Every year I have been blessed to have the best birthday parties. My third birthday party was a princess party and out of all of them, it was my favorite ever! I believe that every little girl deserves to feel like a princess and instead of having a birthday party this year, I decided to throw a princess party for the foster girls that I have worked with over the past year. Like with everything I set out to accomplish, my mommy helped me pull everything together. One of our biggest challenges is finding a venue! Well, this time, the venue came to us! Mrs. Suzzanne owner and operator of Vogue Glamour Parties and Events, was so kind to be a part of the fun and drove “Lucy”, her very special party bus to our location where we enjoyed dressing up, choosing from the most beautiful dresses and accessories and having our hair primped and curled!
The day before the event, I went to pick up the most delicious cupcakes from my mom’s friend, Mrs. Jessica Beebe. She is the owner of SugarDarlings Cupcakes and she donated 45 cupcakes for my party for all of the girls to enjoy! Everyone loved them…even the adults!
I am so thankful for people like Ms. Jessica, Mrs. Suzzane, Mrs. Pam and Ms. Summre who believe in me and what I am doing through my business, Photos With Madison.
Another really fun part of the day was getting our make up done! What little girl doesn’t like makeup? I am so happy that Ms. Summre of Summre’s Makeup came and spent the morning with us to make our day extra special.
Every little girl looked and felt like a princess with the prettiest dresses, hair, make up and accessories! My part was to photograph the girls so that we could document their day and give them something to treasure for ever…a photo of them being… A Princess for a Day.
Mrs. Suzzanne had so many dresses to choose from and I loved seeing how everyone looked through the rack and chose a dress that was just right for them. With a little make up, curls, accessories and a pretty dress, each little girl was transformed! Now of course for obvious reasons, I cannot post the photos of the foster girls from Everyday Blessings, Inc. on the internet so we included other little girls to join in on the fun and they LOVED it!
I think my favorite part of the day was reading a story to the girls. The book I read wasn’t just any book, no, it was a book written by my 7 year old friend, Jordan West. The name of the book is, “Princess for a Day“. The book inspired me to take action and I hope it inspired all of the girls to do something special for someone else.
I really wanted each of the girls to get a copy of the book because I knew how much it inspired me, but I didn’t have enough money to buy 18 books. I reached out via email to a few business people, hoping someone would help me to buy the books. The person who called me back was my mom’s former boss, who is my friend, the CEO of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. He’s known me since I was 2 years old and he has always believed in me. I was so happy when he agreed to help me buy books. Mr. Bob said that he would match donations up to $130, but that I would have to raise the first $50. Thanks to so many of my moms friends on Facebook, we exceed our goal after only a few hours of posting and asking for donations! I cannot wait to give away the extra books to deserving little girls!
My Little Apprentice, AVA:
We had a very full day and I must say, I could not have captured everything without my five year old photographer and second shooter, Ava! She did a great job and I am so very proud of her. I can’t wait to shoot more fun events with her and teach her everything I know about photography!
If you’d like to see for yourself just how wonderful this day was, CLICK HERE! My buddy, Mr. Bobby Lewis, Feature Reporter for WTSP Channel 10 News, covered the story so that we could share it and INSPIRE everyone to be the change they want to see in the world!
Thank you to Little Italy’s Pizza in St. Petersburg for donating three pizza pies for all of the girls to enjoy! It was really good! At the end of the party we were all so hungry and tired that we ate the pizza so fast we forgot to take pictures!