A Royal Party

Princess Parties in Ottawa
A Royal Party

There comes a time in a girl’s life when her fantasies focus on ball gowns, glass slippers and improbably long hair. You may want to roll your eyes—but that time is somewhere between the ages of two and six, and the next thing you know, you won’t be able to get her out of her scruffy jeans. So now may be the time to indulge your preschooler with a princess party.

Little Princess Party Fun is a dream come true if you want to host the party at your home (or venue of choice), but have someone else do all the work. Choose from one of nine princess characters, and she will arrive at the appointed time to dazzle your guests with magic, face painting, singing, balloon animals and more.

Recently, Little Princess Party Fun has teamed up with a photographer, and will offer parents the opportunity to pay a little extra—a very reasonable $50 for an hour—to have professional party photos taken. The price includes 10 edited photos plus a disc with all remaining photos.

Official Princess Parties is also worth keeping in your birthday party back pocket. While the company’s first and head office is in Ottawa, Official Princess Parties operates in five other Canadian cities too, and is just coming out with a new national initiative: three-minute videos featuring a princess of your choice along with a personalized message. The message is recorded in the studio and emailed to the recipient—a great way to build pre-party excitement.

Here are a few tips from the pros to ensure your daughter makes the most of her party:

  • Have guests come dressed as princesses and princes (or knights)
  • Make or buy a cake with a princess on it—the birthday girl often wants to show it to the princess guest
  • Leave the princess a parking spot in your driveway so she doesn’t have to carry her supply box too far (how very un-princess-like) while managing her unwieldy dress
  • Above all, understand that up to a certain age, your child very much believes that this is actually a real princess—so don’t call her by her name or pay her in front of the children

Believe in the magic! Tested by Patti R., Ottawa

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First published 2012.01.26

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