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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.
Once upon a time…

I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.