This past month I’ve been in party mode. We just threw a massive bash to celebrate my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. Where has the time gone? How can she be 13 already? I feel like I should burst into song here. It seems like just yesterday I was buying her princess costumes and watching Mulan with her.
Happily she still loves to watch Disney flms (and Mulan) is still a favorite. As party plans swirled around my head, and our celebration got bigger and crazier, I’ve often thought about the princesses that were so much a part of the stories of her young life. Life lessons abound in these films. But so do party planning lessons. I’m not talking about how to make princess cupcakes or a Mickey Mouse Ice cream cake. There are a million posts out there about executing Disney themed party decor and favors. But not so many about the parties IN Disney films and the larger lessons learned about entertaining. Princess party planning 101!
I’ve actually learned a lot of lessons about how to plan parties that will delight guests and how to avoid common party pitfalls, just by watching Disney movies and particularly the “princess” ones. Favors and cakes are great – but sage party planning advice is what really makes a party awesome – no matter what you serve or send home in a goody bag.
Just consider the following good advice gleaned from these ten classic films:
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