Saturday, July 18, 2009

Princess Protection Program Party Pics at Long Last!

I finally got the party pics freed from the sleeping computer. Sorry this has taken so long. I really meant for it to be quick for those of you doing your own party, but hopefully it will still be great inspiration for anyone wanting to buy the DVD and throw their own bash.

First, our "secret agent" arrived at each girl's house to take her into protective custody. They were whisked away from their families in our undercover vehicle, cleverly disguised as a plain blue SUV.
I had decorated the house with small tin buckets of treats, in honor of Carter's part time job in the bait shop. I couldn't find gummy worms, but Swedish Fish and Tootsie Rolls were fine with the girls. Of course we also had the cute shoe favors. Then there was my last surprise, which of course required a marathon sewing session right up until the morning of the party. Each princess got to take home her own frog prince, made from this simple and adorable pattern from Me and My Sister Designs:
The girls played out in the back yard, learning how to act like "normal American girls," while we waited for the pizza to arrive. After our yummy dinner, Gracie opened her presents. Then it was time for make-your-own ice cream sundaes.

While the countdown clock ticked away, we went outside and the girls found their "inner princess."

Finally it was time for the main attraction. We counted down with Selena and Demi to 8:00 and then, suddenly, there was near silence for almost two hours. We all watched the magic happen, loved the story, and sang with the songs. What a wonderful night!

As I dropped the last girl home, Gracie thanked me over and over for a great party. It was one of the easiest and least expensive I have ever done, but one of the happiest and most appreciated. It just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot to make wonderful memories - but you knew that already, didn't you?

I hope you make some magical memories this weekend.

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