Does your girly girl have a birthday coming up? Make it one to remember and throw her a princess party complete with tiaras, costumes and magic wands – several companies in the area focus on just that. Check out Red Tricycle’s picks to help you plan the best birthday party yet, one that is truly fit for her royal highness right here in NYC.
Broadway-Trained Princesses: A Princess Visit
Why They Deserve a Crown: For the last 7 years, A Princess Visit has been hosting princess parties for local little girls. Their parties include an interactive show, which is pretty awesome considering the princesses are Broadway trained.
Princess Party Activities: Kids will enjoy face painting or balloon sculpting or musical games, magic wand giveaways and a special gift for the birthday girl.
Good to Know: You can customize your own party experience, and your party price depends on your needs and requests. Want to know what to expect for your party? Watch their feature on the Today show.
The Co-ed Guest List Solution: Dudes and Divas
Why They Deserve a Crown: This party place in Queens offers both princess parties and princess/pirate parties, for those with a co-ed guest list. Parties are customized to fit your needs, and include decorations, pizza and juice, cupcakes, invites and more.
Princess Party Activities: Games, music, dancing, face painting, temporary tattoos and crafts will keep the lil’ partiers busy.
Good to Know: Pizza not your thing? You can opt for a catered buffet instead, or bring your own food, for an extra fee. Also, the cost of your party package is determined by the size, time, party length, and day of the week you choose.
Cost: $199 to $250
Contact: 104-12 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills; 718-575-4040
Party at Your Place: New York Princess Party
Why They Deserve a Crown: In the princess party biz since 2006, they’ll bring the royalty right to wherever you’re having your kid’s party. With party packages and an a la carte menu to choose from, you can customize your party to your little girl’s desires and your budget.
Princess Party Activities: They offer the usual face painting, photo opps, sing alongs and dancing, along with very fabulous Sparkle Make Overs.
Good to Know: New York Princess Party only provides services to Manhattan below 116th Street; Brooklyn in Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and West Williamsburg, and Long Island City, Queens. If your party isn’t within these areas, they may make exceptions, but it will cost you a travel fee per princess.
Cost: $99 to $750
Dress Up Fun: Let’s Dress Up
Why They Deserve a Crown: This Connecticut based company has a location on the Upper East Side that’s perfect for hosting a birthday party fit for any princess, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up after the party is over. Plus, each package includes invites, thank you notes, all dress up activities, tea party with food, party favors, a cake or cupcakes and pictures of the kids.
Princess Party Activities: Take dress up to the next level, with fairy dust, make up, nail polish – the works.
Good to Know: Inviting boys to the party? Don’t worry, they have costumes for any knights or princes in attendance so no one will be left out.
Cost: A party here will run you $590 for 10 kids.
Contact: 345 East 85th Street, Upper East Side; 212-879-0956
Totally Customizable: Aurora Entertainment- NYC Princess Parties
Why They Deserve a Crown: Princesses are just some of the services offered by this party company. They have a range of price options, including one package that includes a professional photographer.
Princess Party Activities: Face painting, make up, nail painting, balloons, giveaways and story telling are included.
Good to Know: They cover a specific service area, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and parts of Long Island.
A Princess-Worthy Party Place: Eloise at The Plaza
Why They Deserve a Crown: Want to make sure your princess receives the royal treatment and a party to remember? Then check out Eloise at The Plaza for an extravagant party location. Your little girl will certainly feel like royalty as she channels the famous, littlest Plaza resident.
Princess Party Activities: Dress up in the Fashion Room, listen to stories in the Reading Room, and party in the Tea Room.
Good to Know: They have a specific list of party themes to choose from. A party here will not be cheap. It IS The Plaza, after all.
Cost: Packages start at $700.
Contact: Fifth Avenue at Central Park South; 212-546-5460
The Pampered Princess Party: Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club
Why They Deserve a Crown: Calling all pampered princesses! This spa offers princess party packages in their New Hyde Park location, and they can also take the party on the road.
Princess Party Activities: Throw a party here and kids will have mani/pedis, dress up time, facials, music, games, party favors and even a photo shoot.
Good to Know: Can’t make it to New Hyde Park? Then they’ll bring the party to you, for an extra fee. You can also customize your party with various upgrades, including food and cake (in store only.)
Contact: 245 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park; 646-696-4596
Photo by Buck Ennis
Have you thrown a princess party for your birthday girl?
— Jesseca Stenson