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My cute neighbors came up with the BEST idea!  Help Kids Earn Money

Princess Acadamy!

These girls needed money for camp so they hosted a week long princess acadamy.

I am told it took a lot of hours planning, preparing and following through in order to pull it off which in my book is far better than any money they earned.  What a great lesson!

It started with an invitation to all the eligible (specified age group) girls in the neighborhood outlining the activities, dates and times in a ROYAL manner.

“Here ye, here ye!

All princesses across the land are cordially invited to attend the Princess Academy at the palace for the week of …”

They delivered these invitaions all dressed up as princesses to all the girls.  What an exciting day for my daughter when a REAL princess came to her door to invite her to a party!  This was just the beginning to a well thought out and planned week!

Here are some of the other fun ideas they came up with…

Lots of flowers everywhere.

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Princess music playing.

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paper pom poms hanging from the trees.

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The girls were to dress up as princesses the first day of acadamy.

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When they arrived they got to have their make up,

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hair,

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and nails all done by the hosting princesses!

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Then they took pictures of all the BEAUTIFUL PRINCESSES all decked out!

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Another day they did crafts.  They made these cute little bags and headbands.

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One day they baked and decorated cupcakes and made playdough.  The girls made an apron for each of the girls as you can see in this picture.

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They made other crafts as well that I didn’t get pictures of , one of which they found on HowDoesShe!  Remember the paper flowers that turn to real flowers? They made those and put them in little clay pots with dirt – so fun!

On the last day, they all graduated from Princess Acadamy and had a family swim party.

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This was the highlight of my daughter’s summer!

Now that it is over, when she sees any of her “Princess Teachers” you would think she had seen Hannah Montana – she freaks out with excitement.  It is GREAT – and I couldn’t ask for better role models!  Thanks girls!  Sign me up for next summer! Help Kids Earn Money

On our way home from the swim party, my son started thinking about how he wanted to earn money doing this but making it army boot camp for the boys.  I’ll keep you posted.

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  1. August 12th, 2010 at 7:33 am
    Amy @ Blowout Party! says:
    What a wonderful party! I want to go to Princess Academy!
    .-= Amy @ Blowout Party!´s last blog ..Pink Dessert Heaven =-.
  2. August 12th, 2010 at 8:12 am
    Lani Ward says:
    Sounds awesome! I'd love to know how much they charged for the Academy.
    • August 12th, 2010 at 8:45 am
      Missy says:
      $20.00 for each kid. I would've paid more - it was so worth it!
  3. August 12th, 2010 at 8:51 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    What a genius idea those teen girls had to raise a little money! And in the process, they developed their creative juices, made lots of friends and stayed out of the mall! AND that's not even mentioning what they did for those little princesses! Brilliant! (Your pics are FABULOUS!)
  4. August 12th, 2010 at 9:59 am
    Shelley says:
    It's a good thing I didn't know about this 'Princess Academy' until after the fact. I would have signed myself up! ;) I could use a little pampering... ;)
  5. August 12th, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Alison says:
    This was so fun!!! I am glad I have reference to this so when my 'princess' is old enough she can start her own princess academy to raise money for her camping adventures! She had a blast at this academy BTW!
  6. August 12th, 2010 at 10:12 am
    Kelley says:
    So cute.... army boot camp, thats a good idea too. Cant wait to see how that turns out.
    .-= Kelley´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Sweet little baby =-.
  7. August 12th, 2010 at 10:16 am
    Danielle says:
    That is by far the coolest thing I have ever heard of. What a great idea! And so fun.
  8. August 12th, 2010 at 10:16 am
    Natalie says:
    LOVE this!
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Dont Wake the Baby!!! =-.
  9. August 12th, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Kay says:
    What a fun idea and beautiful pictures!
  10. August 12th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Pegg says:
    Wow, how could they possibly make money charging only $20 per princess?
    .-= Pegg´s last blog ..NOTE CARDS Woman Golfer =-.
  11. August 12th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Mindy says:
    What a fabulous idea! I would've LOVED to do this when I was a teen. I'm so impressed with these teens & a great thing for the little girls!
  12. August 12th, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    stacy says:
    This is a fabulous idea...I think I will suggest this to my daughters to organize next summer. I love the photos and what adorable neighbor girls you have to think up such a fun camp!
  13. August 13th, 2010 at 8:24 am
    Jenn says:
    wow, this is so cute! I wish we had kids like this in our neighbourhood!!

    So nice!!! I'm practically speachless!

    here from tidymom, happy friday
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Pretty-ing up the Place =-.
  14. August 15th, 2010 at 7:32 am
    TidyMom says:
    What a cute fun idea!! I bet everyone had a BLAST!!
  15. August 15th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Celena V says:
    Can't wait to hear about a boy's money-making idea!
  16. August 17th, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    Cathy says:
    So cute!
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..BOGO Athenos Feta Cheese Coupon =-.
  17. August 17th, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    Elaine says:
    What a fabulous idea!!! And, so much fun- I want to go to princess academy!
  18. August 18th, 2010 at 12:39 am
    Mom in High Heels says:
    Wow! What an amazing idea. How clever those girls are. *I* want to go to princess camp.
    .-= Mom in High Heels´s last blog ..Flea Market Fun and the box of mystery! =-.
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