Lessons Learned from Sleeping Beauty

Hail to the Princess Aurora

Sleeping Beauty Startled

One of my favorite moments in all of Disney princess history is when Briar Rose is surprised by Prince Phillip and the two begin singing together—it’s pretty much impossible not to swoon at the romance, but for me it was also the sound of her singing voice. Aurora has one of the loveliest voices I have ever heard, as well as one of the most beautifully animated movies ever produced by Disney. Those attributes alone make it easy to love Sleeping Beauty—and it doesn’t hurt that Phillip is arguably one of the cutest Disney princes. But Sleeping Beauty is more than simply beautiful visuals—this movie features a heroine who is quieter than her Disney princess predecessors, but who still manages to display immense strength. This time, however, our princess doesn’t immediately face her antagonist, although Maleficent certainly makes an appearance. Instead, we see Aurora choosing to sacrifice her own happiness for the good of others.  

The Little Mermaid Party Ideas

Many young girls love the idea of mermaids, the ocean, and all creatures under the sea.  If your little mermaid insists on taking her party Under the Sea, we can help you out! Here are tips to help you host the perfect Ariel Birthday Party in Utah!

Invitations

Mermaid invitations are quite easy to create.  All you need is a scale-like background, a picture of Ariel and all the party details.  If your party will be by the pool, remind your guests to bring their swimsuits and towels!

Photo copyright Blue Viz Photography 2016

Things We Learn From Princess Ariel

Written By: Sarai Elora

Thirty years after making Sleeping Beauty, Disney came out with The Little Mermaid—the movie responsible for inspiring the mermaid obsession in countless young girls everywhere. Bright, excitable, and fiery, Ariel swam onto the scene and stole our hearts. Ariel was the beginning of the new generation of Disney princesses—and certainly the first mermaid. It’s pretty easy to see why Ariel is the favorite of many, with her spunky personality and the fact that she took control of her fate with hope and independence. She was also a mermaid, which is pretty magical and exciting, especially to all of us land folk. There’s a lot to love about our favorite little mermaid, so let’s dive in for a closer look. 

Ariel the Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

Mermaid Tail Tips and Tricks

If you are having a Utah mermaid birthday party, you might think it is a brilliant idea to get your child their own mermaid tail so that they can transform into a mermaid for the day! Here are a couple of things to consider before you take the plunge and buy a mermaid tail. 

Utah Mermaid Birthday Party! Swimming mermaid in Utah

Safety Comes First

Frozen Party Ideas

What little girl is not OBSESSED with the Frozen Franchise?  Anna and Elsa stole our hearts with the first movie and yet again with Frozen 2. If you really want to blow your party guests away, here are some tips and tricks to help you plan the PERFECT Utah Frozen Birthday Party! Whether its a Utah Elsa Birthday Party or a Utah Anna Birthday Party.

Invitations

Things We Learn From Disney Princesses Part 4

This is the last post in our series about lessons we learn from the Disney Princesses! If you missed any of the others, check them out!

Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora (Part 1), Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana (Part 2).Rapunzel, Merida, Sofia, Anna (Part 3)

Elsa – Be True to yourself

Ice Queen

We cannot mention Elsa without the song “Let It Go!” Elsa spent her whole life trying to “Conceal, don’t feel.  Don’t let it show.”  However, she was so much more than a normal child.  She was born with incredible powers of ice and snow, and in trying to hide them, they began to control her.  Suppressing who she truly was brought more harm and fear to her than good.  Once she “let it go,” she was able to discover what she was capable of.  Elsa became a beloved ruler only after she embraced herself.  We, like Elsa, need to embrace ourselves (flaws and strengths) in order to live a full and happy life.  

Things We Learn From Disney Princesses Part 3

Welcome back to our series of the amazing lessons that we learn from the Disney Princesses. This week is part 3, so look back on the past weeks to read about Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora (Part 1), Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan and Tiana (Part 2).

RAPUNZEL – There is More Than What Meets the Eye

Rapunzel with a frying pan

Before Elsa, Rapunzel was everyone’s favorite princess.  She teaches girls to dream, to be kind, and is a very relatable princess.  She is conflicted, adorable, and a bit naїve, just like we all are. However, an amazing lesson that she teaches each of us is that there is always more than meets the eye.  Let’s start with Rapunzel herself.  She is locked away in a tower, and while she seems to be just a girl with really long hair, it actually glows when she sings.  On top of that, she is the lost princess.  She teams up with Flynn Ryder, who to everyone else is a suave, but dangerous criminal, but to her, she sees Eugene Fitzherbert, the orphan with a kind heart.  In Maximus, she sees the sweet, underappreciated horse, in each of the Ruffians and Thugs, she sees dreamers and “lovely folks.”  Unfortunately, we learn that the opposite happens too.  We sometimes see people who seem to be loving, and caring, but turn into selfish, abusive individuals, like Mother Gothel.