to match her cake, an Ariel Mermaid Barbie, a huge set of Disney princess dollies, and more – all at Walmart, which means they were a great deal. I definitely had a happy little princess that day…


If you’re here, I’m guessing that you are a Disney Princess lover too :) So, you HAVE to check out these super amazing PLEY subscription boxes. They now have Disney Princess boxes!! You can see a bit of Abby’s favorite box, and all that comes in it, in the video above. I priced all of the items that were in it, on Amazon and the Disney Store – and this box was a seriously amazing deal. Plus it’s so fun that it’s always a surprise of which princess is coming next, there are exclusive items, and the box turns into a really cool DIY castle, tower, etc to play with too. We can’t say enough good stuff about this!! This would be such a fun gift for a birthday girl.

More info on creating your own Dream Birthday Party:

  • Save big on party supplies!!! Join IBOTTA: You get $10 in free cash for signing up with my link. And you can earn cash back just for entering receipts after you shop. For parties, you can earn on all kinds of snacks, drinks {even grown-up style drinks like beer, wine, and liquor!}, party decorations, cleaning supplies, paper plates and napkins, etc. You can earn cash back on some gifts purchased on Amazon. Rebates of 10% at Jo-Ann craft stores. Endless ideas! You can even earn cash back for booking stuff like a day at a Trampoline park, dinner gift certificates, or other cool stuff on Groupon. You’ll love it. I use this EVERY TIME I plan a party.
  • You can follow me on Pinterest for loads of cool ideas. Theme parties, party foods and drinks, my Disney Fun board, and more. Because you know you can’t plan a party without Pinterest!!
  • If you shop at Walmart regularly, as I do – be sure to sign up for a Savings Catcher account. You just enter your receipts there, just like you do at Ibotta, and earn free Walmart gift cards if anything you purchased is cheaper at another local store. Very cool.
  • If you have some items you want to buy it bulk – like party favors, vases, plates, balloons, crafts, etc, check out We use them all the time – in-store and online. I recently used the online bulk buy option to get crafts for a bunch of little girls to make Moana-themed luau party accessories. It’s SUCH an easy way to stock up.

If you have fun party ideas you want to show off – I’d LOVE to see them! You can feel free to post them on my Facebook page, tag me on Instagram or Twitter, I have so much fun seeing what you guys come up with. :)


Busy Mom Solution: Easy Peasy Birthday Party Planning!

Chuck E Cheese

Where a Kid can be a Kid!

What kid doesn’t LOVE Chuck E. Cheese, right? So what better way to throw a birthday party than to celebrate at your local Chuck E. Cheese – You don’t have to set up, clean up, or entertain a bunch of wild kids – it’s all done for you! You’re happy, the kids are happy – Totally a Busy Mom Solution!

Why Kids LOVE Chuck E. Cheese Birthdays….

Special Online Deals!

Set up Birthday Party Reservations online at Chuck E. Cheese and you’ll get some really sweet bonus freebies for a limited time – so even if the party is a few months away, this is a GREAT time to reserve it, so you get the bonus freebies!!

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What you’ll get:

  • A full TWO HOURS of fun at Chuck E. Cheese!
  • Ticket Blaster experience – that’s the one shown in the video above!
  • Book a Chuck E. Cheese Birthday Party online and get 20 Free Tokens!
  • Get another 100 BONUS tokens at a reserved Birthday party Friday or Sunday!

What are you waiting for?

It’s totally FREE to set up your reservation – no hassle of cleaning the house, setting up decorations and games, cleaning up the mess afterwards – and the kids will have a blast!


Fun Printable Luau Party Games!

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Luau Party Games

I was lucky enough to get a chance to check out the Luau Party Games Pack, and I’m LOVIN’ it! Many of you know that I am planning a H-U-G-E First Birthday Party Luau for my little girl next month, so this will be a PERFECT addition to my party goodies!

This set includes super cute games like Pin the Parrot on the Pirate {which I’ll use at our Pirate Party Birthday too!}, Printable Luau Paper Dolls {I’ll even use some of these in the decorations!}, a bunch of fun trivia games {I’ll give out prizes for each winner!}, a cool gift exchange game, Luau-themed Mad-Libs, and more!

Why use Python Printable Party Games?

  • Value: When you buy a party pack, you get to print unlimited copies of all of the games, invites, and materials. That means whether you’re entertaining for 4 or 40, you’ll have enough!
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  • It’s the “green” way to party: No shipping or packaging required, no fuel used, you print as much as you need and no more.

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Party on!!