Tonight's the big night and here's our party attire. In the six months that we were planning this party, Emma decided that princess dress up clothes were too babyish. I was determined to have a princess birthday party. Every little girl needs one. So, I called up Aunt Jan and Aunt Jan and I did a little bit of brain storming and came up with something that we all just love! The dresses came from Monag and we were able to get them for a great price because we bought six. Aunt Jan used her mad applique skills to make a dress for each of the party princesses with the first letter of their name in hot pink polka dots, topped with a lime green crown. We just love them! And I am so thankful that Jan makes it part of her mission to clothe my children in clothes like these because I have absolutely no desire what-so-ever to learn to sew and my budget certainly doesn't make room for the prices I would pay for this kind of stuff in a boutique. Thank you Aunt Jan! The dresses can also double as their sleeping attire as they are oh so soft and comfy. The skirts are super easy and probably self-explanatory but I'll do a short tutorial just in case. I made the first one and showed Emma how to do it and she made the rest.
Materials-- 6 inch wide bridal tulle (we got ours at Hobby Lobby)
1. Tie a ribbon around something that will be secure (we used a chair)
2. Cut tulle into strips twice the length you want the skirt to be.
3. fold strips in half, making a loop at the top.
4. Put the loop underneath the ribbon and pull the other end of the tulle through the loop.
And there we have it, a little more modern, a little more grown up, approach to princess dress up that will also make an adorable summer dress. Perfect!
And each princess will also get a loot bag with accessories for their makeovers and the adorable sleep masks that Nana sent...
I will try to make a post later today of the party decorations and the Glossy Bands, party activity sponsored by KLUTZ that we will be giving away on The Mom-tage when they launch Glossy Bands on June the 28th!