October is here, which means Fall is officially underway! Pumpkin Spice Day, National Pumpkin Pie Day, National Pumpkin Day and Halloween all happen in October giving us a serious Pumpkin Vibe! One of our Princesses that loves pumpkins is Classic Cinderella! Read all about Cinderella and our Pumpkin Vibes!
October Vibe: Pumpkin
Classic Cinderella loves her pumpkins thanks to her Fairy God Mother! With a little “Bippity Boppity Boo!” Cinderella’s Pumpkin turns into a beautiful Carriage! If you have an October birthday celebration and would love to combine a little bit of October and a little bit of Disney, why not throw a Cinderella’s Magic Pumpkin Birthday party? If you love Pinterest as much as we do, here’s a little Pin-Spiration for your next October Party! Don’t forget to invite Classic Cinderella to bring an added bit of wonderment and whimsy!
For most of us, our schools may celebrate Halloween with an in-class Halloween party or an ever popular trunk or treat event! Have you ever wondered where trick or treating started? It began in the Middle-Ages, when children and sometimes poor adults would dress up in demonic costumes (as a way to trick evil spirits) and go around door to door during Hallowmas begging for food or money in exchange for songs and prayers. Now a days we dress up in costumes and ask for candy. Did you know, you could invite Classic Cinderella to your Halloween Celebration with a Bobbity-Boo Package! These short visits allow our Princesses to Pop-in and visit your classroom for a short 20-30 minute visit. She will bring with her some pumpkin treats for you and your classmates to enjoy! We can’t think of a more magical way to celebrate Halloween!
Dancing Pumpkin Fun
We love dancing here at Dancing Princess Parties and our Classic Cinderella is no exception! In fact, when she throws a party, she will dance to the song “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” Cinderella will also bring her own pumpkin and will challenge all of her party guests to turn the pumpkin into a carriage by following along to a “Bippitby Boppity Boo!” dance. One of Cinderella’s favorite moves is the Pumpkin Plié. You hold your hands like you’re making a pumpkin and then bend your knees. Want to have a little dancing fun at home? We’ve created a Pumpkin Vibe Playlist on Spotify of our favorite Cinderella and Pumpkin tunes!
National Pumpkin Day
October 26th 2017 is National Pumpkin Day and we cannot wait to celebrate with our 2nd Annual Cinderella’s Magic Pumpkin Tea Party! The celebration will begin with Cinderella story time. She is so excited to share how she came to know her Prince with the help of a Pumpkin and her Fairy God Mother. After Story Time, the Cinderella will teach a princess ballet dance to “A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes.” After dancing, Cinderella helps the little princes and princesses and Queen Mothers and King Fathers make a glittery pumpkin craft to take home. After craft time is over, it will be time for a Tea Party spiced with pumpkins! Guests will enjoy pumpkin scones, pumpkin snaps, pumpkin cupcakes and more! Before the tea party ends, Cinderella will take lovely portraits as a wonderful keepsake of the Magic.
We hope you will join us for National Pumpkin Day Celebrations at Cinderella’s Magic Pumpkin Tea Party! Space is Limited.
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September is here, which means it’s time to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Back to School, Fall Colors, and Sugar and Spice, September gives us some serious Apple Vibes and who better to celebrate apples than our Featured Princess: Princess White as Snow! We are sharing our favorite Apple Vibes below!
September Vibe: Apples
We know the Princess White as Snow loves her apples! If you’re thinking of throwing a September themed Princess Party we’d suggest having the Princess White as Snow host, if you’re considering hiring a character. Princess White as Snow is inspired by Disney’s beloved tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” We have pinned some of our favorite “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” themed parties and activities to help you plan your Princess White as Snow themed September party. Enjoy the Pin-spiration!
Back to School
For most of us, we start school at the end of August or the beginning of September and that also means bringing an apple to give to your teacher! Do you know where this tradition started? It actually began in the 1700’s when poor children in Denmark and Sweden paid their teachers for their education with potatoes or apples from their farm. Potatoes were a staple for meals while apples were used for making drinks. Did you know, you could thank your teacher AND surprise your class by requesting the Princess White as Snow personally deliver an apple to your teacher? Just book one of our *New* Bobbity-Boo Packages and schedule a classroom visit.
Dancing Princess Fun
We love dancing here at Dancing Princess Parties and our Princess White as Snow is no exception! In fact, when she throws a party, she will dance a slow and graceful ballet to the song “Someday my Prince will Come,” and then she’ll enjoy skipping and twirling about to “Whistle While you Work,” and finally she may be seen dancing a jig to the “Silly Song!” Want to get in on the fun? We’ve created a September Vibe playlist on Spotify dedicated to Princess White as Snow and you’ll notice a few fun Apple songs that you can sing and dance along to at home.
National Apple Day
September 16th 2017 is National Apple Day and we cannot wait to celebrate all things “Apple” with the Princess White as Snow at her very own Tea Party Celebration! The celebration will begin with the Princess White as Snow story time. She is so excited to read her story of how she came to know the Seven Dwarfs and find her Prince and how they lived happily ever after. After Story Time, the Princess White as Snow will teach a beautiful and graceful dance to the song “Someday my Prince Will Come.” After dancing, the Princess White as Snow will help the little princes and princesses and Queen Mothers and King Fathers make an apple craft to take home. After craft time is over, it will be time for an Apple Feast! Party guests will enjoy sipping on apple cider, eating apple pie, apple scones, apple strudel, apple soufflé and more! Before the tea party ends, the Princess White as Snow will take lovely portraits as a wonderful keepsake of the Magic.
We hope you will join us at the National Apple Day Tea Party Celebration with the Princess White as Snow! Space is Limited.
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Dancing Princess Parties knows a thing or two about coordinating fun, fanciful, and fascinating birthday party activities that are full of whimsy and wonderment. We’ve had quite a bit of practice in this area thanks to our annual Fairy Tale Princess Dance Camps that we host through our sister company Dance Exploration as part of their Summer Camp Programs. Our Fairy Tale Princess Camps run 5 days 3 hours a day, so there is A LOT of fun, magic and of course DANCING to be had! Each day we explore a different Princess story. Usually starting with Cinderella and ending with Frozen on the final day. We just finished our camps for the 2017 summer and our activities and ideas are still fresh in our heads therefore we wanted to share some of our favorites with you over the course of the next few months! For this post, we are starting with one of our favorite games from our Little Mermaid day!
Little Mermaid Treasure Chest
Our Princess Campers LOVED the Little Mermaid’s Treasure Chest game, as you can tell from this photo, and we are here to tell you that there is not much that is required to make this game happen! In fact, we bet you can gather all the props and materials for this game for $20 or less! The most expensive item is the treasure chest. We actually used a wicker picnic basket that we picked up at the Salvation Army. If you’d like some ideas on where to shop, we’ve attached some links below so you can quickly order your materials online!
What you will need for this game:
- Treasure Chest
- Fancy Toy Jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, rings etc)
- Gold Coins
- Scarves (or anything to use to hide the treasure) – you will need enough for each party guest
How to Play:
At our Fairy Tale Princess Camps we had eight princesses in class. We hid gold coins under three scarves, which meant only three dancers found a treasure. You can choose to hide a limited number of coins to make the game harder, or you can hide coins/jewelry under every scarf so everyone is a winner! There is no wrong or right way to play to the game.
What you’ll want to do, either before your guests arrive, or when they are participating in another party activity, is hide the treasure under the scarves. Any treasure you don’t use, should be put in the treasure chest.
Since we are Dancing Princess Parties, and our Fairy Tale Princess Camps are Dance Camps, we have our campers perform ballet moves before they are allowed to pick a scarf. They perform a bourée walk (tip toe walk) with their hands above their head (like a princess crown). When they get to the scarf they have to perform an arabesque (like the dancer in the picture on the left).
Once they perform the moves, they can pick up the scarf to see if they found any gold treasure to add to the treasure chest. If they don’t find treasure, they wait for another turn. If they do find treasure, they bourée walk to the treasure chest and add the gold coins into the treasure chest.
After every child has had a turn, or all the treasure has been found, allow the kids to pick out a piece of the Little Mermaid’s Treasure to take home!
We should mention music, we usually play “Part of Your World” from the Broadway version of Disney’s Little Mermaid during this game, but really you can play any song from the Broadway Musical or Disney’s hit cartoon.
This game is so easy! We hope you include it at your next Little Mermaid themed party or event.
Enjoy the slideshow gallery below of all the pictures from our game of The Little Mermaid’s Treasure Chest taken from one of our Fairy Tale Princess Dance Camps this summer!