The Patient Princess

Two years.

That’s how long Melia waited to have a Princess Party!

Yep, she started asking for a princess party since she was 3 years old.  I had an art themed party planned for her 3 year old birthday, and then we skipped the big party thing last year as part of my parent strategy of raising humble kids by not throwing big parties every year.

So, even though there are times she demands to have things right away, I must say that she has also shown that she possesses a great deal of patience for her age!

Here are some photos from today’s long-awaited party…

Pre-Party Jitters

The Set-Up

The party was at Super Franks.  I love this place!  The service was top-notch and there were so many great details to admire.

Princess Dress & Princess Hair

Cinderella, Melia’s favorite princess of all-time, helped her pick out a dress from the castle’s closet and styled her hair.

Thanks, Cinderella, for making my little princess feel so special!

Party Like It’s 1999!

Barbie Cake

Melia picked out her own cake this year.  She decided on a Barbie-themed cake before even stepping foot in the store.  Heck, she decided months before her birthday!  I had to bite my tongue.

When I taught 7th Grade Math years ago, I had a Barbie project where my students had to measure and draw Barbie to life-size while keeping the same proportions as the doll.

The result:  Barbie was staggeringly Amazonian and, if alive, wouldn’t be able to stand up because of the small size of her feet and disproportionately small waist and oversized chest!  I won’t get into it, but puh-leez — what kind of message about body image does that send to our young children?  Ahh, another blog, another time.  🙂

Party Favors

Handmade invitations and favor tags by Melia and Melia’s mom.

So Was the Two Years of Waiting Worth It?

You Decide!

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