Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Princess Party with Cinderella.

My kids wanted a princess party. In our backyard.
Since they all have winter birthdays, we never party in the summertime.
I said yes, as long as they worked hard for it all summer.
They earned it.

I decided to surprise them, by dressing up as Cinderella.
They had no idea until I walked down the stairs 10 minutes before party time.
"Mom! You look beautiful," they said.
They couldn't believe I was playing dress up with them!
It was a special day. A princess party for no reason but fun.
And because I love my little girls.
Here's what we did:

Cinderella read a story about the Princess and the Pea.
The girls then had to lay out their beach towels,
lay down, and find the pea that was hidden underneath, to pass the princess test.
(It was a small bouncy ball).

Then we played games like,
"Princess Says," (our take of Simon Says),
and "Princess Princess Queen" (our take of Duck Duck Goose).

We had a pool/sprinkler party.
And a royal gift exchange.
We almost decorated crowns, but then forgot.
We ate lots of treats.
And passed out party favors.

It was simple and fun, and one of our best memories of summer.

The decorating was simple, 
but a true princess feast indeed.
To make this platter, you can see that all you need are 
cups, plates, and hot glue.

And a little help from your 5 year old. Rapunzel was found here.
We loved these butterfly treats, made by my friend Kim.
The fanciest we got was with these cupcakes in an ice cream cone.
It made clean-up a lot easier on the servants. :)

Oh, what a day! Backyard parties in the summer are the best.


  1. Cutest princess party ever! And even Cinderella made an appearance, how cool is that?! :) I love all the little details, you are pretty amazing!

  2. You are such a cute mom...I love reading about the fun things you do with your kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ah Rachel---one of the many things that I just love about you. What an amazing mother! Those little girls are incredibly blessed to have you as their mom.

  4. What a fun party for your girls and it looks like you enjoyed it as well!

  5. you are a really awesome mom! I love the idea of dressing up for them. I had one of my little sisters dress up as a maid for a tea party bday once. But Cinderella would be awesome! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's Have a lovely day, Maria

  6. Ok my daughters january party is plannec. I love how simple, but princess like everything was. Beautiful

  7. What a cute idea! I'll also be including this in my party directory so others can easily find your cute party ideas after the link party! Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!


  8. Adorable! I love the princess and the pea game idea. :) I had a princess party when I was little, too, and my little brother (who was maybe 3 at the time?) dressed up and delivered the invitations to our neighbors on a velvet pillow. I still crack up every time I see pictures of it. :)

    I bet your girls just loved their princes party--too cute that you surprised them with it!

  9. This is great! Looks like they had a great time!

  10. Love it! Looks like the perfect celebration =)

  11. That is awesome!! You looked beautiful!

  12. SO pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  13. Thank you so very much for joining the T’ Time Link Party last week! I really love to see all the wonderful ideas. Link parties are also a great way to get your blog out there for others to see. Hope to see you today! Maria Raising4Princesses

  14. adorable and fun! I'm sure it was a blast. I loved all of the snack food. take care! I'm a new follower.


  15. Beautiful! It's so much fun when Mommy can dress up and really be a part of the party!


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♥Rach H