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Isn’t it every kids dream to get to be their favourite Disney character for the day?
I know that I would have absolutely LOVED the opportunity to be Belle I was younger. It would have been an absolute dream come true!
Recently Evie had that opportunity (I am so jealous of her) and, thanks to shopDisney she got to spend the day as her favourite Disney character Ariel!!!
Costumes From shopDisney
shopDisney really kindly gifted Evie two Disney fancy dress costumes of her choice (I picked them to surprise her) as well as their accompanying accessories.
If you haven’t visited their online store yet then you really must! They have so many incredible Disney character costumes available, for kids of all ages and the quality of their costumes are so much better than you can find anywhere else!
Honestly, Evie’s face when she unboxed the outfits was such a picture! I wish I’d had my camera on me. She was jumping around squealing and couldn’t contain her excitement!
Inside the box was the most stunning Belle and Ariel dresses. She was also gifted both an Ariel and Belle crown, Ariel and Belle wands, plus a few extras such as Flounder and Chip the cup!
Ariel For The Day
So…if you had the opportunity to be Ariel for the day? Where would you go and what would you do?
According to Evie, the only place to go if you are a mermaid is the beach!
So, after we unboxed all her goodies, she got dressed and we trundled down to our local cove so Evie could be her favourite mermaid.
I did have to do a lot of convincing to stop her from actually going in the sea! But, she had such a lovely time. She walked about by the sea and then went rock pooling to look for her ‘sea creature’ friends.
She even graced us with some BEAUTIFUL (all the sarcasm here because unfortunately Evie has inherited my terrible singing skills) reenactment of ‘Part Of This World’ while she was standing upon some rocks.
Unfortunately, in true English fashion, the weather turned and we did have to escape the beach because of sudden rain storm, a storm that Ursula the Sea Witch, apparently must have created.
Belle For The Day
When we finally got shelter back home, Evie decided she wanted to spend the rest of the day as Belle.
I have to admit the Belle dress is my favourite and it is absolutely stunning!
Evie was kindly gifted the special edition Belle dress and the quality of it is second to none.
I don’t think I even have the words to describe how beautiful it is. The details, the ruffles, the glitter embroidery, gold broach, it is so worth it’s price and more!
In fact, all the items we were sent as such good quality. Just look at the crowns! They are quite weighty to wear but I love that they aren’t made out of a flimsy plastic.
They are going to last for such a long time and can easily be passed down to other little ones when Evie has outgrown them.
While she was Belle, Evie sat and enjoyed a cup of tea and spent the afternoon reading books, just like Belle would.
She ended the day hosting a pretend Princess tea party and I found her in her room, dressed up with all of her Disney princess dolls around her. It was so cute but it did take us a lot of convincing to get her in her pyjamas and ready for bed.
shopDisney Character Costumes
Evie loved getting to spend her day as two different Disney Princesses and it felt so lovely getting to give her this opportunity.
She has had such a tough year and has had many major life changes happen to her in such a short space of time. She started school, her step dad got diagnosed cancer and had to go through months of chemo, she became a big sister, she moved house. Yet through it all she has remained such a strong, kind and understanding little girl.
Her world has quite literally been turned upside down, so to be able to give her this amazing experience for the day, that’s all centred around her, was unbeatable! She really does deserve to be made to feel like a Princess.
I also have a feeling this isn’t going to be the last day that we are going to be in the company of Ariel and Belle. These dresses are definitely going to get used so often. Evie is obsessed with them!
We are also planning a trip to Disneyland very, very soon so these are definitely COMING with us!
You can find all of these items and more at shopDisney by following the link here: shopDisney Fancy Dress Costumes.