On Ferbuary 5th, we celebrated Henry’s 2nd birthday with a “King Henry” themed birthday party. The idea started as a joke (what if we included decor and items that reflected the actual King Henry in history), but then became a reality since he’s definitely the king of the family right now — what he says goes!
When doing research for supplies, decor, and more, I found a lot for Prince themed parties, but not a ton specific to Kings, so I had to improvise here and there. Or the King themed parties were Lion King themed or “Where the Wild Things Are” themed, and that’s not what I was going for.
Here’s a breakdown of Henry’s King themed birthday, including the decor and supplies we bought, desserts that were made, and of course some adorable photos.
King Themed Birthday Decor
I kept the decorations pretty minimal, since we only had our downstairs area to decorate for the party. This included blue and white balloons on the stairway, gold paper crowns on the dinner table for all guests to wear (kids and adults!), a cardboard castle for the kids to play in and color on, and the dessert table mantle which had king-themed desserts, a King Henry banner, and some crown balloons.
The custom King Henry banner was gorgeous and so high-quality. I got it from Etsy and highly recommend the seller, MyPartiePixie. She ships from the UK, though, so be sure to order far enough ahead of time if you’re in the U.S. like me!
The paper crowns fit both adults and children since they’re adjustable, so they were a hit, too. If you’re having a lot of kids (or ones that are older than 2), you could have a DIY crown decorating station as a fun activity.
King Themed Desserts
Once again, I had Liz of Project Pastry Marketplace make our cake. She’s a local baker who specializes in buttercream cakes (vs. fondant — which although I love, no one else in my family really does!), and always does a great job. You can see the cakes she made for Henry’s woodland themed first birthday. We got red velvet this year and it was delicious!
For other desserts, as part of the dessert bar, we had my Mom’s famous pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-covered Oreos I made with crown/gold sprinkles, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and then my Father in Law bought the best Italian cookies from Lyndhurst Pastry Shop. We had the desserts double as favors by having take-home goody bags. Food is always a good favor, IMO.
You can easily DIY a lot of these desserts using items like candy melts and fun sprinkles. Yes, it took a few hours and my sink and countertops were blue for a few hours, but it was worth it.
King Themed Costume
For his party outfit, we bought him this cute Lil King shirt. I had a hard time finding anything that was relevant to his age and the theme, so this one was the winner. Then, as the party went on, we were able to snap a few photos of him in his king robe and crown.
King Themed Birthday Suppies
Here’s a list of everything I purchased for Henry’s king themed birthday party. Shop away!
Custom Birthday Banner | Paper Crowns | Cardboard Castle | Crown Balloons | Royal Blue Plastic Table Covers | Gold Plastic Cutlery Set | Gold Plastic Tableware Kit | Gold Sugar Pearls | Gold Crown Sprinkles | Wilton Icing Crowns | Royal Blue Candy Melts | Crown Cake Topper | Lil King Shirt | Toddler King Robe & Crown Set