Princess for a Day 2022

Thank You!

In 2022, we had over 300 Princesses attend the event, and we truly could not have done it without all of our amazing donors, sponsors, and volunteers. We are amazed and incredibly thankful for the outpouring of love, compassion, and effort our community partners lend to this event each year. Thank you so much to everyone who attended, donated, sponsored, and volunteered with this year's event. We can't wait to see you all again in 2023!

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2022 Event Sponsors

Tea Party Sponsors

Magical Makeover Sponsors

Heart Gallery Sponsors

Red Carpet Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

2022 Event Donors

Princess for a Day 2021

Thank You!

We had over 150 Princesses attend the event, and we truly could not have done it without our wonderful volunteers!

We were amazed and incredibly thankful for the dedication, energy, and hard work that every volunteer put into making the day run smoothly! From making sandwiches to curling hair, setting up the venue to helping the princesses find dresses, each and every volunteer made a tremendous impact, and helped make the day magical!

Click here to view the KVAL News Coverage of the event, or scroll down to view 2021's newsletter, sponsors, and photo gallery!

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Event Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Princess for a Day 2020

Thank You!

We had nearly 300 Princesses attend the event, and we truly could not have done it without our wonderful volunteers! We were amazed and incredibly thankful for the dedication, energy, and hard work that every volunteer put into making the day run smoothly! From making sandwiches to curling hair, setting up the venue to helping the princesses find dresses, each and every volunteer made a tremendous impact, and helped make the day magical!

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Sponsors

Royal Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Donors

Princess for a Day 2019

Thank You!

We had nearly 300 Princesses attend the event, and we truly could not have done it without our wonderful volunteers! We were amazed and incredibly thankful for the dedication, energy, and hard work that every volunteer put into making the day run smoothly! From making sandwiches to curling hair, setting up the venue to helping the princesses find dresses, each and every volunteer made a tremendous impact, and helped make the day magical!

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Sponsors

Royal Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Donors

Ways to Help

Thank you for your interest in supporting A Family for Every Child's 15th Annual Princess for a Day event. Through the continued support and generosity of our community members, we are able to continue bringing this amazing event to foster and non-foster children alike.  In 2022, we had the privilege of serving over 300 children and providing them with memories and experiences that they will cherish for a lifetime. Keep reading to see the variety of ways that you can support our Princess for a Day event.

Donations

Each year we are in need of donations of the following items:

Princess-style Dresses
Holiday Dresses
Prom/Homecoming Dresses
Dress Shoes
Dressy Slippers
"Dress-Up" shoes
Dress Wraps & Shrugs
Tiaras
Feather Boas
Fascinators

Princess Stickers
Wands
Wings
Dressy Purses & Clutches
Costume Jewelry for Children & Adults
Nail Polish
Make-Up
Cosmetic utensils
Lip Gloss
Glitter Dust

Curling Irons
Floor length mirrors
Brushes & Combs
Bobby-Pins
Regular Hair Spray
Glitter Hair Spray
Dry Shampoo
Q-Tips
Baby Wipes
Kleenex

Our princesses run from ages 2-18, so we need items of all sizes.

Our largest need right now is dresses in child sizes 6 - 12, and shoes in child sizes 10 - 5Y. You can bring or send your donations to our office anytime Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm.  Our office is located at 1675 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402. We also have donation boxes located around our community, at PacificSource Springfield (555 International Way, Springfield OR 97477) and the Eugene Police HQ (300 Country Club Road, Eugene OR 97401).

Wish Lists

Want a fun, tangible way of giving back to the event? Shop our Amazon wishlist to hand-select items  you know will have an impact. Our Amazon wishlist allows us to offer goodie bags, accessories, photos, and more at our events. Click the link below to browse our Wishlist and truly be a fairy godmother to the event.

And throughout the year...

Please keep us in mind throughout the year when you are recycling your children's costumes and dress-up apparel, holiday or special occasion dresses, as well as other princess-themed items.  We collect donations all year long with the hope of growing our event to serve more foster children each year.
 
Our Princess for a Day event has been so incredibly supported by our community and has grown at an amazing pace.  It is our goal to be able to share this event with other organizations nationwide so that they can create their own Princess for a Day event to serve the foster children in their communities.

Volunteer

It takes a kingdom to make Princess for a Day possible and we hope you will join this year's royal court in celebrating all the beautiful children of the land! This event is made possible with the continued support of our community and the help of a lot of volunteers. There are a wide variety of areas where you can volunteer; take a look at the list below and find something that piques your interest.  Our volunteer shifts average 4 hours unless you sign up for more. 

*All volunteers must be 18 years of age, or be chaperoned by an adult. Shift needs are subject to change based on COVID restrictions at the time of the event. We will be in constant contact with all volunteers leading up to the event to ensure everyone knows how we will be proceeding. 

Volunteers Needed

 

All Volunteer Areas

  • Registration
  • Hair Dressers
  • Makeup Artists
  • Nail Artists
  • Dress & Shoe Room
  • Accessories
  • Decorations
  • Tea Party Room
  • Food Donations
  • Set-up/Prep
  • Clean-up
  • Media Outreach
  • Cultivating Sponsorships

 

If you have any questions about how to get involved with our Princess for a Day event, please contact our Events Team at events@afamilyforeverychild.org or call us at (541) 343-2856

Ready to Sign Up?

Please use the button below to sign up as a 2022 Princess For A Day Volunteer. Have questions? Give us a call at 541-343-2856, or email m.broedel@afamilyforeverychild.org.

About Princess for a Day

Princess For a Day is a community event where kids of all ages and backgrounds are transformed into princesses. Both foster and community kids alike receive a day of pampering and excitement, straight out of a fairytale. The princesses begin their day in the Princess Salon, where they have their hair and makeup styled like royalty--including a tiara! Next, the princesses move on to the Royal Boutique, where they pick out a complete princess outfit inlcluding a dress, shoes, and accessories (all to take home and keep)! After their makeover, the princesses head to a photo shoot with professional photographers, where they'll receive a personal printed copy of their photo. Then they walk the red carpet, escorted by Disney royalty! The princesses are announced by name into the royal ball and tea party, where they dance with their favorite Disney Characters and enjoy a buffet of locally-sourced treats.

Princess For a Day is free to foster youth, and open to community kids through ticketing. To register for 2023's Princess For a Day, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event only for foster children? Not at all! While foster children attend the event for free, Princess For a Day is open to community children through ticketing. For more information on ticket prices and registering, please click here.

Is this event only for girls? A Family For Every Child firmly believes children of all genders can be princesses, and children of all ages and genders are welcome to attend.

Can I drop my kids off at the event and pick them up afterwards? No, children must be supervised at all times during the event. Each child is required to have an adult accompany them.

What time is the event? Can I show up at any time during the event? How long does it last? Princess For A Day lasts from 10AM to 5PM at the Valley River Inn. Upon registering, each attending Princess receives a timeslot for when they may enter the event. Once you check in at your timeslot, the event will take approximately an 1.5 to 2 hours to finish, depending on your child's pace.

Do we need to bring anything? Does my child need to come in a dress/costume? All princess supplies and costuming are provided by the event, and can be taken home at the end of the event. Kids are encouraged to wear shorts and a tank top under their street clothes, to easily slip their dress over.

Are walk-ins allowed? Walk-ins are accepted at Princess For a Day, however pre-registration is highly recommended to avoid long wait times and secure your spot. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and we typically sell out early each year.

My child would love this event, but we can't afford it right now. Are there scholarships available? Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, we often have a limited number of scholarships we are able to give out. Please reach out to us directly to enquire about availability.

Where can I find photos from previous Princess For a Day events? All of our photos from past events are posted online. Click here to view 2022's Princess For a Day.

2023's Sponsors

Stay tuned for our 2023 sponsors and donors!

Princess for a Day 2018

Thank You!

What an amazing day it was! It was our best year yet. 370 princesses walked down thered carpet this year, and spent the day dancing to their favorite Disney songs with their favorite Disney princesses.

We could not have done it without our amazing donors, volunteers, and princess. This event is only possible because of the amazing community we live in. We asked and YOU delivered! We had over 1200 dresses, 650 tiaras, 550 pairs of shoes, all of it donated by YOU! Local businesses donated all of the food provided at the event. We had 110+ volunteers who came out to make this day possible. Every year we are blessed by the amazing people that work to transform our children into princesses!

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Registration Information

You are invited to a royal event for all the magnificent children in the land. Our Princess for a Day event provides a unique experience that will last a lifetime and creates unforgettable memories for foster children and community children alike. During this event, our “princesses” experience a day of pampering fit for royalty. A fun-filled day of makeovers, a photo session, even a red carpet entrance into the Princess Tea Party completes this memorable journey.

Foster children are granted free admission. General admission for non-foster princesses is $50.00 per child. ALL children are welcome! While walk-ins are welcome, advanced registration is strongly suggested to secure your preferred time slot. Each registered child must be chaperoned by their King or Queen (parent/adult representative). Due to limited space, we can only accommodate one King or Queen per registered princess, so please plan ahead accordingly.

Ticket Information

Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email, and          physical tickets will be mailed to the address provided. If you have registered a non-foster child, please follow the link provided to purchase your ticket(s).

If you have already registered a non-foster child and still need to pay, click here.

If you have any questions about registration or need to make any changes to your previous registration, please feel free to call our office at ​541-343-2856​ or email us at ​events@afamilyforeverychild.org​ for assistance. Please do not re-submit the registration form.