Princesses Visit Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Our Snow Queen, Ice Princess and Cinderella had such a lovely afternoon visiting with the patients and staff of Wolfs Children’s Hospital as part of our Wish Upon A Princess program. It’s so important to take a moment and give back. To see these kids smile and brighten their day during trying times is why we do this! If you have a need for a princess visit for a charity or deserving family, fill out a request form here:


Surprise for Boselli Foundation kids

Surprise for Boselli Foundation kids 
Aired on First Coast News on February 1, 2015

A surprise straight from EverBank Field!

Twelve kids from The Boselli Foundation thought they were just getting a tour of the stadium until they met First Coast News anchors Heather Crawford and Chris Porter out on the field. See where the FCN You First Squad and the Jacksonville Sports Council is sending them!

The Boselli Foundation strives to help local children living in at-risk neighborhoods. Learn more about their mission here –>

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Ponte Vedra library packs them in as hearts still melt over ‘Frozen’

There was plenty of singing, dancing - and bubbles - during the "Frozen" celebration at the Ponte Vedra Beach branch library.  Provided by Ponte Vedra Beach branch library

Provided by Ponte Vedra Beach branch library
There was plenty of singing, dancing – and bubbles – during the “Frozen” celebration at the Ponte Vedra Beach branch library.
 It wasn’t just that the parking lot was full.

Motorists began circling, looking for any possible spot where they might be able to fit. When it was obvious that there was absolutely nowhere else to park, they went next door. Then across the street. Then blocks away at a nearby grocery store.

This last-minute event turned out to be the coolest thing in town. Perfect for something inspired by the Disney film “Frozen.”

Anne Crawford, the youth services librarian with the Ponte Vedra Beach branch library, couldn’t believe it.

“We pulled this together in under a month and we were just blown away by the response,” she said.

Moms, dads and hundreds of kids — more than 900 in all — packed the library for a chance to get a picture with the Snow Queen and Snow Princess, modeled after the “Frozen” characters.

Crawford has a 3-year-old, so she knew the characters would be popular. But the line out the door surprised her; she was told at least one parent drove two hours for a chance to meet the fictional sisters of the animated blockbuster who discover what true love really is.

“It was a landmark event for me and the library system since I’ve been here,” Crawford said.

Even though the film has left theaters and is now on cable and DVD, its popularity has shown no signs of cooling.

Crawford said everything the library has that’s related to “Frozen” is checked out. There are 15 titles with multiple copies of everything ranging from board books and picture books to CDs. And they can’t keep them on the shelf.

Girly Girl Partea’s, the company that provided the Snow Sister characters inspired by “Frozen,” has been staying busy with parents seeking out the characters for birthday parties.


Crawford said it’s the story. “Frozen” is unlike other Disney movies. Spoiler alert: Prince Charming is anything but. And, in the end, when it comes to true love, what better love is there than that of family?

“I think it’s just a really special story,” Crawford said. “I think it’s such a strong message. Girls can be powerful, brave and love each other and do everything in their power to protect one another. Great message.”

Princess Characters Collect School Supplies

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St Augustine, FL — Princess characters from Girly-Girl Partea’ Inc will be hosting a school supply drive to benefit students in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the St. Johns County Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., in  St. Augustine next to the carousel.

Princess characters will include the Snow Sisters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cinderella and Belle from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Rapunzel and her Prince from 12 to 2 p.m.

In exchange for school supply donations, participants will be able to meet and take pictures with the characters.

“It’s amazing to see how the community responds to our princess characters,” said Kayla Peloquin, co-owner and princess coordinator of Girly-Girl Partea’ Inc.

“We had over 900 people at our last event, we just wanted to find a way to give back and use that kind of turnout to really make a difference.”

All supplies collected will be donated to Tools 4 Schools, a program coordinated by the St. Johns County Education Foundation. This annual county wide school supply drive directly benefits the teachers and students in the St. Johns County School District.

For a list of items needed, go to

Girly-Girl Partea’ Inc. is Northeast Florida’s premier event planner specializing in children’s themed parties since 2008. They offer character performers, party décor and catering to create spectacular kid-friendly events. For more information about booking a princess for your next party or event, go to

Published by Totally St Augustine 

Durbin Creek celebrates Dr. Seuss and more

Posted: March 10, 2014 – 11:00pm
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Students having a wacky time at the Durbin Creek Elementary School Wacky Carnival that benefited a Dreams Come True Child.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Students having a wacky time at the Durbin Creek Elementary School Wacky Carnival that benefited a Dreams Come True Child.

Durbin Creek Elementary School hosted Wacky World of Durbinville Carnival on March 2 in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

The families in attendance were able to enjoy entertainment like a magician and wacky science show, crafts, storytelling, games, carnival rides, book fair and of course carnival style food.

Local vendors added to the fun with wacky hair, face painting, balloon fun and caricature drawings. Our own school celebrities (aka our teachers) also helped entertain the children by reading Dr. Seuss books.

Besides having fun, the reason behind hosting the carnival was to provide a dream for a sick child. This is the fourth year that the PTO from Durbin Creek has sponsored a child’s dream through the Dreams Come True organization.

The students participated in a change drive during the week that brought in $2,000. They are still working toward a goal of $4,000. Our dream child Gabby is 6 years old and battling neurofibromatosis.

Anna and Elsa, princesses from the Disney movie Frozen, came to our school to surprise Gabby and reveal her dream — a trip to Disney World. The reveal party was made possible by donations from Girly-Girl Parteas Inc. Gabby and her parents begin their trip on March 16; they will be in Orlando for a full week.

Event chairs Jennifer Zunic and Melinda Chesser did an outstanding job of organizing the day and coordinating all the events. The PTO would like to thank everyone who came and supported the event. Donations for Gabby’s dream are still being accepted. Checks can be made out to DCE PTO; write “Gabby’s Dream” in the memo line. The school address is 4100 Racetrack Road, St. Johns, FL 32259.