Children’s “Frozen” Dreams Can Come True With Hayley Marie Ashley

Get Anna & Elsa in your living room: Hayley Marie Ashley is making children’s dreams come true by turning up at parties as one of several Disney princesses including the currently much-loved sisters from Frozen.

From "Fairy princess: How I created my dream job" (Stephanie Barnard)

From “Fairy princess: How I created my dream job” (Stephanie Barnard)

Stoke-on-Trent based Hayley Marie Ashley set up Wish Upon A Princess during maternity leave and has enjoyed success as a children’s party performer ever since. She makes dreams come true for kids who love Disney princesses like Frozen’s Anna and Elsa as well as other characters such as ones based on Snow White, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast’s Belle.

The mum-of-two, who studied musical theatre at university, surprises children at birthday parties where, dressed as some of the most iconic fairytale characters, she sings, dances and has photos taken.

Having performed in the West End, the idea of Wish Upon A Princess wasn’t a stab in the dark. The ambitious Hayley, who made her first television appearance in an advert aged 1, wanted to embody the magic of the movies and bring that to children in their living rooms (or wherever they might be having a party).

Wish Upon A Star (Facebook)

Wish Upon A Star (Facebook)

Party organisers (read: mums, dads and guardians) can choose between a simply meet and greet with photos up to a full two-hour party package featuring games, nail painting and lessons in how to be a real princess.

Since launching her business three years ago, Ashley has seen her dream-making factory grow with the addition of other performers and now the inclusion of a character based on Spider-Man.

You can find out more about Hayley Marie Ashley and Wish Upon A Princess at the company’s website.

Amilia Totten
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Amilia Totten is a freelance writer, photographer and erstwhile time-waster. Her eclectic film favourites include the latest Hollywood blockbuster to European avant-garde and the joys of Bollywood.

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