Since this was a milestone birthday, mommy and I agreed that we would have a party for Madison where we invited friends and families over. Initially, we were planning just a small party, a frozen themed party. The next thing you know, we’re having Anna & Elsa showing up at the party. At first I was skeptical and wasn’t too thrilled at the idea. I mean, what exactly were they going to be doing? Just standing around and wave at the guests?!?! I’ve seen some of these princesses on the internet and some of them look more like Princess Fiona than Princess Belle. However, when they showed up, I was pleasantly surprised. They looked a lot like the actual characters. I won’t mention names, but I even had an adult ask me “Are those the real people from the movie???” To which I replied, you know it’s a cartoon right? Anna & Elsa were a hit with the kids. They sang their songs, which all the kids knew and sang along with. Played games and painted faces for the kids. Even the adults were enjoyed their performances. They were so real that at the end of the night, Madison really thought they were going back home to Arendelle. Curious, I had to look them up and saw that they were college students at Cal State Fullerton that majored in theater and dancing. That explained how they danced and sang so well. They successfully started their own company called “Enchanted Characters.” In my opinion, these princesses were better than the ones at Disneyland. One thing is for sure, the Disney job probably wouldn’t pay as much as we did. It was worth it in the end though, seeing all the smile and laughter from the little ones. Mostly importantly, Madison loved it and had a party she’ll never forget.
As for food, we kept it simple and had a Mexican restaurant come and cater tacos. Teddy’s Taco is a joint near our house that we enjoy a lot. We asked them if they catered and they said they can do it, although they haven’t really done it before. We were to become only their second client. They were slow to cook up the tacos, but the guests enjoyed them and they were delicious. The tacos were made to order so they came out hot and fresh. Only complaint was the long wait.
As for the turnover, it was larger than we expected. I guess mommy invited a bunch of people that weren’t on the Evite list. We also had one of Madison’s old teacher show up so it was nice. A few of her classmates showed up, including her best friend Madison Leiva whom moved to a new school last week. Madison was especially thrilled that Maddie L. They were had a blast together and at the end of the night, Maddie L. cried because she had to go home. It was sad to see her go because she and Madison gets along so well and since they don’t go to the same school anymore, we aren’t sure if or when we would ever see her again.
While parties are fun to have, the clean up is a pain in the butt. Luckily, my cousins and sister stayed to help clean up afterwards. Overall, we thought this was the best birthday party we’ve had so far. Mommy was glad with her decorations and entertainment. I was happy with the food because I didn’t have to worry about it and just left it up to someone else. I’m just glad we won’t have to do it again until her 10th birthday, although Aiden’s 1 year birthday is coming up in about 7 months!
Here is a compilation of the videos of Anna & Elsa at the party performing: