March 25, 2010 at 12:29 pm , by Sue Erneta
My daughter’s are lucky little girls. With a fashion editor for a mom, they get nice perks like an huge wardrobe of “mommy” shoes to play with and the chance to accompany me to really cool events like fashion shows. Ever since I took Sophia to the Rebecca Taylor show last year, she’s been playing “fashion show” at home. This fun game consists of putting on princess dresses, piling on accessories, and then strutting down the runway (aka: our family room). So, when Sophia recently turned five, I decided to host a fashion show birthday party. The kids had so much fun that I’d love to share my tips with you. And you don’t need to be a fashion editor to pull it off. What you’ll need:
1) Fashion show invitation. It said, “Please join us for the Sophia Erneta spring 2010 collection with a runway show starring you!” At the bottom of the invite, I listed pretend seating assignments “Section A, Row 1, Seat 5.” Everyone got a front row seat!
2) Princess dress-up outfits and pirate gear. If you have a young girl, you probably have dress up clothes, but if you don’t have enough, ask guests to wear a princess dress. I also got foam tiaras for the girls to decorate and foam pirate hats for the boys. When it was time to get dressed, the boys also got pirate tattoos (temporary, of course!), eye patches and bandannas. I just laid all the dresses out in my room for them to choose from. Surprisingly, there were no fights over which dress each girl got to wear.