Downtown Milford Welcomes Princesses


On Saturday, November 5, Sugar Bee in Milford welcomed princesses from around the area, providing them an opportunity to meet the Snow Queen and Princess, the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker, Belle, Cinderella and Snow White. Little princesses and their families lined Walnut Street from the doors of the candy shop to the Riverwalk, waiting for a chance to get their picture taken with the princesses and ask them questions. They wore their best ball gowns for the event, many dressed like the princesses they were there to meet.

Love Bella Creations, Tatiana Akinfeva Dance Academy and Salty-Sweet Cosplay provided the well-known princesses who spent the afternoon talking to the young princesses, having their photos taken and providing the children with a Disney-like experience. “She has been talking about this all week,” Chelsea’s mother said. “We drove all the way from Salisbury for this event because she absolutely loves everything princess. She is in heaven right now.” Chelsea said her favorite princess was Elsa because her dress was so pretty. She said Frozen was her favorite movie.

Jordan and her mother waited in line outside the store for about an hour so that Jordan, who was dressed in a Sophia dress, could meet the princesses. Her mother said that they were planning a trip to Disney in January and she wanted to see how Jordan handled meeting real princesses. When she first entered the store, she was shy, but she seemed to warm up as the princesses talked to her.

Sugar Bee Boutique in Downtown Milford

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McKayla’s mother said that her daughter asks her often how she can grow up to be a princess while Brooklyn, who is four and dressed like Rapunzel, said that she was very excited to see the princesses inside. Emma, who is two, said that Ariel was her favorite princess but her father said she was excited to see all of them. Inside the store, Emma enjoyed having her photo taken, asking anyone who took one if she could see it. Her dad joked that he had a “selfie queen at two.”

“This was such a fun day,” said Peggy Reilly, who owns Sugar Bee with Sherry Shupe. “It was such fun to see the little girls all dressed in their princess dresses and the looks on their faces as they entered the door and saw the real princesses inside. We are looking forward to doing more events like this in the future.”

During the month of November and December, Sugar Bee will host several fun events including Small Business Saturday, Meet a Hero Day and a Letters to Santa Campaign where children that place letters to the North Pole in a special red mailbox receive a letter back from Santa himself. Sugar Bee Boutique is now open during their Fall hours, Tuesday through Friday noon to 6pm and Saturday 10-2pm. For more information or a sneak peek at their treats, individuals can visit, follow the shop on Facebook or call 302-491-4049.

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