27 May 2010

Princess Butterfly



And so I did it. I painted faces and arms for a bunch of little kiddies at L’s birthday party. And it went more smoothly than I’d thought it would. Even though I was the only one doing it, as the other mommy who was going to do it together with me had a little baby to take care of. 

To make things easy for myself, I just gave the kiddies limited choices. They could choose to have any of these: Spider, balloons, flowers, butterflies, or ribbons. A few of the kiddies (3-year olds) were rather insistent about being a dog, a princess, or Batman. Luckily my charm worked on them and they skipped away happy with their flowers, ribbons, butterflies, and spiders. Three-year olds are so easy to please. *grin*



It was a princess party and funnily enough, the birthday girl and three other girls (including Zoë) dressed up as Cinderella! They were so cute in their little princess outfits, especially when they were inside the bouncy castle bouncing away and when they were going down the slide with their skirts up over their heads!



I wish I could have taken more pictures, but these were pretty much all I have that are not totally out-of-focus. Zoë had an absolute ball and could not stop talking about L’s party. I was initially a bit worried about looking after her while I did my face-painting, but she was such a doll. She readily joined in the games, sat quietly at the table while eating her food, and played really well with the other princesses.


At prayer time that night, when we’d asked her what she was thankful for that day, she immediately said, “L’s party. I had so much fun.” And guess what? I did, too.

20 COMMENTS:

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, yea for lots of princesses! Glad everyone had fun. :-)

RoseBelle said...

Must of been quite hectic and stressful for you to be the only painter and keeping an eye on Z too. Z looks just like a lil princess in her dress. I experienced a similar ordeal at a friend's bday party too. The person who was supposed to show up early to help decorate the house was a no-show and I was there early helping out with food but ended up doing both. Luckily my eldest daughter was there to help me watch her lil sister. They just sat on the coach watching me work.

Honey Mommy said...

Nice butterfly! You are more talented than I am! I probably couldn't do most of those things!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

That is wonderful that you both had fun. Sometimes parties can get so stressful that we don't have any fun. You did a fab job!

Kasie said...

aww. looks like everyone had a great time. what a trooper to paint ALL their faces. I see a bunch of smiling faces... good times.

alicia said...

What a fun party and such sweet pics!!

Alysha (Supermom) said...

Too cute!!!

LPC said...

I remember many hours of face painting. So much fun to be creative AND useful. BTW, do I see signs of Zoe growing up?!?

Syrone said...

Totally adorable! I'm wondering about the little tiger. He must've missed the memo about it being a princess party? Such cuties, even the tiger.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Did anyone ask for a spider?

Zoe is adorable, as always. How cute that she thanked God for L's party.

Serline said...

Looks like everyone had a great time...

Syd said...

ohh, what a amazing shots!!! How lovely girl!!!
Syd :o))

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds like fun. They little princesses are adorable.

Lindy said...

Butterfly is awesome! Well done!!

jen@odbt said...

That was smart of you to limit choices. Can you imagine what you'd be painting if left to the imagination of these little kids? Very cute pics!

Jen said...

Giving kids limited choices is a good idea most of the time. It looks like a fun party and all the princesses are adorable.

Alicia said...

Now, don't be surprised when you start receiving calls for parties!! LOL!

Zoe looks so precious in her costume!!!!!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Awwwwww!!! I just love face painting. And so do my kids. You did an amazing job. What a fun day!

MollyinMinn said...

That is so cute! I love the image of all the darling princess girls and the kid with the tiger head. What a classic!

Mrs.Mayhem said...

What a cutie! Funny that you would wind up with 3 Cinderellas at the party.

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