To make the cardboard castle, I got two large cardboxes from a small hardware store near our house. You can check other stores, or ask around if any friends have had large deliveries that provided a lot of cardboard.
Cut pieces to look like turrets, towers, windows, doors.
I used a lot of duct tape to keep the pieces together on the back side. One trick I found to keep the towers from bending over though was to tape large paint stirrers (like the kind you'd use in a 5 gallon bucket) to the backs of them, and it really helped make them sturdy.
Then pick up a couple of paint samples to paint the outside of the castle. I used pink for the body, and purple for "stones" around the windows and door.
The streamers and strings of lights are all taped up to one of those corner ceiling hooks found in all 70's houses. I finally found a use for it! Perfect for a princes party, don't you think?
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