Sugar Plum Parties is the place where 4 year old dreams are created. We’ve gone to a couple of their public drop in monthly events, but I have never hosted a Princess Birthday Party. LittleSage’s love language is princesses and performing arts, so this party is a match made in heaven. Disclosure: we received the Sweet Soiree party package for free in exchange for an honest review.
The first step of the Royal Transformation is changing into the royal garments. Sugar Plum Parties has a variety of dress up clothes ranging from princess dresses to fancy pageant gowns. They even have knight costumes for those who don’t want to wear a dress. They offer a large range of sizes 2T-12 to ensure that everyone is comfortable.
The guest rotate freely between the makeover stations. All Sugar Plum Parties come with hairstyling with accessories to take home (complete with pixie dust shower!). The nail station features kid friendly “Piggy Paint” and is topped with even more glitter.
Each party features a take home party favor. When you register for the party, you can choose from a make your own teddy bear, two types of charm bracelets, or spa soaps. LittleSage and her friends are still very much into stuffed animals, so the teddy bears were a huge hit!
Food and Beverages
Light hor d’ouvres are set out to enjoy during the party for both the adults and children. We had carrots, celery, hummus, ranch, tortilla chips, and guacamole. The kids enjoyed drinking water and apple juice out of fancy flutes and the adults shared a bottle of martinellis.
When you walk into the party space, you can’t miss the gorgeous decorated table. Each chair is adorned with rose fabric. Real china, fabric napkins and teacups fill the tablescape. Pizza for the kids and adults is included with the package and is ordered by Sugar Plum Parties.
And then there was the cake! When you register online for the party, you can pick your cake flavor and filling. We chose a marble cake with strawberry filling. The cake was delicious and beautifully decorated! It was a huge relief not having to worry about ordering the cake. I later found out that the bakery Sugar Plum Parties uses for their cakes is the same bakery that made my wedding cake!
While the kids were waiting for their turn at a makeover station, the stage was open for interpretive dancing and singing. What’s special about this stage is that there’s a camera facing the stage so the little dancers can see themselves on a screen. The Princess meet and greet isn’t included in the basic Sweet Soiree package, but you can add it on for an additional fee. Cinderella surprised our guests right before it was time for cake and lead the group in singing Happy Birthday. She spent one on one time with each guest before heading to the stage for a dramatic retelling of her story.
The highlight of the party was the coronation ceremony at the end of the party. The birthday girl got crowned first and then assisted with turning her friends into real princesses and princes. The tiaras and wands were also theirs to take home.
There are three levels of party packages with the biggest difference being the size of the party. A completely list of prices and offerings can be found on their website.
- Simple Soiree ($499)–6 guests including guest of honor
- Includes dress up, hair up-do with accessory, sparkly nails
- Singing and dancing
- Take home favor (choice of making a teddy bear, charm bracelet, or spa gels)
- Plated pizza meal on served on fine china with fruit tray
- light hors d’ouvres provided throughout the party (veggies, dip, hummus, tortilla chips and guacamole)
- Gourmet birthday cake
- Closing coronation ceremonies on stage
- Printed invitations and thank you notes are also included
- Sweet Soiree ($699)–12 guests including guest of honor
- includes everything mentioned above, but for 12 guests
- Magical Soiree ($1299)–20 guests including guest of honor
- includes everything mentioned above for 20 guests
- also includes glitter face or arm painting
- choice of TWO take home party favors
- includes 25 minute meet and greet with a Royal Princess ($135 value)
Our party was the Sweet Soiree package which included an all inclusive party for 11 guests (12 including the birthday guest of honor). We also had the $135 Royal Princess meet and greet and $75 electronic personalized Princess invitation add on. You can also choose to have a photographer at the event for $100. A complete list of add-ons can be found here. The entire booking process is online.
Aside from the party theme, the biggest choices you’ll have to make are what cake flavors to get and what take home party favors to choose. Sugar Plum Parties cater to guests up to about age 10, so there are a variety of party themes to choose from. For the older guests, they have spa days and diva fashion shows. If princesses aren’t your thing, you can choose a storybook party, or a pajama/doll party. Of course, the most popular are the Royal Princess Tea parties. A complete list of their party themes is on their website.
Was it worth it?
I know what you’re thinking. This is a bougie birthday party with a bougie price tag attached. Was it worth it?
I am a firm believer in “you get what you pay for” so it is 100% worth every single penny. The staff was attentive and age appropriate and treated each guest like they were royalty. There were several times when they were tidying up or changing the party room layout and I didn’t even notice. They also utilize an internal ear mic system so they were never yelling over the crowd to communicate. It’s the little things like that that make this type of party a next level experience. All of us were super impressed that all of the kids (age 2-7) were so nicely behaved and waited patiently for their turn. I believe this was the work of the staff and the feeling of a having a regal fancy party that no tantrums ensued.
Another big factor to consider is that this is an all inclusive party. I didn’t have to worry about ordering food, a cake, decorations, or party favors. I literally showed up 5 minutes before the party and got to enjoy the entire evening without feeling like I was busy “hosting”. All the little extra costs tend to add up, so it’s nice that everything is included under one price. It’s also really nice that there is no charge for adults. The price quote is purely for the cost for each child in attendance. Any number of adults are welcome to come free of charge.
Drop In Parties
If you don’t want to commit to booking a full Princess Party, or if you don’t have a special occasion coming up soon, Sugar Plum Parties offers once a month public “drop in” parties. These are usually announced a few months in advance online and they tend to sell out quickly! Prices for these events start at $35 and include the same hair, nails, princess experience as the birthday parties. The only thing that is not included in the drop-in party are the take home party favors and full sit down meal. There is still room in the Cinderella Tea Party on March 10! Visit SugarPlumParties for more details!
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