Princess Fiona’s Cookie Castle Decorating at Gaylord Opryland

by Sami

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We recently got to experience Princess Fiona’s Cookie Castle Decorating experience Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. It was actually the first thing we did after checking in for our Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends package and it was the perfect way to start our stay with our DreamWorks friends.

After we were seated in the Water’s Edge Dining Area (the same area where the Shrek Feast is held), a baker’s helper came out with Fiona. Even though she had a wireless mic on, it was hard to understand her, though I think she was setting up a story about how the Fairy Godmother had ordered a bunch of cookie castles and she wanted us to help her make them.

All our daughter cared about was that she got to see Fiona after taking care to braid her hair just like Fiona and put on her Princess Fiona Ogre ears….


Kariss was especially excited to show Fiona the doll she found of her at a consignment sale, and Princess Fiona seemed equally excited to meet her mini-me:


We didn’t waste any time starting in on our cookie castle decorating. We had a choice of white or green castle (we chose green), then were given white frosting and a bunch of candy to decorate with. Considering my lack of decorating skills, the kids were very grateful that daddy made it to Opryland in time to assist with this project:


Our first born dove right into this project:


And while our first-born took painstaking care in choosing what candy to use where in the castle, our second-born took equal care in choosing which candy to eat first 😉


OH, and he also found some creative uses for the squeezable frosting that was supposed to be used as our glue:


At the end of the construction process, the kids took part in a very cute ceremony where they each received unique names from the kingdom.


Princess Fiona seemed very grateful for their help:


And of course daddy couldn’t let Fiona go without a picture with the fair princess:

20120722-113551.jpgThe Princess Fiona Cookie Castle decorating was included in our Summer Fun with Shrek & Friends package, but anyone can go to Gaylord Opryland and pay $29.95 per family to participate without even staying there in the hotel. To be honest, I’m not sure if I would have traveled there exclusively for this event alone, but it truly was a great way to kick off our weekend, not to mention a fun activity we all got to participate in together as a family!

In exchange for my honest opinion, our family was provided this experience by Gaylord Opryland. I’d love to hear what you thought of this experience if you’ve taken part in it as well!

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