Princess for a day

My sweet baby girl turned seven on Saturday.


As in no longer six.


She is currently at the perfect age for all things Disney Princess, so I decided that this was the time to make her a Princess for a Day.

So my mom and I packed a giddy little girl up and off we skipped to Disney World for an over-the-top girly girl day at the Bippidi Boppidi Bootique where Tia got all dolled up before heading into the Magic Kingdom.

No cake and ice cream, but a chocolate dipped, M&M covered Rice Cripey Treat? Yes, please!

Magic Kingdom was crowded, but we managed to squeeze in a ride, a show, an exploration to the top of the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse and quite a bit of prancing in front of Cinderella’s castle.

We capped off the perfect day with a dream come true dinner with Cinderella herself.

The look of awe and pure bliss on Tia’s face was worth it all. It was a magical day for all of us.

And less than five minutes after leaving the park, Sleeping Beauty herself fell fast asleep.

Happy Birthday to the most beautiful of them all.



  1. candy martin says

    It was a magical day. Watching Tia laugh and giggle and dance around brought so much joy. And she looked like a little Princess. I feel so blessed to be able to share these memorable days with her. Loved the look on her face, every time a Disney member said “Happy Birthday Princess”! I want to borrow her birthday sash and dance around Disney World on my birthday and see if they say that to me. Love this sweet little girl and cannot believe she is 7 now.

    • It was suh a fun girl day – for the big AND little girls. 😉 Thanks for making her big day so special. You are the best Byshka ever!

  2. My birthday is in May…..just sayin’! 🙂

  3. Diane irwin says

    I love this idea! She is so beautiful!!!

    • Thank you, Diane. She really is a pretty little thing. Her daddy is researching convents in Austria. He’s a bit nervous for the future. 😉

  4. She is such a beautiful little princess– inside and out! What a fun birthday.

  5. I’m so glad you got to have what I hope was a happy, magical day and that you were able to truly relish it, Kelli. Loved all of the pictures, but especially the last one of her sleeping. This post made me cry. Not just tearing up, but actually cry. It’s hit me on a lot of levels. Thank you so much for sharing such a memorable day!

    • Absolutely. It was a memorable day. There is something really, really magical about watching a child’s face light up with delight like that. It was fun to be there to experienceit with her. 🙂

  6. Sounds like a perfect birthday celebration. I certainly agree that she is a beautiful little princess. But what is even better than her outward beauty, is the sweet, beautiful heart inside her. I, too, love spending time with her on our shopping and lunch dates.
    Love you all!