Party Princesses

Party Princesses

Part-time princesses are part of a growing market of birthday party entertainment. But what is it like to don the ballgown and lead circle time with the kids?

Some princesses arrive by magic carriage. Some, though, have to drive themselves, squeezing their hoop skirts into a small sedan and freshening up with the rearview mirror. And some have to carry their gowns down a city block and change in the doorman’s office before arriving at the birthday party, where they will dote on the guest of honor.

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