So… how did you celebrate National {Prince &} Princess Week?

I have known about “National Princess Week” for about 2 weeks. I decided to approach my daughter’s preschool teacher about a week ago and mentioned… that next week is National Princess Week – it’s the first year for it.

Two reasons why this is so important 1. My Princess (my daughter!)

   

and 2. Julie Andrews Very Fairy Princess books are so cute – my daughter just loves them – especially the pictures – so colorful. My daughter is a princess 24/7 and always let’s her sparkle out. She is adored by all. And I heard that Julie Andrews plus Disney and Target are honoring the special week.

My daughter’s preschool teacher said – let’s celebrate all week with Prince & Princess week… and I can tell you with today being day 4 – the kids are having a blast. My daughter told me by Tuesday – “Mom, this is the best week ever!” And she has been excited about everything. They have been reading the Very Fairy Princess collection of books: The Very Fairy Princess, The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage, and The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl! (just released on April 17, 2012).

What was neat was the ideas we received from the JulieAndrewsCollection.com website, 30 Ways To Celebrate National Princess Week. And since we were making sure that the boys & girls would enjoy this week – we used the Princess Sparkle Award as well as created a Prince Shine Award.

We also decided on Thursday as the big party day. Starting out with a tea party and each comes dressed in their royal attire.

My daughter was beyond ready for her tea party day. She was ready by 7:18am {mom’s alarm clock usual goes off at 7:30am} in her dress asking me to get her zipped up and bow tied.

When we arrived at school, it was soo cute to see each of them dressed up and just having fun. The girls has their princess gowns on, their ballgown shoes and tiaras to match. Boys were wearing ties with nice shirts. One little boy even had a cape with a mask over his eyes – he was Prince Charming.

They made crowns/tiaras for the celebration today and were extremely surprised when Princess Ariel from Glass Slipper Entertainment stopped by for their tea party. Everyone was listening to what Ariel had to say and asked her questions about her dress, her starfish in her hair, as well as where he tail was. Ariel first taught the girls how to curtsy like a princess and taught the boys how to bow. It was darling watching them all do it.

Then Princess Ariel showed everyone how to sit, eat and drink like a Prince or Princess. On the tables were tea pots full of special tea for everyone (Pink Lemonade – my daughter’s favorite and went over very well!). Plus we had frosted animal crackers – they were very yummy as the bowls were soon empty after a few times around the table.

Next Princess Ariel read 2 short stories to everyone. Of course the preschoolers were on their best behavior and listened very well to the stories of The Little Mermaid (of course!) and What is a Princess?

               

After Ariel was done reading everyone went for a quick potty break and came back to get their picture with Ariel.

Each kids reaction was different – some went right up to Ariel to pose, others were still a bit shocked or overwhelmed, but by the time we got done… each preschooler had their picture with Ariel as well as some of the brothers/sisters that stopped by for the party.

   

As you know with my business, I haven’t personally shared a lot about my kiddos online – because I do like to keep my personal life to family and friends – but this day was a sure hit and was so much fun – that I have to let you know what took place.

Look forward to hearing what you did for Princess week. Feel free to stop by and join the National Princess Week Event on Facebook. If you have ideas for Princess week next year, drop a comment – would love to hear what you are thinking.

Keep Moving Forward and be sure to Let Your SPARKLE Out {when you can}!

Stay Organized: Daycare Day Sheet

Here is another resource that I created to help my husband and I communicate with our daycare provider. We would record what needed to be taken care of that day on the left side and the provider would fill out the right side for us. It helped a lot – especially when one parent would pick up and the other would drop off and of course, your schedules are hectic.

DAYCARE DAY SHEET DOWNLOAD HERE

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