The Princess and the Lion

Once upon a time there was a princess named Dalia who loved the color pink and anything she considered to be “girly,” such as sparkles, jewels, hearts, and rainbows.

 

Princess Dalia

 

Princess Dalia also loved animals. But unlike most of the other princesses she knew — who loved horses, puppies, and unicorns — Princess Dalia loved lions. In fact, she was OBSESSED with them.

 

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Yes, Princess Dalia marched to the beat of her own bongo. And for her fifth birthday, she wanted a Lion Party.

 

The King and Queen, being creative DIY party planners and always up for a challenge, agreed to grant Princess Dalia her wish.

 

They sent out invitations to five friends.

 

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They decorated the house, put out some food, turned on the Lion King music, and Princess Dalia — er, Super Lion — waited by the door for guests to arrive.

 

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The party-goers made paper plate lion masks, played Pin the Tail on the Lion, and went on a scavenger hunt around the house.

 

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They ate lunch (the Queen actually found kosher, lion-shaped chicken nuggets – what are the odds?) and cake. The bakery messed up and put the photo on the cake vertically instead of horizontally, but it still tasted delicious!

 

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The favors were DIY picture frames with pictures of the party guests and some jungle animal stickers.

 

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Princess Dalia was the happiest princess in all the land!

 

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The King and Queen just can't wait to find out what the theme for next year's birthday party will be. Stay tuned…

 

Resources: Michaels, Party City, Birthday in a Box, and Pinterest.

 

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  • Kristy
    Reply

    Pam, what an AMAZING way to celebrate a 5th birthday. Full of all the simple pleasures that comes with being 5- friends, play and creativity. It looks like it was a great celebration.

  • Kelly - Project Me
    Reply

    Awwww – super cute! She’s so lucky to have a talented mama documenting it all so beautifully 🙂

  • Aunt Jessica
    Reply

    GREAT !!!!!What a creative birthday.
    Love to the Lion Girl!
    J.

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