Delphi’s Annual Princess Party a Success
For the fourth consecutive year, the Delphinian Society hosted their Princess Party at Catawba College this past Sunday, February 17th. Each year, as a way to raise money for their club, the ladies of Delphi invite girls ages 2-12 from Salisbury and surrounding communities to come spend a few hours receiving the royal treatment hanging out with some Disney princesses.
This year Ariel, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Belle, and Snow White were all at the Princess Party. Ariel was portrayed by freshmen Delphi member, Rachel Rudisill. Cinderella was portrayed by senior and Delphi Vice President, Lauren Bost. Senior Delphi member, Leana Guzman dressed up as Pocahontas. Belle was portrayed by freshmen Delphi member, Jean White. Lastly, Snow White was portrayed by junior Delphi member, Jessica Parker.
This year’s party was a little different than the parties in the past because it was held at a new location. Instead of being in the Whitener and Hurley rooms, the party was held in the Goodman Gym Lobby. As a result of the Board of Trustees being on campus and having meetings, the Princess Party had to be re-located.
Even though the party was not in the same location, it was still very successful. The members of Delphi arrived at the gym lobby at noon to begin setting up. By 2:00, the Disney princesses were dressed and ready to greet the young princesses from Salisbury as they walked in the door. As each little girl arrived, she received a goody bag complete with a memo book so that she could ask each Disney princess for her autograph.
There were several tables scattered about the gym lobby and at each table there was some kind of activity for the guests to take part in. There was a station for nail painting, cookie decorating, coloring, and crafts. Catawba College Professor of Art, Ashley Pierce, along with her mother, were leading a craft that was quite popular with all of the guests. Under the guidance of Ms. Pierce, the girls could each make their own flowered tiara.
There were refreshments available for the children and their parents as well. Sophomore Delphi members, Katelyn Braswell and Kelly Schumacher, took photographs of each girl with the Disney princesses. These photos were printed out during the Princess Party for each girl to take home with them.
There was a total of 18 girls in attendance on Sunday. Although this was not the largest turn out that Delphi has had, the party was still a success and the society hopes to continue hosting the Princess Party for many years to come.