We had tickets to see Cinderella at Starlight (KC's outdoor theatre). To prepare for our event, we watched Princess movies at home while we painted our toe's.
I learned how to make a princess braid from Princess Hairstyles. Thanks for the extra pair of hands of my dear friend Melissa over at Living on God's Grace we rocked the 3-D princess braid for our royal evening!
Starlight had a wonderful pre-show Royal Celebration for all the little Princess and Princes. We got there early to play. Unfortunately, being inside all morning I was a bit oblivious to how hot it actually was outside. The thermometer in my car, totally reminded me!
|The date is wrong, but Lordy, look at that heat! No, that is not the heat index! This is what The Short Chic and I battled Sunday evening as we headed to Starlight!|
So, as we arrive to Starlight's Cinderella Royal Celebration, I know my Short Chic is tired! I had no idea how tired until we sat down in the face painters chair. I am not kidding you, she fell asleep in the chair.She must not have been sound asleep because as soon as the face painter said, "Okay, you are finished!" Her eyes slowly and heavily opened.
|The only thing I could get her to do after her short powernap in the face painters chair was to pose for some photos!|
|Queen Mommy and Princess Short Chic|
After that, it was a little hard to get her engaged in the Celebration until I mentioned bouncing in the Princess Bounce House. That she did with joy! She even bounced her pretty hair all apart and bounced that little tiara right off her head!
After we bounced, the Star Light Ambassador's announced they were ready for the first backstage tour. I said yes because The Short Chic was just hoping to catch a glimpse of Cinderella (she made her a drawing and hoped to give it to her). I also said yes because parts of the tour are air conditioned and the Mommy in me felt we needed a little cooling off!
Backstage, we were able to catch a glimpse of some of the cast. We also learned this set of Cinderella is from the original show and is at least 50 years old. This is also the last time it will be used because they are destroying it after our performance. We also learned that many of the actor/actress are local. We got to see some of the props before the show and walk on the stage. However, no glimpse of Cinderella herself!
After the backstage tour, The Short Chic wanted to ride a pony, which was part of the Royal Celebration.
Just moments before curtain time, we noticed that the temp dropped a few degrees. Of course, Mommy had already treated Princess Short Chic to a nice, cold, messy snow cone!
At one point during the show, Short Chic looks at me and tells me that a bug flew into her eye. I asked her if she needed any help and she said no. Then she commented to me, "Mom, we should be home watching this on TV!"