Friday, February 20, 2009

Princess Pals

Cinderella made a guest appearance at Emma's tea party.

Inviting a college student from our church to join us for the afternoon was an economical and fun surprise. Haley joined us for Mary Ashley's Cinderella party two years ago, and she has since made a little side business of appearing at birthday parties in the Montgomery area.

Emma was still an infant and napped during Mary Ashley's third birthday party, so I couldn't wait to share this experience with Emma at 3. It was bittersweet to think about the babies I eyed in the nursery after Mary Ashley's party, realizing they are all old enough now to join us at the tea table.

Once all the guests arrived for Emma's party, we gathered the little princesses together in the grand ballroom, otherwise known as our family room, to reveal our honored guest. I told the girls to welcome Her Majesty, Cinderella, and our Knights Carson and Christian opened the doors to let the princess make her grand entrance as Joe cued orchestral music from the Disney movie Cinderella. It was such a special moment! Cinderella joined us for tea, photos and presents. She was so sweet and attentive to the girls at the party.

And what pretty princesses these little ones have grown to be!


Molly and Emma are princess pals.


Meet the Princesses

Clockwise, from top left corner: Princesses Lizzy and Emma take time out with the girls; Princess Emma opens presents from Meme and D-Dad; A reflective moment for Princess Alex; Cinderemma discovers a Cinderella Barbie from Mommy and Daddy; Working on party details, I joked that I was Emma's Fairy Godly Mother; Princess Jamie holds a sparkly princess wand; With two brothers at home, Princess Ann Welch enjoys her first all-girl party; The princesses gather on the palace steps.

21 comments:

melissa said...

What a sweet party - a little girls dream come true! And, maybe even a big girl ;). Being the mom of all boys and being a girly-girl myself is hard!
Love all the decorations, party favors, the cake - all fabulous!

melissa

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Just yesterday,I was telling my assistant about your wonderful parties. She has little girls also and is always searching for good ideas. You have the BEST ideas, not to mention spectacular follow-through. You're inspiring me to try to plan something really special this summer for my grown up daughter and her college friends. Any ideas?

Faye said...

WHAT A GREAT PARTY!JUST STOPPED BY FOR A VISIT.I AM A NEW BLOGGER.I AM LEARNING AS I GO.HAVE A VERY BLESSED WEEKEND

Tracy said...

How wonderful for Emma to have Cinderella at her party. Everything looks so sweet. :)

pink green & southern said...

I have loved seeing every aspect of this lovely party. With two girls of my own, Princess themes are my fav!!! You "do it right" girl!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

In a word, "ADORABLE!" But I could use every good adjective to describe these pictures. Love them!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

The princesses are adorable and look like they are having so much fun!

Jo said...

What a fablous party for such lovely princesses!

Jo

Melissa E said...

What a wonderful thing for college students to do for a side business. Hope the real princess had a wonderful day. It does look like she did.

Jennifer Driver said...

Very sweet pictures! Maybe I should pull out my Belle costume and find a new side job! :) Wish Princess Caitlin could have been there too!

Janice said...

I am a first time visitor and enjoyed looking at your blog. It looks like you do a lot of fun things for the princess in your life. Way to go!!

Renee said...

Melissa;
I loved, loved, loved (!) all your fun birthday party sharing here. You are so much fun to pop in and visit with! Can I come to the next Princess party...just to watch? :-) Actually my youngest daughter is smitten with all your wonderful cakes and memory making beautiful ideas. Me too. Clapping my hands here for you. Happy birthday to Emma!

Melanie said...

A darling party for a darling litle princess! You have been BUSY!
I did receive your e mail the other day and have been looking at their site. Everything is adorable!
Have a wonderful weekend, My friend!

Hugs,
Melanie

goooooood girl said...

your blog is very good......

It's a Mom Thing said...

I have loved reading about Emma's Cinderella party. It looks like it was a sweet time for you all. You did a great job with everything and I especially love the bracelets you made for the girls.

We just celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday with a Cinderella party. I had so much fun planning it.

Dawn said...

What a great idea about having someone dress up as a princess for the party! I will have to remember that.

bfs ~ "Mimi" said...

Precious pictures and adorable children! What a sweet idea!!!

Whitney said...

I was reading a previous post about the Castles and Crowns party you hosted at the UCOC. I was just wondering if that is where you attend? My family and I live in Texas and attend the Walnut Church of Christ. I found your blog through a frinend and fond you very inspirational. I am always looking for encouraging and inspirational blogs like yours.

Meredith Teagarden (The Things We Carried) said...

What fun!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Just adorable!!

M ^..^

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

what a great job for a h/s or college girl!!! Fabulous!
~k

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