I was so excited about sharing this post that as soon as we got home yesterday, I began selecting and editing photos.
Eva was invited to the Disney Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the 4th floor at Harrods. It was opened late last year and I can imagine was a big hit over Christmas. It was a very pink affair for my purple girl. What I mean by purple is if we are talking metaphorically with gender specific colours; she is a mix of pink and blue. One minute she will ask to paint her nails, the next she will be rolling around in mud and kicking a football about. Which is quite similar to how I was as a child. I used to fight boys and build camps outside, then go inside to play Barbie.
I had explained to Eva before we went that we were going to a magical castle were you will be meeting your fairy godmothers. They will be turning you into a princess. She could see how excited I was (I wanna be a princess!) so she was getting quite hyped up to… which thankfully, lived up to expectations. You will see why…
We was met at the boutique reception by Heather the fairy godmother in training. Heather crouched down to Eva and put her at ease straight away. She was whisked into the magical castle and brought to a magical mirror. Eva then waved a wand and chanted ‘bibbidi bobbidi boo‘ and the head fairy godmother appeared to greet her.
After a quick wishing well visit (the loo) Eva stood in front of the boutique doors. Silly Tinkerbelle had locked them behind her so Eva used some of her magic again to open the doors.
You have to state which princess your little princess would like to be when you book. The choices at the moment are Cinderella, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White or Rapunzel. I believe some more are coming soon including Elsa. Obviously costumes for Frozen are like gold dust at the moment, so I am assuming they will have to wait for the hype to wane.
Eva is more of a modern princess kinda gal preferring the likes of Rapunzel, Ana, Elsa and Merida – so the obvious choice was Rapunzel. I probably would have chosen Belle if it was me personally. Although my all time favourite Disney Princess was Pocahontas.
After Eva was shown her beauty station, with an adorable little salon chair she was taken outside a door. She was asked who her favourite princess was in which she stated Rapunzel. With a little bit more bibbidi bobbidi booing the door opened and inside hanging was a deluxe purple Rapunzel dress with a cape. Eva got changed and came outside to 3 wooowing fairy godmothers.
Then it was time for the princess make-over. Eva was handed a book with choices of face-paint and hairstyles. Marian then asked if she wanted pink or purple nails and after spent the remaining time entertaining her with princess props and singing along to the Disney music playing in the background.
After the transformation was complete and a sprinkle of pixie dust…Eva’s chair was spun round to the mirror for the big reveal. I am not sure she quite recognised herself…the tiara was a big hit and we had tears when she had to take it off to go to bed. She was even begging to wear it to nursery the nest day.
Princess Eva was then escorted to her throne room where she was read her royal oath. She promised to be good, kind and helpful. Heather slipped in “and help mummy tidy your bedroom”. She had a tantrum on the tube home so I reminded her about her oath. She stopped straight away and said “oh yes”. Not sure how long it will last for though.
When we checked out of the boutique Eva was handed a princess t-shirt, bibbidi bobbidy make-up bag with nail polishes and a special printed photograph of her on her throne.
The boutique is situated right next to the Disney Cafe so we decided to get some late lunch. Eva absolutely loved it in there. She had a Mickey Mouse Pizza while listening to a Disney soundtrack. the prices are quite good, so I think it will be a regular eating place when I am in Central London with Eva. Harrods is only one tube stop from all the museums too, which we like to visit.
The experience takes between 45 to 60 minutes and there are all different packages you can choose from. Eva had the Crown Experience which is £200. There is also one for £100 (Courtyard) which is the experience above minus the deluxe dress and tiara. Little princesses wear the t-shirt and a pink tutu.
More expensive ones include the £500 Castle selection which adds on shoes, a travel case and a princess doll collection. Then for the rich mummas out there the Royal £1000 experience which has an exclusive ball gown, Cinderella glass slipper and storybook album featuring the newly appointed princess. There is also a little knight package for £50.
This truly was an enchanted experience and I might bring my purple girl back to try the knight experience next time. She has asked to do it again. It would be a great birthday idea for any little girl or boy.
Thanks to Harrods for Inviting us along – you can check out or book the experience on The Harrods Disney Page