I wrote this last week and thought I posted it. Apparently, it didn't publish. So here it is a week late:
The Sprout turns three this week. Hard to believe, isn't it!?
She has been talking about her birthday for months. And for months she has consistently said she wants a "princess" party. When pressed, she doesn't really know what a princess party is except that she wants a birthday cake and "turrelling" (twirling). I think we can oblige.
Pink Princess-y things sort of make me nauseous, I have to admit. Fortunately for me, the Sprout's favorite color is ORANGE. So we're having an Orange (and a little hot pink--but not the same as princess-y pink, no, not at all the same) Princess Birthday Party. Unfortunately for me, there are no canned Orange Princess Party packages out there. I'm doing most of it from scratch. At least I get to create my own strong, wise woman Princess, not some damsel-in-distress or Disneyfied girl.
Here are some photos from my inspiration board on Pinterest. Wish me luck planning this one, ok? So far it's been a pretty quiet week at work, leaving me with extra energy to tackle party planning in the evenings. I feel like I should knock on wood or something when I say that. When you're working with teachers and students you can never predict what the next day will bring. (Which is really what I most enjoy about the job, to be honest).