|There were princess balloons galore which, I think, |
were one of the main attractions for the princesses.
|The "token" male in the group - the princess's father. |
Does that make him the king?
|Every princess has to have a crown|
so these young ladies are decorating their own.
|The two Snow Whites. |
Will the real Snow White please stand up.
The princess dresses each party-goer was encouraged to dress up in. Some were shyer than others, taking time to get comfortable. Others changed dresses. Some never did become a "princess". But that was the beauty of it: each child was allowed to just be herself.
|Snow White reading a princess story|
|Little Sister has to get in the action. |
"Do you think they will notice if I try this on for size?
I don't know if this afternoon will forever leave in the memories and imaginations of the children who were present and participated. But it will forever leave in my memory. A day of pushing the boundaries for myself. A day of watching the wonder in a young child's eyes over things that adults take for granted: princesses who come to visit. balloons that fly high in the room, presents to open. And most of all, that precious gift of feeling safe and loved.