I think every girl loves the Cinderella story of falling in love, being found again by her prince, and becoming a princess. Which is why it is so much fun to plan a Cinderella birthday party for your tween! (One of our kids birthday parties that we threw at home!)
We hosted our Cinderella birthday party on a Friday night for my daughter's 11th birthday- and this is how we did it:
Cinderella Birthday Party Invitations:
It all starts with the perfect invite, doesn't it? I created these invitation in PicMonkey and emailed them to Charlotte's friends. You can download a blank version at the end of this post!
I also created this thank you note:
And these favor bag tags- which can be downloaded at the end of this post!
Cinderella Birthday Party Set Up:
I wanted to create glass slipper birthday cupcakes for the centerpiece of our dining room table, so I used this tutorial from How Does She to make our Cinderella glass slipper cupcakes. (And they were a huge hit with our party guests!)
I found these plastic “glass” slippers on Amazon and used them in both the favor bags (see below) as well as part of our table decor.
Cinderella Birthday Party Order of Events:
We invited our guests to arrive at 6:30pm, and we stashed their sleeping and overnight bags downstairs in our finished basement, then gathered around the dining room table for pizza and soda- followed by the glass slipper cupcakes!
Time for Party Games!
After dinner, the girls headed downstairs to set up sleeping bags, change into PJs, and play some party games together! At our party, they started with “Truth or Dare:- and you can find my Truth or Dare for Tweens party printables here and 50 additional Truth or Dare questions here!
I've got some other great party games for tweens to play at sleepover parties:
- “What's On Your Phone?” for Tweens and Teens
- Fact or Fiction Game for Kids!
- 50 Would You Rather Questions for Tweens
- Photo Scavenger Hunt for Tweens
For younger tweens- they might enjoy some of these themed games from The Spruce:
After the girls finished their games, I invited them to our candy bar table so they could select some candy to enjoy along with their popcorn while watching “ Cinderella “.
I also set up water bottles for them and offered Crystal Lite mix ins.
At our party the girls opted to watch the 2015 theatrical version of “Cinderella” starring Lily James- but you could also go old-school style and watch the animated original, or one of the dozens of movies inspired by the original !
In the morning, I set up a DIY yogurt bar, offered a selection of juices, and served it alongside a big batch of Monkey bread!
Cinderella Birthday Party Favors
Every guest was given her own Cinderella glass slipper to take home, nestled in a bed of light blue and white jelly beans, along with two Lip Smackers (because even princesses need moist lips!).
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