Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fairytale: Prologue

Some weeks ago, Emily turned nine. 
It's just ridiculous, how fast children grow up. I mean, one moment they're drooling all over the fronts of their onesies and the next they're creating wish lists on amazon for their birthdays. Before I know it, my children will be graduating from college and sewing their wedding dresses and I'll still not have made a dent in all the unsewn toys and clothes I've planned for them. Someone has to find a way to slow time down! Grrrr!

Anyway, we had a birthday party. 

After discussing and discarding no fewer than 
ten different themes, I might add.

Finally, Emily decided on this one. Fairytales, she wanted. 

"What - like princesses and stuff?" I asked, incredulous. Hasn't this theme been done to death? Sooo disappointing.

But, no, she wanted fairytales. Because she loves books and clues and adventures and heroines and danger and suspense and riddles and quests and daring rescues and happy endings.

"No princesses and dress-up and ball gowns and royal weddings and all that jazz?"

Oh, okay. 
Let's write that fairytale.

And turn that into a party.

We kept it a secret for months (Emily's idea).
And now we're thrilled to be able to share it with you.
You might want to hold on to your socks, though - 
it's going to be quite a ride.


  1. You are leaving me hanging! THis is not a tactic you described in bloggin 101......

  2. Ooohh... I can't wait! Well, actually I HAVE been waiting. For what seems like a really loooong time. I'm holding my socks... let's get on with the show!!! ;)

  3. ooo i cant wait either
    thanks for sharing again, love the ideas and how you make 'm happen

  4. Can you hurry up Lier, I have a storytelling party to throw for my six year old on Sunday, I need to steal some ideas. Yes, in 3 days time!!!!

  5. anticipation and excitement is building!

  6. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it. Kids grow up way too fast.

  7. Your sign is stunning. Can't wait to hear more about this party!

  8. She's my kind o' girl! Brave. Adventuresome. Loves pretty dresses. :)


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