I’ve always believed in encouraging my girls to let their uniqueness shine through, even if that means letting my 5-year-old attend a party dressed like a flapper girl slash Goth fairy.
Miss A received the sweetest invitation to attend a winter fairy theme party at the home of one of her classmates recently. I knew the party would be brimming with pastel tulle and sparkles and everything else sugar and spice that makes little girl dress up parties so precious. And I was right. Every little girl was dressed like something straight out of a Disney Princess movie. Except for one little girl.
“Miss A, why don’t you wear that Tinkerbelle costume in the dress up basket?” I suggested nonchalantly as the morning of the party finally arrived as she has been known to put together “creative” costumes.
“Mmmm no. I know what I want to wear!”
Miss A ran downstairs and when she returned a few minutes later she was triumphantly waving a fire engine red flapper girl dress, with fringe no less.
“Now that’s not really a fairy costume,” I told her, not wanting to quell her excitement, but also trying to gently veer her back into fairy world.
“I know!” she replied cheerfully. Clearly she was feeling inspired to go another route with the whole fairy thing.
I helped her pick out black sparkle leggings to go with her dress which matched the black midnight fairy wings that my older daughter wore Halloween.
The finishing touch? Cowgirl boots.
This girl was INSPIRED.
I asked her what type of fairy she was, thinking she might say a Valentine’s Day fairy, what with the whole red dress thing.
“I’m a HOT LAVA fairy!”
Indeed you are, girl. Indeed you are.