Special Section: Princesses and Pirates


Invite children into a land where
princesses rule and pirates sail and where they get to come face to
face with the true King of kings with this children’s ministry

Imagine a world where princesses live happily ever after in
castles, or where pirates battle on the high seas. Nothing grabs
kids’ imaginations quite like dressing up for fun in a make-believe
world. Here are two unforgettable events that let kids combine the
delight of a fantasy with the real-life truth of Jesus’ power and

Royal Pricess Breakfast

Tiaras, flowing gowns, and sparkly shoes–little girls just love
to be princesses. They spend hours dressing up to become little
monarchs. In a world that offers them values far different from
what God has for them, girls are pressured to wear the latest
fashions at a young age and have all the right stuff. Often the
world tells them that their value is based on what they have, not
who they are. But you can remind girls they truly are
princesses–because Jesus is the King of kings. He offers them
unconditional love and a home in the kingdom of heaven. Use this
royal breakfast to reach out to all the princesses in your

Imperial Preparations

Hear, Ye! Hear, Ye! All young maidens are cordially invited to
attend the Royal Princess Breakfast!


• Encourage people in your congregation to give Royal
Proclamation invitations
to girls they know, such as
neighbors, relatives, and friends. Send the invitations home with
kids at local day care centers, preschools, and elementary schools.
Consider placing an ad for your breakfast in the community section
of your local newspaper. For girls in your church, send home
invitations rolled in a scroll and tied with a ribbon. Provide
extra scroll invitations for girls to give to their friends in
school, sports teams, or clubs.

• Recruit royal courtiers to help with your event
when you send out invitations. Recruit table sponsors (one for each
table of eight or fewer), bakers, trumpeters, a host princess, a
knight, maids-in-waiting, storytellers, decorators, a clean-up
crew, and a photographer. Email a letter and schedule to each
courtier outlining his or her specific duties. For sample job
descriptions, a schedule, and royal invitations, click here.

• Gather decorations such as flower arrangements,
tulle fabric, white Christmas lights, candelabras, and candles.
Create a large, faux tiered cake to display in your breakfast room.
Obtain adult costumes for your knight, host princess, and
maids-in-waiting. Plan your breakfast menu and either order food in
advance or recruit a royal courtier to shop for menu items. Or ask
table sponsors to each donate one food item for the

Royal Gala Menu

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Her Majesty’s Orange Juice

Truly Magnificent Milk

Courtly Cheese Quiche

Majestic Mixed Fruit

Marvelous Mini Muffins

Stately Sausage Balls

Haute Chocolate

Extra Fancy Cake


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