Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011
By Aunt Susan
This girl who already had her make-over is applying glitter to another girl. She was “glitter happy”. She said she was from the BFA…The Beautiful Forehead Association. “Foreheads can be beautiful too”
We had a tea party for a group of 12 year old girls and it was a hit. Normally for younger girls I would do their hair, make-up and nails. For this party I let them do each other’s hair, make-up and nails. With a few basic instructions on how to apply make-up, I told them for this event…there are no rules. That saying “less is more” has no place at this tea party. I gave them permission to be as creative as they want. They had a blast. One girl said “My mother would never let me do this” But oh… at a tea party you can! Perfectly pink eye shadow, jeweled butterfly hair clips, diamond tiaras, flower painted nails, twinkling glitter everywhere (even on the forehead)… anything goes! After their make-over at the salon, it was time to get accessorized with chandelier earrings, long necklaces, shiny bracelets, feather boas, wide brimmed hats and a purse to match.
Hot pink nail polish was the favourite choice
All dressed up for the tea party.
Doesn't she look lovely?
was a photo shoot at Cinderella's carriage and then it was tea time. One girl stood up at the
table and gave a speech thanking the hostess for such a lovely party.
What a nice young lady. All the girls tried real tea (Earl Grey
decaffeinated). Only 2 liked it. The rest preferred our version of
bubble tea (ginger ale). An assortment of tea sandwiches and fruit were
served and then birthday cake. The time went too fast. We could have
gone on for another hour. We MUST do this again soon!
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
By Aunt Susan
A girl trying on Cinderella's glass slipper
This past weekend, we did a Princess Tea Party Event at a local indoor playground. Parents pre-registered their daughter(s) for the event. There were 20 girls in all, ranging from 2 years old to 6 years old. Just the right number of girls for the double size party room. On hand for the princess transformation were the Fairy Godmother, Snow White and the Grand Duke. From youngest to oldest, the girls took turns choosing their princess dress. Recognizable Disney Princess dresses were the first to go. Then anything pink with flowers attached to it. Can you guess which dress was the first to fly off the rack? Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. It’s a Disney Princess and it’s pink. The mommies did not want to miss out on all the fun. But the Fairy Godmother had to scoot them out of the room. With so many people in the room it was getting crowded and hot! The Fairy Godmother had to promise them that they could have their own tea party another day but for now they’ll just have to watch all the fun from the windows.
This little girl is wearing the "Pink Princess" dress from Rosie's Boutique
With everyone in their princess dresses, it was time for tiaras. make-up and pixie dust. Next was a princess singing lesson with Snow White. Everyone sang so lovely….just like a real princess! Then it was time to learn how to befriend little animals. As you know princesses have a way with little animals. Mice will help sew dresses and bunnies will help clean so it’s important to know how to talk to them. Next a lesson on how to walk elegantly in your princess dress before the fashion show parade. Snow White led the way out to the main area. The parents pulled out their camera phones and snapped away.
Then it was back to the party room for a short etiquette lesson before we sit down for tea. On the menu, fruit, tea sandwiches, cookies and apple juice (our version of tea). Each table took their turn to get picture taken by Cinderella’s carriage. Each girl sat on a chair in front of Cinderella’s carriage and the Grand Duke let them try on Cinderella’s glass slipper. A photo in front of the carriage and a photo inside the carriage.
Off to the ball in Cinderella's carriage
When the clock struck midnight it was time to change back to their regular selves. A magical time was had by all.
*note; all the dresses in the photos are from Rosie's Boutique