FashionPlaytes® is a unique online platform that lets girls ages 5-12, create and design their own lines of clothing which they can actually wear. With over 2 million design combinations, FashionPlaytes® offers a fun, creative outlet for self-expression and exploration.
This innovative company has put together 5 tips to help moms plan a unique, fashion-themed birthday celebration that is fun, creative and decidedly glam:
1. VIPs Only – For the party invitations, create VIP passes that grant guests special access to preview the collection (e.g. “Maddie’s 6th B-Day Collection”), and to take a walk down the runway.
2. Play Designer – A fashion show certainly calls for spectacular outfits. Either have the girls bring favorite outfits from their own closet (or dress-up bin), or provide each of them with the opportunity to embellish their own t-shirt with ribbons, rhinestones, and more at FashionPlaytes.com prior to the party. (To learn more about how girls can design their own fab tee using the FashionPlaytes virtual design studio, please click here.)
3. All Dolled Up – Once the girls are dressed in their special ensembles, lay out makeup, hair decorations, nail polish, and fun accessories like sunglasses, so they can get glammed up like runway models to strut their stuff on the catwalk.
4. Stylish Snacks – Keep the creative design juices flowing and have the girls decorate their own cookies. Create a cookie cutter in shape of a shoe or purse, and let girls decorate the baked goodies with pink frosting, sprinkles, and other sweet treats. Don’t forget to serve sparkling juice in plastic champagne glasses for a sophisticated touch.
5. It’s Showtime – Prepare a runway with fabric or carpets down a long hallway in your house, or even in the driveway if it’s a nice day out. Watch the girls turn into models as they flaunt their outfits, and make sure you play paparazzi and snap photos of all the girls’ looks. Have the birthday girl go last as the grand finale- of course while wearing a tiara!
For moms who throw a birthday party with 5 guests and purchase a $20 gift card for each to design her own t-shirt, the birthday girl will receive her tee for free. Simply use the code “birthday100” at checkout, and FashionPlaytes will take $20 off the total.