Once upon a time, in a barren land far, far away (a three hour drive, as a matter of fact), lived a lonely little princess. She toiled day and night for years (four of them, to be exact) until she was finally granted her wish: a grand princess party. With tiaras. And presents. And cake with chocolate frosting.
The lonely little princess invited all the girl cousins in the kingdom. They arrived at the palace adorned in their finest gowns.
They were granted the privilege of wearing the royal tiaras only if they remembered the identity of the true princess.
After a quick wardrobe swap to satisfy Her Royal Highness,
the Court was reminded of the longevity of the princess' reign.
Making wishes is serious business at a princess party, and serious business requires concentration.
What, exactly, is a princess to do when the cake is eaten, the presents are opened, and the excitement dwindles?
If you're a country girl princess, you ditch the tiara, head to the backyard, and get your hands dirty.
But you make sure to bring along your purple lip gloss in the plastic heart container tied to a necklace so that you can reapply it every three seconds all evening long.
Because you just never know when Prince Charming might show up and want to play Tonkas.