a dress up trunk
If your daughter
loves to play dress-up, it is quite easy to make a dress-up
trunk or box or her, without spending a fortune.
Watch garage sale
and thrift stores for silly hats, brightly colored dresses,
funny high-heeled shoes with white heels on them for balance,
etc. Especially watch the summer months, when you can often
find used bridal gowns or prom dresses for next to nothing,
and your daughter will feel like a real princess when wearing
If you're feeling
particularly brave, you can go through your old cosmetics
and donate that old powder blue eye shadow, sparkly nail polish
or fluorescent pink lipstick you bought during some trend
yet never wore.
can create hours of fun or your daughter and for her friends
when they come over for it if it. It is a great way for them
to express their imaginations in a creative way. and if you
have a camcorder, offer to set it up in the corner and they
can act for the camera in their dress-up clothes. Years from
now, those videos will be priced with mementos of their childhoods
- and if they act out any wedding scenes, they are great to
bring out when she gets married in real life.