Can you believe it?
The spring leg of the Dreams Do Come True Princess Ball Tour is OVER???
Oh, you guys. This spring has been so many things. I have never worked harder in my life. I have never sleep less, I have never been more nervous.
But then that moment comes... the day of the ball.
We're all jitters as Katie and I run around the ballroom getting every craft in place, lacing up the back of princess dresses, testing our microphones, and preparing for the children to walk in through the doors.
Princesses in place, DJ in place, we give the thumbs up... and we open the doors.
And there they are. The sea of little princesses with light and hope shining in their eyes. The matching princess dresses. Some shyly clinging to mom, some race right in! Some jump up and down when we welcome them to the ball and they first see their favorite character.
And then we begin the show. But it's more than a show. We get to know each little one and come away with stories that make our hearts melt. "I wuv you, cinderella", says a little girl. We love you too, dear.
This, I think to myself, I could do everyday. I truly wish we could host a ball every single day.
This is my favorite part of running Princess Pros - when we actually go do the ball and see how much joy we bring to little ones.
By the end of it, when we've danced ourselves silly, sang our hearts out, and given more hugs than we can count... we play that last song. We say our goodbyes. I don't know if it's just the exhaustion, but I find myself holding back tears every single time.
We made these magical friendships and then we have to leave.
And now the spring tour is over and it's very bittersweet.
We visited Kansas City, St. Louis, Ann Arbor, and Denver and we fell in love with each one!
But we are SO excited for the fall, SO excited to be visiting new cities - Oklahoma City and Tulsa!
I am also proud to announce that we will be returning to Kansas City and St. Louis in December for a brand new never-seen-before Winter Princess Ball! Details will be coming later on in the year!
Thank you for joining us on this magical princess journey!
~ Penelope the Royal Storyteller ~
I cannot believe it's already almost time for our next ball!
St. Louis Princess Ball is less than two weeks away! I couldn't be more excited for this one.
We made friends and danced the day away in Kansas City, and now we get to go do it again!
One thing that I am really excited about this time around is our venue. The Barnett on Washington in downtown St. Louis is our venue and it. is. GORGEOUS.
My favorite part is the beautiful stair cases on either side of the entrance. I know the children (and myself included) will be awestruck when the princesses come waltzing down those stairs.
The Barnett has also graciously offered their golden chairs for our use for this event - just because they said it would fit our theme! I was blown away by their kindness.
For me, personally, I think venue is so so important. I have seen similar princess balls being held in hotel ballrooms or conference centers - and for me, that just isn't royal enough. When planning these events, sometimes, I just stop and close my eyes and think about my childhood. What would 5-year-old Joy have loved? What would have made this event truly royal for her? What would make it believable? And when I do that, I see clearly that the venue must be beautiful. It must be Cinderella's Ballroom like the ones in the movies.
That is why we rent wedding venues almost exclusively - even though it costs us more to do so. I am all about classy, upscale events. A chance for both mom & dad to get dressed up, and for the children to believe they are meeting REAL royalty. I am committed to quality, and so excited to share it with you. <3
We hope you can join us at a princess ball someday and experience the magic for yourself.
Venues are picked, contracts are signed!
Our next two locations are......
Ann Arbor, Michigan and Denver, Colorado!
The events are announced on FB and tickets will be on sale soon!
I can't even tell you how thrilled am to announce these two new events.
Our princess ball is something we've been working on and dreaming about for over a year and I can't wait for each and every one of our princess friends to get to attend!
If you LOVE princesses, love dancing and spending the day with your child - showing them a magical time - then you'll LOVE our princess ball!
Let us know what you think about these new locations!
Should we come to your town??
What an amazing day!
Thank you thank you thank you to our friends who attended this weekend!
Our hearts are overflowing!
So many smiles and hugs!
Our princess ball in Kansas City this weekend was so adorable - like stepping into a fairytale!
Professional photos coming soon!
We have announced the next stop on our tour, Hello St. Louis!