Monday, May 18, 2009

my little princesses

having a ball!

Rosie enjoying the dance time with her ribbon wand.

Grace, Mary and Rose posing with Pocahantas, Belle, Cinderella, and Snow White.

all smiles after getting make-up and nails done by the teenaged princess helpers.

This fundraiser event was the brainchild of a friend of mine from the local mom's group I'm in. She had access to the Disney princess outfits (teenage girls sized) after someone in her family purchased them for a birthday party. She decided to host a princess party for little girls in the mom's group, and others as a fundraiser for a teenage girl in our parish to attend a mission/retreat out of state. The teenager and a couple friends donned the princess outfits and greeted little princesses, posed for pictures, painted nails and did makeup. It was a fun event for everyone that included donated doorprizes and raffles for larger princess-themed gifts. The girls in attendance gave a free-will offering to help raise money for the mission trip. It was such a success, that she offered the party a second year, and now this third year, our parish got involved offering our parish education center as the venue, with dozens of teenagers (boys and girls) helping to organize/run it. As little princesses arrived they were assigned small groups with a teenaged "Princess" leader, who escorted them room to room for various activities from story time, make-up and nail polishing, photos, dancing, snacks, etc. It was such fun, and even more enjoyable knowing that the donations raised will be helping a dozen or so kids from our parish attend a retreat at Notre Dame this summer.
Now, my boys just wanna know when there will be a "Bob the Builder" party :')


blessed to be a Mom said...

Sounds like a good time! Wish I could have taken Emma. Let me know if there is another one. What age group is it for?

Kathryn said...

What a great idea and your little girls are just glowing so you can tell it was a good time!

Anonymous said...

I think something for boys with a knights theme is better than Bob the Builder but it would probably involve some kind of violence- wooden swords and stuffed dragon pinatas or something. Great idea thanks for sharing this!

4prettybabies said...

My girls would have LOVED doing this when they were little. Now, 12 and 10, they'd enjoy helping with such a wonderful event! This is such a great idea...maybe my 2 1/2 yr. old will attend the next one!

Stacie Lamm said...

Well- The boy one is in the works. We were waiting to see if this was a success. We are thinking of getting all kinds of vehicals, trucks, skid loaders, fire engines, etc and having them in the church parking lot... Then giving gator rides and other fun activities.... What do you think. I think they would like it. But it will have to be next year. I am still worn out from Saturday.