90% of being a party princess is pure improv.
The 10% of looking like, sounding like, and being the princess? That's the easy part. That's the part you can control.
What's completely out of your hands is what comes out of little one's mouths.
Sometimes the questions are a bit heartbreaking (Read about those here: "When Little Ones Ask Tough Questions")
But some are quite hilarious and come out of seemingly nowhere.
The title of this blog being one of them.
One day I was visiting a street market as one of my pop-up princess events and a group of littles came running up to me and started excitedly asking me all sorts of questions. I was Provincial Beauty that day so I got asked about the Beast, my favorite books, breaking the spell, and so on.
But then one girl looked at me and asked "Do you know the My Little Ponies?"
My brain went into overdrive.
I don't know. Do I?? Which worlds crossover and which ones don't?
So I went the easier route and decided right there on the spot. "I don't! Who are they? Do they live in a kingdom near by?"
Oftentimes asking littles to describe or answer the question themselves is a technique that works out quite well.
In fact, it's one of my very favorite things to do - especially with things the princesses wouldn't naturally know about.
At a Halloween event, I was asking littles about their favorite candies and listening to their descriptions was a highlight of the event.
I'll tell you all about it next week!
But for now, that's my princess perspective...