Last year, about this time, my family celebrated a made up holiday called "Bug Day". Mostly because we were bored.
We spent the day reading stories starring bugs, eating "worm brownies", writing a song in celebration of bug day and watching "A Bug's Life". There were worksheets for Beege to do and headbands with pipe cleaner antennae for everyone to wear; really a very good makeshift holiday.
This year, I decided to go with "Princess Day". Bugs are nice and all, but how many times do I really want to watch "A Bug's Life"? And since, unlike Bug Day, I knew about it more than one day in advance, I had time for things like costumes!
First, we had a treasure hunt.
That lead them to the (papier mache) moon.
Which contained their royal jewels.
Then we all got into costume (my husband too!) and had a princess tea party.
Then we had a Disney Princess sing-a-long (with a DVD that my husband bought me for my birthday before Beege was even conceived, because I happen to be a dork). Finally, we watched "Mulan", and then because Belle is "the best princess", we watched "Beauty and the Beast".
I think everyone had fun, but I probably had the most fun... I was the only one who knew all the words for the sing-a-long, after all.
Next year? I'm thinking... Pirates.