U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 01-24-2017, 09:01 AM
 
14,453 posts, read 15,227,184 times
Reputation: 23921

Advertisements

For your daughter, do you know anyone with a high school girl who has been to a few dances? I just gave several dresses away to a little neighbor to play dress-up. You might have to shorten straps or pin it to make it tighter, but after that all you would need is a tiara from the dollar store.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-24-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Brew Town
2,178 posts, read 1,508,529 times
Reputation: 2868
You can make some amazing costumes with cardboard, tape and makers.


https://www.pinterest.com/search/pin...uide&term_meta[]=royalty%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=costume%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=diy%7Cguide%7Cword%7C0&add_refine=diy%7Cguide%7Cw ord%7C0
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2017, 10:58 AM
 
15,329 posts, read 17,330,204 times
Reputation: 24043
Thrift stores, old clothes in your closets that you can remake.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...deas&FORM=IGRE
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2017, 11:53 AM
 
8,266 posts, read 2,229,738 times
Reputation: 6130
Quote:
Originally Posted by WaxWorks View Post
My children's school frequently has themed free dress days where the kids get to forego their uniforms, but only if they wear the right kind of clothes. Today they announced several new ones are coming up. Most are straightforward enough, but one came out of left field: Dress as Royalty Day. The only description given is "Don't forget those crowns and tiaras."

We have zero income right now and really need to save every penny, but we'd hate to make the kids wear their uniforms on free dress day. So, does anybody have any thoughts on how to make a couple of paupers look like a prince and a princess?

Thanks in advance for any advice!
defeats the whole purpose of uniforms... pity my local schools don't have them, they are great social levelers.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
306 posts, read 145,059 times
Reputation: 395
If you need to save every penny, why spend even one on this when it isn't required? Send them in their uniforms. Done.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2017, 12:37 PM
 
1,035 posts, read 683,978 times
Reputation: 2030
I would love to have the principal call me to tell me my child isn't dressed royally enough. I'd be happy to supply the school board with many photos of the most respected royals in the world wearing jeans and tee shirts at the next public meeting. What a bunch of pompous a-hole parents you've got there ($1300 for an elementary school field trip to Disneyland?!).
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Marquette, Mich
743 posts, read 302,586 times
Reputation: 1972
You can cut a crown out of cardstock and cover it with aluminum foil. Then just use bobby pins to secure it. Use a piece of fabric or wrapping paper to make a sash and affix foil & ribbon "medals" to it. There are lots of ways to do it on the cheap if the kids want to do it!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2017, 01:43 PM
 
2,587 posts, read 1,022,048 times
Reputation: 6544
Tell them that if they want your children to wear costumes, they can just darn well pay for them.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
13,820 posts, read 19,582,717 times
Reputation: 18777
Perhaps post on a Facebook group what you are looking for? I can't tell you how many times that has saved me.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
15,066 posts, read 14,379,411 times
Reputation: 34090
Quote:
Originally Posted by leebeemi View Post
You can cut a crown out of cardstock and cover it with aluminum foil. Then just use bobby pins to secure it. Use a piece of fabric or wrapping paper to make a sash and affix foil & ribbon "medals" to it. There are lots of ways to do it on the cheap if the kids want to do it!
Good ideas.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top