The Princess Tiara
A princess tiara is the perfect girls birthday party favor when your theme is a princess celebration. A tiara is always associated with a princess. We associate a crown with the queen, and the tiara is the smaller version we usually see on younger members of the royal family.
Today we see tiaras at weddings, proms, princess theme parties, quinceanera, sweet 16 parties, formal events and of course, on Halloween as part of a costume. A tiara is also called a diadem … which I learned when I watched Harry Potter. (The Diadem of Ravenclaw is one of Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes.) The history of the tiara brings us all the way back to ancient Egypt where it was first crafted. From that time, we see it all through history. It’s said that Napoleon required all his family members to wear one so everyone would recognize who they were. But we always knew he had a complex, right?
In the past tiaras have been made out of many different materials. Leather and fabric have been used, but we generally think a small metal band often decorated with jewels when we talk about a tiara.
Many famous people have worn tiaras. Think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Roman Holiday, Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries, and any other Hollywood princess movie. It is a well known fact that Queen Elizabeth loves tiaras and has quite a valuable collection of them.
Like all fashion statements, the tiara has been in and out of style in the past. It’s back in fashion right now, but if you are planning a princess party of any kind, the tiara is always the perfect fashion accessory. So if you are hosting a princess birthday party a tiara would make the perfect little girls party favor.
A tiara for a prom or wedding gives the air of royalty, of a very special occasion. Pageant contestants are always looking for a tiara that matches their beautiful costumes. You do not have to be a bride or a beauty pageant contradict to wear a tiara, you might just be a little girl at a princess theme birthday party!