Princess Bubble (minus Prince Charming)

Bridesmaids, Favors & Gifts

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When "Princess Bubble" crossed my desk I wasn't sure what to think of it. The little book follows the adventures of Princess B as she journeys, prince-less, to acceptance that her life is great as it is and that she doesn't need a prince to be happy.

This isn't a man-hating book at all, just a kid-friendly rewrite of the usual fairytale. Princess Bubble travels, makes friends, loves her family and is content with where she is in the romantic department, as are co-authors Kim Webb and Susan Johnston. It's a "happiness comes from within" story that would make a great gift for your flower girl.

I'm torn about the idea of gifting it to your bridesmaids. I love the message, but they'd have to be the right girls for the book, and your relationship would have to be solid. Anything else would seem downright condescending, since you're the one getting married. That said, the book's authors write from experience: Susan says she has been a maid SEVENTEEN times, giving new meaning to the phrase "always a bridesmaid." So it's a message they've lived themselves, and that makes all the difference. —from our Local Scout Atlanta blogger Melissa Diskin

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