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45 Creative Castle Theme Party Ideas

Castle Theme Party

Updated on: Feb 19, 2024

Now that states are gradually reopening, you can invite a small group of friends to your castle theme party. Designed for children, a castle theme party will fulfill a kids’ fantasy about beautiful fairy tales. Better yet, why not throw an extravagant themed event! It is time for your kids to reconnect with their friends by throwing a dreamy castle theme party! Here are some tips, lists, and budgeting tools for you to make this party safe, fun, and exploratory.

Castle Theme Party Decorations

1. Throne

Every prince or princess needs a throne to sit in. Make a throne for your guest of honor by decorating a large, high-backed chair with fabric, tulle, and ribbon. Or you can buy a throne standup photo booth online.

2. Castle Accessories

Use toy versions of castle supplies to give your party area an authentic feel. Scatter toy swords, shields, crowns, tiaras, jewelry, etc. around your party area.

3. Coat of Arms

Have the guest of honor help you design your very own coat of arms to hang and use in various decorations. This should include symbols that are important to the guest of honor. Then, make several copies, and display them all around your party area.

4. Red Carpet

Any castle should have an extravagant entryway. What better way to wow and welcome your guests than with a red carpet? If you don’t have a red carpet on hand, a great idea is to use red paper or tablecloths to mimic a red carpet.

5. Balloons

Helium balloons are the perfect accessory for most parties. Give them a royal flair by choosing only royal colors such as gold, purple, and deep blue; make sure you have a helium tank as well if you are doing it yourself. You can also form them into a balloon archway to welcome your guests.

6. Banner

Make a royal banner by cutting pennant flags out of crimson, gold, and purple paper or fabric. String them together and hang your banner from the ceiling.

7. Castle

Create a castle façade with cardboard boxes. Spray paint them gray, and draw on a bit of stone detailing so that the boxes look like pieces of a castle wall. On a few of the boxes, cut out a jagged pattern along the edge to look like the top of a castle turret. Build your castle up around the edges of your door, using the jagged boxes as the top. Connect your boxes by poking the wire through the sides and twisting it inside the box so that it stays.

8. Glass over Roses

For a Beauty and the Beast-esque vibe, put a fake rose in a little piece of styrofoam. Cover the styrofoam with flower peddles and decorative stone, and place a jar over the rose and the styrofoam. Perfect for an enchanted vibe or a Disney Princess vibe.

9. Serving Ware

Instead of platters or bowls, serve your party food in metal pans and buckets. This will help complete your traditional castle décor.

10. Drapery

Hang up some drapery, leaving it loose in the middle to add a royal effect. Perfect to match your theme and the vibe of the party.

11. Castle Window

Get a castle window decal that you can put on any wall in your house that makes it feel as though you and your guests are in the tower of the castle! You can see what's going on in the village below you!

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12. Antique Dungeon Keys

These antique dungeon keys are great for any castle theme party, as you can send the guests (most likely the children) on a mission to unlock a secret door with the keys; however, the children will be left stunned to find out that the keys are only for the castle in the secret land!

Castle Theme Party Favors

13. Swords

Give your guests foam swords their parents will approve of. You can send them home with a blow-up shield to protect their own palace as well.

14. Bubble Wands

For the princesses at your party, who might not enjoy a sword and shield set, purchase several bubble wands.

15. Crown Jewels

Castle parties are not complete without royal jewels! Send your guests home with their very own crown jewels (made of sugar, of course). These can be candy necklaces, bracelets, and ring pop prizes.

16. Stickers and Tattoos

Give your guests castle-theme stickers and temporary tattoos to decorate their room and themselves with.

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17. Chocolate Coins

Your guests will love taking home treasure from your castle party. A good option is delicious chocolate gold coins.

18. Candy-Filled Slipper

Put some candy in the glass slipper, and secure it with a pastel-colored mesh. Or you can get a small little container and fill it with chocolate and hot glue mini glass slippers. Perfect for a party favor and to enjoy a sweet treat during or after the party!

Castle Theme Party Menu Options

19. Kabobs

Serve meat and veggie kabobs on miniature spears.

20. Arrangements

Arrange your food into castle-themed shapes. For instance, small square sandwiches can be arranged to look like a castle. Use fruits and veggies to build a dragon.

21. Castle Pizza

Serve personal pizzas in the shape of castles or crowns. Simply cut the dough into the shapes and top as you would a round pizza. You can also have each of your guests create their own castle pizza at your party. Simply set out bowls of pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and other toppings.

22. Sparkling Cider

For a royal drink, serve sparkling apple cider in champagne glasses. Use plastic ones for younger children.

23. Castle Cupcakes

Set out some cupcakes with castle cupcake toppers for your guests. They're such a fun addition to the party that everyone invited will be impressed, including the adults! How could they not love them!

24. Pretzel Swords

An easy castle-themed food idea is pretzel swords. Simply dip one side of the pretzel rods into frosting and roll them in colorful sprinkles. Let them dry on a cooling rack and lay them on your food table. This yummy treat will help guests picture themselves in a real castle.

Castle Theme Party Games and Activities

25. Treasure Hunt

This activity is actually two activities in one! First, hide plenty of treasure around your house. This can be chocolate gold, “magic” stones, etc. Give each of your guests a miniature treasure box to collect their treasure in. Then, let them decorate their treasure boxes with paint, jewels, stickers, and glitter. They should decorate them last so that their hands will not get messy with wet paint while searching for treasure.

26. Quest

A knightly quest is the perfect castle-theme activity. You can ask your guests to defeat the deadly dragon that lurks on your stairs (with inflatable swords, of course) or have them compete for the guest of honor’s favor in a foam tube jousting tournament. Be creative!

27. Put Your Sword in a Dragon

Like "Pin the Tail on a Donkey", get a big picture of a Dragon, blindfold your guests, and turn them around multiple times. Hand them a sword cutout with tape on the back and have them try to aim for the heart or throat of the dragon. Great for putting on a medieval twist on the classic party game.

28. Make Your Own Crown

Each royal guest deserves his or her very own crown. Purchase or make crown and tiara bases for your guests to decorate with jewels and glitter.

29. Make Your Own Castle

For older guests, have them create their own castle out of graham crackers, sugar cubes, or gingerbread and, let them decorate it with frosting and small candies. For younger guests, prepare the castles before the event so that they can decorate them when they arrive.

30. Movie

Show a movie at your party for your guests to enjoy. This should be a fairytale movie about a castle, a dragon, a knight, or another castle-theme subject. Don’t forget the castle-theme movie snacks!

31. Real Royal Family

What better way to enhance the castle aesthetic by providing a member of a royal family who lives in the castle. Hire someone to get dressed up as a prince, princess, king, or queen to add a realistic view. Is hiring someone a little pricey? Ask one of your friends to dress up in a prom dress and add a little bit of makeup, hair, and you are all set - make sure they don't forget a crown!

32. Entrance Announcement

Announce the arrival of each guest and carry on referring to them as "Knight," "Prince," or "Princess" throughout the celebration. This will help all of the party guests feel like royalty at the castle-themed party.

33. Royal Dancing

The Royal Ball is the highlight of the year for all princes and princesses, so make sure to rehearse your dance moves prior to the castle theme party. A game of freeze dance or a silent DJ could be a way to keep your guests engaged while pretending to be royalty.

34. Best Jester

In terms of the Court Jester, a Jester Contest may be a lot of fun for partygoers. Consider it a quirky talent show. To decide who the "Best Jester" is at the party, have everyone take turns cracking jokes or performing amusing acts.

35. Make Your Own Shields

This is a fun craft for party guests to pretend they are in a royal battle. With some cardboard and paint, guests can cut out the shape of their shield and paint it however they would like. Then, they are ready to battle their friends!

Castle Theme Party Supplies

36. Castle Cupcake Toppers

For your cupcake, you'll need to get castle toppers to make them completely come to life. This simple addition is sure to make a statement, and with every bite that your guests take, they'll feel as though they're princesses or princes themselves.

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37. Tableware

Purchase some castle-themed tableware that is sure to bring your party to life. Not only will the decorative plates cups, and napkins make it easier to clean up, but they will also help to recreate the castle theme you're going for!

38. Snack Cups

Your party will obviously need some snacks, so why not invest in some snack cups for your guests? This way, your guests can walk around the party with decorative cups that their snacks without being stationed at the snack table!

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39. Castle themed tablecloth

What's a castle theme party if your table isn't decorated as such? Add a themed tablecloth to your party to make your guests feel like they are in a castle - or maybe the dungeon!

40. Castle-themed party hats and masks

Have these masks and or hats ready for everyone to wear to really get into the theme! You can get creative with either a knight theme, or maybe you opt to give your special guest a crown. Either way these would be great for your party and have everyone excited!

Adorable Castle Theme Party Invitations

Invitations just as important and set the tone of your event. Don't skimp out on the creativity and extend the magic to your invitations! You can include details like the date, time of the event, gift ideas, and a preview of what to expect.

41. Castle Shaped

Purchase several castle notepads and send one to each of your guests with your party information written on the front page.

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42. Costumes

You can deliver your invitations along with castle-theme costumes like a tiara or princess hat for the girls and a knight cape or helmet for the boys.

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43. Royal Decrees

Design your invitation as if it were a royal decree. Write your party information in a calligraphy font onto scroll-like paper that has an antique feel to it. Then, roll it up into a scroll and secure it with a colorful ribbon.

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Listing includes 10 custom printed scroll invitations. The scrolls are digitally printed on heavier paper, which is about 5" wide and up to 9" long. The paper scrolls have handpainted wooden finials. Invitations come rolled up and tied with a satin ribbon. Please send your text in the personalization box or in Etsy Messages as text I can copy/paste (no jpeg or pdf attachments please). Wording is entirely your choice and you are welcome to use the invitations for any event such as birthdays, showers, anniversaries, or any other celebrations. Ready to ship by date reflects time needed for layout and production for up to 50 invites once layout is approved (5 or more b. days). Time needed for changes/approval & shipping is additional. 2 rounds of edits are included in price, with 1 b. day needed for each round. "Ready to ship by date" will be updated as needed once layout is approved. Price as listed for quantities of 10-100 scrolls. Invitations are sold at minimum of 10, in increments of 5 only. Custom made to order by hand in a small studio in VT from domestic or imported materials. © 2023 Artful Beginnings

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44. Prince/Princess

Every child wants to feel like a prince or a princess, so consider having a prince/princess invitation sent out to your guests. If this has been your child's, then they will be so excited!

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Thank you for visiting Pretty Paper Pixels! Please carefully read below for current turnaround time, order instructions and additional information. CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME: Digital Invitations: 24 hours or less Printed Invitations: Proofs within 24 hours. Upon approval of the proof the invitations are shipped within 2 business days. PURCHASE OPTIONS: DIGITAL/PRINT MYSELF - We take your wording and create the invitation image, which is emailed to you ready to print. You can choose a 5x7 or 4x6 jpg (photo) file at checkout. If you need a different size or format please make a note of that with your event information. You can print them at home, at office supply store or at a photo center. Digital files are delivered via the email address that is registered to your Etsy account after they are created with your event information. Please watch for your file in your email inbox, I do not send them through the Etsy message system. If you do not receive your proof within the current turnaround time please contact me or check your spam folder. PRINTED - Our invitations are professionally printed on 120lb matte card stock. White envelopes are included with every printed order as well as free shipping with tracking. A proof of the invitation is sent to you for your approval before invitations are printed. PLEASE READ: It is the RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CUSTOMER to verify that all information is correct. This includes dates, time, content, spelling, etc. Approvals given as verbal, written or by email indicates that you agree that all content is correct. Colors vary from monitor to monitor, so it is impossible for me to guarantee the exact color you see on your screen. TO PURCHASE: From the drop down menu under “Digital or Printed” select the option that you would like and add it to your cart. In the white box please enter all the personalized information that you would like to include on the invitation. If your invitation includes a personal photo that can be sent via Etsy messaging after purchase FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1) What does “digital" or “print myself” mean? You receive an invitation via email as a high resolution jpg that can download and email or print. The invitations is created by our shop and sent to you via email. 2) Are the invitations editable? We do not sell editable invitations. We create the image and email it to you ready to print. The invitations can not be edited by the customer. 3) Can the hair color be changed? Yes, for invitations that include a graphic of a child or character the hair color can be changed. If the hair color you would like is different then the sample please make a note of that change when you leave the event information. 4) Can I change the wording? Yes, the wording is only a sample. If you require different wording please make a note of the wording you would like when you leave the event information. 5) Can I see a preview of my invitation before ordering? We create invitations only after purchase. Since the price of the invitation includes the time it takes to create it we do not create proofs before purchase. Once you receive the invitation and review it we can make any changes you need. 6) What if I need changes to the invitation once it is emailed to me? We will make any changes you need once you have reviewed the invitation and email the image back to you. 7) Do you offer refunds? Because of the nature of the digital files and printed invitations refunds are not offered. 8) Do Invitations that show glitter in the design print with real glitter? No, invitations do not print with real glitter. It is a design that mimics the look of glitter when printed.

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45. Once Upon a Time...

Just like the fairytales, send out invitations that entice guests to enter your magical castle theme party with an enchanting "Once Upon a Time" hook.

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This beautiful Cinderella invitation opens like a book and is foil stamped on the cover. This invitation is fully customizable so you can choose your fonts and colors. If you need to add or delete insert cards you can do so by ordering on our website and only add on the pieces of the invitation that you need. Visit When you place your order we will follow up with a digital proof that is emailed to you for review before it goes to print to make sure everything looks perfect. Each invitation set includes: • 5x7 Folded Card Invitation - real foil stamping on cover • Lined Envelope • RSVP Card with Envelope • Details Card Do you like this design but need to make a few tweaks? Every part of the design is customizable, from the ink colors to the graphic elements. We will work with you to make sure the final design is the perfect one for you! ----------------------------------- You may also order directly on our website at: ----------------------------------- NON-CUSTOM SAMPLES: Feel the difference! Ordering a sample is the best way to hold our paper in person to see and feel the quality before ordering. It gives you the peace of mind that you are ordering exactly what you want. Please note that samples will not come customized.

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Castle Theme Party: Conclusion

Planning a fun and engaging party does not have to be a hassle! Hopefully, these ideas will help you create the perfect castle theme party that your kids will absolutely love!

Here are other inspirations/ideas for themed parties.

Written by Jessica Bundy and Yi Yang; Contributors: Vanessa Marsocci, Chris Legere, Sydney Pattison, Royce Legaspi and Maggie Betros

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