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Wondering what to get your little princess for Christmas? Well, you could get her an actual princess.
Heather’s Pretty Parties is holding Princess Perfect Christmas Sat., Dec. 21 at The Creative Stage Emporium (17 Muir Rd.) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the event, little girls (and boys) will have the chance to meet their favourite storybook princesses.
"We’re hoping to have about five princesses there," said Heather Oliphant, 28, owner of Heather’s Pretty Parties.
"It’s obviously designed a little more for girls, but boys can come if they want to. We’re going to have colouring, facepainting, singing and dancing and there will be dress-up play as there’s lots of dress-up clothes at the emporium.
"Also, Santa will be there and everyone who comes to the event will receive a present from Santa."
Oliphant started Heather’s Pretty Parties three years ago. She has over 30 different characters for people to choose from, all with handmade costumes and professionally-styled wigs.
In addition to events at Creative Stage Emporium (her mother’s business), Oliphant’s available for in-home and office parties.
"I have a university degree in theatre (from the University of Winnipeg), and I came to this after graduating from university and deciding what to do with my degree," Oliphant said. "I also run a local Brownie unit in my area, so I thought I might as well do all the things I love and roll them into one."
A former member of the Winnipeg Youth Chorus, Oliphant also sings as a part of the parties.
"I think it’s fun because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet a whole bunch of princesses together and they’ll get to do all their favourite things, like crafts and dress-up," Oliphant said.
"I just think it will be really special and you can kill all your birds with one stone. You can get your Santa pictures done and get a present from the princesses and Santa. How can you go wrong with that?"
In addition to face-painting at parties, Oliphant does adult-level painting as well.
"Pregnant women’s bellies, stagette parties, that sort of stuff," Oliphant said.
Tickets for Princess Perfect Christmas are $40, which includes one child and one adult, and are available at www.eventbrite.ca and searching for "Princess Perfect Christmas."
For more information on Heather’s Pretty Parties, go to www.heathersprettyparties.com