I love hosting parties and I’m a big fan of everything girlie, so when I was invited to throw an enchanted viewing party for the new Ever After High special on Netflix, it was a perfect fit. Ever After High follows the teenage children of fairy tale characters like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty as they navigate their unique set of growing pains! Spring Unsprung, the new season 2 special, debuted on Netflix earlier this month and follows the characters as a magical prank played by Kitty’s mom, the Cheshire Cat, flips the script and has everyone acting opposite of their usual personalities. The gang has to figure out how to fix the spell in order to save Ever After High!
As I mulled over the theme for my party, I knew that it had to be magical, girly, and fun – just like the show! Here are my steps for throwing an enchanted Ever After High fairy tale party of your own:
A good hostess always makes sure her guests have refreshments, so the first step was creating a table of sweet treats. I set out pink juice and cups emblazoned with “Princess”:
To keep with the pink theme, I created these cupcakes. I made these using strawberry cake mix topped with hot pink frosting, pink sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry!
To round out the table, I decorated it with Ever After High dolls and necklaces!
My cousin also brought these amazing Earl Grey tea cupcakes to the party! Yum!!!!
Do Me a Favor:
I’m a big fan of creating party favors for my guests, so naturally I had to come up with something special to hand out!
I wanted to make fun favors that both the moms and kids could enjoy, so I bought a few bags of butterfly hair clips and candy bracelets. Perfect!
I put the clips and candy in flowery little party favors boxes and set them out.
In addition to the party favor boxes, I set out fun plastic dress-up necklaces and crafting supplies for take-home keepsakes. The crafts included Ever After High printables for creating your own bookmarks and fortune tellers:
Also included were Ever After High madlibs, notebooks, and fuzzy pens, so that the guests could write their own stories just like the girls in Ever After High!
Don a Costume
My little shindig was a costume party, because I thought the little girls would enjoy having a chance to play dress up, and also because I will make any excuse to wear a costume. 😉 The Briar Beauty doll I received in my Storybook Party Starter Kit had pink hair, so naturally I had to dress up as her! I picked up a flowery dress and paired it with tights and heels, then “Dolled” up my hair and makeup – click here to read a detailed tutorial of how I created the Briar Beauty makeup look.
Decor Fit For a Queen
I tacked a pink tablecloth to the wall and decorated it with streamers and necklaces to create a photo booth area where guests could show off their costumes! I hung a glittery “Chandelier” above it for the final sparkling touch.
I set out a crafting station where guests could take these thought balloon photo booth props and decorate with crayons, pens, or stickers.
My cousin used her prop to give a shoutout to her other favorite show to watch on Netflix, The Walking Dead!
Celebrate The Magical Power of Friendship!
My friends were really excited to bring their little girls to my party because they’re big Ever After High fans. Unfortunately, some of them got sick and weren’t able to come to the party and were very disappointed. So tomorrow, I’m boxing up some of the party favors and cupcakes to deliver to my friends who couldn’t be here so that they won’t miss out on all the fun. After all, Ever After High is all about friendship, and when things don’t go as planned, you can improvise and still save the day!
Have you ever thrown a themed party like this? What are your tips?