Kyle, meanwhile, was inching closer. He was listening and watching with great interest. Cinderella began to teach everyone how to dance, and, to my surprise, Kyle walked forward and asked for a one-on-one lesson. What?!? Who is this kid? And before I knew what was happening, they were hand-in-hand, Cinderella twirling and giggling as Kyle spun in circles, practically bursting with joy.
Back down on their level, one of the kids asked for a hug. As Cinderella obliged, Kyle hovered, hopeful that he might be offered the same opportunity. This was the first time I have ever seen Kyle want – nay, request! – a hug from someone he had just met. There was truly something magical about Cinderella!
Regal Characters has far more magic to share beyond Cinderella; you can arrange visits with many of your favorite characters: Ariel, Moana, Spiderman… even Poppy! And in speaking to Cinderella, we learned that characters can do short visits like ours or extended sessions with arts and crafts, face painting, superhero training, and more. In fact, Cinderella explained that Regal Characters often takes the reins for an entire party – sometimes for several hours – freeing up parents to socialize elsewhere (that’s my kind of birthday party!).
“Our heroes encourage the heroes in you.”
Regal Characters is a Portland-area character company that brings the magic to you. With an emphasis on teaching character values and promoting anti-bullying, Regal Characters provides entertainment from a selection of characters and in a variety of settings. From a simple meet-and-greet to an all-inclusive party package, Regal Characters will always bring wonder, delight, and magic! Learn more at www.regalcharacters.com.