Most every 4 year old dreams of being a princess, and mine was no exception. “A dream is a wish your heart makes” according to Cinderella but sometime those dreams can become a reality when your godmother is a party planner and your mom is willing to throw in some fairy dust.
Thanks to our friend Julia at A Little Bee Told Me, invitations were fit for royalty.
Where shall a princess and her friends play? But in a bouncy house castle of course. Having a birthday in May and a yard with lots of green grass allowed for us to spread out and fill the yard with fun. Every year we cross our fingers for good weather and just as a princess wants our princess got a beautiful warm and sunny day.
*I just love this picture the princess and the king giggling over static hair.
We had just moved into our new house and with such sparse amounts of furniture; it worked out making the perfect space for a royal banquet table on our screened porch. Accented with pink and yellow everyone dined on pizza and anything with individual packages. Juice bottles that had sleeping beauty tops were available for all. Wooden pink pails were filled with applesauce, fruit snacks, and yogurt tubes. Wooden pails are available for purchase thru my Etsy store. The pink ones are now used in her room for holding, hair elastics, jewelry and personal care items. Click here for shop listing.
The birthday girl requested cup cakes for her friends and I was happy to oblige, again individual packaging. Moms love individual packages for 4 year olds; it’s easy they are less likely to spill it and they won’t take one bite and ditch a whole plate full. The beautiful cake for the family party was made by Mad Hatter Bakery, and cookies shaped like the number 4 were made by my mom.
Another parent favorite is leaving presents for after the party goes have headed home. At this age they are often distracted by one really cool gift and everyone else is left watching their wrapped gift just sit and wait. Also sometimes feeling of friends can be hurt if their gift wasn’t their favorite. We always try to ask if there is a gift that the giver would like to see them open for example grandparents, or guests from out of town. If you choose to wait they can be opened later that day or even all week long allowing you to know who each was from, and enjoy the gifts as they are opened.
Each royal guest decorated a pillowcase with fabric markers and puff paint. We did our craft at the beginning of the party and hung them to dry; so by the end they were safe to take home.
A dream come true to all and a special little girl that will embrace being the magical age of 4. Let’s stop here little girl and not grow up anymore. love, Mom.