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How to Throw a Cinderella Party

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When I heard that Disney was making a new, live action Cinderella movie, I guess you could say I was like a child waiting for Christmas. Growing up, I loved Cinderella. Even as a teen, my summers were filled with Disney films. Cinderella always topped the list. There is just something about the ‘happy ever after’ that gets me every single time.

With the release of the NEW Cinderella movie, I decided to get all crazy and throw a Cinderella Party.

Director Kenneth Branag has made the film more relevant for modern audiences but I think it will still be a classical piece that viewers will love. In anticipation of the March 13th release of Cinderella nationwide, I wanted to show you how to throw a Cinderella party!

How to Throw a Cinderella Party

With the new Cinderella movie (which I can't wait to see by the way) I wanted to throw a Cinderella Party!


With the release of the NEW Cinderella movie approaching, I thought it would be fun to throw a Cinderella Party.

A Royal Ceiling: With light blue tulle, or any other color of your choice, create a royal feel and a little bit of magic to the room. Hang sparkling little stars from the ceiling for a little extra magic.

Tissue Pom Poms: These are so super simple to make. Buy tissue paper in the color that you want and create your own. You can hang these, or place them on candle stands on the dessert table, or as centerpieces. Either way it’s an affordable DIY Cinderella Party decoration!

Drink Bottles: I’m totally in love with these little bottles. It’s just a basic bottle that you can find at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or other craft store! Or better yet, use leftover Starbucks Refrigerated Coffee bottles! Create a coordinating printable for each bottle, purchase striped straws and you’re good to go. Just perfect for a Cinderella Party!

Balloons: And a party just isn’t a party without tons of balloons! Get an assortment of pink, blue, silver and white balloons and fill the room with as many as you can! With balloons, I always say the more the merrier.

Food & Drink

With the upcoming release of the NEW Cinderella Movie, I decided to go all crazy and show you how to throw a Cinderella Party.

Dessert: Of course, right? You can’t throw a party without the desserts! For parties, I prefer cupcakes over cakes. I feel they are less work and they are just easy to grab and eat. A simple cupcake, with a coordinating wrapper, topped with a simple white icing would be perfect! You could also serve dipped marshmallows on a stick. Super easy and so cute. Tip: Add edible glitter. It just adds a little bit of magic.

Drinks: I don’t think a Cinderella Party is complete without tea from a pretty tea cup. But since you probably don’t want to have broken tea cups, pink lemonade is perfectly fine served in the cup of choice. For finer palettes, a bottle of sparkling water will probably suffice.

Starters: There are some wonderful ideas on Hostess with the Mostess. Since you’ll more than likely have both big people and little people at your Cinderella Party, you’ll need to think about the taste buds of both. A fruit salad individually portioned into small, plastic, clear cups, and little chicken strips on skewers should please both.

Mains: If you are actually serving something that resembles a full meal, you’ll need to think outside the starter box, but still keep it simple for your party goers. Again, I think Hostess with the Mostess hit the nail on the head with the idea of serving sliders. Have a veggie option available for vegetarians, and serve with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mustard and mayo in a pretty serving dish.

Games & Activities

With the upcoming release of the NEW Cinderella Movie, I decided to go all crazy and show you how to throw a Cinderella Party.

Cinderella’s Lost Slipper: Pick up a pair of cheap high heels from a local thrift store, paint them sparkling silver or color of your choice. Or, just pick up a pair of kids-sized Cinderella slippers. Before your guests arrive, hide one of the high heels. When it’s time to play the game, show them the one high heel that isn’t hidden, so they’ll know what they’re looking for. The one who finds it gets to keep the high heels.

Set Up a Sewing Station: There are some darling little sewing machines perfect for little hands (and bigger ones too). Set up a table with fabric scraps and allow party goers to create their own the stepsister’s dress. This looks especially fun and will allow everyone to create something they can take home. You’ll probably need some big hands around to help the little hands on this one.

Make Glittered Pumpkins: If it isn’t fall, it may be hard to find real pumpkins. If you can’t find real pumpkins, plastic pumpkins will do. You’ll probably want to do this activity outside, as things can get a little messy.

Fairy Godmother’s Wand Station: Let everyone make their very own magical wand. I’ve seen packages of silver plastic wands with stars on top at my local dollar store. Pick up a few packages of these, purchase several spools of ribbon in different colors and patterns (all coordinating of course) and cut into strips and cut sparkling tulle into small strips. You can also get beads and small gems to sew onto the ribbon or tulle, or glue onto the wand. Let their imaginations go wild.

I don’t know any little girl out there who wouldn’t love to have their family throw a Cinderella Party, just because. Who cares about birthdays, or special occasions. Sometimes it’s fun just to throw a party because you want to throw a party! Especially when you are excited about the release of the NEW Cinderella movie.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is the official Cinderella trailer. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get goosebumps while watching it.

Want to purchase your tickets before opening day to make sure you’re one of the first to see the new Cinderella movie? Fandango makes it easy. Simply go to Fandango.com, search for the movie you want to see, enter your zip code, and choose from the available theaters!

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About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1
    Catherine S says:

    This sounds like it would be a great party. I need to plan something like this for my 6 year old niece and her friends.

  2. 2

    This sounds like a bash to end all bashes. These are awesome ideas!

  3. 3

    This party looks fab! I personally cannot wait till this movie when it comes out!

  4. 4

    I always loved Cinderella–the book, the movie I just loved it and love it still. I don’t know wheyther I will go to see the new movie (no little ones to go with) but as I say–never say never!!

  5. 5

    I can’t wait to see this movie! Cinderella is by far my favorite. No little girls in my house, but perhaps I will throw a Cinderella party for my book club 🙂

  6. 6

    Those glitter pumpkins are so cool!! I need to remember those for my daughter’s birthday!

  7. 7

    Definitely a party for little girls. You’ve got a lot of great ideas here.

  8. 8

    The royal ceiling is SUCH a good idea! I cannot wait to see Cinderella!

  9. 9

    Now that is quite the party! Anything with pumpkins and a glass slipper and I am in! I love the tissue pom poms.

  10. 10

    These are great tips on how to throw a Cinderalla party. I can’t wait for this movie.

  11. 11

    We can’t wait to see the movie. My little girl already loves princesses, and I know she will fall in love with Cinderella.

  12. 12

    I have always been enamored with Cinderella. I love the from rags to riches storyline. In fact, I recently redeemed my Disney Movie Rewards for a Cinderella Pillar Castle. 🙂

  13. 13

    This party is adorable! My daughter would have loved something like this when she were smaller.

  14. 14

    How creative! I love the pink lemonade and the balloons!

  15. 15

    These games sounds so fun! Cinderella’s Last Slipper is so creative and fun sounding!

  16. 16

    Great ideas,My youngest daughter would go crazy if she had a party like this.

  17. 17

    That sounds like so much fun! I have all boys, so we won’t be having one of our own, so I will have to live vicariously through yours 😉

  18. 18

    Yep, times like this I miss not having a daughter. I was so girly girly when I was young… I would so love to do this, though! 🙂

  19. 19

    What a cute idea. I love that Cinderella is coming to life for a whole new generation of kids. 🙂

  20. 20

    that looks like a really cool party. who doesn’t love a good princess one? my girls would love it.

  21. 21

    What a fun theme idea. We are so excited to see Cinderella when it comes out!

  22. 22

    My daughter will be turning 15 in a few days and we’re still trying to figure out a theme for her party. Although she’s older she still loves Cinderella, so we might see what we can come up with.

  23. 23

    This comes at such a great time for my daughter! She is 5 and just recently watched the animated movie. I am going to take her to see this on a Mother Daughter date night. With her birthday coming up, I have a feeling these tips will come in handy when it is time to start planning her party!

  24. 24

    Wow, this would be quite a Cinderella party to remember! Although both my daughters tell me they are past the princess stage (they’re 8 and 10), I know they are beyond excited for the release of this movie. And I suspect that they’d be overjoyed if they could have a party set up like this.

  25. 25

    I love these ideas. The royal ceiling is so gorgeous. The glittered pumpkins are cute. I would love to make this for Thanksgiving.

  26. 26

    Those glitter pumpkins are so cute. I’ve never checked to see if stores stock pumpkins other than in fall!

  27. 27

    This is why I need a girl, this is so adorable! Love it!

  28. 28

    I love everything that you have suggested! The decorations are gorgeous and I love the activity ideas. How fun would it be to make your own wand!

  29. 29

    My daughter and friends would have so much fun at a Cinderella Party!

  30. 30

    Love the Fairy God Mother wand station idea! I have a couple packs of design your own wands from Oriental Trading company. All I need to do is supply some markers, glitter and stick-on jewels.

  31. 31

    Can adults have a cinderella party? Sounds like such a fun party that I want one.

  32. 32

    Loving the glittered pumpkins and the light blue theme. I can’t wait until this movie hits theaters! It looks so good.

  33. 33

    I am so excited to see this movie. What a great party!

  34. 34

    I just love those glitter pumpkins. I can’t wait to see this movie.

  35. 35

    These photos are amazing – even I want to attend this party! Great princess party tips!

  36. 36

    I would totally go to this Cinderella party if someone threw it. Heck, even I might throw one like it sometime.

  37. 37

    I rarely go to the theater, but I’m definitely making it a goal to see this movie!

  38. 38

    If you have boys, you could still have a royal party. After all princesses would not be princesses without their princes. You could do balloon swords, soldier/prince costumes, challenges rescuing a princess, and let them ride royal [stick] horses at wild gallops through the house.

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