At My Fancy Princess we are always on the lookout for fun adorable dress up that is also affordable. Our newest addition are our vibrantly colored neon tutus for little girls. Just a simple classic ballet tutu that are sure to cath your little girls attention and make her feel like a princess! Neon was a popular fashion trend in the 80′s and really seems to be making a comeback this year.
But really these neon colors just make you happy regardless of current fashion trends or seasons. From neon pink to electric blue our neon tutus are fun for dress up play, ballet parties and even trips to the grocery store.
These tutus are one-sized for girls between 6 months and 10 years but can be easily trimmed to the length you desire. The only challenge is that it’s hard to only pick one! But at under $10 each you’ll want to own one in every color! They also make affordable gifts for the little princess or ballet dancer in your life.
Do you have a little girl who loves to dress up in tutus? If so what is her favorite way to wear her tutu?
Until recently one of my daughter’s favorite past times was playing dress up. Whether she was running around in her favorite princess dress or dressed up in a fluffy tutu, she always had some fancy frock on. She also loved – and still does today – playing with dolls! She would dress them up and down for hours on end, have tea parties with them and of course be their mommy. The cutest thing though was when she dressed her dolls to match what she was wearing. My Fancy Princess offers doll dress up costumes made to match our girls princess dresses and adorable costumes. Not only are they beautiful, they are machine washable and made of the same durable fabrics as their larger counterparts.
Dressing up encourages girls to use their imagination and expand their creativity through pretend play. Your little girl can dress her doll up in a pretty princess and have a tea party or pretend her doll is attending a royal ball. Or how about dressing her doll as a mermaid and creating a whole beach scene for a fun beach party? She can also invite her friends to bring their dolls and they can have a dolly picnic. Girls can even dress their doll up for Halloween! There are so many possibilities with our doll dress up clothes.
Going to one of the Disney Parks? Does she love Disney Princesses? Your little girl can dress up her American Girl Doll or Bitty Baby in Disney inspired princess costumes like our Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel or Tiana costumes. You can also buy one of our matching princess costumes so they can match! What an extra special treat for her during her Disney vacation trip to bring along her doll All of our doll apparel is made to fit the popular 18 inch dolls but also as small as 15 inch to as tall as 20 inch dolls. These doll gowns fit a variety of brands that range from Madame Alexander, Our Generation and Bitty Twins, to Springfield dolls and more! They even fit a variety of stuffed toys like teddy bears, too.
Our friends at Doll Diaries just did a great review on a few of our doll outfits and My Fancy Princess is hosting a giveaway for not one but 3 doll dress ups! Just follow a few simple steps to win our beautiful and popular Magical Mermaid Doll costume and your choice of 2 other doll costumes (subject to availability). Visit them here to enter!
If you would like to create a special dress up box for your little girl or looking to send an impressive gift to the little princess in your life, our Create Your Own Dress Up Sets are the perfect choice. Imagine seeing her face light up with excitement as she pulls out each individual costume and sees them for the first time. Our dress up sets allow you to customize and pick whatever style you would like from the list in the size you prefer. Our Create Your Own 3 Princess Dress Set is our most popular one and a favorite birthday gift choice. Our 6 Dress Set is perfect for an instant dress up wardrobe or a princess party. All of our princess dress up sets are offered a discount from the regular price so you can save rather than buying each dress separately. But we don’t stop there. We also have quick pick sets that we have assembled like our Ultimate Princess Dress Up Set in which we have selected 6 of our most popular dresses making it perfect when you want to send an extra special gift that instantly wows the lucky little princess! Does your little girl love Disney princesses? Our Disney Princess Dress Up Set features Cinderella, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Snow White. Make a little girl happy and select one of our delightful dress up costume gift sets let us take care of the rest!
Fridays are usually family movie night days in our house. We order a pizza or get some form of take-out, and snuggle up with a good family friendly movie. But Sundays are usually bake days. If we don’t have a form of baked goody to have with some tea and milk, then we will whip something up to go with our morning tea. It is a fun way, especially for my daughter and I, to spend quality time together. She especially loves to help out, so it is even more bonus time together to catch up on girl talk. Generally the boys are not interested in the tea part, but they love the goodies! Lately our favorite has been homemade baked banana muffins. I found a simple recipe at allrecipes.com and have done a few alterations/additions to make it even more delicious.
Here is the recipe for you to try with your princess.
BANANA MUFFINS RECIPE:
Ingredients (This is for 12 regular sized muffins):
3 large bananas (mashed)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar (I use 50% white sugar and 50% brown sugar)
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter (melted)
Additional Optional Ingredients:
A handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips
A dash of nutmeg
A dash of cinnamon to your liking
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or 175 degrees C). Line your muffin pan with paper liners, or coat with non-stick spray.
2. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda) in a separate bowl and set aside.
3. Combine the mashed bananas, sugar, eggs and butter together in a large bowl until well blended (no need to use a mixer, just hand stir). Add in any optional ingredients now and stir.
4. Next add the flour mixture and stir until blended but do not over mix. Just mix enough so that all the dry ingredients are wet and mixed in (about 30 strokes). Scoop the mixture into your muffin pan.
5. Bake in your preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, depending on your oven. Muffins should spring back when tapped once they are done.
**Another new addition I have tried that turned out great: One time I forgot to substitute the half cup granulated sugar for brown sugar and I forgot to add cinnamon. So right before putting the muffins in the oven I sprinkled some brown sugar and cinnamon on top of the muffins. They caramelized in the oven and the muffins had a nice sweet topping. Yummy!
Once they cool down, why not have your little girl dress up in a princess dress, put on a tiara, and put a pot of tea on. Pull out some pretty dishes and enjoy a cup of tea together (she can drink milk or juice out of her teacup) and enjoy some quality girly time together. Enjoy!
Do you have a Sunday tradition?
Sunday, April 24, 2012 marked the first day of National Princess Week, started by Walt Disney in collaboration with the gracious Julie Andrews and Target. Although many would think this is a ploy by the major corporations to push their marketing and product agenda, we thing this is the perfect opportunity (and excuse) to celebrate your inner princess as well as celebrate your daughters, nieces and friends and remind them how special they are. We believe that you don’t need a national holiday to celebrate being a princess…you can celebrate any day and every day!
So what are some of the things you can do with your own little girl to celebrate? There is no need to rush out and buy her princess costumes, toys or even spend any money at all. There are many ways to get creative and have fun. This is also a wonderful time to let her know how important it is to be caring, generous and helpful. Talk to her about the importance of courage, grace and kindness. Here are some fun ideas we came up with:
1. Pull out some of your fine china (well maybe not the one that was handed down to you from grandma), and host a tea party – just you and your daughter. What a wonderful way to bond and have some special girly time together! You can also take this opportunity to teach some tea etiquette and table manners.
2. Make a paper tiara and wand using construction paper or cardstock, and decorate it with foam shapes, glitter, paper cutouts – whatever is available in your craft box!
3. Pull out some paper and crayons, colored pencils or markers and draw some pretty pictures. It can be princess themed or whatever her heart desires. Then create a cardboard or paper frame and hang it up on the fridge or in her room – she will feel a sense of pride and confidence!
4. Play dress up! You can use some flowers from the garden and thread some string through them and make a pretty crown, or she can get dressed up in her princess attire if available. This can also take us to the next idea
5. Host a royal meal in honor of your princess! Have your little girl get dressed up and bring in some pretty flowers from the garden, set the table with some china and dress up her meal to make it a grand affair. What a happy memory this will create and bring you closer together. You can even create some pretty placemats and use them to set the table. She will be so excited to see her creations being used at the table!
6. Hold a princess movie marathon – and don’t just include Disney movies! We especially love the movie, “A Little Princess” as it embodies the meaning of being a princess no matter who you are! Other princess movie favorites depending on your little girl’s age are Cinderella, Enchanted, Princess Protection Program, The Princess Diaries, Barbie The Princess and the Pauper and Anastasia.
7. Read her a princess story, or even make up one where she is the star of the story! How lovely would it be for you to sit down together and tell her a story, even make it up as you go.
8. Teach her the importance of charity. Talk to her about the less fortunate and donate some time to help someone in need, or she can pick something like a toy or doll she no longer needs and donate that.
9. Teach her about kindness and do something nice for someone else. Help out an elderly neighbor, or learn to pay someone a nice compliment – as long as it is genuine!
10. Bake something together like pink cupcakes using strawberry cake and pink frosting and of course sprinkles! Or you can bake a cake or cookies. Include her in the process and use this opportunity for more bonding time.
11. Practice social etiquette and princess manners: how to sit like a princess, how to socialize, good posture, and be graceful.
12. For fun practice how to curtsey or learn how to do a royal wave. Dance, sing and listen to princess songs.
Join us on Pinterest for more great ideas for princess foods and treats, crafts boards and more! Whatever you do, the most important thing is to enjoy yourself and have fun! What are some ways you will celebrate with your little girl?