The holidays are a time of peace and love, unless you happen to be at the mall during the gift-giving season. Add to that toting a little girl (who would rather be anywhere else) from store to store, searching for a holiday dress…well it’s just a nightmare! As a mother, I have learned to simplify where I can when it comes to Christmas errands. The best Christmas dress shopping experience that I have ever had with my daughter happened in my home, in front of my computer screen.
Online shopping for clothes is not the scary thing that it was ten years ago. SophiasStyle.com, our online girls clothing boutique is not only secure, but includes an enormous selection of Christmas dresses, accessories, and shoes to choose from. They include all measurements so that you can be sure you are getting the right fit, and if it doesn’t work out, they have an excellent return policy.
This holiday season, I highly recommend that you stay in you pajamas, fix yourself some hot cocoa, and find the perfect Christmas dress for your little girl. Shopping ‘till you drop just got a much softer landing…your sofa!
The holiday season is the ideal time for dressing up. After all, there are parties to attend, family to visit, and countless other festivities to enjoy. A fashionable Christmas dress is almost as much a part of Christmas as the tree and it is every little girl’s desire that her dress outshine all of those wonderful holiday decorations.
When it comes to buying baby Christmas dresses, it’s okay to go outside of the traditional darker colors that you normally associate with the holiday season. For example, Rare Editions carries a breathtaking pink dress that pairs a floral embroidered bodice in light pink with a three layered skirt in ivory, gold and pink tulle over gold satin. If you prefer the more traditional look, the Lito dress in burgundy and white is stunning, as is the black velvet and red matte finished dress by Rare Editions.
While babies take the “couldn’t care less” attitude about the way their caregivers dress them, the opposite is usually true for older girls. For a Christmas dress that will truly make your little girl look like a princess, we love the Bunny & Dino’s pink satin dress with black organza net overlay. For a more traditional look, we also love the burgundy and white dress by S Square and the beautiful brown velvet bodice and gold brushed satin skirt dress by Rare Editions.
For the parent searching for the perfect plus size Christmas dress, we found many great options to choose from. Rare Editions make an ivory satin dress with elegant black beading at neckline that comes with a matching black velvet shrug. Rare Editions also makes a beautiful dress with a black velvet top with rose appliqués and red matte satin skirt.
We are definitely finding the parameters for what makes fabulous Christmas dresses are widening, and what could be more fun? It’s getting easier to find the dress that matches your child’s personality, and a confident little girl shines brighter than any holiday light we’ve ever seen.
When it came time to plan my daughter’s fifth birthday party, we had hard time coming up with birthday party ideas. Kera kept changing her mind about the theme. Whatever cartoon was on the time was the party she wanted. How exhausting! I was finally able to persuade my little girl that a princess birthday party was the way to go. The most convincing factor was the adorable birthday dress that would make her look just like a princess. We had a theme!
Next we sent out official invitations from the king requesting the presence of my daughter’s friends at the royal palace. We rolled parchments of paper into little scrolls and tied them with ribbon. The invitations requested that each girl wear their dressiest birthday outfits. Later the moms told me how much fun the others girls had getting all dressed up.
We decorated our “castle” with streamers and balloons in pink, purple and gold (yellow). We greeted each guest with plastic tiaras and feather boas to make them feel like royalty. After that they enjoyed tiny sandwiches and punch at the royal tea. Then they had a blast decorating princess cookies and then devouring them.
After the girls ate, they had fun playing party games like hot potato using Snow White’s poisonous apple, pin the glass slipper on Cinderella, and royal ball freeze dance. We sent each girl home with goodie bags full of plastic jewelry and other treats so that they could continue being princesses after they went back to their castles.
My husband and I both surprised ourselves with how much we were able to get into this birthday party for Kera. The theme was broad enough to allow us to get really creative and put out own twist on things. Best of all, Kera and the other girls really had a good time with all of it. Everything was a hit! Thanks to SophiasStyle and ‘A Party for your Little Princess’ for all of the great ideas!