Princess for a Day

As much as I tried to resist it, my almost-4-year-old daughter Madelyn is obsessed with princesses. She and her friends know all the Disney princesses by heart and can sing along to every DVD, even the straight-to-DVD second and third sequels.

So when I got an invitation to attend a special Princess & Me party at Toys R Us in Times Square celebrating the launch of a new Princess doll (think the size of American Doll) I couldn’t say no. Madelyn actually slept with the invitation which featured the dolls, all mini versions of her favorite people (Aurora, Ariel, Cinderella, you know …). I invited her best friend and neighbor Kate and her mom Amie to come along too.

The girls arrived dressed up as Cinderella (Madelyn) and Aurora (Kate). (Aurora for those of you who don’t remember is Sleeping Beauty.) Here they are (pictured above) with the Princess & Me host as they walk the hot-pink carpet.

Then they were invited to the Royal Salon to get their hair princess-ified (Madelyn refused) and to get their nails painted (sparkly pink of course).

All VIPs (that’s Very Important Princesses) were asked to sit down for tea (actual tea along with chocolates and petite fours) and moms got champagne (nice touch!).

After tea and a glass (or two) of the bubbly, the girls dressed up as different princesses (Aurora for Madelyn and Ariel for Kate, although if you watch the movie, I don’t think that Ariel as a mermaid is technically a princess, but no one seemed alarmed by this).download

They posed for a professional photo, complete with the Princess backdrop, what we call in the industry “step and repeat”. It was all so glamorous.

The girls then twirled their way home in a post-party haze where they got tons of attention on the subway. Are they going to a dress up party? people asked. Well, no. Truth is these two dress up like this every day — we usually just don’t let them out of the house in their garb. But today was a Special Day as Madelyn kept saying and repeated until she tucked herself into bed that night, with her princess doll next to her.

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  1. by Suzanne

    On October 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I LOVE this article and can totally relate . . . my daughter made a 3 1/2 train trip from her Mimi’s house recently in full Snow White regalia (septor and crown on) It was August. Our neighbors have seen her dressed as Cinderella, Tinkerbell and Dorothy on many occasions. I don’t resist but endorse what I feel is a healthy expression of creativity and independence. Hopefully someday her prince will come!

  2. by Rachel Aydt

    On October 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I loved this post! They’re so adorable!

  3. by Edie Mindell

    On October 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I love your post today. My niece loves everything about princesses. I bet she and your daughter will be best buds if given the opportunity.:-)

  4. by Grannie Czape

    On October 7, 2010 at 8:01 am

    It seems to me…….. (many, many, years ago) that there was another little 4 year old who wanted to grow up to be a baton twirler with shiny sequins galore!
    We are so ever greatful she later changed her mind and became a journalist!
    Loved this.

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