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At 3, she'd not know the difference in having it at home or elsewhere. Maybe she would, but too young to really care! So you could have a tea part princess party at your house complete with tea sets and such. You could do a craft to make crowns/tiaras that Jennifer talked about. Or a pin the crown on the princess game (like pin the tail on the donkey).
I have gotten several birthday party ideas from this site. I found a princess page for you there:
If you did want to have it elsewhere, does Rose Cottage do stuff like this? Tea parties I mean? But at 3, home might be better than a sit down place! A friend of mine took her daughter to a bday party (for a 6 year party) at a place in Charlotte that does nothing but princess tea parties! Gheesh!
And if you're inviting boys, it could be a "princess and pirates" theme. A friend of mine did this for her daughter since she has a little brother and most the girls invited had brothers too. It was adorable!
I'm pretty sure it was Parents magazine that emailed me and this month if I'm not mistaken they had party ideas and crafts in it so check it out. They're always very helpful and creative.