What could be sweeter than dainty white swan feathers and soft pastel colors? Pretty much nothing in my book! When we designed our sweet swan princess party for our Once Upon A Time Princess camp this summer, I knew I wanted it to be something uncomplicated and easy to replicate. Painted feathers added here and there, and fun paper fans were the perfect items that any busy momma could easily throw together for her little princess!
The party décor started with the adorable swan princess wall hanging animal bust that had hints of my favorite pastel lavender color on her feathers. She was a steal at $15 at my local HomeGoods! And as a bonus, they also had paper fans, which were a perfect match! The swan was framed perfectly by an oval wooden frame we painted white with gold accents.
Once the party backdrop was designed, I moved to my table décor, which I was determined to keep fairly uncomplicated. The thrift store swan planter was an incredible score at only $4! All it took was a little spray paint to bring her back to life.
We added simple white hydrangeas to the swan planter, and a few of our painted feathers for a little extra pizazz.
Small vases of light pink carnations, with more painted feathers, were added to either side of the swan planter to balance out the décor.
The plates and napkins were found at Target, and blended seamlessly with the theme. Our forks received a little gold glitter – because what isn’t made better with a little glitter added?
We dressed up our French milk bottles with a small painted feather and lavender polka dot straw.
Pretty swan cut-outs (found on Etsy) were used as place cards for the shoot, then the littles painted and added feathers to them during camp.
Because I love dressing up the backs of our chairs, the adorable chiavari chairs received a lavender tassel and a few of our painted feathers.
Speaking of painted feathers, have you ever painted them before? It’s so incredibly easy! We used two colors of acrylic paint, and then sprinkled on a little iridescent fine white glitter while the paint was still wet. I couldn’t be happier with the result! In fact, we loved the look so much we even painted more for our Boho Chic Kidchella party!
Our desserts were also kept fairly simple. In fact, take a really close look at that incredible cake. Isn’t it amazing?! Can you believe it’s fake?! Faux reals!! My talented friend at Confection Deception designed it, and the pretty swan princess topper was created by her sister site Painted Parade. I cannot get over her amazing creations!
The actual desserts were candied popcorn, white chocolate mousse, and beautiful swan cookies by my friend of Say Anything Bakery.
Doesn’t the mousse look decadent served in the gold-rimmed goblets from Oriental Trading?
And the recipe couldn’t be easier – melt white chocolate and add to whipped cream. That’s it! I added a little purple food coloring so it would match the theme, and some fun sprinkles to the top. But that’s it! If I’m “cooking” you know it will be easy peasy!
Just like the mousse, I hope you found our swan princess party sweet and easy to replicate! Here's a little more eye candy for ya too, in case you didn't get your fill!
Party Styling: Made of Sugar and Spice
Photography: Moments by Maredith
Faux Cake: Confection Deception
Swan Cake Topper: Painted Parade
Cookies: Say Anything Bakery
Swan Cut-outs: CutLineCraft
Calligraphy: Blake Swanner