I'm all about simple. That being said, I tend to go overboard once I'm excitedly in the middle of things. So the Rapunzel party, though I shamelessly copied every activity, decoration and game straight from a website I had found, was hugely time consuming. It was a hit, yes...but oh, I was exhausted when it was done. (Part of the reason I only put together parties every three years, maybe?)
But then, oh BUT THEN....Katrina added Elsa from "Frozen" to her repertoire. And despite the fact that all the little girls in the neighborhood were having "Frozen" themed parties we booked Elsa for a birthday visit. We wavered slightly as the date got near and considered having Katrina come as Ariel instead, just to be a little bit different. But then, oh BUT THEN....Katrina announced that for Frozen parties she had just added her niece as Anna who could then also accompany Elsa. Both Princesses Elsa AND Anna? Well, that was it...no more wavering.
Julianne helped me get decorations and activities planned and we of course, went a little more overboard than need be, but what else is new? It looked great and we had fun. And Lilian loved it, and that's what matters most, yes?
Presents came next....
And then cake and icecream...and of course, blue kool aid.
It was seriously an AWESOME party. Prep was more time consuming than I had anticipated, but that was my own fault. And it was still nowhere near as much as the Rapunzel party because really, Elsa and Anna did most of the work. I had parents sending me messages telling me how amazing their daughters' face paint was, how they couldn't stop chattering about Elsa and Anna and what fun they'd had. I'm so thankful it went so well. And I'm so incredibly indebted to my friend Katrina! What an amazingly talented lady she is!
Here's a clip of Katrina singing "Let It Go" at the party. She told the girls that she was going to start out singing on her own but that they should join her at the chorus. And oh, oh, oh! It was so ridiculously sweet that I had tears spring to my eyes.
For an extra special party, she's worth every penny...simply amazing.