For months leading up to her fifth birthday, Eden had been clear that this year, she wanted a princess slumber party. She had had one friend spend the night before, but a full-blown sleepover party would definitely be new territory for this mama of preschoolers. Still, I thought it would be a lot of fun (if we kept the guest list somewhat small and manageable), and I guess I'm a sucker because I like my girls to have whatever they want on their birthdays. So I quickly agreed and got to work planning Eden's Royal Princess Slumber Party, aka every little girl's dream.
Here's what I did...
I have to admit I had a lot of fun shopping for this party. Walmart made it really easy because they had literally everything I needed. I wish I would have taken a picture of my cart piled high and running over with pink princess party supplies. I know everyone who saw me was probably thinking to themselves, "Wow. There's a little girl at her house who is going to be very, very happy!" And they were right!
While shopping I also picked up the just-released-from-the-vault Sleeping Beauty DVD. (I had this movie playing in the living room while guests arrived at the party.)
Eden LOVED helping me decorate and set up for the party. I enjoyed it myself too. I have to say, purchasing ready-made Disney party supplies is much easier than Pinterest-ing and hand-making everything yourself (don't judge me, crafty mamas).
We invited several guests and family members to join us for dinner, games, presents and cake and then had just three little princesses stay overnight (in addition to my two!).
After all the family left, the girls got in their p.j.'s and I broke out a Disney Princess make-up kit I purchased and let them get all dolled up into little #DisneyBeauties. Because what's a royal sleepover without a little beauty treatment?
Then we made a pallet in the living room, popped some popcorn, and had what Eden loves to call "Movie Night." Except for a couple of slightly homesick little girls that required a little extra loving, the night went surprisingly smooth. Everyone was asleep shortly after 11 p.m., which in this situation, I considered a success! Yes, my house was a disaster the next day, but for my sweet birthday princess, it was all well worth it!