Frequently Asked Questions
- When does the hour and a half begin?
The hour and a half begins when the princess enters.
- What do I need to provide?
A table for arts and crafts. The children can either sit or stand. A space where dancing activities and
games can be done. A table (card table) for make-up, face painting, etc. We do not provide the
cake, food, or decorations.
- Do you have invitations?
Yes! Beautifully handcrafted and designed by local artists. 12 for $8. Click to see!
- How many children does the party include?
Twelve. The final count of the party should include the birthday girl so it is 12 total.
- What time should the guests arrive?
The party should begin at least half an hour before the princess arrives. This leaves enough
time for all the guests to arrive before the princess makes her surprise entrance!
- Do you provide the dress up clothes?
Yes, we do.
- Can guests come dressed up?
Some children come in costume. We will still bring dress-up clothes. If you want to request that all your
guests come dressed, let us know and we will not bring dress up clothes. Please feel free to ask your guests to wear a leotard or light clothing so they can easliy put a dress up dress on.
- What kind of space do you need?
A space for dancing and arts and crafts.
- Do you sing happy birthday?
Yes. We leave about 10 minutes at the end for the children to take off their dress-up clothes
and sing happy birthday.
- Can we have the party outside?
If it is a reasonable temperature the party can be held outside. The princess wig and costume can
become very hot, so if it is warmer than 65° F, the party will have to be inside.
- What if I have boys invited to my party?
We accommodate boys as well. We have boys dress-up (pirate/prince), arts and crafts, face painting and goodie
bags. The bags contain either a pirate sword and eye patch (foam) and mask (foam), pirates' gold and pirate
tattoos or prince crown (foam) and mask (foam) with pirate gold and pirate tattoos.
- What is the difference between the Princess Party and Princess Visit?
The difference is the amount of time, dress up and arts and crafts.
- Birthday Invitation Etiquette for Kid’s Parties
Parents: Should They Stay or Should They Go?
When you’re having a birthday for a child , other parents are always going to be an issue. Depending on you and your party, you may want the parents to either attend with their children or to just drop them off. The question is how do you pass on that information politely and what limits should you expect to set on those parents.
Although you can suggest on your invitation for parents to attend, including wording such as “This is a drop off party” or “Please pick your child up at (time)” can come across as rude to some parents. Plus, parents should feel comfortable to stay if they choose. Remember, they don’t know you.
However, it’s fine to include wording that encourages parents to stay, such as “Parents welcome to attend,” “Separate Refreshments Available for Parents,” or something along those lines.
Siblings: Are They Automatically Invited?
As parents, we hate to see any of our children feeling left out of something fun, such as a birthday party. However, we have to realize that birthday invitations are meant for the invitee only (unless otherwise specified on the invitation) and possibly a parent. Imagine wha t would happen if every invited person to a party showed up with all of their siblings – the poor party host would run out of refreshments and sanity pretty fast!
With that said, many parents will bring younger siblings to parties if they are planning to stay at the party, too. This is why I strongly suggest sending out the invitations early enough so you can request an RSVP, preferably by email or phone so you can contact the person directly to make sure you know how many people will be attending. It’s a little more work for you now, but you won’t have any surprises on the day of the party.
While there’s no polite way to exclude siblings on the invitation, if you’re throwing a party and have to pay a per guest fee then you could specify “We are only allowed 15 guests so please let us know as soon as possible if (Name) will be able to attend.” In this way, you are letting the parents know that there is a limit on the number of guests you can have without specifically saying leave your other kids at home.