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Ds2 has to be a ... wait for it... MINCE PIE in his Nativity play. Costume help, please, please!

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wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 15:43:29

Can anyone think how to create a mince pie costume for ds2? Big cardboard hat? Or just a cutout of a mincepie tied around his neck? Would like to be a bit more creative than that, but within reason..

Blu Mon 10-Nov-08 15:44:41

Oh lord...I have to laugh!

Sorry grin

But the most actual help i can offer is to BUMP!

notwavingjustironing Mon 10-Nov-08 15:46:02

brown jumper and trousers, two round beige cushions tied on his front and back - and a beanie hat with a bit of holly on it?

thought not...... grin

Blu Mon 10-Nov-08 15:47:01

OK - make or acquire a basic white tunic, paint with fabric paint to look like mince pie - but paint tlook as if a big bite has been taken out of one side. SEw small ribbon holly garnish in the middle.

needmorecoffee Mon 10-Nov-08 15:48:09

sorry, am laughing here.
he got any lines?
Any other parents of mince pies you can ask what they are doing <snurk>

MmeLindt Mon 10-Nov-08 15:48:28

um, where in the bible does Mary eat a mince pie before her homebirth in the stable?

You will need some holly.

wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 15:50:15

I have a white tunic - it's done service as part of angel/shepherd/townspeople/fairy in the past. Are you thinking I should paint it as though I am looking down on said mince pie? Or from the side?

Am liking the beanie hat with holly in it - he looks v cute in hats.

needmorecoffee Mon 10-Nov-08 15:51:07

I'm always amazed at what the school thinks parents can design and make!

wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 15:52:28

Well, there's a baker in this story too, hence the baked goods. And I think dried fruit was v big in Middle Eastern fare of the time, no?

There are other mince pie parents, perhaps we should strap them together as a box of M&S's finest.

AuraofDora Mon 10-Nov-08 15:53:07

and lo it came to pass the three wise mince pies saw the shiny star of brandy butter in the sky ...

lol think that the school are taking the mince pie

what about a body beige outfit with hat lots of curly mincemeat hair wig

am not religious in the least but is not kinda insulting?

CatIsSleepy Mon 10-Nov-08 15:53:37

oh this made me LOL too!
sorry wilbur I know that's no use to dreading this sort of thing when dd is older tbh...
good luck grin

Buda Mon 10-Nov-08 15:54:01


Thankfully DS is a shopper in their production of Jack and the Beanstalk! Takes after his Mummy!

wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 15:54:31

needmorecoffee - I really hope he doesn't have lines. He has form in running offstage during dramatic moments. I think he has to sing a mince pie song and rub his tummy.

geordieminx Mon 10-Nov-08 15:55:23


wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 15:57:10

To be honest, I have previously got away with easy costumes - stars, angels, etc, so it's probably my time for a challenge. It does amaze me what parents do though. At the summer play one kid had to be a rocket and his dad made a huge wheel-on rocket launcher thing which the child had to push on stage and then stand behind and put his face through the window!

wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 15:58:43

geordie - that is genius! I could do that! He would look fab and ha ha to rocket-making dad!

wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 16:00:48

Although have just read text where it says her ds fell over and couldn't get up. Oh well, the nursery staff are always close by to pick the children up.

MmeLindt Mon 10-Nov-08 16:08:36

Shame he did not get the part of the turkey

BCNS Mon 10-Nov-08 16:14:49

Brill LOL

why not do a mince pie hat affair.. with a tunic.

wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 16:19:20

OMG - there is something deeply, deeply wrong and disturbing about that link, mmelindt. grin

SheikYerbouti Mon 10-Nov-08 16:20:20

Wilbur, that is the funniest thing I have read today. Bless him

If it's any consolation, I had to be a credit card in a school play once.

revjustabout Mon 10-Nov-08 16:21:29

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wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 16:21:47

Was it a morality play about the evils of Xmas shopping, Sheik?

SheikYerbouti Mon 10-Nov-08 16:23:45

I can even remeber the rap I had to doi..

"It ain't hard
with a credit card
Those pounds and notes
you can disregard
I'm your way
To a brighter day]
with this piece of plastic
you can let me pay"

I had to accompany it with elaborate rap hand gestures and I wore a baseball cap and some bling.

IIRC, I was dressed as an Access card [shows age]

It was Oscar winning stuff, I tells ya. Steven Spielberg and Baz Luhrman rang me so many times afterwards that I had to change my number

wilbur Mon 10-Nov-08 16:27:16

ROFL! A meditation on the causes of the credit crunch through the medium of rap, excellent. Did you have a dancing repossession order as well?

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