This Princess Party Food post is courtesy of our contributor Chantelle…I love a good themed menu when it comes to my parties, and the food for my daughter’s recent princess-inspired garden party was no exception. I am going to share with you some princess party food ideas that any royalty would love to eat. With just a little advanced preparation and some creativity with the food labeling, it was easy to plan a lunch menu fit for a princess and all her royal friends. You can always encourage all the attendees to dress up as their favorite princess to add to the enchantment of a princess party.
You know that we love parties and party planning here on Moms and Munchkins, the food is usually half the reason we host them or attend them in the first place. A good menu can go a long way to make your next party great. We hope you find some princess party ideas you love below. As always, don’t hesitate to let these ideas be a starting point for your own incredible creations!
This is picture should give you an idea of the full Princess party food layout. Again change it up, move around and sub out the food you think your little princess wouldn’t enjoy for something she would.
Princess Party Food Ideas:
Planning a themed menu for a party doesn’t need to be overly complicated or time consuming. For the princess themed party, I kept things simple by ordering a deli meat and cheese tray from Costco and offering a variety of buns and rolls for a make your own sandwich bar.
The nice part about buying the meat from Costco or even a deli is they usually come already laid out nicely. Just transfer them to your serving dishes and you are good to go. Don’t forget if you child has some characters from princess movies you can use them in the setup like I did with the mice. It is those little touches that take a princess party from good to great.
The Belle inspired baguettes and croissants were found at Costco and the Cinderella themed pumpkin roll’s were homemade using these easy to follow directions and recipe from Beyond Kimchee. Bread is always a great item to serve at parties because it is very filling and makes your food supply stretch farther.
To finish off their sandwich creations, I put out a variety of vegetable toppings such as cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and banana peppers, as well as a few sauces including honey mustard, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and a delicious spicy lime aioli. You can put out whatever you like. I picked the ones that were my favorite for this princess party food.
I always try to keep the sides simple and opt for items that you can prepare ahead of time such as a potato or pasta salad, and fresh cut fruits and vegetables. This saves so much prep time on the day of the event. For this party, my pasta salad was given the princess treatment by using wagon wheel shaped pasta and labeling it as Spinning Wheel Pasta Salad a la Sleeping Beauty. Who says your food can’t be as cute as your decor!
The fruit was given a magical touch by cutting it into small hearts and stars and threading it onto plastic skewers to create fairy inspired fruit wands. In addition, there were also apple slices served alongside my toffee apple cheesecake dip in Rapunzel’s infamous frying pan. This is always a big hit every time I make it! It is my most requested party appetizer by far!
Whenever possible, I always try to make my sweets in advance and freeze for the party. Whatever I can do to make the day of the party easier, you can bet I have done it. For my rose sugar cookies, I was able to bake the round cookies a couple weeks ahead, and then frosted with my lovely pink cream cheese icing the day before the party.
Where I can’t prepare items ahead and freeze, I try to keep it as simple as possible. My easy Nutella, chocolate pudding and cool whip mousse looked fun and elegant piped into plastic martini glass “towers” and served with a fresh red raspberry for accent. Yum!
Finally, don’t forget to consider your beverages when it comes to planning your party menu. Drinks can make it or break it. For this Princess party theme, I chose to go with a peachy lemonade and a lovely pink-hued punch. Small bottles of water also went over well in the hot summer heat that day. Make sure you take the weather into account when planning your party food.
While my items here are all princess themed, this is an easy menu that could be adapted to a wide variety of parties. The make your own sandwich bar appealed to a wide variety of tastes, and even worked well for my guests with dietary restrictions. It was simple, satisfying and had just enough whimsy to satisfy my princess loving little girl on her third birthday.
If you’re just as excited about this princess party food ideas tutorial as I am, but you’re not quite ready to host your own Princess-themed party, be sure to pin this to your favorite party food or party planning board on Pinterest so you can find it again super quick when you are ready! If you make any of this Princess Party Food, let us know on social media by tagging MomsandMunchkins as we love to see what our readers make.
We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Chantelle for sharing these adorable & delicious princess party food ideas with us! Don’t miss the complete Garden Party post on her site with all the adorable party details, decorating ideas and more. Everything is so sweet! Be sure to follow her on Facebook to stay updated on all her clever ideas!