The rain may have been pouring last Sunday in Los Angeles, but that didn’t stop me and my daughter Shelby from attending a much anticipated tea party at one of our favorite spots in the Valley – Lollipop Dream in Sherman Oaks! We slipped on our Hello Kitty rain jackets and skipped over to the Fashion Square Mall to an oasis of fun and sparkles on an otherwise dreary day.
Lollipop Dream has been on our radar for quite some time. We have attended their “Brunch with a Princess” events and we were even the lucky winners of a 3 month Kids Club membership after entering their Facebook page contest! I didn’t have to think twice when they invited Hollywood Mom Blog to their tea party event for mommy bloggers, not to mention a great way to prepare my princess for Mirror Mirror! RSVP – Yes, Please!
Lollipop Dream is an all-inclusive spot for children and families located on the exterior of the Sherman Oaks mall just minutes from the 101 freeway. It is a one-stop party and play date destination complete with princess dresses for the girls, pirate outfits for the boys, tea party necessities, craft supplies, face painting, REAL princesses, and so much more!
During the week, Lollipop Dream hosts Story Time, Happy Hour Open Play, and Afternoon Tea! And on the weekend, they have reservation only scheduled events like Tea Time with Princess Tiana, a Grand Party with Cinderella & Aurora, and Dessert with Daddy or Brunch with Snow White. Their weekend schedule changes every month and varies in price from $20-$40. And for that one special day of the year (ahem – BIRTHDAYS!), they have a plethora of party options for princesses and pirates alike, offering everything from dress up to crazy hair salons and bug hunters – just to name a few. And be sure to check out their amazing store featuring tutus, backpacks, craft sets, jewelry and plenty of other fun trinkets for your little one!
Shelby was thrilled to choose an outfit from their 200-costume dress up closet! As Princess Belle, she had a sparkly butterfly painted on her cheek and we were ready for some tea. To our surprise, the “real” Princess Belle joined us along with her friend, Princess Tiana. The ladies taught Shelby and the other girls princess etiquette and chatted them up over tea, scones, and rainbow macaroons. Then they finished the party with a fun craft and a mini fashion show. All of the attendees had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed being little girls that afternoon. As the mother of a 4-year-old girl in LA, I have seen my fair share of “real” princesses. And believe you me, these are THE best princesses around… they have the right look, know their back story and most importantly, Stay in Character! And guess what – you can even hire the Lollipop Dream princesses for your own party at reasonable rates!
Thank you to Lollipop Dream for inviting us to your tea party and allowing us into your wonderful, whimsical world. I can assure you, we will be back very, very soon. Who knows, we may even book a combination Princess & Pirate Birthday Party for Shelby’s 5th and Cash’s 3rd later this year!
The venue is located at 14006 Riverside Drive #122 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, phone (818) 981-7446. To learn more about schedules, rates and weekly events, be sure to check out their site: www.lollipop-dream.com
HMB Writer/Reviewer Michele Dahl is mom of pint-sized models Shelby and Cash Dahl.
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