Turning five is a BIG deal. Well - at least we tried to make it feel that way. KRose turned five last month, and I had failed to put her party together. So - with a slight panic - I made the necessary arrangements.
She had just one request: that a REAL-LIVE princess would come.
Good thing that I know someone who actually does this for a living. I emailed Alyssa, and within a few short conversations, we had it booked. BOOM.
Ok - so Katia actually had two requests, now that I'm thinking about it. She also wanted to have her friends all be in her backyard for a picnic. Well - that wasn't possible with the weather uncertainty - but, we DO have a tent in the backyard.
I did a much-needed stop at Party On ... the ONLY place I get my party supplies from. Balloons, tied to bubbles - for each little girl's party favour. And all the Frozen things I could manage.
Yes, I got the ladder ... and strung snowflakes from the metal poles LOL.
Olaf, the balloon man, came too.
I wanted the little girls to "walk through icicles" when they came in. It looks much cooler than it actually was, in this photo. It wasn't nearly wide enough - as it got stuffy in the tent with the humidity and I had to open the entrance more.
There's the cake ... you can see more on that HERE.
And I made use of some doilies that I thought would be snowflakes - instead, they became placemats. I liked that a lot better - less ladder-work LOL.
This was an after-school-before-dinner party. Perfect. Some snacks of pretzels, marshmallows and candy corn (do you wanna build a snowman??) ... blue popcorn, blue fishy candies, powdered donuts. Ah yes. Very healthy. Oh - and the "blue raspberry" koolaid that wasn't very blue at all. Boo.
Katia was all dressed - as all the guests would be "princesses" ... and then, I invited her to come and see what I created for her ...
Please note the Cars Crocs that she put on in her hurriedness ... silly girl LOL.
Oh man. I hope, I hope, I hope - she always remembers this moment!! I may have cried a little.
She was ALL about the details.
Her little friend Zoe was the first guest there and had come to see as well ...
Zoe liked the cake ...
And they both immediately began to strategize on how to get the blue rock-candy sticks.
The little girls all began arriving - one by one. Then ... oh yes, ELSA came
Oh man ... it was so sweet. Although Zoe wasn't to sure about this "real" Elsa. She's a smart one, that kid.
Off to the tent ...
And Elsa was just INCREDIBLE. How she talked and smiled ...
The boys wanted to be apart of it - but tried to act cool ...
Oh the conversations ...
Then Elsa asked for some blankets, and outside we went. It was time for some songs.
... the brothers, watched from a distance.
"Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?"
Some mom's may have fully participated in "Let It Go" ... LOL
Katia received a Snowflake Christmas Ornament for our tree - so she would never forget this day.
... and had her own Coronation Day as Princess Katia of Arendale.
All the little girls got a special necklace ...
And then? Story time!
Elsa let Katia make SNOW. Now - seriously - how do you turn a cup of water into cold, soft, snow ... need to ask my old chemistry teacher about that ...
Then, each little girl got to make a wish ...
And our time was almost over ...
... after a few pics, of course.
With just a few minutes left, Elsa stayed to sing "Happy Birthday" ...
And Elsa told me afterwards, that when Katia went to hug her goodbye, she whispered, "I love you, Elsa."
Oh, my heart.
And Elsa took a few moments to speak Words of Life over Katia. About how smart and beautiful and funny she was ... Katia held on to every word.
So. Wow ... it was absolutely my most favourite bday party to date. The sheer innocence of it all ... the wonder. I highly, highly recommend Alyssa from As You Wish Princess - who is equipped to be so many different princesses. She was affordable, and worth every single dime. I just wish I could do it all over again LOL.
Hope you enjoyed this post!
Have a great one! xx