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Cinderella's Lost Slipper

By Partycraftsecrets @partycraftsecrt
Cinderella's Lost Slipper It's no secret that Cinderella lost her slipper... and we can all relate right?  Running around, a million things to do, hurry, hurry, trip on the stairs... it happens to me all the time... of course my slippers are made of humble woolly-stuff not glass... but hey.
As my eldest daughter Mimi is due to turn 5 in a couple of weeks, we're all focused on princessy-things at our house, in preparation for her Fairytale party.  I've been a bit secretive so far, partly because I always like doing a post-party reveal, and because we're still making things, and I have nothing finished to blog about.
The main idea this year is centred around 'worlds' as Mimi calls them.  here's just a few that we've designed so far in sketch format:
  • 'water-world' is under the stairs for where mermaids would live and will be all blues and greens.
  • 'pirate-land' is going to be in the corner of the living room on the black couch.
  • 'princess-palace' will be created from a small tent hung over a pile of cushions in another corner of the living room.
  • 'smack-down-castle' will be "somewhere" subject to Daddy's approval (we're yet to tell him about this one), but the girls and I have painted the brand names off about a dozen cardboard boxes with house paint, and I've added 'stone' markings onto them.  They now look like giant building blocks, and at the end of the party the kids can crash them and crush them...

Weather permitting, we'll also have a couple of outdoor worlds;
  • 'jacks-bean-stalk' will be made out of the rope swing in our garden and a few extra touches around, and
  • 'the gingerbread house' cubby house will get a make over.

We're hoping that the downstairs area of the house will end up like a carnival, and the children can roam about making new friends, trying new activities (one per world) and then eat, eat and eat some more...
It's all good in theory, now I just have to make it happen... but first, I might have a cuppa and a choc-mint biscuit... hmmm... all I need is a pair of slippers!

PS - don't forget there's plenty of princess party stationary for you to print out, as well as craft and activities in a Princess Party PDF ebook - all over on the Partycraft Secrets website - have fun people!

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