Thursday, March 5, 2009

Party Princess

So Emerson was agonizing (like a 3 year old can really agonize by the way, but she was!) about where she wanted to have her birthday party this year. I suggested the park, Chuck E. Cheese, My Gym....nope, none of those seemed worthy of her.

So, about 3 days ago, this sweet and fun little magazine arrives at my house called Go Momma Go. Inside is an ad for a Childrens, Tweens, and Teens spa called the Pink Door. I asked her if perhaps she may be interested in doing a party at the Pink Door. Once I told her that it was like the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique, she was SOLD! Finally, a party worthy of a princess!

I realized the Pink Door was pretty far away from my house, at least a good hour, so I searched the net for something similar a little closer to home and found it! Sweet & Sassy Salon, here we come. I called the owner for more details and it sounds absolutely fabulous, she was so helpful and just an absolute sweetheart! It makes me wish I was turning 4 all over again!! Emerson, however, insists on still calling it the Pink Door since that was the original ad she saw!

The party starts with the princesses going in to the dressing room and picking out princess dress-up clothes, then they come out and choose 1 of 4 princess hairstyles. After getting their hair done they paint their fingernails and put on light age-appropriate makeup - eyeshadow, a little blush, lipgloss, and a little bling sticker. Once they are properly princessed, the have open play and dance for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then, my personal favorite, they have their princess coronation. One at a time, they walk down the red carpet (they are able to watch themselves on a TV) and are officially crowned a princess with a tiara and a sprinkle of fairy dust! The salon also takes a group photo and each princess takes home a copy of the photo, their tiara, and their official princess certificate.

Then we are led to a separate cupcake room where they have decorated for me (my favorite part!!) and we can eat cake and snacks, have a drink, and open presents.
How fantastic does that sound?? I think I may actually be more excited than Emerson at this point, I'm not the only one, my sister-in-law, mother, and mother-in-law all seem very excited as well!!

After last year's party - kids ripping presents out of Emerson's hands and destroying them, blowing out her candles on her cake, absolutely trashing my house, the list goes on - I swore I'd never have another one her parties at home again! Also, by the time you buy all the decorations, balloons, food, rent entertainment of some sort, clean up your house, clean up the mess, etc, you spend quite a bit of money and time! I usually spent an average of $400 to $500 on these at home parties, not including gifts either, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that this perfect princess party was only $275 for 8 princesses, not including Emerson. Emerson is free since she is the birthday girl!!

Check out their web site by clicking on the pic below, an example of a cute invitation I can purchase from them for a very reasonable price as well!

The party is in mid-April and I can't wait to share with you how it goes!! Who knew things like this existed!!??!! I have nothing else too exciting to share for now, only that Emerson seems to finally be feeling better. I'm so relieved! The weather is starting to get really warm too! We colored with sidewalk chalk this afternoon for a good hour or so and we were both sweating by the time we came in. I'm enjoying a few moments of peace and quiet, I just put Em down for a nap. I haven't seen her this tired in quite some time. She actually had her eyes closed before I even left her room, quite unusual for her at nap time these days. I'm back to sewing, lots to do in a short amount of time!!


bella*tessa said...

OH, that sounds PERFECT!!

Jessica said...

Oh, how fun! I bet Emerson and her little girlie friends will have a fantastic time. Grace would love the coronation and sprinkling with fairy dust!

Kacey said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday party to me!! Hope you are enjoying your little break from sewing, I had mine all week and now it's time to sew, sew, sew! I'm sick as a dog, so it won't be enjoyable :-( Thanks for your sweet comment the other day about schools. I'm actually feeling a little better about the whole thing. I hope you are able to find Emerson a good VPK!