03 May

Beautiful Brave Themed Birthday Party

enchanted brave themed birthday party

Have I ever mentioned how much I love this movie? Well, I love it! And Hana Lynch of Feathered Nest Photographie styled a Beautiful Brave Themed Birthday Party for her daughter, Ella. One of my favorite parts of this party is how simple the dessert table is- cookies, cake and trail mix- that’s it! It just shows you don’t need tons of sweets to make the table feel full or feel well balanced. (For more Brave Party Ideas go here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Haggis Toss, Coat of Arms activity with (Template) and Archery
– Princess Party Dresses and DIY Merida Crown
– Brave inspired cake + Bear Claw Cookies
– Scottish plaid fabric bunting, tree slices, moss and blue light “wisps”

birthday princess cake

brave party coat of arms

brave party archery activities

haggis toss game

brave theme drinks

brave princess costume

brave inspired cake

bear claws

trail mix

brave party

brave themed birthday party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Hana

My daughter requested a Brave/Merida themed party for her 5th birthday. The first thing that came to mind were images of Merida in the forest with lots of mossy green and wisps leading the way to her adventure. I created this look by incorporating lots of moss and wood details to mimic that forest feel. The sweets were placed upon various tree trunk slices and then surrounded by varying types of moss. I then tucked little blue lights into the moss to create the look of wisps hiding in the forest. I spray painted a frame and used sheet moss to display the overall message of the Brave party over the table. My friend created the amazing cake that was inspired by Merida’s dress and then a bullseye on top complete with a bow and arrow made from sugar. I added plaid fabric embellishments in order to convey the Scottish princess vibe. The bear paw cookies helped pull the bear aspect of the movie into the party table and the cups of trail mix will fuel anyone with a healthy start to their trek into the Scotland forests or for some fun at the Highland Games.

I also created a few fun outdoor activities including the Haggis Toss, Target Challenge (bullseye created using green wreath form and canvas fabric), and then a craft time where party guests were able to create their own Coat of Arms! This was a fun princess themed party that both girls and boys could enjoy being a part of!!



– Photography: Feathered Nest Photographie
– Cake: made by my friend Rachel
– Moss, tree greenery, fabric for table, burlap backdrop and plaid fabrics, Papers for Coat of Arms: Hobby Lobby
– Rococo style frame (spray painted white): UNG Drill frame from IKEA
– Blue lights for “wisps” (fairy berries), wood slices: www.save-on-crafts.com
Bear Paw Cookie Recipe (I used whole wheat flour and organic raw sugar for a healthier alternative)
– Haggis Toss hand-painted inspired by: Sweeten Your Day Events
– Nut cups: Hey Yoyo
Coat of Arms Template
Merida Crown Template

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@PartyBlowout SAYS:

Beautiful Brave Themed Birthday Party http://t.co/S3OkzcUW3b

Reply May 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

Kate SAYS:

Wow,really cute party !! I liked all decorations and birthday cake is just superb.
We also celebrated my daughter’s brave merida themed birthday party last month.All kids had loads of fun.

Reply May 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm


Where did you find the blue lights that dim?

Reply September 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

Kari Cannon SAYS:

Can you tell me where you found the clip art for the family sign? The one you tied around the plaid on the punch/juice container. I am having trouble finding their family symbol to print out for cupcake toppers.

Reply October 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm

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