From whimsical party ideas for kids to modern fun twists on royal party themes for adults, get inspired by fresh and creative ideas fit for royalty that will quickly turn you into the next hostess with mostest.
Royal Party Themes for Girls
Whether you are planning a birthday party or a creative playdate, there are plenty of royal themes you can choose from to keep the kids engaged.
Transform your space or salon venue into a magical Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Boutique to host the ultimate Cinderella royal party for the kids. They will love getting dolled up for the Royal Ball with kid-friendly make-up, fun accessories, princess gowns, crowns, and slippers. If the event happens to be in the fall, gather supplies and tools for a no-carving make-your-own pumpkin carriage activity.
Plan a Prince Charming party with a twist with frog-inspired party decorations, such as cupcakes embellished with festive toppers displayed on gold jeweled dessert pedestals and giant frog balloons. Create DIY gold paper crowns to complete the look. Make your guests feel royal for a day by providing a complete prince attire, including plastic crowns, swords, and capes for them to wear throughout the party.
Belle of the Ball
Inspired by the movie Beauty and the Beast, plan a dazzling Belle of the Ball party in a red and yellow color palette. Set up a tablescape for a royal tea party; the guests can enjoy delicate bites, such as petits fours and French macarons. Create your own "enchanted rose" table centerpiece by hot gluing a red rose to the base of a glass dome and pair it with fresh yellow table linens. Invite the guests to the dance floor and have a ball!
Open up the gates! It's Coronation Day! Throwing a coronation party is a unique way to celebrate the special prince or princess in your life. Incorporate a long carpet to welcome guests into your "kingdom" for a coronation ball and ceremony where everyone can be royal for a day. Consider renting a vintage chair, pillow, and crown you can incorporate as part of your party decor and set the stage for a royally fun experience.
When you combine swan and princess, the occasion is sure to impress royals and ballerinas alike. Sticking to the usual soft pink, white with gold accents is a way to keep the party sweet and traditional. A balloon arch in coordinating colors, a simple pink ruffle buttercream cake adorned with a swan in a ballerina tutu topper, cupcakes with golden fondant crown, and other princess inspired treats are a must-have for a royal swan princess celebration. Remind guests to dress to the occasion with pink leotards, tutus, and ballerina slippers. If budget permits, hire a professional ballerina and treat the guests to a ballet lesson and provide swan masks to each guest.
A Nutcracker Party
Transform your space into the Royal Opera House to host the ultimate nutcracker inspired holiday party and be ready to be transported into a magical world of excitement and delight once the nutcracker comes to life. Party decor elements, such as nutcracker dolls, ballerinas, and Christmas brush trees can be beautifully incorporated into your holiday tablescape. Treat your guests to creative sweets and snacks, including mouse crackers and cheese, sugar plums macarons, and ballerina slipper shaped sandwiches. If time permits, encourage the guests to make a nutcracker doll costume.
Knights and Dragons
Hear ye! Hear ye! Bring the Medieval times to your house and host a magical Knights and Dragons party with medieval inspired decor, such as swords and shields, shining armor, crowns, and bejeweled goblets. Make or order a Medieval castle cake fit for royalty, serve dragon cupcakes with a side of "fire balls" (cheese puffs) and "dragon eggs" (jelly beans or chocolate covered eggs), and plan a catapult craft and game to keep the little knights happy and entertained.
Little Prince or Princess Smash Cake
Spruce up a high chair with a custom party banner and create a dazzling felt crown with number one in full display for your little one to smash the birthday cake or cupcake in style. A cake smash celebration is an intimate way to keep it simple yet meaningful for close friends and family.
Star Wars Costume Party
Inspired by the monarchies that govern the planets in Star Wars, you can throw a galactic royal costume party and be ready to welcome princess Leia, King Jafan, and queen Amidala as one of your guests of honor. Whether you are hosting a party for adults or kids, the possibilities are endless when it comes to a Star Wars menu, which can include several references to the movie, including Vader Taters, Wookie Cookies, Han Burgers, Carbonite Jell-O, Hutt Dogs, Yoda Soda, and many other creative ideas for kid-friendly drinks and snacks.
Royal Party Themes for Adults
From modern to whimsical royal party ideas, decide on a party theme friends and family will be more than inclined to attend.
The Crown Watch Party
Calling all The Crown fans! Host a watch party inspired by The Crown because there's nothing better than binge watching on a favorite tv show with family and friends while enjoying delicious food and drinks. Whether you keep it casual or fancy, encourage your guests to come to the party dressed in their favorite character's attire. The ladies can plan ahead and get their fascinators ready for the occasion.
New Year's Eve Royal Masquerade Ball
Ring in the New Year in luxury and grace by hosting a glamorous New Year's Eve Royal Masquerade Ball. Send out invitations at least six weeks in advance so guests can have plenty of time to take care of their outfit details. Encourage your guests to wear their masks and reveal themselves at midnight. Keep the decor sparkly and dramatic. Style a glam tablescape fit to royals by layering gold-rimmed plates, metallic chargers, fancy silverware, shimmery horns, and flutes.
Marie Antoinette Party
Extravagant and opulent are styles that perfectly describe Marie Antoinette. You don't necessarily need to plan an over the top event to bring this theme to life in a sophisticated way. Consider having "Let them eat cake" be the focal point of your party concept. Plan an elegant dessert table featuring petits fours, French macarons, crystallized fruit, and wafers displayed on dessert domes in different sizes to add height to your table. Tall candles, fresh blooms in vintage vases, and an exquisite chandelier will add that luxurious feel to your party.
Queen of Hearts
If you love to celebrate Valentine's Day and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of your favorite books, you can get creative with a Queen of Hearts theme and host an unforgettable bash. Incorporating playing cards, roses, and hearts as your main decor elements establishes the theme of your party. For a backdrop, create a giant heart using cardboard and cover it with faux red roses to hang it behind your tablescape. A playing card garland, black and white harlequin linens, and golden crowns will add character to your space and set the tone for an incredible time.
Garden Tea Party
Gather your fancy tea set and accessories and invite family and friends over for a royal inspired garden tea party. Encourage guests to dress in formal attire and wear hats and gloves to create a lovely and fun atmosphere. Fresh blooms, table linens, and an impressive tea party menu are all you need to throw a successful social gathering.
"I Burn For You" Fondue for Two
Channel your inner duchess and plan a Valentine's Day Fondue for Two inspired by the popular show Bridgerton. You and significant other can enjoy a cozy and romantic evening and share a lovely fondue board filled with fresh strawberries, cheese, wafers, shortbread cookies, marshmallows, and other sweet and savory treats that best appeal to you and loved one. The love birds can exchange Valentine's Day cards inspired by the show with sayings, such as "I burn for you," "You are the diamond of the season," "We could pretend to form an attachment," and "You are the Daphne to my Simon."
Royal Mommy Shower
Welcoming a new bundle of joy in one of the most exciting moments parents will ever experience. If you are planning on hosting a baby shower for a special expectant mom, consider making it all about the mom-to-be as she deserves all the love and attention before the challenging days of caring for a newborn arrive. Create a crown fit for a queen and a chair in which she can sit comfortably to enjoy great food and a mocktail while catching up with friends.
Royal Celebrity Night
Invite friends and family to dress up in outfits or costumes inspired by their favorite celebrities, whom they think are royalty to them--not due to their money or fame, but due to their positive impact on people's lives. Perhaps you are inspired by Oprah and the empire she has built. Perhaps you are inspired by Harry, a true royal, and his impact on building strong communities. Whomever inspires you, dress the part. A royal celebrity party will provide a fun twist on an adult entertaining party upon each guest's entrances. As a "break the ice" idea, invite guests to introduce themselves by sharing fun facts about the celebrities they are portraying without revealing their names, and let the other guests guess who they are.
Royal Arabian Night
Think bold, bright, dramatic, and exotic when it comes to planning an Arabian Night themed party. An Arabian playlist is important to set the party atmosphere, but if selecting songs for the event is a difficult task, consider hiring a DJ or belly dancers. Set up rectangular coffee tables covered in bright linens and scatter pillows in different sizes and colors to accommodate guests on the floor. As far as decor elements go, there are plenty of creative opportunities. Besides ghutras, you can incorporate lights, lanterns, oil lamps, faux jewels, and gold coin decorations.
A Fairytale Wedding
She found her prince charming and now it's time to plan for their big day. Every bride deserves to feel like a princess on her wedding day, so making her fairytale dreams come true is top priority. Transporting her to the wedding venue in a horse carriage can be a magical moment guests will never forget. Reserve golden crowns for the couple to wear during the wedding reception and choose a wedding menu fit for a princess and her prince.
British Royal Birthday
Celebrate in style with a British Royal Birthday Party. Opt for the traditional color combo of royal blue, red, and white, incorporate décor elements, such as the double-decker bus, the red telephone box, and the Union Jack flag, or simply use a printable backdrop. A Victoria sponge birthday cake is a wonderful and effortless idea as you can simply decorate it with fresh cream and strawberries to fit the celebration. Other British food ideas can also be considered, including jam roly-poly to satisfy your guests' sweet tooth, and Yorkshire pudding for savory food lovers.
One-of-a-Kind Party Experience
Planning a royal party requires time and effort, so it's important to stick to ideas that are doable but with big impact. Opt for unique creative concepts that will provide your guests with a one-of-a-kind experience.