Princesses and Pumpkins — A Cinderella Birthday

With Disney’s new Cinderella movie on DVD, and pumpkins popping up in markets everywhere, I couldn’t wait any longer to show you the over-the-top birthday party I threw for my daughter last fall inspired by that fairy tale. It may very well be the most over-the-top birthday party I have thrown to date. I told her not to expect anything so fancy ever again…at least until her sweet 16 party.

Princesses and Pumpkins Collage

While much of the party reflects the original Disney cartoon of Cinderella, we chose a non-traditional pink and gold color scheme because the party girl loves pink and her mom is enamored of the combination of pink and gold together. Also, because she has an autumn birthday, we wanted to play up the pumpkin elements in the party as much as possible.

See the many photos below for the tale of how it all unfolded and for all of the magical details!

Cinderella party-Invitation

A Royal invitation!

Cinderella Aprons

All Cinder girls must wear aprons.

Cinderellas before

Fairy Godmother helps them do their chores.

pumpkin Carriage Craft Cinderella Party

Such as making their own pumpkin carriage.

Fairy Godmother Station Cinderella Party

A surprise signals the time to transform into a Princess and go to the ball.

Cinderella party-pumpkin carriage ride

The pumpkin has turned into a carriage pulled by two really cute ponies!

Cinderella party-carriage ride.

The princesses rush to have a ride.

Cinderella party-riding off into the sunset

They take the long way to the palace. No one is in a big hurry to meet the prince, now.

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Cinderella party-Pumpkin Palace

At last they arrive at the Pumpkin Palace!

Cinderella party-Royal banquet

Where they find a royal banquet has been prepared!

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A place for each princess, and a tiny glass slipper, too!

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Cinderella party - 7-year-old birthday

Today must be a very special day!

Cinderella party-candy mice

The mice all think so!

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Pumpkin foods

Pumpkin pastas, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pizelles, and cheese broomsticks in honor of our cinder girls.

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Cinderella party Crown Piñata

And royal treasure to be shared by all!

Cinderella cake candles

Go ahead and make a wish!

Cinderella party-fairy godmothers

Your fairy godmothers will make it come true!

Cinderella party-pony cart rides

I guess they wished for more pony cart rides.

Cinderella party-pony ride

Forget Prince Charming! These princesses fell in love with the ponies!

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Cinderella party-princesses and the pumpkin pony ride

And they all lived happily ever after!

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