Friday, June 28, 2013

Elsie's Princess 4th Birthday Party!

February 3, 2013

Elsie requested a princess party for her 4th birthday.  So, J-Ma and Mommy created a Rapunzel cake for the birthday girl.

Such a yummy Rapunzel!

Elsie invited a few friends to attend and wear their favorite princess dresses.  Ava, Mattie, Leah, Elsie, Kati Anne, and Evie were all so fancy in their princess outfits!

Elsie was super excited to get to dress up as Rapunzel once again!

We planned some fun activities for the princesses.  When they first arrived, they decorated cupcake boxes with their name and stickers.

Mattie was proud to show off her work!

Evie took a quick break from her project for a beautiful photo!

We then played "pin the Pasquale on the Rapunzel poster" game.  For most of the girls, this was the first time they had played, so the Pasquales were all over the wall!

Leah was clearly a pro, and knew how to sneak a peek out of the blindfold!

The game was so much fun to watch!

Go Mattie!

You can do it Ava!

John, who had previously dressed up in his knight costume, had fun aiming for the princesses first, before feeling his way to the perfect spot on the poster.

Duncan was allowed to try without the blindfold, since it was way too big for him.

But he still managed to get the window instead of the poster!

The princesses were then invited to decorate their own pink cupcakes!

Ava showed off her cupcake to Mother Gothel (as Elsie so named the party planner).

So pretty and pink!

Leah decorating her pink cupcake.

John and Duncan were given orange cupcakes to decorate instead of pink.  Duncan had fun placing each individual sprinkle on top of his cupcake.

Then the princesses figured out that some of the sprinkles were yummy!

And they all dug into the starch and sugar decorations.

After a quick round of freeze dance, each of the princesses were given necklaces to string with beads.

The necklaces were started with the princesses' names, and then they strung on additional beads.

It was tough work, but they took their time and did a great job.

The necklaces got longer and longer!

After the necklaces were complete, we moved on to a game of "Princess, Princess, Frog" (a fancier way of playing duck, duck, goose)!!

The girls were a bit tentative at first as they each figured out how to play.

They were very gentle with the tapping wand as they moved around the circle.

And then they started really running around and around the circle.

They didn't just go around one time - they kept going and going and going!  It was so funny!

Go Leah!

The princesses then settled back down at the table for a game of Bingo.

They had to match up the Hello Kitty characters under the BINGO letters.

It was a little tough, but the girls did a great job listening!

Admiring each other's fancy jewelry!

Princess hug!!

Time for a little musical chairs before lunch!  More running princesses!

After lunch, the princesses were so excited to have cake!

I just love Elsie's smile when everyone is singing Happy Birthday to her!

Princess cake is yummy, especially when covered in pink frosting and eaten with a pink fork.

Elsie then opened her fabulous princess presents!

Duncan was so interested in the feather boas.  He just loves soft, fuzzy things!

Duncan was so handsome in John's knight helmet.

Best friend hugs with Elsie and Ava.

Big Rapunzel smiles!

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