This is a fun-filled afternoon, fit for a princess or pirate. It gives parents and families the chance to dress-up, have some high tea treats, but most of all enjoy a large array of activities, including makeovers, face painting, meeting princesses and pirates, arts & crafts and just a tonne of family fun! Not only is it a fun thing to do with your kids, but it is a great cause. This event, is an opportunity to give to the Children's Wish, and each year this event showcases a particular child's story. This year, the story of Layla is told. A young girl, battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, who wishes to go to Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii. Proceeds from this event will be going to help Layla's wish become a reality.
About Children's Wish
Children's Wish is a uniquely Canadian charity, that focuses on granting heartfelt wishes of children who are diagnosed with a high risk, life-threatening illness. Since 1984, they have granted nearly 25000 wishes! These wishes aim to help the children and their families momentarily escape the challenges of living with their disease and the ongoing medical issues, as well as provide renewed hope, a hope for something of the future. They are not affiliated with any other wish granting organization, and receive no operational government funding. Funding is entirely provided by the community's generosity. To learn more about the organization and/or to donate directly, please click here.
The Children's Wish Foundation, is hosting a Princess & Pirate Tea Event, on July 10th. This is being held at Cascades Casino Convention Centre Resort, 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, from 11:30am – 2:00pm.
Tickets: $25 per person – and can be purchased by visiting: www.childrenswish.ca/princessteaparty/BCYK
or contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-383-1411
I will be giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner as well. Comment below, or on any of the posts on my social media about the event. I will draw the winner on July 3, 2016.
I had the opportunity to speak with one of the event planners, and got some insight on the event, the organization. Please take the time to read the interview and learn about this amazing event. Tickets are still for sale, so please purchase them.
How long has the Children's Wish Foundation been running the Princess & Pirate Tea Event?
This year is the fifth year we’ve hosted a Princess & Pirates Tea Party in Langley, but the event has been going on for many years across the country. This event is a favourite with our supporters and we are thrilled to host it year after year!
Can you tell me a little about what the event represents and what makes it so special for so many?
The Princess & Pirates Tea Party is a wonderful opportunity for young princesses and pirates, and their families, to put on their favourite gown or captain’s hat for an afternoon of fun! All proceeds from the event help us to grant the most heartfelt wishes of local kids with high risk, life-threatening illnesses, so it is also a wonderful chance for kids to learn the joys of supporting a worthy cause.
How do you highlight a child's story? Or choose a child's story to showcase?
As you can imagine, we see lots of moving, powerful stories every day at Children’s Wish. This year, the funds raised from the Princess & Pirates Tea Party will help grant Layla’s wish, a local Langley child. At 20 months old she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and her intense medical treatment took a large toll on the whole family.
Now, Layla is a strong and healthy five year old. She is excited for her upcoming wish to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, her first vacation with her family! Layla is an inspiring little girl from the community and is a fantastic face for the children whose lives will be positively impacted by the Princess & Pirates Tea Party.
What can guests expect on the day of?
Guests at the event can visit our Princess Parlour for a royal makeover and meet some of their favourite fairy tale princesses live in person! They will see a magician, acrobats and clowns and can sample delicious treats during high tea. Pirates are also welcome and encouraged to attend. They can follow the treasure map and meet some real life bandits and buccaneers.
We will have some fun new activities at this year’s event including face painting, airbrush tattoos, an open-air photo booth, and craft and colouring stations. There will also be a silent auction with lots of fun items for the whole family!
How can people get involved with this organization in general and this event specifically?
We’d love to see Turning Mommy readers get involved by attending our Princess & Pirates Tea Party for an afternoon of enchantment!
There are many ways that people can get involved with Children’s Wish. We pride ourselves on the fact that anyone can refer a child. If you know a child aged 3 to 17 years old with a high risk, life-threatening illness, they might be eligible for a wish.
We are always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help out at our special events. While all volunteer positions for our Princess & Pirates Tea Party are currently full, we have plenty of other upcoming volunteer opportunities. Alternatively, why not host a community fundraising event to help us grant more wishes? We’d love to hear from you!
I have no doubt this will be a fun-filled event, and urge you to get your tickets today!
Contact Children's Wish Foundation, for more information, tickets to to get involved here.
Also, remember to comment here or on my social media posts for a chance to win a pair of tickets!