DIY Castle for Birthday and Theme Parties

DIY Castle for Birthday and Theme Parties

When asked my two-year-old daughter said she wanted a Castle Party for her birthday.  Not a princess party, which is what I was expecting, she specifically said she wanted a castle.  I passed this by my husband and to my further surprise he suggested we rent a bounce house castle.  This man would do anything for his baby girl.

I was into it.  With our daughter as the only child, I can give her my all and perhaps more than I should(if there is such a thing as a parent).  My husband may say I’m over the top, so needless to say I was all over this castle party like a crazed woman on Pinterest.of upper-class families that have bought their perfect party.  That’s great if you can do that, but forThere are oodles of Princess parties out there, and frankly most of the Pinterest post are the rest of us it takes a little elbow grease and ingenuity.

So now you know the castle bounce house was ordered, and I decided to purchase invitations with a coupon offer I received from tinyprints.  The invites said that all of the guests were invited to our daughter’s castle.  Beside the bounce house being a giant castle, I wanted create a castle-like entrance.  My mind wadered to draw bridges or some kind of “cobblestone” runner.  Pinterest wasn’t much help in my opinion.  I saw towers made of balloons which I had zero interest in assembling.  I reigned in my imagination and voila I created this very doable arched entrance to our castle fortress.

DIY Castle for Birthday and Theme Parties

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I taped several cardboard boxes together to make the castle walls.  To make the scalloped edge for the top I measured that end and divided by 5 to give me five equal parts.  Just measure and cut the indent.  I believe I did 4 inches deep.

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I taped some cardboard together for the middle arch.  Sorry, no trick here.  I eyeballed it and drew the curve as equal on both sides as I could.  Relax.  It’s not that deep.  You can do it!

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I created a stencil by drawing organic rock-looking shapes on a rectangle of cardboard.

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I sprayed sparingly, you can always add more but can’t take it back, so the rocks would look dimensional.  Especially darken the edge of the shape so it looks like shadow.

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I tackled the arch first to see how it would go.

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I turned the stencil 180 degrees so the pattern would be as obviously repeating.  That’s why I used a rectangle shape, so it would be ease to lock the pattern together either way I turned it.

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Tada!!!  The castle was complete.  We had a more difficult time getting the stakes into the ground than expected to their was a gap at the bottom of the castle, but the effect was still pretty neat.  I hope you enjoy this DIY Castle for Birthday and Theme Parties and that it inspires you to get crafty for your own kid’s party.

 DIY Castle for Birthday and Theme Parties