After you earn your tiara by running the Princess 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or any combination of the three, it is time to celebrate your accomplishments. Whether you ran your first 5K or your 50th half marathon, every princess (or prince) deserves to be celebrated. Obviously you are at Disney and everyone's thought is to simply hit up the parks. Here are a few things that our family enjoyed doing last year to celebrate our races.
1. Room decorations! What better way to let the world know that running princesses (or princes) are present than having cute room/window decor.
2. Gifts! Last year the Princess Half Marathon was Momma K's first half marathon and I surprised her with a 13.1 gift basket waiting for her in the room when we got back (thanks to Papa J setting it out while we were gone). You can choose to spoil your favorite princess with a variety of gifts such as favorite snacks, 13.1 stickers, shirts, etc.
3. Get your picture in front of the castle (bonus points for jump pictures). While this might seem obvious, I have had friends totally forget to get a castle picture until they are leaving the park. Make sure you let your princess side shine!
4. Enjoy a celebratory dinner/breakfast. It has become a tradition for us to go to breakfast with the princesses the morning after the half marathon at Akershus. Let's face it though, you are more than likely going to be "rungry" after the race, so what better way to celebrate than with some good eats to refuel.
5. Visit your favorite princesses in the parks. After earning your tiara and/or glass slipper, why not go visit Cinderella and her friends for some great medal pictures. I may or may not already have my FastPass+ reservations for Cinderella and Anna & Elsa.
6. Ride a few rides with friends. After the half marathon on Sunday, I like to take it easy in the parks. After running 22.4 miles over 3 days, the last thing I want to do is stand in long lines for rides. One of my favorite post-race rides is the Peoplemover. There is rarely a long wait for the Peoplemover, but the best part is the ride up to the loading platform is a super stretch for your calves for sure.
7. Become a "certified princess." Last year, I had some of the princesses sign my bib. This made for a wonderful momento from the race weekend. Even if you don't make it to a princess dining experience, you can have characters in the park sign your bib for you.
Question of the Day: How do you plan on celebrating your accomplishments during Princess weekend?
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