Let rough-and-tumble princesses practice their aim.
Set the stage for royal fun with a homemade obstacle course, including a paper castle with removable felt flags that the girls can pin to the turrets.
Embrace the active theme with a glitzy, sneaker-shaped cake made entirely from store-bought ingredients!
Invite guests to come ready to play, decked out in their favorite party gear.
Send each princess home with a craft-kit favor: a pair of plain canvas sneakers plus tubes of puffy paint, sequins, rhinestones, and sparkling laces.
Originally published in the May 2013 issue of Parents magazine.