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Celebrate Your Inner Princess: It’s National Princess Week!

While National Princess Week is celebrated during the last full week of April, there is nothing that says you can’t celebrate being a princess whenever you like. Perhaps a Princess party of some type is in order. Tea party? Cupcake party? Sleepover? Mani-pedi? And don’t think this is just for young girls. Look at Julie Andrew’s site and you can be sure it is for any princess who is young-at-heart.

Have a Princess Tea Party

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Invite around your fellow princess friends to a lovely tea party.  It can be as fancy or as simple as you want.  The most important things are to make sure everyone has a crown, of course, and a lovely tea cup.  You can use teacups you already have or if you visit a thrift store or flea market, you may be able to find lots of different kinds.  A unique teacup for each unique princess.  And it would make for a very special party favor, too.  Enjoy delicate little tea sandwiches, both savory and sweet (don’t forget PB&J), with your tea (or beverage of choice).  Remember your manners, as this will be a really good time to practice.  After all, a princess wouldn’t wipe crumbs from her mouth with her sleeve, right?

A Cupcake Extravaganza

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Everyone know that one of the princess food groups is cupcakes, so what better way to celebrate than with a princess cupcake bar? Make all your favorites, chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, carrot, you-name-it, and decorate with small tiaras, cupcake molds and wrappers, edible glitter, and fancy picks. You can even go one step further and make savory cupcakes to kick things off like mini-meatloaf baked in a cupcake liner and topped with mashed potato frosting! Yummy!

How About a Princess Slumber Party?

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There are several stories about princesses and sleeping.  Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are two that are quite well known, and the story of the Princess and the Pea, was even made into musical.  Let’s not forget once of the best princess slumber parties of all times from The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.  You may not have enough room in your house, or even a staircase, to let you mattress surf, but you can have a great time with all friends enjoying reading fairy tales and watching princess movies all-night-long. Remember your princess pajamas, too!

Pretty Hands and Pretty Feet Gathering

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For both big and little princesses, a manicure and pedicure can be just the thing to make everyone feel extra special.  Do a DIY-version for your fellow princesses following great tips from The Every Girl or if you have someone you know locally, check to see if they can do something at their location or come to yours.  Either way, you will all feel a bit glamorous from fingertip to toes with your new polish.  Time to break out those sandals!

Something For the Big Girls: Chocolate and Wine

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Invite your favorite princesses over for an indulgent evening of wine and chocolate pairings. This decadent duo makes for a delightful main event following a light meal. Think slice of quiche or some simple hors d’oeuvres to get the party started.  Enjoy the pairings over good conversation and cap the evening with a rich, robust coffee with chocolate overtones and you’ll know that you’ve just celebrated one of a princess’ most important assets, friendship.  Oh, and chocolate.

One of the most important things you may not know, but should,  about real-life princesses is they do some amazing things.  From working with organizations fighting for human rights to playing sports and studying hard in school, they are actively bringing attention to a variety of causes through their hard work and dedication.  Learn more about these princesses at The Very Fairy Princess.

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