A Touch of Sweetness from Prairie Girl Cupcakes

PG_Ideas_Round03The Princess Ball is pleased to announce that Prairie Girl Bakery will be providing mini cupcakes for the guests at the Ball! Prairie Girl Bakery is a Toronto institution, with two downtown locations and one in Yorkville, and offers exquisite cupcake treats for weddings, parties, and my favourite event, “any time”. We can’t wait to enjoy their Vanilla Vanilla flavour at The Princess Ball! Visit www.prairiegirlbakery.com to see their latest flavours and specials, including their Treat of the Week!

Life is Sweet with Mabel’s Labels

mabelsA huge welcome to Mabel’s Labels, our candy bar sponsor for the 2014 Princess Ball! Mabel’s Labels is going to get everyone on a sugar high with an extraordinary range of lollipops, chocolate, jelly beans, gummy bears, and fizzy candy on April 12th. And that’s not all! The little Princes and Princesses at the Ball are going to find something very special in their gift bags from Mabel’s Labels at the end of the evening.

Mabel’s Labels is an award-winning creator of high quality labels for the stuff kids lose! As four moms frustrated by their children’s belongings leaving home, never to return, they decided to create the very best personalized, waterproof name labels and tags possible. You have to check out their Preschool Shoe Labels with stickers that go inside the shoe and are specific to left and right. Genius!

4Cats Aurora creates a Princess themed Arts and Crafts station for The Princess Ball

4Cats Logo1We are so very proud to have 4Cats Aurora, a professional art studio for children ages 2 to 15, as our Arts and Crafts Partner for The Princess Ball. 4Cats Aurora art teachers will be on-site helping our princes and princesses create one-of-a-kind royal works of art to take home with them. We can’t wait to see what they will make!

4Cats Aurora offers classes, seasonal camps, PA day activities, family & kids workshops, and parties! At 4Cats, kids learn about the weird and wonderful lives of famous artists and use professional quality art materials to create masterpieces inspired by each artist’s work. Highly-trained 4Cats curators share stories and encourage art conversation as children create amazing art projects.

We especially love their amazing art parties. Check out this Fairy and Knight and Pirate themed party, perfect for ages 3-16! Make sure you check them out at www.4cats.com/aurora, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4CatsAurora, and follow their art conversations at @4Cats_Aurora.

Join Us For The Princess Ball Twitter Party

It’s c-c-c-cold outside! But all this snow and ice can’t put a damper on The Princess Ball. Behind the scenes, we’ve spent the winter busily making plans, carefully storing silent auction goodies, sampling cupcakes (YUM!) and putting the finishing touches on our plans for an amazing afternoon.

We have SO much in store for you that we can’t wait til the day to share it. And so, we invite you to share in our fun news with us: Online!

You Are Cordially Invited To

The Elegant And Inaugural

#PrincessBallTO Twitter Party

March 19, 2014   8-9 pm EST #PrincessBallTO

We have SO much cool stuff to talk about, we’re bursting! We’ll talk about our special guests, our amazing partners, some of our crazy-cool silent auction items and – AND – we’ll be announcing our Grand Prize! That’s right, at The Princess Ball we’ll be selling raffle tickets to give you a chance to win something totally mindblowing.  We’ll give you an exclusive chance to get an extra raffle entry at the Princess Ball during the twitter party, so you definitely do not want to miss this.

What’s that? You couldn’t get a ticket to The Princess Ball, because we sold out so crazy fast? Well, we’ve got good news for you: at the Twitter Party, we’ve got two tickets up for grabs! That’s right, my friends. Just sign up below with your Twitter handle and your Twitter URL “www.twitter.com/yourtwitterhandle” in the link field, and let us know that you will be online, on Twitter, on Wednesday, March 19th at 8 pm EST. Then when the time comes, just get on and follow the hashtag #PrincessBallTO to join in on the fun.

We can’t wait! See you there?

Introducing Glama Gal, Exclusive Tween Spa Partner of The Princess Ball


The Princess Ball is absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with Canada’s most perfectly polished Tween Spa; Glama Gal! Glama Gal Tween Spa will be providing an amazing range of fun spa services on April 12th, including manicures, temporary tattoo application, hair extension application, and an incredible “Build Your Own Lipbalm” station. Everyone can get a little Glama Gal attention! Whether you are a Mum, Dad, Prince, or Princess, they have something for everyone.

Glama Gal Tween Spa is the ultimate spa experience for girls. Started in 2006 as a home-based mobile spa service, Laura and Josie are two eccentric sisters with a crazy idea and years of experience providing tween spa fun. The company is consistently researching new products and ideas to make your spa experience a Glamalicious One! Josie and Laura do not stop there! Their pink and white adorned walls have the infamous Glama Gal Oath where tween guests are reminded of their special time at Glama Gal and to appreciate that their inner beauty is far more important than their outer beauty. This is how the tween spa experience comes full circle in encouraging girls to take care of their inner tween as well. You can get the most perfectly polished toes and leave knowing you have the most perfectly polished positive personality too!!

With franchise locations growing quickly, Glama Gal Tween Spa is sure to be a household name in Canada, always ensuring each and every glama gal leaves feeling pampered and confident! Be Confident! Be Positive! Be You!

Visit www.glamagalparty.com to book your pre-Ball treatments and pampering. With locations in Oakville, Ajax, Toronto (Yorkdale), Vaughan, Newmarket, and Unionville (opening March 2014) there is one near you. We cannot wait to show you what Glama Gal has planned for the Ball, so stay tuned!

Introducing Platinum Level Sponsor: RBC Capital Markets

RBCCM_LogoDes_H_rgbPEWe are thrilled to announce that RBC Capital Markets is a Platinum Sponsor of The Princess Ball. RBC Capital Markets is part of a leading provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC is one of the top 15 largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America, as measured by market capitalisation. With a strong capital base and consistent financial performance, RBC is among a small group of highly rated global banks. RBC Capital Markets has a strong history of supporting local, provincial and national charities, and is pleased to support Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada through The Princess Ball. Welcome RBC Capital Markets! Visit www.rbccm.com for more information.

Don’t buy your Princess Ball gown, rent it from Rent frock Repeat!

RfR_offerHaven’t got your dress for The Princess Ball yet? How about renting one of Rent frock Repeat’s swoony and dreamy designer ball gowns? Not only will you be the Belle of the Ball, but 10% of your rental fee will go back to Make-A-Wish Canada! What are you waiting for? Book your free private fitting now at www.rentfrockrepeat.com.

Announcing Fran Sackler Floral Designs

FranSackler_WBFW13.inddFran Sackler Floral Designs – Official Florist of The Princess Ball

I am thrilled to introduce our floral services vendor for The Princess Ball. Not only is she an extraordinarily talented florist, but I am also proud to call her a family friend. Fran Sackler, of Fran Sackler Floral Designs will be providing centrepieces for The Princess Ball, and testament to her vision, skill, and creativity, the centrepieces are truly something out of a fairy tale.

Fran Sackler Designs is a homebased studio, specializing in Weddings, Parties and Corporate Functions. With over 40 years experience in the Floral Industry, we strive to give excellent service, creativity and value for money.

Fran was trained in London, England in the prestigious West End and moved to Toronto in 1971, where she worked in The Robert Simpson Company’s Flower Shop on Richmond Street for 4 years, taking some time off to raise her son. Later work places include Greene and Wilde flowers and 12 years as in house designer for William Ashley Flowers, until she started her own business in 2004.

Fran is a recognized name in the Toronto floral scene, and I would encourage you to look at her beautiful wedding designs (including my own!) on her website at www.fsflorals.com or on Facebook. Thank you, and welcome Fran!

Welcome Gold Level Sponsor, Home Trust Company

The Princess Ball is thrilled to announce our Gold Level Sponsor, Home Trust Company.

Home TrustHome Trust Company is one of Canada’s leading trust companies. They offer Canadians a wide range of financial product and service alternatives, including mortgages, Visa cards, deposits and retail credit services. We focus primarily on a unique segment of the Canadian marketplace: consumers who do not have traditional credit backgrounds and whose specific needs are not met by larger financial institutions. They cater to self-employed entrepreneurs, people with past credit issues and borrowers with equity in their property who do not qualify due to lack of provable income or little credit history.

With offices across the country from Halifax to Vancouver, and a head office in downtown Toronto, they are able to offer thousands of Canadians the alternative financial solutions they need. Whether it’s helping you to buy your first home, consolidate higher-interest loans and credit cards to save you money, or renovate your dream house, they’ve got the flexible alternative solutions to help you meet your goals.

Home Trust is honoured to be a Gold Level Sponsor of The 2014 Princess Ball, and their generous sponsorship will help children with life-threatening illnesses have their wish come true.


Introducing Elegant Events

The Princess Ball is pleased to introduce our DJ, Neil from Elegant Events Entertainment Group! Neil is a talented DJ who is looking forward to spinning the very best music to make you jump up and dance! Thank you Neil for your generous donation to The Princess Ball…I know of many excited guests who can’t wait to meet you! Elegant Events is available for corporate and private parties, and will be especially popular over the upcoming holiday season. When you see him at events across Toronto this winter, make sure you give him a hug from us! Neil can be reached at eleganteventsgroup@yahoo.ca or 416-951-0867.