Last year, I heard about The Princess Festival as we were driving around and seeing all sorts of billboards advertising this grand event. I thought that Nena would LOVE to attend seeing as she is the girliest girl that I know. However, I received quite a great deal of sticker shock when I looked it up online last year and saw that it was $30 for each girl. Wow. In my book that is a bit pricey.
This year, I got an email announcing that the Utah Kids Club had obtained some tickets and were giving them away. I immediately emailed and we got them! I was so excited. Now, admittedly, I had to take Nena out of school for part of the day to attend, but I figured that this was a pretty rare occasions.
We were thrilled that Nena’s friend Bailey was able to come with us. She is Nena’s oldest friend and she misses her since she moved further south. Hopefully, we will be able to see a lot more of Bailey and all of her siblings this coming summer!
The festival was cute and it is really a fund raiser for African children. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves which made it all worth it to me.
They started off by visiting Cinderella, her prince and their enchanted carriage. Who hasn’t dreamed of this experience~!
And you HAVE to do the cardboard cutouts!They found their way through the enchanted tunnel.
And were off on a magical tour of the property. They were in search of the Winter Queen and wanted to turn her from evil to good. I LOVE this shot as both girls reached for each others hands at the same time.
The tour took the girls over the entire fantasy land where they met every princess imaginable. It was better than Disneyland.
At the end, they were able to conquer the evil winter queen and see all of the characters rejoice in the grand castle.
The cute blue fairy (who DOES have a name, not that I can remember it) sang a great song that enchanted all of the princess.
After their touring journey was over, they got to go on a treasure hunt. They each got cards with clues on them. They had to follow the clues to find the Prince. This booth was washing hands. Random, I know.
At the end, they were introduced to the prince. They told the prince the magic word that they had learned along the way and he magically knew their shoe size. The slippers fit perfectly and they were pronounced genuine princesses.
After meeting the prince, they received their own souvenir storybook complete with autograph pages. We spent the rest of our time chasing down the characters to add their names to their books. Sadly however, Ariel had disappeared and no one knew where to find her. We will have to get her next time.
I love this shot of Bailey and Nena!
Just as we were leaving, the girls spotted the Sword in the Stone. They pulled and pulled and managed to pull out that sword. I say kuddos to them. Nothing better in this world than a super buff princess!
Thank you Bailey for coming with us!