Enter the land of make believe fun, with jeweled scepters, magic wands, and whimsical wonders — all waiting to be to be transformed into a fantasy or fairytale party. Decorate your house as a grand castle. Make a scroll and get a herald to announce each guest. Cut out some knights in armour to stand guard around your walls. Use fairylights to hang around your walls and place tea light candles on the tables to give a castle feel. Places large candlelabras in each corner and make sure you have a big magic mirror at centre stage. Lots of fairy tales happen in an enchanted forest. Bring in all the pot plants you can find and cut out giant flowers and leaves from colored card. Wrap ivy around the furniture and hide forest creatures in every corner. You might like to have a garden arch at the front door so that the guests can walk through a magic entry to the enchanted world.
Food/ Drinks: Food plays an important role in fairytales. Food can be poisoned, it can be magic, and it can lure children into a trap. Use Gingerbread men, tea party sandwiches, cut fairy bread into little stars, make green punch for a witches brew, bowl of Jack’s magic jelly beans. Fill a tub with water and toss in red apples and one green poisoned one. Cakes and drinks can be labeled Eat me and Drink me like Alice in Wonderland.
Music: Disney’s Thinkerbell, Cirque du Soleil, New age music, Gothic music
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (from Cinderella), Imagine (John Lennon), Dream On (Aerosmith), Once Upon A Dream (Snow White), Ever After, I’m a Believer-Shrek
Games/ fun: Make a miniature Story book and get guests to finish the fairytale. Play party games with a fairytale theme such as kiss the frog( cutout), crown a princess or wand a wizard. Organise a treasure hunt.
Costume ideas: Couples dress as Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Goldilocks and a bear, Sinlges can dress as their favorite character, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Puss in boots, Queen of hearts, Rapunzel, Alice in Wonderland and the Mad hatter. More Ideas…