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 ~