Watch out Vogue here we come!
Do your mornings follow a routine of rejecting at least 17 outfits in turn before finally finding just the right ensemble to compliment mood, eye color and weather conditions? Many women can relate, but I am not talking about the woman of the house. I am discussing the 6 year old clothes horse that lives down the hall. Your budding fashion diva will love a Super model party for her next birthday.
To transform your living room into a Paris Fashion week runway can be simple or elaborate. It all depends on you. I always opt for simple. A trip to the dollar store will yield a few shower curtains, and a red plastic table cloth. Hang the shower curtains in a doorway or arch on a tension rod to create the entrance to the run way. If you don’t have a doorway that will work, improvise and use the existing drapes on one of your windows. Tape the plastic table cloth to the floor in front of the curtains to create the catwalk. For added pizzazz tape Christmas lights around the edges.
Create a swanky table setting by dressing up the serving dishes. None of these cartoon character paper plates or napkins. Choose metallic or glitter colors of paper and plastic wear instead. You may even get some plastic stem ware to serve the punch. The food itself can be anything known to please your crowd. Just present it in sheik, modern serving dishes. Try serving chips in containers you have made out of tinfoil, or serve the fruit with fancy toothpicks. Make the cake as funky as you can. Fashion is all about being edgy. Don’t be afraid to go really over the top. If you would rather have a simple sheet cake decorate the top with a run way and place a few Polly Pockets on top strutting their stuff.
For young models (4-9): provide a variety of clothes and have them put together an original outfit that they will model on the runway. Remember this age is still really into fantasy and princesses, include those types of clothes. Video tape the show! It will be funny. They will also really dig hair and make-up. Ask a few of the mothers to stay and provide primping services to the girls as they get ready for the big show.
For older models (10-12): The clothes will need to change a bit for these girls. Include some long scarves or pieces of cloth that they make into a creation of their own. They may need clothes pins or safety pins to get it all together. Hair and make-up will also me different. They can do this themselves or take turns doing each other’s hair and make up. A video tape of the show is still a must. They can watch it later as they eat cake and wait for parents to pick them up.
The real deal models (13 on up): Don’t even bother with clothes or cloth. Break the girls into teams and give them news paper and plenty of tape. They can create surprisingly fabulous designs with that! Have the hair and make-up be done by themselves, but without the use of a mirror. It can get very interesting. Let the show begin!