Last week, we talked about 10 tips for throwing the perfect first birthday party. One of the elements is, of course, the perfect outfit. I know I spent quite some time thinking about what my daughter was going to wear to hers. So you buy this beautiful outfit or dress… then what? Shove it in a box somewhere? Leave it hanging in her closet, because it’s too sad to put it away? Since we started making custom party dresses for kids, we’ve had many customers tell us that they’ve displayed their child’s dress. This is not only a HUGE compliment, but a great idea. The beautiful mint & pink image above is from my friend Jennifer, of Fruitsnacks and Flannel, who I worked with originally to design the dress that launched our custom service. It’s been an incredible journey, designing special occasion dresses for moms and their precious girls, and it makes me so happy that they cherish the gowns as much as I cherished making them. Below are a few more examples of ways you can display your child’s party dress after the party. Enjoy!
Use them for dress up time, via Simply Klassic Home
Use a small mannequin to create a precious vignette, from The Little Style File
Frame christening gowns to remember important occasions, via Hadley Court
Use mixed materials to hang clothing from, like a branch. This can easily be found in nature and hung with rope from your child’s ceiling, from Apartment Therapy
Hang your dress from the wall using a fun, sparkly hanger to give it a little pop, from On to Baby