Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Princess Party

I took my friend Nancy to the airport early Monday morning, we had great fun while she was here, including a princess party with some friends.

Not all Princess parties need to be for little girls, sometimes they are perfect for big girls too.


Every place setting had a tiara, because all Princesses must own at least one. The guests wore them during the dinner adding some whimsy to the evening.


Later I will post how I transformed them from a child’s party favor. I think got the idea from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch although I can’t seem to find the post to share with you. If anyone knows which post it was I can add a link.


There were princesses from eight realms who attended. All arrived in their own carriages.


A pumpkin carriage shared the center of the table with


a royal crown perched upon a candle holder. 

The tablecloth was too large so I drew up the ends with bee napkin rings. Because if there are princesses around there is sure to be a "Queen".



The place setting were very regal. I made the napkins out of a Maywood Fabric rosebud print to match the plates.


The first course – Celery, Pear & Toasted Hazelnut Salad.


Croissants for salad and soup course.


Cream of Almond soup garnished with crème fraiche and toasted almonds.


Entrée – Julia Child’s Gateau de Crepes made by Nancy.


Layers of crepes veggies, cheese and custard sauce, with a plum tomato relish.


 On the side board awaits


chocolate mousse for dessert


and gift bags for each princess to take home and enjoy in her castles.


Nancy filled the bags with beautiful shoe and crown sugar cookies she had made, a nail file and bookmarks that she had picked up in  Versailles on her trip to Paris last month.


One features a Robe à la française its defining feature being the row of two double box pleats sewn in at the center of the neckline at the back of the dress and falling to the hem.


The other three different chapeaux.


Luckily I had lace cellophane bags and fleur de lis ribbon which were the perfect packaging for the glass slipper and stunning crown cookies.


May your carriage rides be smooth and your crown remain untarnished.

Stitch at you Soon,Dawna

Cast :
Chargers – Wedding Gift
Plates – Bavaria Tirschenreuth – Antique
Yellow Plates – Bianca Petals – HG
Plates & Bowls – Kings Court – "Rose Bud"
Carriage – Home Goods – years ago
Crown – Back Drop – Lancaster Blvd.
Tiara’s – Target
Salt & Pepper – Antique  Crystal
Stemware – Lenox – Monroe

Partying with :
The Dedicated House - Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life - Tabletop Tuesday
Cuisine Kathleen - Let's Dish

Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesday
The Tablescaper - Seasonal Sunday
Between Naps on the Porch -Tablescape Thursday


  1. I want to have a princess party! I love this, and you're right. You don't have to be a little girl to enjoy it. I can totally see my luncheon club getting into it. Your table is just beautiful. I love the place setting. The princess accessories are the cherry on top. Loved it.

  2. Hi Dawna,
    what a lovely idea, I am sure everyone loved it.
    Looks like a delightful dinner and party to me.
    Loved your ending about may our carriage rides we smooth, and already for got the rest, but liked it,
    very cute! Nice you made such a special evening for your friends, I am sure they felt special,
    and may the Lord bless you for doing it.

    Every lady deserves a princess party at some time in her life............

    Blessings, Nellie

  3. Just drooling. yes Nancy, the princess of quite a lot certainly has a certain je ne sais quoi! Love her, too. I can only imagine the delightful chatter around your gorgeous table. Your dishes couldn't have been more perfect for such a regal crowd. I love that dainty rose and the gold crusted edges.. more drooling. Dawna, you created a magical paradise for your precious guests! xo marlis

  4. Very the pumpkin coach!

  5. Pretty for the Princess! This is a unique and creative tablescape where anyone would love to sit down and enjoy being a Princess. I love all the detail from the crowns to the gift bags. Each places setting is so elegant and thanks for sharing the origin of the different layers. Truly a Treasure Tablescape!

    Thanks, Pam

  6. How fun! Love the theme! The table stack is beautiful! I think starting with the chocolate mousse sounds like a good idea! Boy that looks yummy! The entree looks very good too!

  7. What a beautiful party! I love how you painted the crowns and your table setting is elegant. take care, Darlene

  8. Such a pretty tablescape. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. Hi Dawna! Wanted to let you know you will be one of the features at the party which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. So, pop on by and pick up a feature button. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. So so pretty... I love it. What a fun and great idea for a party.. I too agree, all girls should have a Tiara. Great post..

  11. What a beautiful table and decor and every detail is so lovely and special!


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