When Alissa first shared her gender reveal party photos with me, I was so excited because it seemed like the absolute perfect theme! Make it pink! Make it blue! You almost couldn’t ask for a better Disney moment for a party like this. As Alissa said,
“When deciding on a theme, I definitely knew I wanted something Disney, but unique and original! I thought about a “Prince or Princess” theme, but then it hit me, to have it Sleeping Beauty specific so I could also use the “make it pink” “make it blue” aspect of the movie!”
She was happy to share details with me all about her party, so I hope you all enjoy it too because I absolutely love the themeing! And let’s all wish her a big congratulations too!
Of course blue and pink seems like the obvious color scheme for this party, but I love the way Alissa decorated. Instead of an overwhelming amount of pink and blue, she accented it with gold, which fits in perfectly with the Sleeping Beauty theme.
What’s a party without a few games, right? One of Alissa’s friends created this gorgeous chalkboard sign with a list of old wives tales. This could potentially help people in their predictions of whether it would be a boy or a girl!
Everyone was asked to wear either a pink or blue necklace to show what “team” they were on.
The table also had and a sign with the iconic picture of Flora and Merryweather splattering Aurora’s dress after fighting over whether it should be pink or blue. Lots of little touches were throughout the party – “My food table was decorated with a white tablecloth, that had a gold sequined tablecloth over the top (which I purchased on Amazon), and I draped it up the middle, I thought it gave it a “royal” look. For the backdrop, I used some white sheer curtains, hung from the ceiling on a pvc pipe, and pink and blue tulle to make the swags. A friend of mine made the gold prince or princess banner with her Cricut. I found 2 gold oval frames at Hobby Lobby, and my friend used her Cricut to make the silhouettes of Aurora and Phillip to go in those, and I placed those at each end of the table. I had a Jim Shore figurine of Aurora, and my mom had a glass dome, so I thought that would be a nice added touch to the decor.”
Food and Drinks
“I came up with cute names for the refreshments, and my friend made me the food labels. I printed some pictures from the movie and put them in these little sparkly gold frames I found at Party City, to place around the food table, as well. I really wanted my theme to come through!”
“I had the drinks on this table, as well. I used raspberry lemonade for the pink drink, and the blue punch was made with white cranberry juice, blue Hawaiian Punch, and sprite. I also had some shiny gold paper straws for guests to add to their cups. ”
•Merryweather’s Cookies-cookies decorated like pink and blue onesies, and Aurora’s crown
•Princess Aurora’s PB&J-peanut butter and jelly finger sandwiches cut into the shape of Aurora’s crown (I found the cookie cutter that I used on Etsy from BestBoxBakery)
•Fauna’s Cake-I made a vanilla cake, and decorated it half in pink buttercream rosettes, and half in blue rosettes. I found the gold “once upon a dream” cake topper on Etsy
“I had a photo booth set up with a backdrop and props. I found a gold streamer backdrop at Party City, and I found these beautiful, glittery photo props on Etsy, at the shop lifeisforthefun. She did a custom order for me, and they turned out fabulous!”
“I had Aurora’s tiara, Phillip’s sword and shield, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather’s hats and wands, Maleficent’s horns, and signs that said make it pink, make it blue, and once upon a dream. My guests really had a lot of fun with these! I also found these vintage style Sleeping Beauty story books on Amazon, that I added to this table, just for some extra decor, and the kiddos at the party liked looking at them. ”
The shirt I wore for the party was ordered from ZsMagicalCreations on Etsy!
“I had some clear treat baggies that my guests could fill with candies, that I also had laid out on the table. I came up with clever names for those!”
True love kisses-pink and blue Hershey kisses
“For the big reveal, I opted for a box with the pull strings, that would drop confetti and balloons onto us. I thought it would make really neat photos!….and surprise! “Make it pink”, we’re having a princess! Wendy Alice.”
(side note: is that not the perfect Disney name for a little girl?!)
Can we all wish Alissa and her soon-to-be princess congratulations?