Monday, May 17, 2010

A Royal Celebration

To celebrate Katie's birthday, at her request we had a -

We couldn't just have a Princess Party because she invited Prince Charming.

He brought her flowers.
I suppose that's what makes him so charming.
First the royal guests decorated their own treasure boxes.
Then we had a ball toss.

After hearing the story of the Princess & the Pea, we tested them all to see if they were True Princesses. Everyone took turns hiding and finding the "pea."

Then we ventured outside to find gold (choc. coins) to fill their treasure boxes with.

We then went on a dragon hunt. Oh I wish I had pictures of this!
It was just like "Goin' On a Bear Hunt" except of course, we went on a Dragon Hunt. We have a stuffed dragon that Dave held and pretended to be the dragon. We gave the Prince a sword made out of a cardboard wrapping paper tube. We all travelled up & down a tree, across a river, up & over a mountain, through the mud, into a cave, where our Prince slayed the dragon. It was hilarious. He hit Dave pretty hard with that sword! Good thing it was cardboard.

After our long journey and dragon slaying fiasco, we gathered in the kitchen for treats worthy of Princesses and Princes. Rainbow cupcakes with silver sprinkles - requested by Princess Katie herself.

They required a bit of creativity, but they turned out pretty good. Better than we expected!

It was a fantastically fun birthday party. I must say, the older kids get, the more fun (and easier!) birthday parties become. These kids had a blast.

And most importantly, our Princess felt pretty special to have her friends over to celebrate with her.

I still can't believe -


Becca said...

That looks like a lot of fun. The cupcakes are amazing! I love that prince charming brought her flowers.

MommyMert said...

Alexa loved it! :) Thank you for inviting her. You guys are awesome, and you are an awesomer Mom than me!!!!

The Hungry said...

that looked like so much fun. love the roses. And how did you make those cupcakes?

Marianne Hopkin said...

Thanks for sharing all these fun photos. Wish we could have been at Katie's party. It looked like so much fun. I could have been the Fairy Grand Mother!! Dad could have been the Ogre. : )
Meg, will you plan Dad's 60th birthday in 3 years. You are the best party planner ever!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Super cute! I love those rainbow cupcakes. Thanks for sharing!

Hannah said...

I think I am going to suck at motherhood.... How in the world did you get those cupcakes to do that?!?!
The prince. CUTE! How did he get into this mess of women? At 5 years old... man he is starting early!