My daughter, Amelia, is a girl with varied tastes. On the one hand, she is a typical 4-year old who loves anything that glitters, sparkles or so much as hints at a fairy princess. On the other hand, she loves Batman, gravitates towards the villain in any fairy tale and, this week when she grows up, wants to be Emma Frost (an ancillary superhero that is sometimes nice and sometimes not – sort of like Amelia).
How to combine all her loves into one party was a bit tricky. We discussed at length the various options – a fairy princess spectacular or a Batman bonanza? When Amelia announced that the Joker would have to show up at her Batman party, the decision was made for me. Can you imagine the Joker showing up at a party comprised entirely of little girls ages 3-4? I'm afraid I would be responsible for therapy sessions for many years to come!
The next hurdle was settling on a fairy princess party aesthetic that we could both be happy with (sorry, no Disney princesses for us!). Amelia was more than happy to be turned into a fairy princess silhouette which graced everything from the invitation, to the game of "Pin-the-Crown-on-Princess-Amelia", to the water bottle labels (of course).
Tune in this week to see how the rest of the party shapes up.