But we still celebrated in style even though it was early. Literally - in style. For Emma's 7th birthday, she wanted a "Fashion Runway" party. She has never watched Project Runway with me, but the day after the show airs, I sometimes show her online pictures of the designs. She always calls the show "Fashion Runway". So when she asked me for this party, I knew exactly what she meant.
For as much as I love planning kids parties, I had to think about this a little bit. How could little girls make their own dresses? I certainly wasn't going to help them sew. Cutting up fabric would be a mess. Then it hit me - grown up TShirts could easily be turned into "Little Black Dresses" for little girls, and they could have fun embellishing them. Perfect.
We started with Black TShirts. I bought Jr. Fit so they wouldn't be swimming in them. The girls could add trim, duct tape, jewels, flowers, etc. I used fabric glue, but it didn't dry fast enough. There is probably a better answer, but not sure what??
They really got into this! Some girls could've embellished all day if I had let them!
Once the dresses were created, they got to add their finishing touches: sunglasses, necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets....
Then they had a runway waiting for them! But first - one last look. And a reminder to remember to smile!