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A Dream Princess Party in Beverly Hills

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When our client in Beverly Hills asked us to plan an upscale princess party for her daughter’s 5th birthday, we were thrilled to be of service. Princesses are our specialty, after all.

But then she gave us almost all creative control! Save for the color scheme (magenta, aqua blue, and purple) and request for a classical pianist (more on that to below), the party was ours to imagine. Wow! What a dream for both the lucky birthday girl as well as our event production team.

We started right away by designing and constructing custom invitations fashioned into scrolls for our birthday queen to deliver to her “royal subjects” at school.

Next, we designed a cake table worthy of our glamorous, charming celebrant: Queen Kierra. And when you’re a queen, you wear a crown, so we were careful to sprinkle a light crown motif throughout the party design.

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A cake table fit for royalty. Cakes and cookies by The French Confection Co. Photo by Jeff Drongowski.

 

And of course the cake itself was unbelievable (and just as irresistible in flavor as it was in looks). Just look at the details of this epic princess cake up-close.

The three-tiered-cake was made in layers of chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. Mmmm…

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A three-tiered princess cake with edible Rapunzel, Jasmine, and Queen Elsa adornments, featuring a golden sugar tiara on-top, by The French Confection Co

We know that waiting for the cake to be cut can try a child’s patience, so tower-shaped cupcake cones and personalized sugar cookies for guests to snack on throughout the party framed each side of the cake table.

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Cupcake cones inspired by princess Rapunzel (by The French Confection Co.)

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Custom sugar cookies featuring our celebrant’s name and tiny gold tiaras in royal icing.

In fact, this party had so many sweet treats, we had to create a full-on second dessert table to display all the goodies.

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Gold, pink, and aqua blue cake stands display custom baked macarons, chocolate chip cookies, and cherry almond bars by The French Confection Co.

Outside, in back of the house, we set-up an enchanting tent to house the children’s dining and princess character activities.

Designed to take advantage of our client’s glorious view of Los Angeles, the tent was decked-out in lilac colored drapes, lush fresh florals featuring pops of magenta and gold, a craft table prepped with crowns and pirate mustaches to be decorated, and a royal throne, of course!

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Whimsical dining area for little guests; rug and table from Circa Vintage Rentals.

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A royal throne, if you will, in eggplant featuring custom throw pillow showcasing the crown motif for our birthday Queen, courtesy of Circa Vintage Rentals.

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Princess crown crafts ready for bejeweling. And that view of L.A. ready to behold.

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A sampling of sweets displayed on a vintage dresser from Circa Vintage Rentals.

With guests starting to trickle in, our classical pianist began to fill the air with the sound of music: Disney music! And my-oh-my, was it ever beautiful…

I couldn’t resist, I sang along with just about every song. And so did our princess characters! More on that later…

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Classical pianist Chris Ring sets the tone of the party by playing popular Disney melodies on a grand piano in our client’s Beverly Hills home. Photo by Jeff Drongowski.

Speaking of princesses, when they made their grand entrances, that’s when the party really started.

Accompanied by a young pirate, straight from Neverland, the children were delighted to play with this charming bunch of characters which included Rapunzel, The Snow Queen, and her younger princess sister (inspired by Hans Christian Anderson and made popular by the movie Frozen).

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The Snow Queen and princess characters, inspired by Frozen, arrive at the party in Beverly Hills. Performers courtesy of Papillons. Photo by Jeff Drongowski.

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Princess Rapunzel let’s down her hair to greet young guests at a 5th birthday party in Beverly Hills, CA. Character courtesy of Papillons. Photo by Jeff Drongowski.

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A young pirate character, inspired by Jake and the Neverland Pirates, makes a new friend.

Together, they danced, played imaginative games, and sang songs… around the piano! What a beautiful site it was to behold, simply magical.

It’s difficult to describe in words, and even pictures don’t fully do this unique experience justice (you kind of had to be there to feel the energy and excitement in the room), but peek at the photos and below and you’ll just scratch the surface of how incredible this entire party experience really was.

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The Snow Queen and princess belt out a rousing rendition of “Let It Go” while accompanied by a classical pianist.

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Acting out the moves to the song, as if they’re all on-stage, naturally. Check out a video of this Disney princess sing-along on our Facebook page.

Below, I’ve included the highlight reel of the entire party, for those curious to see more.

As event producers, we can document the day and deliver the story of your celebration through, not only photography, but cinematography as well.

At the end of it all, after the cake was cut, and the crowns were bejeweled, it was time to say farewell.

As guests headed back to their own kingdoms, they were invited to take with them their own personalized coloring books.

The sun was setting on this perfect princess party, but not before lots of “warm hugs” were shared between friends new and old.

T’was a dream come true.

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The Snow Princess holds hands with young friend at a party in Beverly Hills. Photo by Jeff Drongowski.

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Rapunzel hugs a new friend as they say “farewell” to each other and the party.

We can’t wait for our next princess party planning adventure!

If you would like our team to help you imagine and create a dream birthday party (and yes, we also do grown-up parties) in the greater Los Angeles area, we would love to be of service.

Use the form below to get in touch! And I hope you have a magical celebration of your own.

 

 

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Author: Papillons Entertainment

I'm Jenna Bryson and I'm the "queen butterfly" and lead expert performer at Papillons Entertainment, a children's special event company. I've been working with children for 13+ years and still get a thrill out of making kids happy. I'm also a classically trained actor with a B.A. from Univ. Maryland (Baltimore County), a budding children's book author (see 'Grace from Outer Space'), wanna-be comedy improvisor (graduate of Upright Citizens Brigade L.A.), and actual singer-songwriter. My music has been heard in feature films, promos, and on shows such as 'Hellcats', '90210' (the new series), 'Life Unexpected', and 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'. My debut album, 'make/believe', is available on all major internet retailers.

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