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This past Friday my family, friends and I tuned into the royal debut of the first Latina Princess; Elena of Avalor on the Disney channel. We hosted a fun premier party and we were beyond excited to be a small part of the big celebration. As a Latin-American mother of a 6 year old girl, I want to introduce her to heroines that she can look up to. I was thrilled with the direction Disney took with frozen and how the love from family ended up being the real hero of the story, not a prince. So when I heard that there was finally going to be a Latina princess I knew that they were going to make it special, and boy was I right.
Growing up a lot of the princesses I watched in movies & on tv always relied on someone else (typically a prince) to come save her, Elena of Avalor is the total opposite. In very first episode we immediately get an introduction to Elena’s bravery, when she puts herself at risk and confronts an evil sorceress after losing her parents. As the episodes goes along we start seeing that Elena embodies all the qualities of a true leader, and at the same time understands that at 16 she still has a lot to learn . Elena is brave, independent, compassionate and smart. These are all qualities that I try to instill on my daughter everyday, and now she can see and learn about those same qualities from someone thats not her nagging momma LOL. I am also thrilled that there is a princess that she can relate to, physically and culturally. As soon as the opening song played I recognized the merengue beat and I smiled. We are Dominican and my daughter is use to listening to merengue all the time, in the car and around the house, but it is rare to hear it in animated programs; It was definitely a highlight for us.
I love hosting small gatherings so, hosting a premiere party for the royal debut of the first Latina Princess was a must. Disney provided everything we needed to throw an amazing premiere party, that included some fun interactive activities for the girls to do while we waited for the show to begin. I added some minor touches to tie it all together like the flowers and the snacks. I asked the girls to come dressed in their favorite princess outfit because any opportunity to dress like a princess is a good one.
The flower crowns were one of the last activities we did with the girls and they turned out to be the easiest and the most favored of all the activities. I loved how they turned out, the girls looked adorable in them, I just wish we would have started doing these earlier.
All the vibrant colors from the party supplies inspired this delicious and refreshing fruit bowl.
My daughter and her besties loved the show! My daughter is definitely looking forward to learning more about Elena and her royal adventures, she has already asked me 100 times “when is the next episode?” and she has asked me to please make sure we are home on that day because she does not want to miss it. If you don’t want to miss it either; you can tune into the Disney Channel each week to follow Elena of Avalor’s latest royal adventures! Elena of Avalor airs on the Disney Channel on Fridays at 7:30pm ET/6:30 pm CT and 7:30 pm PT!