A Princess Garden Party
As much as I love the school holidays, I do have to come up with ways of entertaining the girls. Having been away for the first week of our Easter holiday, I needed some low cost ideas for the second week. We had been sent a Princess Party Pack from Tesco and Hallmark to celebrate their new range of greeting cards. What better way to entertain two little girls than a princess-themed party?
Any decent princess needs a tiara. If I were a princess I would INSIST on wearing a tiara at all times. Although, maybe not in bed. So the first task for my little princesses was to design and make their own tiaras. This kept them busy for about half an hour. I was able to have a hot cup of tea whilst I “supervised” them. Winner! They then raided their dressing up boxes to complete the look. Freyja chose to dress like Elsa, and Emily wanted to be Rapunzel.
The only downside to having them dress up as princesses has to be the fact that I have to do them “princessy hair”. I can do ponytails, bunches and a basic plait well. Thankfully I managed a french plait for both of them. In all honesty, they weren’t that good. But with their tiaras stuck over the top of them, they couldn’t tell how poor my hair-styling skills were!
It was a gorgeous day, so we took the party into the garden. Rather than using balloons for decoration, the girls played catch with them. The gentle breeze added unpredictability to where the balloons were going which they thought was hilarious.
The gentle breeze was also perfect for chasing bubbles around the garden. Again, there was much giggling going on.
As part of our Princess Party Kit, we were sent tableware. I couldn’t bare the idea of retreating back inside to eat. So the tablecloth became a picnic blanket, and the girls ate in the garden.
Hallmark Disney Princess Cards
As I mentioned earlier, the Princess Party Kit was sent in order to celebrate the new Beauty and The Beast cards from Hallmark. Freyja and I loved seeing the new film at the cinema last month. These new cards are gorgeous, and will be much appreciated by any Beauty and The Beast fan.
Tesco Princess Dress Competition
Tesco and Hallmark are celebrating the release of these cards with a competition for your child to design their very own princess dress for them and a friend. All you need to do is pick up a leaflet in store, and get them creating their own design! You can find out all of the details about the competition here.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Princess Party Kit and cards, but as always, all opinions are our own