We actually rehearsed being a princess a few days before. I had fairy wings for Lynley and she practiced being a Princess Fairy and turning Grandma Book, Grandpa Larry, and, of course, Mommy and Daddy into several different things. She turned us into frogs that could jump, bagels she could eat, etc. The best part was the "Abracadabra" which came out "Abrateeabra".
Click here to see the video. (I apologize that it is sideways. I have spent hours now trying to figure it out and can't find the CD manual.)
When we got to the birthday party, Lynley got to decorate her own princess crown and bag to be used for a scavenger hunt. The girls looked for and found lots of princess jewelry to wear.
Then, the girls had the royal treatment with their nails being painted and getting princess tattoos. Lynley was very pleased with her Snow White tattoo for several days.
Finally, the girls got to have there go at a princess pinata. Never fear, no princesses were hurt in this process. The new thing is for everyone to pull on a string and one opens the pinata. Picking up the candy was great fun though Lynley was timid as she gets quiet with crowds of people. Mommy and Daddy helped her get plenty of candy. The biggest hit for her was the candy bracelets.