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Magical Shimmer and Shine Party Ideas: Tips, Treats, and DIY Favours

Are you planning a birthday party for your little princess but struggling to come up with a theme that will make her dreams come true? Look no further than a Magical Shimmer and Shine Birthday Party! This theme is perfect for any little girl who loves the popular Nickelodeon characters, Shimmer and Shine.

With a little bit of creativity and some helpful tips and tricks, you can transform your party space into a magical genie world that your child and her friends will never forget. From decorations to treats and activities, we've got you covered with everything you need to know to throw a party that will leave your child feeling like a true genie princess. So, let's dive in and explore the world of genies, wishes, and glitter!

Shimmer & Shine Party Space

Shimmer and Shine Party Area

My lovely daughter Isla had a fantastic 7th birthday party with a Shimmer & Shine theme. The celebration was full of joy, laughter, and of course, lots of fun with our family and friends. Isla was so excited to dress up as her favorite character, Shine, and looked adorable as a genie. Her friends were equally amazed when they arrived at the venue and it was evident that everyone was going to have a wonderful time.

Shimmer & Shine Birthday Girl

I spent a lot of time preparing for the party, making sure that the Shimmer & Shine party area was primarily pink and purple with touches of blue and gold. I got all of the Shimmer & Shine Party Decorations and Supplies from my online party store, Katie J Design and Events.

There was customised banners, bunting, posters, party bags, and labels for water, juice, and chocolates. They were all personalised with Isla's name and age, making them extra special.

Shimmer & Shine Party Area

DIY Shimmer & Shine Party Decor

I had a blast creating many of the stunning Shimmer and Shine decorations for my daughter's party. Although it took some time, they were simple to make. The little bracelets and headpieces I made were a hit among her friends and perfectly matched the theme.

Shimmer & Shine Table Centrepieces

Jewelled Bracelets

I used a Hand Saw to cut up Cardboard rolls to make Bracelets. They were spray painted Gold and Beautiful Jewels were added afterwards with the Hot Glue Gun.

Shimmer and Shine DIY Bracelets

Jewelled Head Pieces

I cut lengths of Metallic Gold Elastic measured to fit Isla's head. And joined them with the Sewing Machine. I added a Jewel to each with the Hot Glue Gun.

Shimmer and Shine DIY Headpieces

Genie Bottle Centre Pieces

I saved my Empty Wine Bottles to make Table Centrepieces. Painting them with Pink, Purple and Blue Glass Paint. I added some Gold Washi Tape and some Shimmer & Shine stickers with Mod Podge to finish the look.

Shimmer and Shine DIY Wine Bottles

Gold Jar Centrepieces

I saved my Empty Coffee Jars to make smaller Table Centrepieces and spray painted them gold. Once dry, I added some Mod Podge and Gold Glitter.

Shimmer and Shine DIY Jars

Fancy Glasses

The Girls were most Excited that they got to drink from Champagne Glasses. I brought Plastic Champagne Flutes from the Supermarket and added Adhesive Gems to them. They looked pretty special and so did the girls drinking from them on the day.

Shimmer and Shine DIY Glasses

Shimmer and Shine Party Bags & Favours

There was lots of Goodies for the Girls to take home with them at Isla's Party. All of the Guests were given Gold Jewelled Bracelets & a Head Piece upon arrival. They took home with them a Party Bag, Personalised Chocolate, a Colouring Book and a small box of Crayons.

I printed the Colouring Books on A4 sheets of paper and made a Cover page with a Shimmer and Shine Picture and the wording Isla's 7th Birthday Party. They were a Great Back up plan if it decided to rain and they weren't able to play on the Jumping Castle.

Shimmer and Shine DIY Colouring Book

The Party Bags were filled with a Shimmer & Shine Tattoo, Shimmer & Shine Necklace, Shimmer & Shine Hair Clip, Shimmer & Shine Rubber Bracelet, a Party Whistle, an LCM bar, a Lollipop and a packet of chips.

Shimmer & Shine Party Bags and Favours

Shimmer and Shine Party Food

I am so excited to share with you the amazing Shimmer and Shine theme Party Food that I made for Isla's Party! I know how important it is to make sure everything is perfect for the occasion.

And boy, did I deliver! I made sure every detail was on point, and the best part was that most of the food was super easy to make, so I didn't have to spend hours in the kitchen. The kids were over the moon with excitement when they saw the spread, and Isla was beaming with joy.

Shimmer & Shine Birthday Party

Check out her Shimmer and Shine Party Food Menu below.

  • Captain Zora's Cupcakes: Blue Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Icing in Gold Filigree Patty Cases
  • Rainbow Waterfall: Pink, Purple & Blue Rainbow Jelly
  • Magic CarpetsIced Biscuits with Pink Frosting and 'Flurry' Twinkle Sprinkles
  • Gem & Genie Bottle shaped Iced Sugar Cookies
  • Tala's Treats BallsLolly Cake Balls rolled in Pink & Blue Sugar sprinkles
  • Nahal's Nibbles: Smarties
  • Enchanted Chips: Flavoured Potato Chips
  • Wishy Washy: Vanilla Wafer Biscuits
  • Princess Samira's Popcorn: Popcorn
Shimmer & Shine Party Food

Shimmer and Shine Party Drinks

At Isla's Shimmer and Shine Party, the little ones enjoyed refreshing drinks such as water and Pop top juice. These drinks were made even more exciting with fun party labels that were personalised just for them. Plus, we didn't have to worry about keeping them chilled as they could be stored in the esky with no risk of the labels getting ruined as they are waterproof!

Shimmer and Shine Party Drinks

Shimmer and Shine Birthday Cake

Isla's Shimmer and Shine Birthday Cake was absolutely adorable and incredibly easy to make, my friend! To get started, I baked two chocolate sponges the night before I decorated the cake, and I trimmed the tops to make them even.

Then, I iced the bottom layer with some lovely purple Betty Crocker frosting and added the top layer, giving it a generous coating of frosting too. I got a bit carried away and spent quite a bit of time adding little gold cashous balls to the edges for a cute border.

Easy Shimmer and Shine Birthday Cake

Next, it was time to attach the dolls to the top of the cake. However, I knew that Shimmer and Shine might have a bit of trouble sitting up on their own, so I came up with a solution. I twisted some tie wire around a wooden skewer and attached it to their backs while they were in a seated position. To make things easier, I covered the skewer and wire in cling wrap for easy insertion into the cake.

And just like that, my friend, we had a delightful Shimmer and Shine cake which only took about 40 minutes to make (plus baking time).

Shimmer and Shine Birthday Cake

Shimmer & Shine Party Decorations & Supplies

Are you planning a birthday party soon? If so, you will want to check out our fantastic personalised party decorations from my store, Katie J Design and Events.

We've got all the Shimmer and Shine party decorations you need to make your celebration stand out, including banners, flag bunting, posters, wall displays, party bags, chocolate, water, and pop top labels. The best part is that they are all custom printed with your child's unique party details making them extra special.

So what are you waiting for? Shop our Fun range of Shimmer and Shine Party Supplies today!

Shimmer and Shine Party Supplies

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Katie Lynch

As the Owner of Katie J Design and Events, Katie Lynch provides Advice and DIY Tips on 'How to Create and Style an Amazing Party that Everyone Loves'. Katie shares her Easy and Affordable Party Foods, Cake Hacks, Decorating Ideas, Inspo and Photos from her 20 years of Experience as a Qualified Events Manager.

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