Friday, June 24, 2011

Rapunzel Meets Kendall!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of accompanying Rapunzel as she appeared at Kendall's 3rd birthday party.  I took plenty of photographs of Rapunzel with all the children: reading stories, whacking a pinata, and singing Happy Birthday and eating cake and ice cream.

The party was set outside with a Princess theme.  The client rented an inflatable movie screen and after we left, they planned on showing the movie Tangled.  A popcorn machine was set up to provide snacks, and all the kids had small camp chairs to sit in.  I love this idea, even for me!

Though some of the older kids were skeptical, I was happy to hear one boy say to Rapunzel at the end of her stay "I believe in Maximus [the horse in the movie].  I think you are real too!" 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ka-Chow! Cars Workshop at Giggles and Gumdrops

This past Wednesday, I hosted a small workshop at Lowell's area children's store, Giggles and Gumdrops.  This mini-party was set up in the back of the store before it opens.  It is great for the parents, because they get to shop before the store opens to the general public while we entertain their children!  I ended up getting a Groovy Girls case full of goodies for my daughter's birthday, two chapter books and a Disney Store denim princess dress.  And it was a pleasant surprise to find that everything in the store that day was 20% off!
When the children got to the workshop, we went straight to the craft.  The children donned aprons to cover their clothes, and got to pick out a ceramic bank to paint.  Most chose cars, of course :)  Each child got their own set of acrylic paints and went to town decorating.  Some were very detail-oriented, while others went for a colorful tie-dye technique.  I love doing craft activities that give the kids something to take home and keep to remember the party. 
 After the craft, the kids got their faces painted.  Those that were waiting got to play Mater Golf, a putting game that has the tow truck Mater as the hole.  I think the kids got a big kick out of how the ball pops out the back of the truck and goes back to you. 
 It was then time to sit down and eat cupcakes and drink from Lightning McQueen and Mater juice boxes.  I read two "Cars" themed stories to the kids while they inhaled their treats.  Once the party wrapped up, the kids took home brown Cars lunch bags filled with Cars popping candy (like Pop Rocks) and a small Cars metal box to fill with trinkets and treasures.  Ka-Chow!
The Cars theme is now available as a DIY Decor package or an All-Inclusive party.  Check out all the photos from the workshop at my website HERE.  Interested in booking any of our theme parties?  Click on the Contact Us link on our website.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's a Cars Celebration!

Do you have a little boy or girl that loves Cars the movie?  Are they anxiously anticipating the premiere of Cars 2?  We certainly are!  

Princess Prettys and Parties is hosting a "Cars Celebration" at local children's store Giggles and Gumdrops in Lowell, MI on Wednesday, June 22nd from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  We have lots of fun in store for your race fan - games, crafts and cupcakes!

Melissa of Giggles and Gumdrops and I are each giving away a FREE spot to this workshop.  Here is how you can enter to win one of the spots for your child:
1. Like Princess Prettys and Parties on Facebook HERE and come back and comment to let us know (or comment that you are already a fan)
2. Like Giggles and Gumdrops on Facebook HERE and come back and comment to let us know (or comment that you are already a fan)
3. Share this post on your FB wall (and comment on this blog post to let us know you have done so)
4. Suggest Princess Prettys and Parties to two or more friends (and comment on this blog post to let us know you have done so)
5. Suggest Giggles and Gumdrops to two or more friends (and comment on this blog post to let us know you have done so)

Each time you do on the things above you receive an entry, so you have up to 5 times to win!  The winner will be drawn this Saturday, so hurry and get your entries in.

If you would like to register for the Cars Celebration workshop, you can do so by using the RSVP to a Workshop link on or by signing up in-store at Giggles and Gumdrops.  The cost for the workshop is $15 and PERKS card members receive $5 off each workshop.  If you have any questions, contact Corey at 616-901-1625.