Alexis Bellino

Alexis discusses the details of the princess party and mother-daughter relationships.

on May 16, 2012

And of course, a princess party is not a true princess party without Ariel and Rapunzel! Well, at least that's what Melania and Mackenna thought! Those were the two characters they wanted there, and thank goodness for Ariel and Rapunzel at CreativePartiesforKids.com who helped keep 25 four-year-old princesses busy!!

The horse-drawn carriage (from cindycinderellacarriages.com) was the grand finale of the day, and it made for a magical memory that we will always reminisce about. I had tears in my eyes watching that carriage ride replayed.

There were so many other elements to the day, including the amazing food catered by PlumsCafe.com. Our menu for the day included purple and pink heart shaped PB&J or turkey sandwiches for the kids, and crab puppies, mini filet, or salmon sliders for the adults. AMAZING! The detailing on the puppy cupcakes, um, can you get any cuter than that?? Yes, actually, the princess tower cake was breathtaking too! Thank you TheCupcakeStoreOnline.com for those special touches! And let's not forget how important it is to be tan for a princess party! LOL! I love my girl, Nina, from TropicalTanAirbrush.com because she's mobile so I could still run the show while getting my tan on! Truthfully, I don't seem to have the time to do any errands for myself anymore. . .my errands all involve groceries, school, baseball, and dance at this point so I'm very thankful to have Nina. Plus her solution does not smell at all, it's not sticky and it lasts seven to nine days!! It's perfect!

One of my favorite moments, after watching this day unfold, was when we're all in the carriage and Jim is talking to the girls about what a great princess day it's been -- my heart melted when I saw that!

But at the end of the day, it's not about the cake or the candles, the puppies or the princess dress-up --it's about celebrating the life of my children who I am so lucky to have. Like I said in my toast, all three of us are blessed to be here today to celebrate those little miracle girls. It was the most difficult time in my life, being hospitalized for five days, not knowing whether my unborn daughters would be able to survive all that was going on with their mom's body.