July 2024

July 2024

Happy 4th of July!
In the USA, this month also brings 4th of July celebrations!

The Swan Princess team wishes all of their US fans, and anyone else that celebrates, a happy 4th of July!

Summer is a beautiful season filled with SWANtastic sunshine and color!

It's also full of possibilities, as we discovered with Odette and Derek during their summer reunions each year!

As each summer passed and Derek and Odette grew into beloved royalty, so did their love for one another until they showed the world the true meaning of everlasting love. 

The Swan Princess has followed the adventures and stories of Derek and Odette for almost 30 years!

Stay tuned as we approach this SWANderful celebration where we commemorate the anniversary of the first movie and National Princess Day on November 18th!

This month use the code FREE20 at checkout to enjoy 20% savings store-wide! As an added gift the code will also give you free shipping for orders shipped in the USA!

Shop our website here!

Relive the Magic of The Swan Princess 

The first movie from "The Swan Princess" franchise may have been released almost 30 years ago, but the fun didn't stop there! 

For almost three decades, people have been captivated by the magical stories of Princess Odette and all of her friends. From romantic weddings to daring duels, fabulous friendships to SWANderful songs, even the wicked villains, they have all been a part of The Swan Princess journey that continues to enchant fans all over the world.  

You can relive your favorite movies from the series by clicking here to go to our YouTube channel.

The complete series can also be found on various streaming platforms and are even available for purchase in our online store, along with the soundtracks!

Will you start with the original movie, dive in to a SWANtastic sequel or jump straight to the charming conclusion?

Let us know on social media @SwanPrincessOfficial or through email at Odette@SwanPrincessSeries.com!

Swanderful Pin Release

Last month, the latest pin of our SWANderful limited edition collection was announced. This beautiful depiction of Princess Odette is available to ship today and limited to just 50 copies! 

Click here to purchase today!


SWANtastic Sugar Strawberries

Odette loves strawberries and they are one of her favorite fruits! Strawberries are a delicious way to get one of your five a day!
Have you been strawberry picking before? Odette, Derek, Alise and all of her friends really enjoy collecting strawberries during the summer - they enjoy eating them too!
This SWANtastic summer recipe uses SWANderful strawberries and a white chocolate crumble to make a delicious desert during the sunny weather!
• 50g (.4 cups) cornflour
• 60g (.48 cups) milk powder
• 50g (.4 cups) butter, melted
• 4 tbsp crème fraîche
• 20g (.16 cups) light brown soft sugar
• 100g (.8 cups) white chocolate, melted
• 20g (.16 cups) pistachios, chopped (optional)
• 400g (3.2 cups) strawberries
• mint leaves (optional), to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 320F/160C/140C fan/gas 3.
2. In a bowl, mix together the milk powder, cornflour and half the sugar.
3. Melt the butter using your preferred method.
4. Add the melted butter and white chocolate to your dry mix and stir well until it forms a crumb like texture.
5. Scatter the crumb mix over a baking sheet.
6. Place the baking tray in the oven for 10 mins until golden.
7. Remove the tray from the oven and leave it to one side to cool.
8. Next, remove the tops of the strawberries and carefully cut them into quarters.
9. In a bowl, toss the strawberries in the remaining sugar.
10. Spoon your strawberries into different bowls, one for each serving.
11. Allow them to cure for 30 mins.
12. After 30 minutes, add a large spoonful of crème fraîche to the strawberry servings.
13. Scatter some pistachios over the creme fraiche if you are using them.
14. Take your crumble from earlier and scatter it over each serving.
15. Add some mint leaves to each serving to add a final flourish of flavor and color!

Brilliant Bird Feeders

The Swan Princess movies show us how loving our animal friends can be!
It can be great fun to watch animals grow and play outside and this activity will encourage even more animals to your garden by providing them with a delicious treat!
Make sure to keep an eye out for the birds after you have set the feeders up! You'll have to stand away from the feeder (or watch from inside) and be very quiet so that you don't scare them away!
We'd love to see any photos of your animal sightings! If you manage to take a photo, send them to Odette@SwanPrincessSeries.com for your chance to win a SWANtastic prize!
You Will Need:
• Muffin Baking Tray
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup whole wheat flour
• 1 egg
• 1 cup milk
• 3 tbsp butter, melted
• 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
• 1/4 cup chopped bacon
• 1 small apple
• 1/2 cup peanuts
• 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
• 1/2 cup dried cranberries
• 1/2 cup raisins
1. Chop the nuts, seeds, fruit and bacon very finely (or use a food processor). 
2. Add the now chopped ingredients to a bowl with all of the flours and mix them all together.
3. Next, stir in the wet ingredients.
4. Carefully pour the "muffin" mix into a greased mini muffin tin.
5. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Once they have cooled, you can freeze any muffins you don’t put out right away to distribute later on.
6. Place your tasty bird feeders outside on tree branches, birdhouses or anywhere else that you can think of!

Fantastic 4th July Fireworks Fun!

As we all know, Prince Derek and Princess Odette have put on some beautiful shows and events over the years, some of which include SWANtastic firework displays!
This fantastic firework craft is a great activity for everyone, especially those celebrating 4th July! You can even make loads of them to line a walkway for people or use them as decorations to make fantastic firework displays!
You Will Need:
• Cardboard tubes (toilet paper, paper towels, gift wrap, etc.)
• Paper (construction, scrapbook, etc.)
• White glue
• Skewers (or straws)
• Things to decorate with - sequins, glitter, ribbons, pipe cleaners, stickers, colored pencils, felt tip pens, gemstones, etc.
• Optional: paint, paint brushes, tissue paper for “flames”
1. First, take your tubes and decorate your tubes in any way that you wish. If you can't decide, we have listed some SWANtastic ideas below:
• Paint them in bright colors.
• Draw your favorite characters from The Swan Princess - why not use Puffin or Odette as a Swan to represent flying? Or use Speed to see how fast he can go!
• Draw stripy or swirly patterns in glitter glue or draw the designs in plain glue then sprinkle loose glitter over the tube before it dries. You could even try and add words and numbers to the tubes!
If you have used any materials like glue or paint, set the tubes to one side to dry (somewhere where they won't blow over and smudge your design before the roll dries).
2. Next, we need to make the top of the rocket. Draw a circle on a piece of paper and carefully cut it out. If you are decorating this piece, it might be easier to do this before the next step (just make sure to leave room for the "sealing" and cutting that you need to do in the next step).
3. Cut a slit from the edge of the circle to the center (the radius).
4. Roll the circle into a cone shape and secure it with glue (or a small piece of tape).
5. Glue the cones to the top of the rolls to make the rocket shapes.
6. Add a skewer to the bottom of the role for the “fuse”.
7. Finally, add red, orange and yellow tissue paper to the roll to make paper flames.

 This month we're celebrating Bromely's birthday! This makes his astrological sign Cancer and his birthstone the ruby.

Cancer signs are very sensitive and sentimental. Their heart rules over their head. Better in small groups, Cancer signs are known for being fiercely loyal friends and for their quirky sense of humor. 

Because they are so deeply feeling, large groups and stress can overwhelm cancer signs and make them moody and snappy. Because of their quick wit, however, those snappy moods are seen as funny by others who misinterpret their mood. 

Cancer signs tend to be homebodies. They like their peaceful space where they can control what kind of energies enter into it. 

Cancer signs are loyal to the core and will always show up for their friends and no matter what family comes first for them. 

The ruby symbolizes nobility, purity, and passion. This passion is shown in their devotion to the friends and family they love so dearly.

Is your birthday in July or do you just love the color red?

Purchase your own ruby gemstone locket here!


About The Swan Princess

The Swan Princess is based upon the folk tale and ballet, Swan Lake. The story is transformed into a playfully fun adventure with exciting music, lovable forest friends, and of course, the handsome Prince Derek. The Swan Princess, Odette, has stayed true to the original fairy tale princess with her kindness, grace, and loyalty.

Three reasons you should follow us on Facebook 1) Get a behind-the-scenes look as Princess Odette and Prince Derek continue their adventures 2) Be one of the first to be notified when new products are released and 3) Share your Swan Princess stories and tales with other die-hard fans.

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