Friday, May 21, 2010

The Party

I had the best time planning Reagan's Cinderella party. I was such a tomboy when I was a little girl (my mom could tell you some stories!!!) so I think I assumed I would have a daughter that would be the same as me. Wrong! She likes to pretend with babydolls and play dress-up and sing princess songs. I can't even try to relate to that but I'm learning to embrace her girliness and go with it. I ordered these invitations from Walgreens. I love this precious picture of Reagan sitting on her bed in her Cinderella dress.

The Princesses:
1. Haley (Reagan's cousin)
2. Holly (Reagan's cousin)
3. Reagan
4. Clara (Reagan's best friend)
5. Brantley (Connor's girlfriend)

Both of R's grandmothers came:
Granny (Nathan's mom)
Gammy (my mom)

And all THREE of R's great-grandmothers! Such a blessing that R has 3 healthy great-grandmothers. My other grandmother (my dad's mom) died when I was a senior in high school and would have loved seeing this little princess!
Left to right: Grandma (Nathan's grandmother)
MaMa (my grandmother)
Mom Mom (Nathan's grandmother)

Aunt April (Nathan's sister) and her daughter, Haley
Reagan and Haley are only a few months apart and love each other to pieces!

Aunt Beth (Nathan's other sister....April and Beth are twins) with her daughter, Holly

The Spread:
I had fun coming up with princess-y names for all the foods. There was Royal Chicken Salad, Princess Peanut Butter and Jelly, Palace Potion, Cinderella's Special Strawberries and Grapes, Magic Wands, Castle Crackers, Fabulous Orange Fluff, and Party Pimento Cheese

I framed several pictures of Reagan and used those to decorate the tables along with blue and white "diamonds", blue fabric, and flowers. And then, of course, we had Cinderella plates.

The little girls table was in the foyer. Each princess had a treat bag with stickers, a necklace, and lip gloss. I borrowed Jenn's chair covers and threw together this sweet table using scrapbook paper, plastic wands, and a big ole' Cinderella centerpiece.

I found a crown cookie cutter in Pigeon Forge a few weeks and used it to make the Princess Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.

The magic wands were super easy! I just took a bag of pretzel rods, rolled them in melted chocolate frosting, then rolled them in chocolate sprinkles. I let them sit in the fridge for about an hour, then dipped the tips in melted vanilla frosting, sprinkled the tips with clear sprinkles, then let them sit in the fridge for a couple of hours until the party started.

I don't bake. Don't know how to. Don't ever want to. I'm content with cooking. Baking is not even on my radar. So when my dear friend, Karen, offered to make this precious cake I immediately took her up on it! Reagan LOVED it!
It was a perfect little princess party. Just the right number of little princesses. Reagan was all smiles the entire morning. I am so thankful for such a sweet and loving princess.


  1. So cute!! Did you ever see that scrapbook album my mom made for my 12th birthday of all my previous birthday parties? The thought and time you put into Reagan's party reminds me of my birthdays. What a special mom she has :)

  2. I, too, loved every minute of it. You are a such a special mommy, Christy!
    love, Gammy

  3. SO much fun! LOVE that Brantley and Connor are now in a relationship:)
    Love you!