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I’m a Pretty Princess Party Set + A Giveaway!

I’m always on the lookout for positive, self-esteem boosting products for kids, especially ones targeted for black girls and boys.  My daughter will be turning 4 in September (where does the time go?) and she specifically told me she wants to have a princess themed party.

Princesses are a loved part of many American girls’ culture, but it’s no secret there is very little representation of different races and cultures.  While I don’t restrict my kids to only play with certain toys or use specific products based on race, it is important for me to expose them to books, toys and products in which they can see themselves being represented.  That’s why I ‘m so excited I came across this adorable princess princess party set from Crystal Swain-Bates.  The party set is perfect for throwing a black princess party, birthday party, baby shower, or sleepover.

I initially mentioned Crystal on my blog last year when I mentioned her awesome coloring books for black kids in the holiday gift guide that went viral.  Crystal is the author of seven fun black children’s books and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, LLC, a boutique publisher aiming to fill the ethnic diversity gap in traditional publishing.


Are you planning a celebration for your pretty black princess? Tired of all of the blond hair, blue eyed princesses that your daughter can’t relate to? Get this party in a box featuring a beautiful black princess named Makayla from the book I’m a Pretty Princess!


This set for 16 contains the following items:  (16)  9 inch plates, (16) 7 inch dessert plates,  (16) 9 inch cups, 16 pink and yellow balloons, 16 cupcake wrappers, and (1) pink tablecloth.  Also available is the “Big Hair Don’t Care” party set which is just as cute!

This set for 16 also contains the following items:  (16)  9 inch plates, (16) 7 inch dessert plates,  (16) 9 inch cups, 16 pink and yellow balloons, and 16 napkins.

Remind your little black and brown girls of their sparkle by throwing them their very own princess party.  Click here to order a party set or browse some of the other amazing items available on the website including: books, coloring books, magnets, t-shirts, tote bags and more!  Use discount code “hereweeread” to get 10% off your purchases.

Connect with Crystal Swain-Bates!

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The Giveaway!
Our friend Crystal was gracious enough to sponsor this fabulous giveaway for a “Big Hair Don’t Care” party set.  Be sure to enter before the deadline.  Good luck!

Big Hair Don’t Care Party Set

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  • Reply Candace Miller

    Laila loves Belle.

    July 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Brigette Major

    My daughter’s current favorite Princess is Tiana…but that can change on any given day!

    July 28, 2016 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply shelynda

    My daughter’s current favorite Princess is Sofia the First …also DocMcStuffins whom in her eyes is a princess doctor.

    July 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Joan Kubes

    These are cute!

    August 2, 2016 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Laura

    My niece likes Elsa from Frozen.

    August 5, 2016 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Justin Sparks

    Of course its Elsa!!!

    August 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Anne Derkat

    It has to be Elsa from Frozen

    August 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Ruth McIver

    My baby loves Elsa

    August 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply latanya


    August 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Sandi Tymchuk

    I have no children, but my nieces like several princesses–Ella, for eg.

    August 7, 2016 at 5:45 pm
  • Reply Tainan Lu


    August 7, 2016 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply brittany doerfler

    MY daughters fave princess is Belle

    August 7, 2016 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Margaret H

    daughter loves Elsa ,this would be a wonderful win for her birthday

    August 7, 2016 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Darlene Carbajal

    I don’t have a daughter, but I know some little girl in my family will like this. 🙂

    August 8, 2016 at 1:44 am
  • Reply Heather D

    My daughter loves Mulan. My fav was always the Little Mermaid.

    August 8, 2016 at 6:05 am
  • Reply Kristin McCall

    My daughters favorite princess is Sleeping beauty.

    August 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply shanna


    August 9, 2016 at 1:04 am
  • Reply Dagmar

    She loves Cinderella

    August 9, 2016 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Michelle Ward

    Currently my daughter’s favorite princesses are Mulan and Ariel.

    August 10, 2016 at 3:40 am
  • Reply jaimeb

    Elsa at the moment, but it used to be Tiana.

    August 11, 2016 at 1:19 am
  • Reply stephanie scales campbell

    My daughter has loved princess Tiana since she was very small

    August 11, 2016 at 2:21 am
  • Reply Dawn Monroe

    Right now its Ariel but it seems to change a lot.

    August 11, 2016 at 2:29 am
  • Reply Lisa Vanhook

    This would actually be for my neighbor’s daughter,,, Alexah…:)

    August 11, 2016 at 8:57 am
  • Reply Gricelda Castro

    Elsa from Frozen

    August 11, 2016 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Sarah Sobocinski

    Elsa is her favorite.

    August 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply lisa kay

    My Grand Daughters Love Sophia!

    August 11, 2016 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Annmarie W.

    My niece’s favorite princess is a toss up between Anna from Frozen and Sofia!

    August 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Tasha Wilkerson

    Im a mom of three girls 🙂

    Madilynn Age 7- Ariel
    Kaylee Age 5- Fancy Nancy
    Elizabeth 6 months- Sophia

    August 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Darlene Owen

    My granddaughter loves Cinderella

    August 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Shaun

    She loves Belle.

    August 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply ken ohl

    She loves Elsa.

    August 11, 2016 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Charlene S.

    Her fave is Cinderella.

    August 11, 2016 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Shakeia Rieux

    My nieces favorite is Rapunzel

    August 11, 2016 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Claire

    Elsa from Frozen

    August 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm
  • Reply Aaron

    Her favorite princess is Aurora.

    August 12, 2016 at 12:44 am
  • Reply Amber Cheras

    elena of avalor!

    August 12, 2016 at 2:17 am
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