Like many children across the world, my daughters are absolutely love Disney’s Encanto movie. The music is so catchy and fun, the family elements are highly relatable and the characters are colorful and captivating for audiences of all ages.
With my daughter’s second birthday in February, I knew there was only one theme that would work. In searching online, I couldn’t find many Encanto birthday party ideas or printables, so of course I decided to create my own. Check out these fun ideas to help create your own magical party!
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Encanto Birthday Party Decorations & Ideas
We chose a favorite local park as the perfect venue for my daughter’s Encanto party. It only cost a small fee to reserve the pavilion area. I came up with a plan to quickly and easily decorate the space using inspiration from the movie.
I also wanted to create a fun backdrop with vibrant colors for our food table and photo ops. While a balloon arch in fun colors would have looked great too, I avoided a balloon garland because I was afraid the outdoor weather would cause issues. Instead, I opted for a colored fringe backdrop which turned out great!
To create these Encanto decorations, I cut plastic tablecloths into two inch wide strips and then tied them to a long string of twine. This was a fun activity that my older two daughters both enjoyed helping with.
I already had a dozen foam flowers (from Hobby Lobby) in my party planning stash so I tied those along the top beam using extra twine and then mixed in these purple large paper flowers too. Adding a few sparkly gold butterflies on top made it perfect!
On each party table, I used a plastic lace pattern tablecloth (like these), a colored plastic tablecloth (only partially unfolded) and then gold sequin table runners on top. Each table was finished with a gold trey, vase with fake flowers in purple and teal, a printable sign, mini lantern and also a faux cactus.
I found the trays, flowers, solar lanterns and cactus plants at the Dollar Tree. We also purchased this Encanto set and used a few characters on each centerpiece.
Encanto Sensory Bins and Party Activities
My three girls LOVE sensory play so I knew it would be a perfect addition to this Encanto birthday party. My two older daughters helped plan these and all of our guests enjoyed playing in them.
We created this Antonio sensory bin inspired by Encanto using two colors of beans, animal toys (from the Dollar Tree) and this Antonio doll. Of course, we added some scoops and tongs for fine motor practice too.
The Isabella bin was filled with pink and blue rice (purple would be a great choice too), colored flowers, and a also bucket with shovels. This Isabella doll completed the bin. Here’s a simple tutorial on how to color rice for sensory bins.
We also had a “Mirabel Doodles” section with sidewalk chalk to encourage all of the kids to get creative and draw fun pictures.
Encanto Party Food Ideas
It’s not a party without food and it took a little creativity to come up with these food ideas for my daughter’s Encanto themed birthday. We served tacos as the main dish for everyone to enjoy. Our themed treat section included:
- Antonio’s Animal Crackers
- Isabella’s “Grapes That Thrive on the Vine”
- Bruno’s Vision Sand
- Luisa’s Power Bars
- Pepa’s Clouds
- Julieta’s Healing Cookies
- Abuela’s Candle Lollipops
DIY Butterfly Encanto Cupcakes
For dessert, I purchased pre-made cupcakes from a local supermarket bakery. I added fun pearl and white sprinkles, these edible flowers and paper butterflies as the perfect Encanto cake topper. They were perfect and SO easy to customize.
Birthday Party Entertainment
The wonderful part about hosting a party at a park is that kids have a playground to keep them entertained. In addition to the play area and our sensory activities, I also hired a Mirabel impersonator for 30 minutes.
She was fabulous and read a story, painted my daughter’s nails (her favorite), posed for photos and also sang happy birthday. It was the perfect addition to our Encanto party celebration.
Best Encanto Dress for Girls
I had several people ask where I found my daughters’ Encanto dresses. They are PERFECT for an Encanto-themed party and my girls wear them non stop for imaginative play ever since. Here are the links to the dresses I ordered for Mirabel, Isabella and Luisa.
Encanto Theme Party Favors
It isn’t an Encanto-themed party without some magical party favors. Favors are always such a fun way to celebrate and give your guests something special to bring home. Check out these Encanto Party theme favors.
Magical Charm Bracelets
Give each guest a custom-made charm bracelet featuring symbolic charms with beads in the Encanto color scheme that represent the gifts of the family Madrigal. These bracelets will remind them of the magical time they had at your party and the importance of embracing their unique talents.
Mini Magic Door Keepsakes
Provide mini decorative fairy doors inspired by the casita’s magical door entrances. These can be made from wood or clay and painted in vibrant colors. They serve as a charming reminder of the Madrigal family’s enchanting world.
Personalized “Encanto” Storybooks
Create personalized storybooks based on the movie Encanto by writing each guest’s name on the inside cover with a sweet message. This will allow your guests to read the “Encanto” adventure with their favorite characters over and over.
Flower Potting Kits
In honor of Isabela’s green thumb, gift each child a small potted plant along with a mini gardening kit. They can nurture their plants and watch them grow, just like Isabela’s magical flowers.
Magic Wand Craft Kit
Provide each guest with a DIY magic wand craft kit. Include wooden dowels, colorful paint, glitter, and decorative gems. Kids can create their very own magical wands, just like the Madrigal family’s magical abilities. It’s a crafty and enchanting keepsake they can proudly display at home.
These favor ideas capture the essence of “Encanto” and will leave your young guests with wonderful memories of your magical Encanto themed birthday party.
Encanto Birthday Party Activities & Game Ideas
Your guests will have so much fun with these party games and activity ideas.
Gift of Mirabel” Scavenger Hunt”
Embrace Mirabel’s gift for finding lost things by organizing a scavenger hunt. Hide magical items (small toys or trinkets) around your party space and provide guests with a list of clues to find them. The child who finds the most items wins a special prize.
Family Talent Show Talent Show
Host a talent show inspired by the Madrigal family’s unique abilities. Kids can showcase their talents, whether it’s singing, dancing, telling jokes, or performing magic tricks. Award them with medals or small prizes as a token of their magical abilities.
Pin the Gift on the Madrigal
Put a twist on the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” game by playing “Pin the Gift on the Madrigal.” Blindfolded guests take turns trying to place a symbolic gift (such as a star, flower, or musical note) on a poster of the Madrigal family. The child who gets closest to the correct spot wins.
Encanto Trivia Challenge
Another great option is a fun trivia challenge. Test the kids’ knowledge of the movie with an Encanto trivia game. Prepare a list of fun and age-appropriate questions about the characters, the casita, and the magical gifts. Provide small prizes for correct answers and crown the “Encanto” trivia champion.
Magical Door Craft Station
Set up a crafting station where kids can decorate their own magical door just like the casita’s entrances cut out of cardboard. Provide various craft supplies like paint, glitter, stickers, and rhinestones. They can take their personalized magic doors home as a party favor.
Encanto Movie Night Feature Presentation
End the party with a screening of the Encanto movie. Set up a cozy viewing area with blankets and pillows where the kids can relax and enjoy the movie together.
By incorporating these Encanto birthday party ideas, you’ll create a magical experience that your child and their friends will treasure. Remember to capture the smiles and joy with plenty of photos to relive the enchanted moments. Here’s to a birthday celebration filled with the magic of Encanto.
Encanto Birthday Party FREE Printables
Here are the printables I used for the party including: 4×6″ Happy Birthday Sign, Food Cards, and 4×6″ Activity Signs
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