We celebrated Anya’s cousin’s 3rd birthday at The Tiara Society last week and it was a very girly affair. I don’t think I’ve ever been to such a pink place in my entire life! It’s a pretty place and although the space is not very big, the area is used in quite an efficient manner for maximum princess-ness.
The birthday girl got to dress up before everyone else and she was absolutely adorable in an Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) gown. She even got her nails and make-up done and she was beaming away. I guess little girls really do like dressing up.
They played some games before having a little banquet and, for once in her life, Anya actually took part in a party game and she didn’t throw a fit or burst into tears! I was pleasantly surprised. You can see that her fingers are in her mouth in the photo and she does that whenever she’s feeling very self-conscious and a bit unsure. But at least she tried!
After the banquet, the kids got to dress up! I think it was the moment that they had all been waiting for. Anya was very excited and she hung around waiting to ensure that she would be the first in the dress-up area so she could get the Cinderella costume. Cinderella is the only Disney princess she knows about because I’ve deliberately not exposed her to any of that until very recently.
She was ridiculously happy to dress up as Cinderella and she just lit up from inside when she looked at herself in the mirror. Adam got to dress up too but there were much fewer options for the boys. The sleeves were way too long so I rolled them up and he kept running to me with his arms flapping whenever they rolled back down. Managed to find him something in a colour that matched his sister’s gown so he looked like her footman or something.
There was a princess dance session after the singing of the birthday song and cutting of the cake. Anya went quite mad spinning around and jumping up and down to tunes like ‘Moves like Jagger’. Adam attempted to dance as well in his own little head-bobbing way.
It was a fun party and the birthday girl looked really happy, but I think she was ready to collapse at the end! I’m just glad the six cousins got to hang out. Here’s hoping that Anya doesn’t ask to have her next birthday party at the same place because her party guest list is mainly made up of boys!