Ideas for Celebrating National Princess Week

When we were at Disney World last fall, my mom graciously took the kids to Cinderella’s Royal Table for dinner so that Dan and I could enjoy a dinner, just the two of us.   Cinderella’s Royal Table is the lovely restaurant in the Castle where Belle, Snow White, Ariel and Sleeping Beauty visit each table.

The girls (a.k.a. princesses) are given wands; the “princes” are given swords.  And just before your royal family is called to dinner, there is a fun photo opp with Cinderella . . . although, let’s just say that Cinderella and my mom were the only ones with a smile on their face this time.

I will tell you that my daughter came home from the trip insisting on wearing dresses every day because she believed that is how one becomes a princess.  And as she is getting a little older, the Disney Princess are more and more of an interest.  Imagination is so much fun!

So with the fun of princesses in mind, April 22-28 is National Princess Week.  Here is part of the press release:  
Beloved Academy Award®-winning actress, singer and best-selling children’s book author Julie Andrews, in collaboration with Target and The Walt Disney Company, introduce the first annual National Princess Week. During this enchanting week-long event, taking place April 22-28, children across the country are invited to celebrate the sparkle and wonder of every princess – real, aspiring or imagined.
“Throughout my career as an actress and author, I’ve encouraged children to use their imaginations and dream big,” said Julie Andrews. “Joining Disney and Target to create National Princess Week is an extension of my work – a moment in time for children to celebrate their individuality and let their inner sparkle shine.”
Throughout National Princess Week, Target will showcase a variety of products designed to engage every princess, including:
  • 10th Anniversary release of a very special two-movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, “The Princess Diaries” and “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” . . . 
  • Target guests will also find Julie Andrews’ “The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!” co-authored with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers . . . 
  • Fans of Disney’s beloved princess characters will find an array of themed merchandise at Target stores and Target.com. Items include Blu-rays, books, toys, bedroom décor, games and more, inspired by Disney’s classic animated films including “Beauty and The Beast,” “The Princess and The Frog,” and “Tangled,” starting at just $5. Guests can view the full selection of products by visiting Target.com/Princess.

Defending the Castle!
So yes, this is another way to increase profits and promote products . . . and yes, I may try to run to Target that week to check out the promotional items.  But you can celebrate Princess week in other ways too!
  • Get all gussied up!  Do each other’s hair (ouch!).  Paint your toes, put on lip gloss.  Grab your poofiest of dresses . . . maybe it is time to pull out your wedding dress for a little princess fun.
  • Have your own Royal Lunch with tea sandwiches, pink lemonade and petit fours.
  • Invite another mom and daughter over to celebrate.
  • Curl up on the couch and read a princess story.
  • Snuggle up and watch your favorite princess movie.
  • And don’t forget to reenact Cinderella’s pre-princess life with a little cleaning first . . . ok, maybe you’ll be the only one finding satisfaction in that!

Happy National Princess Week!


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Comments

  1. I love this! This reminded me that some of my favorite childhood memories were getting the chance to do my mom’s makeup and hair however I wanted, and then she’d reciprocate. I’d love my daughters to have the same opportunity.

  2. What a great idea! I know my 3 1/2 year old princess will love it, too. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Top 10 Tuesdays.