Often, we would spend the evenings outside, but as the days have grown shorter and occasionally rainy, we had to think of something else. Somehow our evening dance party evolved into a Princess Dance Party, with all of L's MagiClip Princess dolls. From there, I thought it would be funny if they formed a conga line and danced to Harry Belafonte as L and I danced as well. Then I took a picture and shared it online. Apparently I'm not the only one who has thought it was funny.
That same night, I thought back to when L first started getting the dolls, and I positioned them to play Red Rover. That led to me trying to get them to play Ring Around the Rosie, but that seemed lame. Instead, they played "Light As A Feather." Never having been a pre-teen girl, I had to explain that one to Bart.
Meanwhile, L has started to love this activity. We have to take pictures every time we play with the "baby princesses." If I don't take a picture, she'll either grab my phone and do it herself or any other toy to pretend to take her own pictures. Every time I come up with a new idea, she gets all excited and can't wait for the pictures.
Coming up with ideas isn't always easy. I try to incorporate whatever we're doing that night into the picture and gags. If the princesses are doing the Thriller dance, well, L and I are at least dancing to Thriller.
When we watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" we had some of the princesses reenact a scene from that. I always try to fit the right princess to her part. Last night, for the last game of the World Series, we did a tribute to "A League of Their Own," complete with Flynn Ryder as Jimmy Dugan and Cinderella as Evelyn. I had Sleeping Beauty play All the Way May, but I realize it should have been Snow White. She did live alone with seven men for a while, after all. Elsa and Anna were Dottie and Kit, of course.
Tonight's princess pic came from something I've had rattling in my brain. It was Queen Elsa's seminar on things to avoid on Halloween (and any day). I even included on the Instagram caption, "Next slide: Octopi With Binding Contracts." It was only when the picture was posted that I realized that Snow White was MIA. Perhaps she already ate that poisonous apple?
I don't know how long we're going to keep it up. There are only so many things you can do with dolls that have to have their dresses on to stand and can't really pose very much. Also, they don't make Jasmine, Mulan, or Pocahontas dolls in this. I'm guessing it's because they don't wear traditional dresses. We do enjoy it though. It's my way of being creative with L. I'm not a traditionally crafty person, so this has been fun. My question is, do you have any ideas for future parties?