Ever since it's inception at Walt Disney World, one of the things I've looked forward to was Kennedy being old enough to have an appointment at the Bippity Boppity Boutique. You have to be 3 years old - and Kennedy was! So on Wednesday of our vacation, Megan, Kennedy and I went to Cinderella's Castle to the boutique and Kennedy selected her Princess outfit - Snow White - the original Princess and a CLASSIC! (Good taste, Kennedy!)
When you check in at the desk, you're given a pager so your "Fairy Godmother" can summon you when it's time for your transformation. You pick out your hairstyle and costume then as well. Then you go to your "throne" where you have your hair brushed out with great ceremony. Your hair is then pulled into a pony tail and then you're summoned back to the dressing rooms where you are told, "Look what Tinker Bell left for you!" as they pull back the rich velvet curtains to reveal the ENTIRE outfit laid out in a deluxe dressing room - dress, shoes, hairpiece, wand - it's truly a magical moment right then!
After a lot of "oohs" and "ahhs" and "look at THIS, Mommy!" moment, Megan helped her get her dress and shoes on. Then back out to the salon amidst other patrons "oohs and ahhs" to get back on your throne for your hair and makeup. The whole process takes about an hour or two for the complete process and again, Kennedy was very patient through the whole thing. I figured she'd "have enough" at some point but she didn't! Her only meltdown came when it was finished, we had paid and she was given her bag of goodies (nail polish, makeup and headband she didn't use since she had on her tiara of course!). She wanted to put more makeup on!
The only "fly in the ointment" was the ill-planned decision on Disney's part to have the makeover done in the castle and then expect us to somehow transport our little princess through the crowds back up Main Street to the Exposition to have her photos taken! I don't THINK so! It would have truly been a "magical moment" for the grandparents and parents to have been whisked away in a pumpkin carriage led by white horses to said photo session but no - by foot was the expected route. So we forwent said photo session on that day and did it another day in another outfit. There's just so much a princess can stand you know.
Here are some photos from our session - Kennedy knew exactly what she wanted. When offered choices on nail polish color, hair style, outfit, eyeshadow color - she was very decisive. No hesitation whatsoever.
Long reign Princess Kennedy! How happy you've made the Queen Mother, Gramma Cheri.