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Princesses and Pirates: Royal Invitations and more

From “Princesses and Pirates” featured in the
January/February 2009 issue of Children’s Ministry

Sample Job Descriptions, a Schedule, and
Royal Invitations
Invitation (pdf) is here

Sample Job Descriptions

  • Table Sponsors: These people adopt a table of
    eight girls. They provide the table settings (plates, bowls, cups,
    silverware, napkins, centerpiece) and one item from the menu
    (optional). Table sponsors “mind” the table of little princesses,
    lead conversation, and guide girls to the activities. Each table
    sponsor stays with the same group of girls all morning.
  • Bakers: Bakers prepare all the food on food
    trays. They may need to shop for menu items the day before the
  • Trumpeters: Trumpeters can play real or
    pretend trumpets to welcome each little princess to the party and
    to announce transitions to new activities.
  • Host Princess: The host princess greets each
    little princess upon arrival and poses for a photograph.
  • Knights: Knights escort each little princess
    to a seat at a table.
  • Maids-in-Waiting: These people each attend to
    one table of girls, tending to the little princesses and delivering
    food trays for each course and refilling beverages.
    Maids-in-waiting curtsey and call the princesses “M’lady.”
  • Storytellers: Storytellers read the storybook
    with gusto.
  • Decorators: These people are responsible for
    decorating the rooms and photography area.
  • Clean-Up Crew: These people are responsible
    for cleaning up after the event.
  • Photographer: The photographer takes a photo
    of each little princess upon arrival and then roams during the
    event to capture the fun.

Sample Schedule

Day Before Event

❑ 3 pm: Begin decorating
❑ 7 pm: Table sponsors arrive and set up their tables (table
settings and centerpieces)

Day of Event

❑ 9:50 am: Table sponsors in place, ready to welcome girls
❑ 10 am: Girls arrive, trumpeters sound
❑ 10:15 am: Breakfast is served
❑ 10:45 am: Girls go to storytellers
❑ 11:05 am: Girls return to seats for dessert
❑ 11:30 am: Event ends
❑ 11:40 am: Clean-up crew begins work

Invitation (PDF) is here

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